Add-on endorsements

Department of Teaching and Learning

Appropriately named, “add-on endorsements” are opportunities for people who already hold a valid Washington state teacher credential to add new endorsements to their credential. WSU Vancouver offers the coursework to fulfill the requirements* for an add-on endorsement in these areas:

  • English Language Learner
  • Middle-Level Math**
  • Special Education

*In addition to completing the required coursework, the associated content test must be passed. More information on testing.

**The Middle-Level Math endorsement may also be earned by only passing the test – completion of coursework is not required.

Endorsement details

English Language Learner

  • Built into WSU Vancouver’s B.A. in Education program, this endorsement prepares you to effectively educate students who are learning English as an additional language.  
  • Upon successful completion of this endorsement, you can add the Bilingual Education endorsement via an additional test and foreign language proficiency exams.
  • If you are a current teacher, contact us to learn more about our online track for working educators. 

Middle-Level Math

  • Classes are offered face-to-face and via WSU’s videoconferencing system.
  • In addition to the five required classes (15 credits), this endorsement requires prerequisite competencies in certain areas. A summer start is recommended.
  • For a list of courses, upcoming schedule, or projected course rotation, please contact Casper Menson, Academic Coordinator, at or 360-546-9673.

Special Education

Application and tuition information

Recommended application deadlines:

  • Nov. 15 for spring/January enrollment
  • March 15 for summer/May enrollment
  • June 15 for fall/August enrollment

Contact Casper Menson at to request application materials.

  • Because courses for an add-on endorsement at WSU Vancouver are not currently applicable to a master’s degree, students apply and are admitted in a non-degree seeking status and pay the undergraduate tuition rate. Current information about tuition rates.
  • Please note that non-degree seeking students are not eligible for federal financial aid (loans or grants).