Prospective Students

If you are thinking about a teaching career, the first consideration might be Who do you want to teach?  If you know you want to teach in middle or high school, this is the right website!  Below are several resources that will provide pertinent information for advisors and anyone wanting to become certified to teach in middle or high schools. If you have general program questions, please contact us at


The Secondary Education (SEC) department offers two programs which lead to teacher certification by the State of Washington for grades 6-12. Applying to our program occurs toward the end of your academic major coursework or after competing your Bachelor's degree, but early advising is encouraged!

​Tips to determine your readiness to apply:

  1. Academic preparation
  2. Meeting other application requirements
  3. Information / resources

Planning coursework:

Woodring College, WWU, and teacher-related information: