As a certified teacher you have three pathways available for adding additional endorsements to your certificate. The pathway you take depends on what you are currently endorsed in, your teaching experience and what subject you wish to add. Please click here for the Pathway Chart to find out the appropriate route for you.
Pathway 1 allows you to add an endorsement that is similar in instructional methodology to your current endorsement. This is a test only option and does not require additional coursework. To qualify for Pathway 1 you must:
Teachers who are eligible to add an endorsement via Pathway 1 may download the endorsement application from OSPI and submit it directly to the appropriate ESD:
Pathway 2 allows you to add an endorsement that is compatible in instructional methodology to your current endorsement. It requires working with a university/college that can provide supervision and performance assessment as part of this pathway. To qualify for Pathway 2 you must:
For an application to the University of Washington’s Pathway 2 endorsement program, contact Cathrine Kattula at (206) 685-6421 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that enrollment in Pathway 2 at the UW is dependent upon the availability of supervisors in the required content area.
Pathway 3 gives you the option of adding an endorsement that is neither compatible nor similar in instructional methodology or content to you current subject. In order to add an endorsement via Pathway 3 you must complete an approved university/college program in the subject you wish to add. The UW’s Pathway 3 program consists of:
Click here for more information on adding an endorsement via Pathway 3.
College of Education, University of Washington
Box 353600 Seattle, WA 98195-3600