WELCOME TO ESD-U

ESD-U is an alternative pathway to certification that supports a “grow your own” partnership with local districts. This residency-based teaching certification program offers Route 2, 3, and 4, as well as a “retooling” route for currently certified teachers seeking to add an endorsement.

INITIAL TEACHER CERTIFICATION

Paraeducators, career changers, emergency substitutes & conditionally certified teachers can view the 22-23 Application Link & Materials.

Application & Materials

RETOOLING & ADDING AN ENDORSEMENT

Currently certified teachers adding an endorsement can view the 22-23 Application Link & Materials.

Certified Teacher Application

NEW! PARAEDUCATOR & EXPLORER PROGRAM (PEP)

Refer to the PEP flier for general information. More details on what it is, who it’s for, and how to apply will be posted soon!

Paraeducator & Explorer Program Flyer

FUNDAMENTAL COURSE OF STUDY (FCS) SESSIONS FOR PARAEDUCATORS!

ESD-U and ESD 112 will be hosting FCS sessions. Refer to the FCS flier for details and register on pdEnroller.org.

Register For Classes

IS ESD-U RIGHT FOR ME?

ESD-U candidates should possess the following:

KNOWLEDGE

KNOWLEDGE

Community and culture
Child development
Time management
Personal organization
Collaboration
Effective communication
Commitment

PASSION

PASSION

I want to make a difference in the life of a child

CAREER CHANGE

CAREER CHANGE

I have a bachelors’ degree and I want to change careers.

GET MORE INFORMATION AND APPLY

Application Materials
Information Sessions
Mailing List Sign-Up

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INTEREST SURVEY

Please fill out the ESD-U Interest Survey if you are interested in applying, or would like to be added to our email list to receive program updates.

ESD-U Interest Survey