Department ofEducation

Pacific Lutheran University in partnership with Tacoma Public Schools is pleased to announce an incredible opportunity for teachers to gain their Special Education Endorsement!

Teachers accepted into the program may complete required coursework and assessment in one summer.  The program includes online (synchronous) instruction, asynchronous learning modules, plus on-the-ground practical application of new strategies at the Extended School Year (ESY) site for Tacoma Public Schools.

In conjunction with online endorsement courses, candidates will work directly with Students, Mentor Teachers, and embedded PLU Faculty at the site of the 2013 Tacoma ESY. 

An added bonus of this opportunity to 'learn in real time' - candidates will be able to complete the required Pedagogy Assessment at the ESY site. 

Successful completion of coursework, achieving a passing score on the WEST E and passing the Pedagogy Assessment will allow candidates to earn their Endorsement in Special Education prior to the start of the 2013-2014 academic year!


Tacoma Public Schools