ESD 112 is hosting an information session about our new teaching certificate program, ESD-University (ESD-U), on April 18th. ESD-U is a residency-based, flexible program that offers alternative routes to teacher certification for people who already have bachelor’s degrees at about half the cost of a college or university ($8,000 compared to $14,000).

The informational session is free and open to the public, and will go over the application process, how the program works and potential funding sources for qualified candidates. The session will be held at ESD 112 in the Conference Center on April 18th from 4:00 to 5:00 pm.

The first cohort for ESD-U will start this summer. Applications are due May 1. ESD-U is operated by ESD 112 and has been approved by PESB (Professional Educator Standards Board). Endorsements currently available are:

  • Reading
  • English Language Learners (ELL)
  • Special Education (SPED)

For more info on what’s available through ESD-U, visit: