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.
Antioch University Seattle, in partnership with Kent School District (KSD), offers two Alternative Route to Teacher Certification (ARTC) programs: The ARTC-MA (Route 2 & Route 4) is a four-to-five quarter program that supports KSD classified instructional staff and conditionally certified teachers with bachelor’s degrees to earn their teaching certificate and Elementary Endorsement, with an additional endorsement in either ELL or School Library Media, as well as an optional master’s degree. The ARTC-BA (Route 1) is a nine-quarter program that supports KSD classified instructional staff with AA degrees who wish to earn their BA, teaching certificate, Elementary Endorsement, and ELL Endorsement. Both the ARTC-MA and ARTC-BA programs are designed to allow students to continue working in the Kent School District while participating in the program. During the school year, 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.
The next cohort for both the ARTC-BA and the ARTC-MA programs will begin in Summer 2020.
- Successful completion of the ARTC-MA Program includes an endorsement in either School Library Media Endorsement or English Language Learners. The MA in Teaching may be earned for an additional four credits.
- Successful completion of the ARTC-BA Program requires an English Language Learner Endorsement.
- Some course credits may be waived, depending on previous coursework and experience, as outlined in an individualized Teacher Development Plan.
- All candidates must pass the edTPA in order to receive their teacher certification.