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About ESD-U

About ESD-U

ESD-U is a PESB approved provider of non-traditional teacher certification and professional development in southwest Washington and beyond. This residency-based teaching certification program supports a “grow your own” partnership with local districts and offers Route 2, 3, and 4, as well as a “retooling” route for a currently certified teachers seeking to add an endorsement.

ESD-U is a hybrid program, with all courses held virtually with real-time instruction plus opportunities for in-person participation in select sessions. The program is intended to be completed within 1 year (July to June) with courses occurring in the summer, on Saturdays, and occasionally Wednesday evenings. Candidates will finish in early or late June, depending on endorsement area.

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Who to Contact

Who to Contact

General Questions

Email: esd-u@esd112.org
Phone: 360-952-3454
Website: esd-u.esd112.org

Alissa Jolly

ESD-U Program Specialist

Contact

Phone: 360-952-3424

Email: alissa.jolly@esd112.org

Amy Glenn

Secretary II

Contact

Phone: 360-949-1552

Email: amy.glenn@esd112.org

Lori Jass

ESD-U Program Director

Contact

Phone: 360-952-3412

Email: lori.jass@esd112.org

Kathy Oh-Keith

ESD-U Program Specialist

Contact

Phone: 360-534-1266

Email: kathy.oh-keith@esd112.org

Sign up for an informational session

Learn more about ESD-U at an Informational Session where we walk prospective candidates through the application process and requirements. Sign up today >

Field Supervisor Interest Form

If you are interested in becoming an ESD-U field supervisor and providing support for pre-service teachers, please fill out the Field Supervisor Interest Form.

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