A statement of support

A statement to students from the Office of the Dean

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WWU Teacher Education, a University-wide Enterprise

Teacher candidates complete a professional education program through the Woodring College of Education and an endorsement program offered by academic departments across the University. Together, these programs lead to a Washington State Residency Teacher Certificate endorsed in at least one subject.

  • An endorsement designates the subject and grade level in which a teacher is prepared to teach.
  • Candidates must complete at least one qualifying endorsement program. Secondary Education undergraduates choose an academic major leading to a qualifying endorsement.
  • Additional endorsements may be earned while in the process of obtaining a qualifying endorsement.
  • Currently certified teachers may earn additional endorsements to their license. More information can be found here.

Qualifying Endorsements

Sciences and Mathematics

Designated Arts

Designated World Languages


Early Childhood / Elementary / Special Education


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

For Candidates and Teachers

For Teachers Only

Request an Endorsement Evaluation for a Secondary or P-12 Level Content Endorsement

  1. Review the endorsement curriculum found above. 
  2. Locate non-WWU course descriptions for potential course substitutions.

Bellingham Programs:

Submit unofficial transcripts, any course descriptions, and your contact information to the appropriate Academic Major / Endorsement Advisor.

Everett Secondary Education MIT Program: 

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