What You Can Teach
Endorsements on a teaching license indicate which subject areas and grade levels you are qualified to teach. Explore this page to learn about the endorsements we offer.
To earn an endorsement to teach a specific subject, you must:
Have completed coursework or relevant life experience in your preferred endorsement area
Take tests that demonstrate your content knowledge
- Complete curriculum planning, assessment and teaching methods work for your endorsement within MiT, and have completed a field experience
All Level: P–12 endorsements cover a subject area that you can teach at any level, from birth (preschool) all the way through high school. Most P–12 endorsements require a second endorsement.
Elementary: K–8 is the state endorsement for teaching elementary school. You’ll be prepared to teach in schools where students stay in the same class all day long.
Middle: 4–9 endorsements specifically prepare you to teach in intermediate, middle school, or junior high schools.
Secondary: 5–12 endorsements prepare you to teach in any intermediate, middle school, junior high, or high school, where teachers teach specific subjects and students move from class to class.
Endorsements Offered at Evergreen
Evergreen offers endorsements in multiple areas, including some that are offered at only a few places in Washington State.
The Test Code tells you which tests you need to take for your endorsement in addition to the WEST-B. Find out more about required tests.
|Earth and Space Science||5–12||NES 307|
|Elementary Education||K–8||NES 102 & NES 103|
|English Language Arts||5–12||NES 301|
|English Language Learners (additional endorsement area required)||P–12||WEST-E 051|
|Middle Level Humanities (English and Social Studies)||4–9||WEST-E 052 & WEST-E 053|
|Middle Level Math||4–9||NES 203|
|Middle Level Science||4–9||NES 204|
|Social Studies||5–12||WEST-E 028|
|Theatre Arts||P–12||WEST-E 055|
|Visual Arts||P–12||NES 503|
|World Languages: French, Japanese, or Spanish||P–12||WEST-E 100*|
*Foreign language endorsements also require the ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) or computerized interview (OPIC) and the Written Proficiency Test (WPT) from Language Testing International. These proficiencies must be passed at the advanced low level.