Welcome to WSU’s add-on endorsement program
You can pursue an add-on endorsement as either a graduate or undergraduate/non-degree student. However, the add-on endorsement program is only for those who are already certified teachers. Those interested in becoming a teacher should visit our Teacher Education page.
Applying to the WSU add-on endorsement program
If you plan to complete an add-on endorsement as part of a graduate degree submit the following:
If you are planning to complete requirements as a non-degree seeking post-baccalaureate submit the following:
- Apply to WSU as a non-degree student.
- Completed application
- Copy of valid teacher certificate
- Official transcripts for any course work that is applicable to the add-on endorsement
- A self-evaluation worksheet if you have taken courses you believe will count toward the endorsement you are pursuing
- $50 check payable to WSU for evaluation/application fee
These are the people with whom you will work during the completion of your add-on endorsement.
|Pullman, or Global Campus (online)
PO Box 642114
Pullman, WA 99164-2114
2710 University Dr.
Richland, WA 99352-1671
14204 NE Salmon Creek Ave
Vancouver, WA 98686-9600
PO Box 1495
Spokane, WA 99210-1495
**If applying to Vancouver, contact Dan Overbay for additional requirements
Other points of consideration…
Completing endorsement course work at other institutions
You are not required to complete all of your course work at WSU; however 50% of your course work including the methods course work must be completed with us. If you would like to take a course from another institution you must receive WSU’s approval prior to enrolling in the course.
In addition to completing all of the course work outlined by WSU, you must pass the content exam for the endorsement to be added to your certificate. Additionally, Designated World Languages and Bilingual Education require passing score on the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) exam.
Adding the endorsement to your teacher certificate
After you complete the required course work, you must submit a request to add the endorsement to a valid Washington certificate. Once you have submitted your request your name will be submitted to OSPI through E-Certificaton. In the interim you will receive a temporary 180-day permit with the new endorsement. The endorsement will not be added to your Washington certificate until you complete this process.