Placement File Forms
Teacher and Education Administrator graduates are urged to establish a Placement File. A placement file contains references to support your application for a position, they DO NOT contain your Transcripts. Your placement file is housed permanently in the Career Services office. Prospective employers in education use the placement file as part of the K-12 application process.
To create a new placement file:
- Complete and submit the Options Form
- Request references pertinent to your employment:
- Professional Teacher Reference Form - to be used for references from student teaching and beyond
- Faculty/General Reference Form - to be used for references from faculty and/or current or previous supervisors outside of education
- Administrative Reference Form - to be used for those applying for an administrative position
- Set up an account with the Wildcat Career Network. You may already have an account in the Wildcat Career Network - please contact Career Services if you are not sure.
To update your file: You may wish to request new or updated references (see links above) if it has been a few years since you last updated your file. Please contact us if you would like to know which references are in your file or to send your file.
Students who graduate within the Placement File Fee Year: October 1 - September 30, will receive 5 complimentary sends that must be used by Sept 30th of the placement file year. Additional sends are $10.00 each. CWU Alumni and students receiving certification only (and not a Bachelors degree) must pay $10.00 per send. Overnight and International sends are $17.00 each.
A complete file and payment is required before your file can be sent. For recent grads this will include your final Student Teaching Evaluation and at least two references. Call us(509.963.1921) between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday to pay by Debit/Credit or send a check payable to CWU Career Services.
Fees are subject to change. Please check with us to determine the correct fee payment.
- Certification: Application for Certification/Graduation is through the Certification Office (509.963.2661) in Black Hall. A temporary teaching permit will be mailed to you following graduation or completion of your program. If you plan on teaching in another state, contact the appropriate state certification office for their application procedures.
- Transcripts: Transcripts are requested through the Office of the Registrar (509.963.3030) in Mitchell Hall. Transcripts are sent directly to you or the prospective employer. Transcripts are not included in your CWU Educator Placement File.
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