Apply by March 1st for priority consideration!

Admission Requirements:

  1. Apply to WWU and the program here: (
  2. Complete WWU GURs, a Direct Transfer AA, or a Bachelor’s Degree.
  3. Grade point average, overall or last 45 credits, of 2.75 or higher.
  4. English composition course with a grade of B- or higher.
  5. 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.

  1. 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.

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

Contact a Site Coordinator for individualized advising and step-by-step instructions, including confirmation:

Bremerton ELED/SPED: Michael White  360.650.2568 Option 5

Bremerton ECE: Lilla Bodo 360.650.2568 Option 4

Burien: Miranda Myers Barker 360.650.6292

Everett: Angela Brown 360.650.3912

Endorsement only: Miranda Myers Barker 360.650.6292

Renton: Miranda Myers Barker 360.650.6292