- Offered as:
- Graduate program
The teacher education program provides the skills and knowledge to teach and guide school children in grades K - 12. Successful completion of a teacher education program leads to Washington teacher certification.
Specialization tracks available
- Strengths of the program
- Make connections through professors who have collaborative relationships with more than 150 school districts statewide.
- The College of Education sponsors the Alhadeff Future Teachers of Color program, designed to address the under-representation of multicultural educators in the state of Washington.
- We offer the most innovative education technologies and the latest classroom facilities.
- The teacher education program is the only one in the state to offer classroom teaching opportunities in every region of Washington, as well as in some English-speaking schools overseas.
- Get the most up-to-date knowledge of effective teaching, student learning, and educational reform.
- Get first-hand experience through 200 practicum hours integrated throughout the program and a full semester of student teaching.
- Admission requirements
To be eligible for the teacher education program, students need to meet the following requirements:
- Have 80 hours of recent educational experience with children or youth
- Complete at least 45 semester hours of course work
- Complete all the prerequisite courses with a C grade or better
- Have a personal interview
- Fulfill the basic skills requirement with the ACT, SAT, or WEST-B exam
- Earn a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 at Washington State University
See the teacher education program's website for full information about requirements, including more about prerequisite courses and the state's basic skills requirement.
- Teaching certificates offered at WSU
Washington State University offers teaching certificates in several subjects.
- Agriculture Education
- Earth and Space Science
- Elementary Education (K-8 Endorsement)
- English Language Arts
- Family and Consumer Science
- Music (General, Choral, or Instrumental Endorsements)
- Social Studies
These endorsements are available only in addition to a teaching certificate (not available as stand-alone certificates or degree programs).
- Bilingual Education (WSU Tri-Cities campus only)
- English Language Learners (ELL)
- Middle Level Math
- Middle Level Science
- Special Education
- Scholarships and financial aid
A variety of state, federal, and university-sponsored programs are available to help students with educational costs.
For all students at WSU
Washington State University awards millions of dollars in financial aid and scholarships to students every year based on financial need, academic merit, or a combination of the two.
To get all the financial help WSU can provide, you'll need to do these two things:
- Complete the University's general scholarship application so you can be eligible for scholarship consideration, including departmental awards.
- Complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) so WSU can consider you for aid (scholarships, grants, loans, etc.) based on financial need. Get started here.
For teacher education students
Students are eligible for scholarships from the College of Education. About 100 teacher education students are awarded scholarships every semester. Visit the college's scholarships page for more information.