Multiple Endorsements Scenarios Work Group


PESB staff has been directed by our Board members to prepare scenarios that might guide candidates for the most frequently combined endorsements. The scenarios developed will help candidates that are considering exiting their program with multiple endorsements make a responsible decision to complete such a task. The scenarios will reflect the top 5 commonly paired endorsements and what the candidates will need to complete to earn both endorsements. The short scenarios will be made available to all institutions to  give to their candidates considering multiple endorsements.

The goals of the work group:

1. Create scenarios for the top 5 most frequently combined endorsements.
2. Scenarios are to help candidate's decision making when considering exiting a teacher prep program with multiple endorsements.
3. Scenarios will be made available to candidates.

Top 5 frequently combined endorsements: 

1. Elementary Education and  Middle Level Math
2. Elementary Education and Special Education 
3. Elementary Education and  Reading 
4. Elementary Education and English Language Learner 
5. Mathematics and Middle Level Math 

Criteria for Selecting Representatives
By agreeing to select a representative to serve on the scenario work group, PESB respectfully asks the following:
  • The Association/Program/Stakeholder Group surveys a broad base of representatives to serve on the work group;
  • The Association/Program/Stakeholder Group designates a representative with experience/ background / expertise related to the charge;
  • If possible, please provide PESB with multiple representatives’ names. PESB will make the final selection of participants; 
  • The expectation is that the representative will commit to attending all meetings. In the event the designated person cannot attend meetings, PESB asks the Association/Program/Stakeholder Group to inform PESB staff and select an alternate to represent their constituency;
  • The representative will be responsible for communicating the work group’s progress, findings, outcomes and process to the constituency that they represent;
  • The representative will respond to meeting notices, outputs from meetings in a timely manner. Representatives are requested to alert PESB staff if they have questions related to meeting outputs or processes employed during the meetings;
  • Association/Programs and Stakeholder Groups are requested to provide input on the outcomes of the work group’s findings to the Board through Public testimony at the PESB meeting or submitted in writing to PESB Administrative Executive Pamela Cook at: 360-725-6273
PESB Strategic Plan Goals related to the scenarios work group
Goal 1 - Ensure that educator preparation programs supply highly effective educators that meet the needs of Washington’s students;
Goal 2 - Collaboratively establish policy and system supports for quality educator development along the career continuum;
Goal 4 - Provide Policy and Programmatic support to ESD’s and school districts to ensure a quality educator workforce.

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