Early advising is encouraged!

Contact our program staff for personalized transcript reviews and guidance through the admission requirements and application process.

  • Bremerton | Michael White, 360.650.2568, option 5
  • Everett | Mary Mara, 360.650.4968
  • SPED Add-On Endorsement | For practicing teachers only, Miranda Myers Barker, 360.650.6292

Admission Requirements

  • Complete WWU GURs, a Direct Transfer AA, or a Bachelor’s Degree.
  • Minimum grade point average of 2.75 (overall or last 45 credits).
  • English composition course with a grade of B- or higher.
  • Official transcripts for all community colleges or universities previously attended.
  • Reflective essays (prompts are noted in the online application).
  • Three academic or professional references (prompts to identify/contact references are noted in the online application).
  • Application fee ($70, non-refundable)
  • Satisfaction of Basic Skills Requirement.
    • Applicants to teacher education programs in the State of Washington are required to take a basic skills assessment for admission, but candidates will no longer need to achieve a specific passing score. This may be met by: a) Taking the West-B exam, b) SAT scores, c) ACT scores. See our WEST-B website for details and test registration information.    
  • Satisfaction of math pre-requisite*
    • Students are required to take Math 381, Math 382, and Math 383 to satisfy requirements for teacher certification. Math 381 is offered during the first quarter of enrollment and the pre-req must be met prior to beginning the program. The pre-req can be met in one of the following ways:
      • Obtain a grade of C or better in an Intermediate Algebra, College Algebra, or Pre-Calculus course at a regionally accredited college or university within the last five years. (Note: Completion of MATH& 107 from a WA State CC does NOT satisfy Western's math pre-req.)

      • Obtain a grade of C or better in Western’s MATH 111 or 112 within the last five years.

      • Obtain a passing score on Western’s ALEKS Math Placement Assessment (MPA). Placement test is available upon offer of admission.

     *Applicants who cannot satisfy the math pre-req will not be allowed to enroll in the program.

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Our program staff are poised to answer your questions and assist you with the application process!

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Note: For the application’s program selection/academic interest prompt, select Education for Inclusive Environments and Dual ELED/SPED Teacher Certification for either the Bremerton or Everett site location.

Review of applications will begin after the priority deadline (March 1) and continue through spring quarter or until the cohort limits are met.  Meeting the admission requirements above makes applicants eligible for admission, but does not guarantee admission. Applicants who meet all criteria are further evaluated by the program admission committee to determine the most qualified applicants; interviews may be conducted as part of the evaluation process.