STEM Certificate Renewal Requirement

Meet the STEM certificate renewal requirement with courses from the WEA. WEA's Inclusionary Practices Project (IPP) provides professional development via Zoom. Register for each course using the link listed next to the course title. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with the Zoom registration link.

Courses are available to all. Courses are free.

After the completion of a course, it will take up to 3 business days to receive your evaluation. Once you submit your evaluation, it will take up to another 3 business days to receive the link to download your clock hour form. Please check your junk/spam/promotions folders if you don't see our emails in your inbox.

Evaluation emails and clock hour form emails come from or Cvent. After 10 business days, if you do not receive the emails and have checked all your email accounts and spam/junk folders, please complete the following form for assistance:

For questions, registration assistance, or clock-hour assistance, email Thera Bradley.

Synchronous Learning

 Our Fall course schedule is in development. This page will be updated when registration opens.

Asynchronous Learning

WEA is providing professional development asynchronous courses on the Canvas learning management system (LMS). The two courses below are available at no charge to members. Register for each course using the link listed next to the course name. You will receive an email confirmation from WEA as well as a registration email from Instructure/Canvas. Once you complete the course, including the evaluation, you will receive a clock-hour verification form within 7-10 business days.

These courses were created with flexibility in mind; hence there are no due dates for discussions or assignments except for the final deadlines each year. You will move through the course at your own pace. Think of the course like a workbook with some interaction. While there are no due dates, some important deadlines are listed below.

Important Deadlines  

Monday, May 29, 2023: Last day to register for a course  

Monday, June 5, 2023: Last day to complete the course and submit assignments  

Monday, June 19, 2023: Last day to complete the Evaluation and Completion Confirmation for clock hours  

Friday, June 30, 2023: Last day to record clock hours in OSPI eCertification for certificates expiring June 30, 2023

For certificates expiring this year, the last day to submit an application through OSPI eCertification for certificate renewal is June 30, 2023. However, WEA needs time to process your clock hours and time to address any issues that may occur, which is why the last date to complete the course is June 5th.  

Courses have now closed for the 2022-23 SY. Asynchronous courses are not offered during the summer. This page will be updated when courses are available again.

STEM Certificate Renewal Requirement 

To renew a certificate, teachers with STEM-related endorsements must complete at least 15 clock hours, the equivalent in credit, or at least one goal from a professional growth plan (PGP) with an emphasis on STEM integration. STEM integration is the combination of at least two STEM components (science, technology, engineering, mathematics). Learn more about the STEM certificate renewal requirement from the Professional Educator Standards Board (PESB). For questions on your individual certificate renewal, contact the OSPI certification office

Whether or not a teacher needs to meet the STEM requirement depends on their endorsements, not on their job assignment. Teachers with one or more of the following endorsements must meet this requirement:

  • Agriculture Education
  • Business and Marketing Education
  • Computer Science
  • CTE (All Areas)
  • Designated Sciences: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Earth & Space Science
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Elementary Education
  • Family and Consumer Sciences Education
  • Mathematics; Middle-Level Mathematics
  • Science; Middle-Level Science
  • Technology Education 

NBCTs meet the STEM certificate renewal requirement by maintaining a valid National Board certificate. 

WEA offers asynchronous and synchronous learning that meets the STEM requirement. WEA also provides support in completing PGPs which may meet this requirement. 

Connect with us! 

Contact Arlyn Palomo, Education Policy and Practices Coordinator, for more information on WEA STEM programs.