What You Can Teach
In order to teach a specific subject, you need to have an endorsement. Endorsements come with different levels, equivalent to the grade levels you can teach at.
To earn an endorsement to teach a specific subject, you must:
- Have completed coursework in your preferred endorsement area
- Take tests that demonstrate your content knowledge
- Complete curriculum planning, assessment and teaching methods work for your endorsement within MiT, and a field experience
All Level: P–12 endorsements cover a subject area that you can teach at any level, from birth (preschool) all the way through high school. Most P–12 endorsements require a second endorsement.
Elementary: K–8 is the state endorsement for teaching elementary school. You’ll be prepared to teach in schools where students stay in the same class all day long.
Middle: 4–9 endorsements specifically prepare you to teach in intermediate, middle school, or junior high schools.
Secondary: 5–12 endorsements prepare you to teach in any intermediate, middle school, junior high, or high school, where teachers teach specific subjects and students move from class to class.
Endorsements Offered at Evergreen
Evergreen offers endorsements in 20 areas, including some that are offered at only a few places in Washington state. Successful applicants to MiT will meet or exceed the minimum coursework expectations for one endorsement area, documented on the worksheet.
Download the worksheet for your selected endorsement to see what coursework and other things are required. The WEST-E Code tells you which tests you need to take for your endorsement in addition to the WEST-B. Find out more about required tests. View a sample worksheet.
|Endorsement||Level||2nd Endorsement||Prerequisites Worksheets||WEST-E Code|
|Biology||5–12||Encouraged||Prerequisites (MS Word)||NES 305|
|Chemistry||5–12||Required||Prerequisites (MS Word)||NES 306|
|Earth and Space Science||5–12|
another science or math preferred
|Prerequisites (MS Word)||NES 307|
|Elementary Education||K–8||Encouraged||Prerequisites (MS Word)||NES 102 & NES 103|
|English Language Arts||5–12||Encouraged||Prerequisites (MS Word)||NES 301|
|English Language Learners||P–12|
generally elementary or ELA
|Prerequisites (MS Word)||051|
|History||5–12||Encouraged||Prerequisites (MS Word)||027|
|Mathematics||5–12||Prerequisites (MS Word)||NES 304|
|Middle Level Humanities (English and Social Studies)||4–9||Encouraged||Prerequisites (MS Word)||052 & 053|
|Middle Level Math||4–9||Prerequisites (MS Word)||NES 203|
|Middle Level Science||4–9||Encouraged||Prerequisites (MS Word)||NES 204|
generally another science or math
|Prerequisites (MS Word)||NES 308|
Elementary Education or ELA preferred
|Prerequisites (MS Word)||NES 104|
a specific science
|Prerequisites (MS Word)||NES 311|
|Social Studies||5–12||Encouraged||Prerequisites (MS Word)||028|
|Theatre Arts||P–12||Required||Prerequisites (MS Word)||055|
|Visual Arts||P–12||Encouraged||Prerequisites (MS Word)||503|
|World Languages: French, Japanese, or Spanish||P–12||Required||Prerequisites (MS Word)||100*|
Upon application, submit worksheet with courses completed, planned and in progress. List all worksheets in quarter credit hours, converting semester hours to equivalant quarter credits. Successful applicats will meet or exceede the minimum coursework expectations and have most of it done by the time of application.
* Foreign language endorsements also require the ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) or computerized interview (OPIC) and the Written Proficiency Test (WPT) from Language Testing International. These proficiencies must be passed at the advanced low level.