WAC 180-82A

Performance-Based Teacher Certificate Endorsements

Gonzaga University has been approved by the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction to offer the following endorsements.

Requirements for each Endorsement:

  • Competencies: Demonstrate knowledge and skills as described in the endorsement competency documents (see endorsement advising sheets)
  • Content test: September 2005, applicants for endorsements are required to pass a content test (Washington Educator Skills Test – Endorsement (WEST-E) (PRAXIS II) in order to demonstrate content knowledge. (see below)
  • Methods course(s): Related methods coursework in the specific endorsement area
  • Field experience/internship: Complete a minimum of one supervised practicum that includes teaching in a specific endorsement area. For additional endorsement areas, the college will determine the field experience requirement and the extent of that field experience.
  • Pedagogy: The pedagogy assessment instrument is required

To view state competencies for each endorsement, click here.

Endorsement Grade Level
Early Childhood Special Education Birth to 3rd grade
Elementary Education K-8th grade
Designated Arts: Theatre Arts All Levels K-12
Designated Arts: Music: Choral All Levels K-12
Designated Arts: Music: Instrumental All Levels K-12
Designated Arts: Music: General All Levels K-12
Designated World Languages: French All Levels K-12
Designated World Languages: Spanish All Levels K-12
English as a Second Language All Levels K-12
Health/Fitness All Levels K-12
Reading All Levels K-12
Special Education All Levels K-12
Designated Science: Biology Secondary
(5th-12th grade)
Designated Science: Chemistry Secondary
Designated Science: Physics Secondary
English/Language Arts Secondary
History Secondary
Mathematics Secondary
Science Secondary
Social Studies Secondary



Information for Testing Requirements


WEST-B Test (Washington Educator Skills Test-Basic)


The WEST-B is a state mandated basic skills test that is required to enter any teacher preparation program in the state of Washington. The applicant will be tested in reading, writing and math. The minimum passing score for each section is 240 (out of 300).

To register for the test and for more information please go to: http://www.west.nesinc.com/.When you register for the WEST-B designate Gonzaga to receive your score report.  The School Code is 215.

Admission to the undergraduate teacher preparation program will not be considered if the applicant does not have a passing score on all three sections of the WEST-B.

Click here to register for West-B

SAVE YOUR SCORE REPORTS!

NEW WEST-E (Washington Educator Skills Test-Endorsements)


Effective September 1 2005, teacher candidates seeking a Residency teacher certificate and all certificated teachers wishing to add an endorsement are required to pass a content test in each chosen endorsement area. The new test is the WEST-E

To register for the test and for more information please go to: http://www.west.nesinc.com/.When you register for the WEST-B designate Gonzaga to receive your score report.  The School Code is 215.

1.      Click here to download information for new West-E test codes

2.      Click here to register for West-E

SAVE YOUR SCORE REPORTS!



Certification :
Cathy Dieter, Director of Certification:
dieter@gonzaga.edu
(509) 313-3504