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Online Learning

Online Certificates/Endorsements

Global Literacy Development

Students in the Global Literacy Development Certificate Program will gain knowledge of best practices in literacy development and effective communication strategies. Certificate holders will be equipped with communication skills and basic knowledge about literacy development in order to support, sustain and enhance literacy programs for a variety of organizations.

Contact: Janet Finke; 509-963-1951;

Library Media Endorsement

The Library Media program offers endorsement to the teaching certificate. Individuals completing this 27 credit program will have met the initial level of preparation necessary to direct a learning resources (library media) center in a K-12 school. Completing this program and passing the West-E test will allow you highly qualified status under the NCLB Act.

Contact: Jeremy Wintringer; 509-963-1751;

Non-Profit Organization Management

The certificate in non-profit organization management is an interdisciplinary certificate designed to provide an understanding of the organization, financing and management issues in non-profit organizations. It is designed to complement majors in artistic, advocacy, public relations, social services and educational endeavors. The certificate provides practical, hands-on skills as well as discussion of the issues facing non-profit organizations.This certificate is ideal for professionals seeking an edge in their career but cannot return to school for a degree.

Contact: Elizabeth Kerns; 509-963-1966;

Reading Endorsement

The Literacy Program within the College of Education and Professional Studies at Central Washington University is proud to offer a reading endorsement option for certified teachers. With continuous enrollment, the certified teacher can earn the Washington State P-12 Reading Endorsement through the State of Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction in five quarters.

Teachers from outside the state of Washington will need to verify with their state’s department of education if this program meets the guidelines for endorsement in that state.

                Contact: Nancy Schnebly; 509-963-2737;

Teacher Certification

The Alternative Pathways to Teaching (APT) program is designed for individuals with at least a bachelor’s degree who wish to become educators. The APT program employs a hybrid instructional delivery model with hands-on mentorship and training, supplemented with online coursework, and takes one year to complete.

    Contact: Jesslyn Hollar; 509-963-2433;