Elementary Education Endorsement Program
for Certified Teachers
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Program Application
- Bellingham Program Advising Sheet
- Outreach Program Advising Sheet
- Student Conduct Agreement
This 69/71-credit Western Washington University program leads to an additional endorsement in Elementary Education based on Washington State Elementary Education Endorsement Competencies. It is open to teachers who hold a valid and endorsable Washington State teacher's certificate, and is delivered at locations in Bellingham, Bremerton, Everett, and Seattle. The program provides coherent preparation in all areas of the Elementary Education curriculum. Successful completion of the entire program results in Western’s recommendation for Elementary Education Endorsement.
Admission & Retention
Admission to the Woodring College of Education, Elementary Education Endorsement Program, is required before a student may begin taking courses in this program, unless prior arrangements have been made. Requirements include:
- Washington State Teaching Certificate
- Cumulative grade point average of 2.75 or higher overall or for the last 45 quarter credits or 30 semester credits.
- Pre-admission interview.
Retention in the program requires continuous demonstration of competence in standard oral and written English in all course work. Retention also requires maintenance of a 2.75 quarterly GPA for each quarter after admission to the Woodring College. The State of Washington requires students to earn a "C" or better in all endorsement courses and WWU extends this requirement to all professional education courses.
Complete the Elementary Education Additional Endorsement Application and Student Conduct Requirements and Agreement available online and mail to:
- Western Washington University
Teacher Education Outreach Programs, Attn: Joanna Reynoso
Woodring College of Education
516 High Street, MS 9051
Bellingham, WA 98225-9051
- Ongoing application review
With permission, on a space-available basis, students may register for classes at any site offering Elementary Education classes.
Registration Route - Bellingham -- Once admitted into the program, students taking classes in Bellingham register via a special student enrollment form on a space available basis or WWU matriculated students register online via Web4U. Please contact the Program Coordinator for updated information and override permission.
Registration Route - Outreach Sites -- Endorsement students registering for a class at outreach sites do so via a registration form provided to them by the Program Coordinator. If the student is continuing from one quarter to the next, without break, they can register online via Web4U if in matriculated status. If you are taking classes as a non-matriculated student, you will need to get the form from the Program Coordinator.
Washington State requires teacher candidates and teachers adding an endorsement to pass a subject knowledge assessment for each chosen endorsement. This assessment is entitled the Washington Educator Skills Test - Endorsements (WEST E). Passing the WEST-E will not qualify for waiver of an endorsement program requirement. For more information go to West-E.
|Program Advisor: Dr. Laurence Antil||Program Coordinator: Joanna Reynoso|
|Western Washington University, Miller Hall 256B||Western Washington University, Miller Hall 254G|
|Phone: 360-650-7505||Phone: 360-650-6292|
|Email Dr. Laurence Antil||Email Joanna Reynoso|