Teach Washington
August 2012 

About this Newsletter

Produced quarterly by the Center of Excellence for Careers in Education, this newsletter is intended for the sharing of education related news, information and resources.  Washington's Community and Technical Colleges play an important role in the preparation of future educators.

Early Achiever Opportunity Grant Pilot Project
(Reminder - applications are due August 31!)
The Department of Early Learning is supporting a student financial aid program for employed child care and early learning providers who wish to enroll in Early Learning Education certificate and degree programs offered through community and technical colleges.   Through a contract with the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC), Early Achievers Opportunity Grant funding will be available to six to eight colleges as part of a pilot program for the 2012-13 academic year.   Eligible students will be awarded grants to cover the full cost of tuition, fees, books, instructional materials and services offered by the college.  Colleges will be granted additional funding to support a dedicated staff person to provide outreach to community child care and early learning providers and to directly assist students enrolling and participating in these programs.  The Early Achievers Opportunity Grant application is now available in the SBCTC's Online Grant Management System (OGMS).    
NEW!  Saturday Only Fall Boot Camp!
Our Summer Boot Camps are winding down, but there is a new option for professional-technical faculty hired late in the summer:  a Saturday only Boot Camp offered at Cascadia College over four weekends.

Boot Camps are intensive, hands-on coursework for professional-technical faculty who have limited or no teaching experience. Experienced instructors/facilitators will introduce and model essential components of classroom management, adult learning, and facilitating skills. Our last summer Boot Camp is the week of September 10th at South Seattle, but that class is currently full.

If you are interested in the Fall - Saturday only - Boot Camp at Cascadia, click here for registration information.

The registration fee is $200 for community and technical college faculty. 
Major Ready Pathways (MRP's) eliminated.

The Joint Transfer Council (formerly known as JAOG) met this month and voted to eliminate the 5 MRPs listed below.   The reason for the elimination is that these MRPs have not had graduates in the past 5 years. Students interested in math and science education are better served by the general AS-T,  DTA, or MRP in the specific discipline such as Biology or Chemistry.


The MRPs will be officially eliminated fall 2014 which provides the two-year window for anyone currently in one of the programs.  New students entering fall 2012 should be advised into remaining MRPs and should not be advised into the 5 MRPs to be eliminated, which include:


Associate in Biology Education

Associate in Chemistry Education

Associate in Earth Space Education

Associate in General Science Education

Associate in Physics Education


If you have questions, please contact Michelle Andreas at the SBCTC office.


The Washington State Center of Excellence for Careers in Education

is located at Green River Community College


Phone: 253-833-9111

Fax: 253-333-4961


Erik Tingelstad - Director - ext. 4359

Jen Irwin - Program Coordinator - ext. 4366

Fall - Saturday Boot Camp Dates:


Sept. 15

Oct. 6

Oct. 27

Nov. 17


At Cascadia College in Bothell. 


Participants must attend all four days.

CTC Careers in Ed program guide 
2012 Program Guides now available. Click here for more info.