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Teacher Certification Program
Black Hall 128-1

(509) 963-2661
teachercertification@cwu.edu

SHB1028- Governor Jay Inlsee has signed into law the elimination of the edTPA.

Please read the plan below before contacting the Teacher Certification Program about this exciting news. We are reviewing over 1000 candidate files and this will be a time consuming process and your patience and e-mail restraint will help us serve you quicker.

edTPA Communication

Start Your Journey to Teacher Certification

Whether you are working toward your First Residency Teacher Certificate, Administrator Certificate or adding endorsements the Teacher Certification Program is here to help keep track of the required steps to certification. If you have any questions please reach out, we are excited to help you successfully reach this goal!

Traditional Pathway to Teaching

Step 1:

Step 2:

  • Complete all Major and Minor coursework.

Step 3:

Step 4:

  • Complete Student Teaching, exit assessments and edTPA. When your degree is awarded and all requirements are recieved, Teacher Certification will recommend you to OSPI and e-mail you directions on your next steps.

Step 5:

  • Claim your certificate from e-cert. Change lives!

Alternative Pathways to Teaching

Post-baccalaureate MAT program 

Adding an endorsement to current WA teacher certificate

  • Federal Rules Disclosure

    Statement on 34 CFR 668.43(a)(5)(v) and 34 CFR 668.43(c)

    Candidates of Central Washington University’s Teacher Certification Program, complete requirements to be recommended for certification or endorsement in the state of Washington. Completion of the Teacher Certification Program requires students to maintain a 3.0 GPA, graduate with an endorsable degree and pass state assessments.  

    Except for Washington State, CWU has made no determination if this program will lead to licensure in your state or the state in which you are seeking licensure. Please reference the resources below to determine licensure requirements and/or transfer policies in your state. 

    The National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification (NASDTEC) have negotiated licensure reciprocity agreements among states. This means that if you earn licensure in Washington you may be able to gain licensure in your own state based on proof of a valid Washington license. NASDTEC agreements can be found by clicking the link below. 

    Please note: requirements for licensure can change without notice, therefore it is important to contact your State Department of Education to confirm reciprocity with your state. A list of state contacts and information can be found at the U.S. Department of Education.

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Updated 2/24/2021