Endorsement Information for Master of Initial Teaching Candidates

Endorsements Offered By Gonzaga University
**Early Childhood Special Education Birth - 3rd grade
Elementary Education Kindergarten - 8th grade
Music: Choral; Instrumental, General All Levels (Preschool - 12th grade)
World Languages: French; Spanish All Levels (Preschool - 12th grade)
**English Language Learner All Levels (Preschool - 12th grade)
Health/Fitness All Levels (Preschool - 12th grade)
**Reading All Levels (Preschool - 12th grade)
Special Education All Levels (Preschool - 12th grade)
Theatre Arts All Levels (Preschool - 12th grade)
Designated Science: Biology; Chemistry; Science Secondary (5th - 12th grade)
**General Science (have to also have bio, chem, or phys) Secondary (5th - 12th grade)
English/Language Arts Secondary (5th - 12th grade)
History, Social Studies Secondary (5th - 12th grade)
Mathematics Secondary (5th - 12th grade)
**these endorsements require an additional endorsement

How to Meet the Content Requirements for Endorsement

Elementary Endorsement (K-8)  For Elementary candidates, the content requirements for the Elementary endorsement is met through the Elementary Education WEST-E tests and are also included in the MIT program.


Specific content area (5-12)  For Secondary candidates, the content requirements need to be met before you can be granted candidacy in the MIT program.  These content requirements can be met through two different ways.

  1. If your degree is in the specific endorsement area you are seeking, you meet the content requirement by passing the WEST-E in that content area. You are not required to have your transcripts evaluated for coursework.

  2. If your degree is NOT in the endorsement area you are seeking, you are required to have your transcript analyzed for REQUIRED coursework.  In addition, you are also required to pass the WEST-E in that content area.

Coursework Requirements

a.  Access the Gonzaga University website for the endorsement worksheets for NON MAJORS.  These documents outline the specific content requirements for each endorsement area.  www.gonzaga.edu/Academics/Colleges-and-Schools/School-of-Education/Advising/default.asp.

b.  Align your transcript with the specific endorsement requirements and document which requirements are not met.

c.  Make an appointment with the Director of Certification office to sign off which requirements have been met, and not met and develop an outlined plan of study that stays on file.  Please bring your endorsement worksheet filled out AND transcripts from institutions where you have met the content for the endorsement.

d.  If at any time you change your endorsement area of your plan of study, you are required to meet with the Director of Certification and the MIT Director to update your plan of study.


1.  Follow steps a - d above.