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 Learners
  • Middle-Level Math**
  • Reading
  • 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 Learners

  • Classes are offered via WSU’s videoconferencing system. Course instructors may be located at any of WSU’s four campuses and student enrollment at each campus may vary significantly. (For example: there may be only one student in class in Vancouver and the instructor may be located in Tri Cities.)
  • There are five required classes (15 credits), plus a semester-long practicum (3 credits). Students can begin any semester.
  • For a list of courses, upcoming schedule, or projected course rotation, please contact Jennifer Gallagher, Academic Coordinator, at j.gallagher@wsu.edu or 360-546-9075.

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. Please contact Dan Overbay for more information. A summer start is recommended.
  • For a list of courses, upcoming schedule, or projected course rotation, please contact Dan Overbay, Academic Coordinator, at dan.overbay@wsu.edu or 360-546-9673.

Reading

  • All classes are offered online only.
  • There are six required classes (19 credits) offered on a two-year rotation, and students can begin in the fall or spring.
  • For a list of courses, upcoming schedule, or projected course rotation, please contact Jennifer Gallagher, Academic Coordinator, at j.gallagher@wsu.edu or 360-546-9075.

Special education

  • All classes are offered online only.
  • There are nine required classes (27 credits) + 4 credits of practicum to be completed in a school setting. Students can begin any semester.
  • For a list of courses, upcoming schedule, or projected course rotation, please contact Jennifer Gallagher, Academic Coordinator, at j.gallagher@wsu.edu or 360-546-9075.

Application and tuition information

Recommended application deadlines:

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

Contact Jennifer Gallagher at j.gallagher@wsu.edu 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).