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ENDORSEMENT PROGRAMS AVAILABLE IN SPOKANE

WSU is pleased to make select teaching endorsement programs available with coursework on the Spokane campus.

WSU Spokane offeres endorsement opportunities for practicing educators. For detailed information about endorsement requirements visit the College of Education Student Services web pages. (Please note, navigating to these pages will lead you away from the WSU Spokane web pages.)

MIDDLE LEVEL MATH ENDORSEMENT

The Middle Level Math Add-On Endorsement program is a state-wide program designed for practicing teachers who wish to expand their areas of endorsement, with coursework available via face-to-face instruction and AMS videoconference.

Course prerequisites include completion of the following with a "C" or better:

Math 106 College Algebra, or an appropriate math placement score.
Math 252 Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers II, or an endorsement in elementary education.

Courses for the endorsement include the following:

Math 151 Calculus for Middle School Teachers
Math 303 Higher Geometry
Math 351 Algebraic Thinking for Middle School Teachers
T&L 426 Middle Level Mathematics Methods
T&L 427 Proportional Reasoning

Teachers who wish to add the Middle Level Math Endorsement to their certificates may participate in the program in two ways. (Pre-certified teachers should consult with their advisors for program application information, and begin the program after their first "block" of education courses.)

Non-degree, post-baccalaureate application

Submit the following to the Spokane campus:

Completed endorsement program application (pdf) »

•Copy of valid teacher certificate.

•Official transcripts for any coursework that is applicable to the add-on endorsement (including prerequisites)

•A Middle Level Math Endorsement self-evaluation worksheet (pdf) if you have taken courses you believe will count toward the endorsement.

•$50 check payable to WSU for evaluation/application fee.

 

Endorsement courses as part of a master's degree

Students may apply the majority of the middle level math coursework to a master's degree in curriculum and instruction on the Spokane campus. To apply, students will submit the following:

Master's degree application packet (Word), including application to the WSU graduate school as a master's degree student.

Completed endorsement program application (pdf) »

•Copy of valid teacher certificate.

•Official transcripts for any coursework that is applicable to the add-on endorsement (including prerequisites)

•A Middle Level Math Endorsement self-evaluation worksheet (pdf) if you have taken courses you believe will count toward the endorsement.

 

Factsheet for Middle Level Math Endorsement Program (pdf) »

READING ENDORSEMENT

WSU's Reading Endorsement provides the skills and strategies necessary for those who wish to increase dramatically their knowledge of the teaching of reading as well as their cultural competence—awareness, sensitivity, and support of diverse populations—in relation to the literacy growth of students in P-12. Our program embeds curriculum development, pedagogical skills, and diagnostic assessment with tutoring experience.

The Reading Add-On Endorsement program is designed for practicing teachers who wish to expand their areas of endorsement, with coursework available in Spokane via face-to-face instruction and AMS videoconference.

PLEASE NOTE: As a PREREQUISITE, transcripts should evidence coursework in children's literature, reading and writing K-8 and ESL K-8, with completion at a "C" or better. If prerequisites are not met, students will need to take additional courses for the endorsement program.

The Reading Endorsement Program requires 13 to 22 credits.

Four core courses for the endorsement include the following:

T&L 528 Literacy within the Disciplines.
T&L 551 Psychology of Reading
T&L 553 Assessment Instruction in Reading K-8
T&L 558 Improving Comprehension through Literature
Candidates must pass the West-E in Reading in order to apply for the add-on endorsement.

Teachers who wish to add the Reading Endorsement to their certificates may participate in the program in two ways:

Non-degree, post-baccalaureate application

Submit the following to the Spokane campus:

Completed endorsement program application (pdf) »

•Copy of valid teacher certificate.

•Official transcripts for any coursework that is applicable to the add-on endorsement (including prerequisites)

•A Reading Endorsement self-evaluation worksheet (Word) if you have taken courses you believe will count toward the endorsement.

•$50 check payable to WSU for evaluation/application fee.

 

Endorsement courses as part of a master's degree

Students may apply the Reading Endorsement courses to a master's degree in curriculum and instruction on the Spokane campus. To apply, students will submit the following:

Master's degree application packet (Word), including application to the WSU graduate school as a master's degree student.

Completed endorsement program application (pdf) »

•Copy of valid teacher certificate.

•Official transcripts for any coursework that is applicable to the add-on endorsement (including prerequisites)

•A Reading Endorsement self-evaluation worksheet (Word) if you have taken courses you believe will count toward the endorsement.

Factsheet for Reading Endorsement (pdf) »

PATHWAY 2 ENDORSEMENT

Pathway 2 involves passing the WEST-E and a college-administered pedagogy assessment in the endorsement being added. (Please note, navigating to this site will take you away from the WSU Spokane web pages.)

Pathway 2 Endorsement »

ONLINE ENDORSEMENT PROGRAMS

Additional  teacher endorsement programs are available online, including English Language Learners and Special Education. (Please note, navigating to these pages will lead you away from the WSU Spokane web pages.)

Online Endorsement Programs »



CONTACT US

Program information

Kelly LaGrutta
Academic Coordinator
lagrutta@wsu.edu
Phone: (509) 358-7942