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Liability Insurance

School districts require that WSU students carry liability insurance before being placed for any field experience.

Proof of liability insurance along with fingerprint clearance must be on file prior to beginning a field experience. Send your proof of insurance to:

Heidi Ritter
Field Services Office, Cleveland 252
Department of Teaching and Learning
Washington State University

To meet this requirement you have several options:

WSU Experiential Liability Insurance Policy
  • $7.00 per year (effective date of payment + 365 days)
  • Payable at cashier’s office, French Administration Building, WSU Pullman
  • Mail payment with enrollment form to Heidi Ritter for processing if you are not on campus
National Education Association policy with NEA membership
  • $22.50 per year (September 1 through August 31)
  • Journals
  • Job opportunities/postings
  • Membership rolls over from student status to professional membership
  • Sign up online with credit or debit card
Northwest Professional Educators (NWPE) Policy and Membership
  • $25 per year effective for a full calendar year
  • Remains in effect after student teaching and when under contract or as a substitute teacher
  • Journals, classroom resources, legal counsel, preferential ratings on grants and scholarships
  • Sign up online with credit or debit card
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