Inclusive Education Majors - Admission

Admission Deadlines

  • Fall Quarter: March 1st
  • Winter Quarter: September 15th
  • Spring Quarter: January 15th

Step 1: Review Admission Requirements

Teacher Certification Applicants Must Meet the Following:

  • Minimum of 45 college-level credits including applicable AP and/or IB scores, or AA/DTA from a Washington 2-year college
  • 2.75 GPA
  • Basic Skills Test Scores requirement (WEST-B, SAT or ACT)
  • English composition course (ENG 101) or an equivalent AP or IB score

Recommended Program Prerequisites:

Completing the program pre-requisites listed below before applying will expedite your time to program completion:

  • ASLC 101
  • MATH 111 or 112 (111 is preferred) OR ALEKS Math Placement Assessment 
  • SCED 201 and all other Science GURs.
    • **Not required for Special Education or Special Education plus Content Endorsement programs


Step 2: Get Your Questions Answered

Department Contact Information

Melissa Moore, Program Coordinator
Phone: (360) 650-4481
Email: | Calendly:


Step 3: Submit an Application


  • If you are not a WWU student, you must apply to WWU. This is a separate application.
  • The Early Childhood Special Education program only admits for fall quarter.
  • All other programs admit quarterly (Fall, Winter, and Spring).
  • If the application due date falls on a date Western is closed, applications will be due the following business day. 

Application Review and Decisions

  • All applicants who meet the minimum requirements and submit a completed application will have their application reviewed by the department faculty. Late applications will be reviewed on a space available basis. 
  • Applications are evaluated to determine the most qualified applicants.
Application Deadlines
Quarter of Admission Application Due Date Application Review Decision Notification
Fall March 1 Beginning to late March Late March-April
Winter September 15 Late September to Early October Mid October
Spring January 15 Mid January to late February Late February