First Peoples Language, Culture and Oral Traditions Certificate (WA)

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First Peoples Language, Culture and Oral Traditions Certificate (WA)

Description
The First Peoples Language, Culture and Oral Traditions Certificate is granted for those who have completed a sovereign tribal government’s language/culture teacher certification program and met additional requirements.

Certificate Valid for 1 year
Employment: Not Required

State Information
State: Washington
Contact Name: Office Of Superintendent Of Public Instruction
Professional Certification
Contact Phone: 360 725 6400
Contact Email: cert@k12.wa.us
For more information please visit the state website: http://www.k12.wa.us/certification/Teacher/FirstPeoplesLanguage.aspx

Notes
Applicants for the First Peoples Language, Culture and Oral Traditions Certificate complete the following requirements:

Must present evidence of good moral character and personal fitness.

Must have completed a sovereign tribal government’s language/culture teacher certification program.

Must have completed a course or coursework relating to issue of abuse.

Minimum Academic Background
In most states, teachers must have a minimum academic background for certification.
The following is required for this route:

Prior Certification: Must NOT have Current (STATE) Certification

Notes
Applicant must complete a sovereign tribal government’s language/culture teacher certification program.

Teacher Preparation
In most states, teachers are required to complete training in education methods through a teacher program.
The following is required for this route:

Tribal Government Program

Additional Requirements for this route include the following:

Teaching English As a Second Language:

Child Abuse: Required

Notes:
Tribes Represented:
Cowlitz, Colville, Kalispel, Lower Elwha Klallam, Lummi, Makah, Puyallup, Spokane, Tulalip

Applying to the State
In most states, teachers must apply to the state Individually or through their local School District, or Teacher Program Institution. Requirements for the application are outlined below:

Application Submission: Individual
Online at: http://www.k12.wa.us/certification/certapp/4024.pdf

Background Check
Required
Varies by District

Renewal: Renewable

Notes:

GENERAL NOTES FOR THIS ROUTE
The purpose of establishing the pilot program for the certification of teachers of First Peoples’ languages/cultures is to contribute to the prevention, recovery, revitalization, and promotion of First Peoples’ languages and provide the opportunity for tribal children to learn their language while at school.

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Published On: 3/31/2017 4:50:15 PM


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