WSU College of Education Teacher Education Requirements

Undergraduate programs


Teacher education program requirements and application

Program application review occurs each fall and spring. Interested students apply in February for fall admission and September for spring admission. Applicants must meet with College of Education advisors to submit an application packet.

Please print the application packet and fill it out prior to your in-take session. Be sure to read the directions carefully and come prepared with all parts of the application completed. You must sign up on the Student Services bulletin board (outside room 316 of the Education Addition) for a time to turn in your application packet. Sign-ups will begin September for the following Spring admission, and February for the following Fall admission. Please e-mail any questions to

Testing requirements

The state of Washington requires testing in basic skills (WEST-B) and content area (WEST-E).  Additionally, those seeking an endorsement in a Designated World Language must also pass the ACTFL exam.

Washington Educator Skills Test (WEST) information

Specific subject teaching certificate programs

Candidates for specific subject certificates shall declare a major and meet the degree and endorsement requirements of the subject-matter department,and complete the Secondary Professional Education Core Requirements. To enhance employment opportunities, it is recommended that candidates complete requirements for an additional endorsement.

Secondary education professional core requirements

Endorsement checklists

Career and Technical Education

Add-on Endorsements (non-degree)

FAQs and additional resources