Alternative Route to Teaching Certificate

The Puyallup School District has partnered with Pacific Lutheran University, Pierce College, and Northwest Educational Development to create several non-traditional pathways for our current classified staff, emergency substitute employees, and community members to become fully certificated teachers. Each of these programs is designed with the working professional in mind. Our goal in creating these partnerships is to provide a variety of options that are flexible, affordable, help prospective teachers apply new learning and skills in a practical manner, meet district need, and result in positive employment opportunities. Representatives from NWED, PLU, and Pierce College will be available to answer questions and start your pathway to full teacher certification

Informational meeting regarding teacher certification programs

Thursday, February 22, 2018, 4:30 pm

Karshner Center for Culture and Arts


For anyone who holds an AA or BA degree from an accredited Community and Technical College or University. Programs are designed with the working professional or career changer in mind. There are a variety of options that are affordable and flexible.