Teacher Certification Program
Black Hall 128-1

(509) 963-2661

Adding Additional Endorsements

Central Washington University's Endorsement-Only Program is available to certified teachers who hold the Washington State initial, residency, continuing, or professional teaching certificate and who wish to add a teaching endorsement to their certificate. If you have questions about cost of attendance please contact Financial Aid.

  • Test-only Endorsements

    Please reference OSPI for current endorsements that only require a test. Once you have passed the required test you will submit the endorsement application directly to OSPI using your E-Certification account.

    If you would like to take courses in any of these options, please e-mail the Teacher Certification Program for information on options.

  • Test + Content Courses

    Please reference OSPI (Program +test) for current endorsements that require a test and content courses.

Interested in the endorsement(s) that require additional content courses?

CWU offers endorsement only programs in:

Ready to Apply?

Step 1:

Teacher Certification Program
400 E University Way
Ellensburg, WA 98926-7414

Step 2:

  • Your application fee includes 1-2 credit evaluations on the endorsements (up to 2) you would like to add. The credit evaluations will be mailed back to you for your records. If you are requesting additional evaluations on more than 2 endorsements, additional fees may be required.

Step 3:

  • Apply to CWU. If you wish to recieve financial aid or are completing a full Master's program, apply for regular admission. If you do not need financial aid complete the Non-Matriculated Registration Form (PDF) and send it to the Registrar's office. It will be your responsibility to meet with your academic advisor to plan your course of study. To qualify for an endorsement to teach in more than one specialization, candidates must meet the requirements for each specialization, including the passing of the WEST-E or NES in each area.

Step 4:

  • Teacher Certification will complete quarterly audits. Upon completion of content courses and passing of WEST-E/NES exam, please submit the Endorsement-Only completion form and the Teacher Certification Program will move forward with your recommendation to OSPI. We will email you the instructions on claiming the institution's recommendation.

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Updated 3/16/2021