Self-Managed Credentials

A credential file is sometimes used in a job search in the field of education. A credential file is a packet of information including letters of reference and university transcripts. Education students are advised to begin creating a credential file prior to applying for a teaching position.

Resources for Creating a Self-Managed Credential File

Career Engagement is available to assist with your self-managed credential file and education job search. Call 670-1450 to schedule an appointment.

Alumni Information

All education alumni are encouraged to begin a self-managed credential file prior to conducting a job search. Career Engagement is available to assist in this process. Self-managed files are accepted by school districts nationwide and are both less expensive and more efficient than university-managed files.

As of Sept. 1, 2013, Washburn Career Engagement retains no credential files. All existing files were eliminated as of that date. The decision to end university management of credential files was reached after extensive research and consultation with school districts, other university Career Engagement offices and the WU education department. Self-managed files allow candidates the flexibility to adapt the application to the method requested by each school district and give candidates complete control over the process. Please note: Information in credential files that is 3-4 years old is no longer helpful in the job search.

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