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At the start of your time sharing your classroom with an SPU student, we ask that you fill out the information form so that we can become better acquainted with your teaching experience and classroom composition, and to obtain your Washington teacher certification number, which we are required to have on file in order to certify our students at the end of their internships. With a few exceptions, most mentor teachers will find that they are eligible to earn free clock hours and a stipend. We offer these things as small tokens of appreciation for the time you spend with our students imparting your knowledge of teaching! Clock hours* and stipends are awarded at the end of your student's internship.

To receive the stipend, we must have a valid W-9 on file for you, and to receive clock hours, you must fill out the online form and read two short articles. \

The two required pieces of paperwork are as follows:

  1. Mentor Teacher Information Form (Please note this is required whether or not you are declining clock hours)
  2. W-9

Click here for information on clock hours: FAQ on Clock Hours & Stipends

*In order to receive clock hours, you must register for them through SPU's course registration system. You will receive an email with the registration link and instructions when it is time to do so (near the end of your student's internship).

Instructions for filling out the W-9

If you are a mentor of record, that is, you will not actually be meeting with a student on a regular basis to assist in their teacher training, you do not need to fill out the W-9.

1) Download the W-9 PDF (above) to your computer

2) Fill out the first page of the form with the following information: your full name, address, and social security number, a box in section 3 (usually the first box), and be sure to sign and date the form as it is considered invalid without those things. Note: If you are sending it digitally, be sure to save the PDF by choosing the "Print to PDF" option, rather than just "Save". This will ensure your information is saved and sent correctly.

3) Return the completed first page (we do not need any other pages) via USPS to the address below, or via email to (please note that you may not get a confirmation of receipt, as many forms will be submitted at the same time).

Seattle Pacific University       

ATTN: Rachael Kamwesa
3307 Third Ave West, Suite 202

 Seattle, WA  98119-1950

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