College of Education

Teaching Subject Endorsements

This is the list of all endorsements available at WSU.

The self-evaluation worksheets (first column) are primarily used for Master in Teaching (MIT) and add-on endorsement applicants.

The checksheets (second column) are used by all students to monitor their progress through the program.

Endorsement self-evalsEndorsement checksheetsUndergrad degree in PullmanUndergrad degree in Tri-CitiesUndergrad degree in SpokaneUndergrad degree in VancouverGraduate degree in PullmanGraduate degree in Tri-CitiesGraduate degree in SpokaneGraduate degree in VancouverGraduate degree through Global CampusNon-Degree in PullmanNon-Degree in Tri-CitiesNon-Degree in SpokaneNon-Degree in VancouverNon-Degree through Global Campus
Biological ScienceBiological ScienceXXXXXXXXX
Choral, Instrumental, & MusicChoral, Instrumental, & MusicXX
Earth and Space ScienceEarth and Space ScienceXXXXXXXXX
Elementary EducationElementary EducationXXXXXXXXXX
English Language ArtsEnglish Language ArtsXXXXXXXX
English Language LearnersEnglish Language LearnersXXXXXXX
Family & Consumer ScienceFamily & Consumer ScienceXXX
Health and Fitness++Health and FitnessXXX
Middle Level MathematicsMiddle Level MathematicsXXXXXXXX
Middle Level ScienceMiddle Level ScienceXXXX
Social StudiesSocial StudiesXXXXXXXX
Special EducationSpecial EducationXXXXXXXXX

**ML Science is pending in Vancouver

++The Health & Fitness teaching endorsement will not be accepting any new undergraduate students admitted to WSU after fall 2015. Methods courses will be offered until spring 2017 to help students presently enrolled complete their certification.

View the instructions for completing the self-evaluations »


National Evaluation Series™ (NES®) Tests

The following NES tests have replaced the corresponding WEST–E tests, and may be used to fulfill the requirement for candidates applying for endorsements on Washington residency teaching certificates.

Test Code Test
101 Early Childhood Education
102/103 Elementary Education (Subtests I and II)
301 English Language Arts
104 Essential Components of Elementary Reading Instruction
304 Mathematics
203 Middle Grades Mathematics

Washington Educator Skills Test–Endorsements™ (WEST–E™)

Test Code Test
037 Agriculture Education
050 Bilingual Education
022 Biology
023 Chemistry
100 Designated World Languages
024 Earth and Space Science
051 English Language Learners
041 Family and Consumer Sciences Education
029 Health/Fitness
027 History
013 Middle Level Science
035 Music: Choral
034 Music: General
036 Music: Instrumental
025 Physics
021 Science
028 Social Studies
070 Special Education

WEST-E Exemption

Individuals who can provide documentation of the following are exempt from taking the NES or WEST–E:

  • A National Board Certificate if there is a direct equivalency between endorsement and the National Board Certificate, as approved by the Professional Educator Standards Board (PESB) and published by the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI)
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