Elementary Education candidates will be endorsed in Elementary Education and are certified to teach as a generalist in a K-8th grade classroom.

Secondary Education candidates choose an endorsement in a specific content area that is typically taught at the middle school and/or high school level.

Special Education candidates will be endorsed in Special Education and are certified to teach in a preschool through twelfth grade special education designated classroom.

Physical Education candidates will be endorsed in Health and Fitness and are certified to teach health and fitness in grades preschool through twelfth grade.


After you complete the required course work, apply to add the endorsement to a valid Washington certificate.

Once you have submitted your completed application including all of the required documents, your name will be forwarded to OSPI for a new certificate. In the interim you will be mailed a temporary 180-day permit with the new endorsement.

Click here for listed GU endorsements: WAC 180-82A

These endorsement requirements apply to individuals who enter a certification program after September 1, 2003.

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Superintendant of Public Instruction Washington
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714 E. Boone Ave.
AD Box 25
Spokane, WA 99258

Amanda Coulter
Director of Certification
Phone: (509) 313-3504