The Alternate Route to Teacher Certification Program (ARTC) Program is designed to support Kent School District paraeducators interested in advancing their careers and becoming certified classroom teachers. Be well-prepared to meet the needs of the diverse students in the Kent community.
This degree is offered by AU Seattle.
Antioch University Seattle, in partnership with Kent School District (KSD), is offers the Alternative Route to Teacher Certification (ARTC) program, a four-to-five quarter program that supports KSD classified instructional staff and conditionally certified teachers with bachelor’s degrees to earn their K-8 teaching certificate, Elementary and ELL Endorsement.
Applicants can earn an additional endorsement in School Library Media through additional coursework as well as an optional master’s degree.
The ARTC program is designed to allow students to continue working in the Kent School District while participating in the program. Circumstances permitting, classes are held in the evenings on-site in the Kent School District in order to accommodate working professionals. Classes meet in the daytime during summer quarters and in the evening during the school year.
The next cohort for both the ARTC program will begin in Summer 2022.
- Successful completion of the ARTC Program includes an endorsement in Elementary Education and English Language Learners. The MA in Teaching may be earned for an additional four credits.
- Applicants can earn an additional endorsement in School Library Media through additional coursework.
- Some course credits may be waived, depending on previous coursework and experience, as outlined in an individualized Teacher Development Plan.
- Complete the online admissions application
- A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution is required for the ARTC Program. Submit official transcripts from the college/university where you received your bachelor’s degree to the Antioch University Seattle Admissions Office. Transcript evaluations are required for all coursework completed outside of the U.S. or Canada (except Quebec). See the Transcript Evaluation section on the International Students webpage for details. For those with degrees from other countries, Antioch can work with you to review your transcript.
- Short answer responses to three questions, which can be found in the online admissions application.
- Letters of recommendation (2)
- Interview – Applicants may be invited to participate in an interview with program faculty.
- Take the WEST-B exam including Reading, Writing, Mathematics subtests (test codes 095/096/097) or approved WEST-B Alternative Basic Skills exam.
- Pass NES Elementary Education exam: NES Elementary Education Passing Score: 220 on each subtest (I and II: test codes 102/103).
All admission application supporting materials, transcripts, recommendations, essays, etc., should be emailed to [email protected] or mailed to:
Antioch University Seattle
2400 3rd Avenue, Suite 200
Seattle, WA 98121
|Quarter||Application Deadline*||Classes begin|
|Summer||April 3||June 26, 2023|
|* Complete applications received after the deadline date may be considered if space is still available.|
|Cost per Credit||Total Program Credits||Total Tuition Cost**|
|$450||52 or 56 with Masters|
(some credits may be waived)
|$14, 700 or less with scholarship
$23,400-$25,200 or less without**
|*Quarterly Student Service and Technology fees included in the calculation. See below for more information on each fee.
**This information is provided as an estimate of total tuition, at 2018-19 tuition rates, for each program based on the total number of required credits to complete the degree, and does not include the required Student Services and Technology fees described below.
Please note: Additional fees for all AUS programs may include (but are not necessarily limited to) late registration, enrollment maintenance, graduation, transcripts, tuition payment plan, late payments, late registration, and returned checks.
Those who receive scholarship may be reimbursed for their entrance exams, materials and course texts.
Financial Aid & Scholarships
Funded by the Professional Educator Standards Board, $10,500 ARTC Scholarships are available for paraprofessionals from the Kent School District. This is a conditional loan scholarship that is forgiven when the recipient completes two years of successful teaching in Washington State. If you are a Kent district employee and would like to be considered for this opportunity please contact the Office of Financial Aid.
A majority of AUS students finance their education through some form of financial aid. You may not be sure which federal, state, public and private aid packages – such as loans, scholarships, and grants—are right for you. Our staff is here to help you, so you can focus on what’s most important: beginning your academic program at AUS.
For further information, please contact the following:
For program, teacher certification, or ELL endorsement:
Julia Daniels, ARTC Program Coordinator
Leah Harrell, ARTC Director of Field Experiences
Dr. Rachel Oppenheim, Director of the School of Education
For admissions process and requirements:
For test preparation workshops:
For financial aid:
Contact financial aid: [email protected]
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