Current T2T Students
Please visit the page for Transition to Teaching Program candidates.
The Transitions to Teaching Program at Eastern Washington University provides formal instruction and certification for individuals who are currently employed in a Washington State K-12 school, or individuals with a Bachelor's degree, who desire to become full-time teachers. Our Alternative Route Program allows you to build upon previous education and work experience to reduce the time and cost of the program. We offer four routes to certification. Please refer to the infographic provided by PESB (Professional Educator Standards Board) for guidance or use our "Select your Route" tool below.
For classified instructional employees (e.g., paraeducators) with Associate's degrees. Provides K-8 certification with optional SPED or ELL endorsement available.
For classified staff with Bachelor's degrees. Provides K-8 certification.
For "career changers" with Bachelor's degrees. Provides K-8 certification.
For district staff with Bachelor's degrees employed on conditional or emergency certificates. Provides K-8 certification.
Have you already applied to EWU?
Current students of EWU who are interested in applying to the Transition to Teaching Program will complete an alternate admission process. Please contact our Program Coordinator, Yvonne Alvarez, for assistance.
Steps for Applying
Routes 1, 2 and 4
If you are employed with either of our partner school districts, ESD 171 or Spokane Public Schools, begin application process. If you are employed by another district, please begin by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please begin by contacting the Transition to Teaching Program Coordinator, Yvonne Alvarez, at 509.359.7029 or email@example.com. You will be provided next steps for applying to the program and securing a field placement.
Discuss the possibilities of participation in the Transition to Teaching Program with your supervisor and district.
Get in contact with local K-8 schools in your area and discuss possibilities of participation in this program.
Complete the Transition to Teaching application (if you are already an EWU student, please contact as there is an alternate admission process). The application has been combined with the Eastern Washington University general admission application; your submission will be reviewed by both the university admission's office and the Transition to Teaching Program.
For more information, please contact the Transition to Teaching Program Coordinator, Yvonne Alvarez, at 509.359.7029 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alternate Route Coursework Plan by quarter. Note that this program is competency-based and coursework is a guide. Program plans are individualized during the first summer academy and adjusted as needed.
Frequently Asked Questions
Application for the 2019-2020 available January 2019.
Contact Program Coordinator
Please contact Yvonne Alvarez for assistance.