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Secondary Education


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Phone:  360-650-3327, while you can leave a message, it will be quicker to send an email at this time

Department Chair, Kevin Roxas, Miller Hall 401B​
Department Manager, Janna Cecka, Miller Hall 401C
Department Coordinator, Christina Carlson, Miller Hall 401A

Application inquiries, contact Woodring Admissions Office, TeacherEd.Admissions@wwu.edu.


Programs Offered

Master in Teaching Program, Bellingham
                               (for Everett campus MIT, see wce.wwu.edu/teop/master-teaching)

Prospective students are encouraged to seek early advising to ensure you meet all application requirements.  Send general inquiries to seced@wwu.edu. For information about pre-application requirements, contact Woodring Admissions at TeacherEd.Admissions@wwu.edu

Secondary Education offers two teacher preparation programs for those wishing to teach in middle and/or high school and receive certification in Washington State.  Applicants must have academic preparation to teach in a specific content area by meeting the requirements in their endorsement ("content area", "academic subject", "major", and "endorsement" are often synonymous with the middle/high school classroom subject).

The Secondary Education curriculum is carefully sequenced to provide professional, comprehensive, learning and field-focused experiences. To learn about the core values that guide our program, see the department's Guiding Principles. Candidates who successfully complete Secondary Education programs are recommended for residency teacher certification in the state of Washington.

Undergraduate / Post-Bac. Program application deadlines:

  • Fall quarter:  February 15
  • Winter quarter:  September 1

Master in Teaching​​​​​ application deadlines:

  • Fall quarter:  February 1
  • Spring quarter:  October 1