Endorsements for certified teachers

Added endorsements are for individuals who already hold valid Washington state initial, continuing, residency, or professional teaching certifications and wish to add one or more endorsement(s). Washington state is currently offering three specific pathway options for added endorsements.


The College of Education and Counseling at Saint Martin’s University offers pathway II and pathway III to add endorsements to an existing teaching certification.

Candidates must complete the added endorsement application (including a non-refundable application fee of $50) and be accepted to the added endorsement program at Saint Martin’s University prior to registering for courses.

Note: the $50 application fee is waived if the candidate completed teacher certification at Saint Martin’s University within one year of the date of the application for the added endorsement program. Tuition is based on corresponding campus (extension or main).

Endorsement areas

For more information about what courses offered at Saint Martin's University are required to be recommended for certification in the endorsements we offer, please use the links below. Saint Martin's has been authorized by the Washington Professional Educator Standards Board (PESB) to recommend students for the following competency-based teaching certificate endorsements:

Endorsement forms and requirements
Bilingual education Japanese
Biology Mathematics
Chemistry Middle-level humanities
Drama/theatre arts Middle-level math
Early childhood education Middle-level science
Early childhood special education Music: choral
Elementary education Music: instrumental
English Language Arts (ELA) Music: general
English Language Learners (ELL) Reading/literacy
French Social studies
Health/fitness Spanish
History Special education

To insure proper sequencing of courses, students must apply to the added endorsement program prior to registering for any education courses at Saint Martin's University.

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