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Add-On Endorsement Program

Add-On Endorsements

Appropriately named, “add-on endorsements” are endorsements that are added to your already valid Washington State teacher certificate.

In Washington state, there are four possible ways to add an endorsement to your currently valid Initial, Residency, Continuing, or Professional Teacher Certificate.

    1. By completing an add-on endorsement program at a college or university.
      View ALL add-on endorsement program
      View Middle-Level Math Endorsement
      View Special Education Endorsement
    2. By earning National Board Certification in a Washington endorsement area.
      Learn more about National Boards
    3. Pathway 1 (content exam).
      Take me to Pathway 1
    4. Pathway 2 (content exam and pedagogy assessment).
      Take me to Pathway 2

Those who want to complete the add-on endorsement through one of the Pathway programs must first determine their eligibility.
View Pathway 1 & 2 eligibility requirements


If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to let us know.

Pullman, or Global Campus (online)
Staci Bickelhaupt
PO Box 642114
Pullman, WA 99164-2114
(509) 335-8146
Helen Berry
2710 University Dr.
Richland, WA 99352-1671
(509) 372-7394
Jennifer Gallagher
14204 NE Salmon Creek Ave
Vancouver, WA 98686-9600
(360) 546-9075
Kelly LaGrutta
PO Box 1495
Spokane, WA 99210-1495
(509) 358-7942


Washington State University