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Join the Wildcat Family of Educators!

Whether you have always known you wanted to be a teacher, have just discovered your interest in teaching, or even wanting to grow professionally and add to your certificate, knowing how to navigate all of the requirements to claim your certificate can be a daunting task. Checkout our Becoming a Teacher Flowchart that outlines the process required for your initial teaching certificate at CWU.

We've built a tool to help you explore our programs. You can close the form at any time and start the fun over again to find what program you think is right for you!

What program is right for me?

After you find the program that best fits your academic goals, the next step is to figure out if CWU has the program in a location and modality best suited for your needs. An endorsement is the subject you get certified in after completing your program at CWU. Below are several tables outlining the endorsement offerings at CWU or visit the Endorsement Programs webpage with the Teacher Certification Program for links to each department.

Candidates for an inital Residency Teaching Certificate must also meet the Teacher Certification Program requirements for Admission and Certification.

Preschool- 12th Grade

Endorsement
Ellensburg

Center Campuses

(Des Moines, Pierce, Moses Lake, Wentachee Yakima)

Major Minor Offered Online at Centers Add-on Endorsment Only Option
Bilingual Education X X X X ONLINE
Dance X X
English Language Learners X X X X ONLINE
Health/Fitness X X ONLINE
Library Media ONLINE
Music: Instrumental X X
Music: Choral X X
Music: General X X
Reading X X X X ONLINE
Special Education X MINOR ONLY X X MINOR ONLY ONLINE
Theatre Arts X X
Visual Arts X X
Specific Grade Levels

Endorsement
Ellensburg

Center Campuses

(Des Moines, Pierce, Moses Lake, Wentachee Yakima)

Major Minor Offered Online at Centers Add-on Endorsment Only Option
Early Childhood Education (Preschool-3rd) X X X X MINOR ONLY X
Elementary Education (Kinder-8th) X X X X

Middle Level Math (4th-9th)

X Des Moines X
Middle Level Science (4th-9th) X Des Moines X
Secondary 5th-12th Grade

Endorsement
Ellensburg

Center Campuses

(Des Moines, Pierce, Moses Lake, Wentachee Yakima)

Major Minor Offered Online at Centers Add-on Endorsment Only Option
Biology X X
Business and Marketing Education X X CTE Business and Industry Route
Chemistry X X
Computer Science X X
Earth & Space Science X X
English Language Arts X X
Family and Consumer Sciences (4th-12th) X X GPIDEA
Mathematics X X
Physics X X
Social Studies/History X X
Technology Education X X CTE Business and Industry Route
Traffic Safety (9th-12th) X X X
Other Education Programs
Additional Education Programs Description
Master of Arts in Teaching Earn your initial teaching certificate in up to two endorsements and a master's degree all in one program.
School Administration Earn your administration certificate in either School Principal or Special Programs Director.
School Psychology Earn your ESA certificate in school psychology.
CTE Plan 2 Business and Industry Route If you have three or more years of private sector industry experience and have decided teaching is for you, this program will help you get CTE certified in specific subjects.
Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction If you are already a certified teacher and looking to further your education and earn a master's degree this program is for professional development.

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Updated 5/5/2022