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ESD-U is Coming to Our Region!

The Professional Educator Standards Board (PESB) has authorized ESD 112 to provide alternative route certification through ESD-U.  In partnership with ESD 123, ESD-U is expanding services to district partners in Southeast Washington. ALL ESD-U classes will be held in Pasco or Walla Walla, depending on enrollment.

What is ESD-U?

Using a “grow your own” focus, ESD-U is a residency-based, flexible program that offers a Route 2, 3, or 4 alternative route to certification for currently employed classified and emergency substitute instructional employees. The next cohort for ESD-U will begin in the summer of 2021. To learn more about the program or download materials for distribution, please contact Mary Kirby at mkirby@esd123.org or 509.544.5757.

Areas of Certification

  • English Language Learners/Reading
  • English Language Learners/Elementary Education
  • Special Education/Reading
  • Special Education/Elementary Education
  • Elementary Education

ELL and SPED residency certificates must be a dual endorsement with another area of certification. In future years, we may offer additional endorsement areas based on district partner requests.

Want to Learn More?

Mary Kirby
Educator Growth & Development Coordinator
PH: 509.544.5757

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Complete the Candidate Interest Form

Thank you for your interest in ESD-U! If you are interested in applying as a candidate, please fill out the Candidate Interest Form. We will email you the latest updates.

Attend an Info Session

Learn more about ESD-U at an informational session:
(Dates TBD)

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