Be sure to confirm your specific teaching license renewal requirements with your state or local license-granting authority prior to enrolling.
Teachers who have met the requirements for a Continuing Certificate may teach in Washington state for 5 years before requiring renewal. To renew a Professional Certificate, teachers must complete 100 clock hours or equivalents during the duration of the 5-year license period.
ACCEPTABLE CREDITS AND CLOCK HOURS
Accredited college/university credit may be applied towards renewal with the following conversions:
- 1 quarter credit = 10 clock hours
- 1 semester credit = 15 clock hours
Model Teaching offers courses provided through regionally accredited university partners. These institutions are accredited by several accrediting agencies. Our Academic Credit University-Partnered Academic Credit Courses meet the requirements for Washington teacher license renewal coursework and Professional Development requirement hours according to The State of Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. All courses completed through our academic partners will include access to an official transcript from that academic institution for submission to any license-granting authority.
If you would like to confirm approval of a course, please feel free to complete and email our Request Course Approval form to the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction.
REFERENCE: State of Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction