What You Can Teach
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.
Where you can teach
Educator licensure in Washington State is governed by the Professional Educators Standards Board (PESB). PESB approves teacher education programs and approved teacher education programs make teacher candidate recommendations for certification to PESB who has the authority to certify and license teachers. Students who successfully complete the Master in Teaching degree at The Evergreen State College will be recommended to PESB for Licensure. Washington State licenses teachers to teach in Washington State.
The Evergreen State College MiT program meets the requirements for licensure or certification in Washington State. We have not made a determination if our curriculm meets the State educational requirements for licensure or certification in the following states: AL, AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WV, WI, WY
The National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education (NASDTEC) Interstate Agreement facilitates the mobility of educators among the states and other jurisdictions that are members of NASDTEC and have signed the agreement. Please keep in mind that licensure requirements are subject to change. Make sure to check with the appropriate state agency to confirm current licensure requirements.