Endorsements

To gain a Teaching Certificate all teacher candidates must complete a teacher preparation program. Woodring offers programs for Elementary, Secondary, and Special Education areas. An endorsement is the subject area and grade level you are qualified to teach. Elementary Education is an endorsement. Endorsements are listed on your teaching certificate. All certificates have at least one endorsement.

Students completing a Secondary Education program will complete the majority of courses in their endorsement (subject) area before starting their teacher preparation program. For information about teacher preparation programs and pathways please contact Woodring College Advising.

Bellingham Programs, Secondary Education- Undergraduate/Post-Baccalaureate program and Master in Teaching Program

Contact the appropriate academic major/endorsement advisor to work toward completing subject area endorsement requirements - contact information is listed within the endorsement information below. For Post-Baccalaureate or MIT interested students, be prepared to provide unofficial transcripts, any course descriptions, and your contact information.

Everett program, Master in Teaching Program

Submit unofficial transcripts, any course descriptions, and your contact information to Dr. Christine Schaefer at Chris.Schaefer@wwu.edu to have your endorsement courses reviewed.

Endorsements

Additional Endorsements

(May only be completed if you are seeking one of the above endorsements or are already a certified teacher.)

* starred endorsements may be added through testing after certification - coursework not required