Secondary Education

Welcome Students and Visitors!

Hours:  M-F, 8:00am-5:00pm (intersession/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
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​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 360-650-3313. 

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 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.

Application deadlines:

  • Fall quarter:  February 1, for Undergraduate / Post-Bac. program   (Note- this is the new deadline for fall applicants!)
  • Winter quarter:  September 1, for Undergraduate / Post-Bac. program
     
  • Fall quarter:  February 1, for Master in Teaching program
  • Winter quarter:  September 1, for Master in Teaching program (Note for winter 2019 applicants only- program will begin in spring 2019)