Special Education Endorsement Program
for Certified Teachers
This 45-credit Western Washington University program leads to an additional endorsement in Special Education (P-12) based on Washington State Special Education P-12 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 Special Education curriculum as well as an optional internship experience. Successful completion of the entire program results in Western’s recommendation for the P-12 Special Education Endorsement.
- Program Information
- Frequently Asked Questions
- General Course Information
- Bellingham Advising Record
- Outreach Advising Record
- SPED Endorsement Application
- Student Conduct Agreement
Admission & Retention
Admission to the Woodring College of Education, Special 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.
|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|