Reading Endorsement


Currently, we are not able to offer the Reading Endorsement Only option to certified educators. Practicing teachers can add the reading endorsement as part of our Language and Literacy M.Ed. We are in the process of beginning revisions to the M.Ed. program to enable an endorsement-only option; however, we are not able to offer that option at the present time. 


This program leads to an additional endorsement in P-12 Reading when accompanied by a professional education program or a valid Washington State Teaching Certificate.

This approximately 31-35 credit Western Washington University program leads to an endorsement in P-12 Reading based on Washington State P-12 Reading Endorsement Competencies It is open to teachers who hold a valid and endorsable Washington State teacher’s certificate, are enrolled in a professional education program, or are enrolled in the MEd Language and Literacy Masters program, and is delivered at WWU’s Bellingham campus. Successful completion of the entire program and a passing score on the NES 104 for Essential Components of Elementary Reading Instruction result in Western’s recommendation for the P-12 Reading Endorsement. 

NOTE: This endorsement program is primarily delivered via Face-to-Face classes and accepts applications each quarter.



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Admission & Retention

  • Certified teachers should complete the P-12 Reading Endorsement Application & Student Conduct Agreement. Materials may be submitted via email, along with all unofficial transcripts, and a detailed description of experiences or resume to the Program Advisor. Endorsement only not currently available. Click here for Master in Education in Language and Literacy. 
  • Undergraduate or Post-Bac students enrolled in a professional education program should reach out to the Program Advisor to declare 
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Program Information

Current Catalog

P-12 Reading Endorsement Application for Certified Teachers (currently unavailable)

Student Conduct Agreement for Certified Teachers (currently unavailable)

​​​​​​​P-12 Reading Endorsement Advising Record


Contact Information

Program Advisor: Molly Baumann

Western Washington University, Miller Hall 301C

Phone: 360-650-2578