Department ofEducation

Pacific Lutheran University in partnership with Tacoma Public Schools is pleased to announce an incredible opportunity for teachers to gain their Reading or ELL 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 a Summer School site for Tacoma Public Schools.* 

In conjunction with online endorsement courses, selected candidates** will work directly with Students, Mentor Teachers, and embedded PLU Faculty at the site of the 2012 Tacoma Summer School

An added bonus of this opportunity to 'learn in real time' - selected candidates** will be able to complete the required Pedagogy Assessment at the Summer School 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 2012 academic year!

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Click here for more information about PLU's partnership with the Tacoma Public Schools Extended Summer School for the Summer Endorsements @ PLU <SPED

* Specific Tacoma Summer School Sites TBA

** Due to limited space for the Tacoma Summer School Pedagogy Assessment opportunity, applications will be considered on a first come first serve basis with priority given to current Tacoma Public School teachers.