The College of Education at Heritage University is required by the Washington Professional Education Standards Board (PESB) and our accrediting bodies to collect the following demographic information. The submitted demographic information will not be considered in regards to admission into the program.
Letter of Application:
Write a letter of application for admission to the program. It should be a maximum of two, typed double-spaced pages and include the following:
In addition to the Letter of Application and a current Resume you are required to have two letters of recommendation. At least one of these letters should be from someone who works in the education field. You can either have the letters sent directly to me at Foster_S@heritage.edu, or you can provide the name of the reference, their position and an email address below, and I will send an email request for a recommendation to the parties.
To complete the WATCH form (which is a basic background check) complete the following steps:
1. Download a copy of this WATCH form (click on the "download" button next to the "print" button)
2. Complete the form to the best of your ability
3. Sign by typing in your name or inserting your signature
4. Upload your completed copy below.
As a matter of policy, unless a candidate specifically indicates that they wish to pursue the Theory tor Practice Route, the Teacher preparation program initially accepts candidates into the Residency (Route#3) program until we receive a "letter of intent to hire" from the school district or a signed copy of your teaching contract indicating your position as the teacher of record in a classroom. Once that material is received, you will be moved to the Accelerate (route#4) program.
To ensure that all candidates have a co-teaching placement, please complete the Field Placement Request at https://form.jotform.com/CollegeofEd/application-for-field-placements. Timely completion of this form will ensure that we are able to meet school district placement request deadlines in the Tricities and Yakima area.
If you save the link, this document can be completed after signing and submitting the form on the following page.
VACCINATIONS AND FIELD PLACEMENTS
As you are most likely aware, Washington now requires all state employees to be fully vaccinated by Oct. 18, 2021. Any teacher candidates placed in a school district for the purpose of an internship, student teaching, or practicum, must abide by this same rule.
Heritage University policy regarding COVID-19 vaccination status clearly requires that all students be fully vaccinated. You will find the link to the Heritage University policy below. We would like to direct you to the specific language applicable to placement in school districts per Heritage University Policy.
Accredited programs, extracurricular programs/activities, or academic programs that place students in other organizations such as hospitals, schools, or State agencies may have strict vaccination requirements. Such organizations may also need to comply with State mandates or other policies adopted during the pandemic. As such, Heritage University officials have the right to disclose privately to faculty chairs a student's vaccination status. Students that have an approved exemption from Heritage University should in no way assume those exemptions are valid at other organizations. Heritage University has no jurisdiction over such organizations and students who are seeking an exemption for placement in those organizations must comply with those requirements and procedures. Students that have valid medical and religious exemptions are also not guaranteed placement at those sites given Heritage University students are considered guests. (Link: https://heritage.edu/coronavirus/ )
A failure to comply with the state’s requirements will result in the prevention of future placements in our partner school districts.
Please follow this link to upload documentation of vaccination directly to Heritage University: https://myheritage.heritage.edu/ICS/Students/Student_COVID_Information.jnz