Teacher Assisting Student with an Assignment

“When I worked on getting my teaching credential years ago, I longed for an opportunity to work with students long-term to gain a broader scope of how teachers work. Through residency programs, aspiring educators can do that. My hope is that this work can continue so that the next generation has the opportunity to experience educators who care and have the preparation to support their learning and development.”  

- Mark Juanton, Seattle EA member and residency program graduate

During the 2023-24 school year, WEA is partnering with school district and local association partners in Federal Way, Mukilteo and Walla Walla. Applicants must be interested and available to work in these sites. WEA is exploring options for increasing district and local association partnerships in the future. Please check the FAQ for further details. 

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WEA Teacher Residency Application, Admissions and Residency Timelines:



Monday, March 20, 2023

Application opens

Monday, March 20-Friday, April 28, 2023

Candidates schedule and complete Mursion online teaching sample

Monday, May 8

Applicants must have scheduled and completed your Mursion session

Friday, May 12, 2023

Application submission deadline

Week of May 15-19, 2023

Application screening

Week of May 22-27, 2023

Candidate interviews

Friday, June 2, 2023

Candidates notified of admissions decisions

Thursday, June 15, 2023

Last day for candidates to accept admission and submit first tuition payment

Monday, June 26-Friday, Aug. 11, 2023

Summer Institute #1

  • June 26-30, 2023 (in-person)
  • July 5-August 4, 2023 (synchronous and asynchronous online coursework)
  • August 7-11, 2023 (in-person)

Aug. 14, 2023-June 14, 2024

Yearlong mentored teaching residency in partner school district

June 24-Aug. 9, 2024

Summer Institute #2

  • June 24-28, 2024 (in-person)
  • July 2-Aug. 2, 2024 (synchronous and asynchronous online coursework)
  • Aug. 5-9, 2024 (in-person)

Aug. 9, 2024

Residency program completion and graduation

Return to Teacher Residency Homepage.