Secondary Education

Welcome Students and Visitors!

Hours:  M-F, 8:00am-5:00pm (summer hours may vary)
Phone:  360-650-3327
Location:  Miller Hall 400
General inquiries:  seced@wwu.edu

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

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 about our programs to seced@wwu.edu. For information about pre-application requirements, contact Woodring Admissions at TeacherEd.Admissions@wwu.edu or 360-650-3310. 

Secondary Education offers two teacher preparation programs for those wishing to teach in middle and/or high school.  Applicants prepare to teach in a specific content area by meeting the requirements in their qualifying 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. Please read our department's Guiding Principles to learn more about what drives our teacher education programs toward excellence.  Candidates who successfully complete Secondary Education programs are recommended for residency teacher certification in the state of Washington.

Application deadlines:

  • Fall quarter:  February 1, for Master in Teaching program
  • Fall quarter:  March 1, for Undergraduate / Post-Bac. program
  • Winter quarter:  September 1, both programs