Teaching Endorsements


Endorsements on a teaching license indicate which subject areas and grade levels you are qualified to teach. The Master in Teaching certifies prospective teachers in areas ranging from elementary education to secondary sciences, humanities and arts.

How to Earn an Endorsement

Earn an endorsement to teach a specific subject.

  1. Complete coursework or relevant experience in your preferred endorsement area
  2. Take tests that demonstrate your content knowledge
  3. Successfully complete coursework
  4. Complete student teaching through field experience

Endorsement Levels

All Level P–12

These endorsements cover a subject area that you can teach at any level, from preschool all the way through high school. Some P–12 endorsements require a second endorsement, such as the English Language Learners Endorsement.

Elementary K–8

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

These endorsements specifically prepare you to teach in intermediate, middle school or junior high schools.

Secondary 5–12

These 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

Evergreen offers endorsements in multiple areas, including some that are offered at only a few places in Washington state.

The Test Code tells you which tests you need to take for your endorsement in addition to the WEST-B. Find out more about required tests at How to Apply to MiT


2025-26 Cohort
EndorsementLevelTest Code
Biology5–12NES 305
Chemistry5–12NES 306
Earth and Space Science5–12NES 307
Elementary EducationK–8NES 102 & NES 103
English Language Arts5–12NES 301
Multilingual LearnerP-12WEST-E 051
History5–12WEST-E 027
Mathematics5–12NES 304
Middle Level Humanities (English and Social Studies)4–9WEST-E 052 & WEST-E 053
Middle Level Math4–9NES 203
Middle Level Science4–9NES 204
Physics5–12NES 308
Social Studies5–12WEST-E 028
2026-27 Cohort
EndorsementLevelTest Code
Elementary EducationK–8NES 102 & NES 103
English Language Arts5–12NES 301
History5–12WEST-E 027
Middle Level Humanities (English and Social Studies)4–9WEST-E 052 & WEST-E 053
Social Studies5–12WEST-E 028
Theatre ArtsP–12WEST-E 055
Visual ArtsP–12NES 503


Where You Can Teach

Students who successfully complete the Master in Teaching degree will be recommended to PESB for Licensure.

Educator licensure in Washington state is governed by the Professional Educators Standards Board (PESB), which approves teacher education programs and certifies and licenses teachers.

Approved teacher education programs make teacher candidate recommendations for certification to PESB. Individuals with a Washington state license can teach in Washington state.

Evergreen's Master in Teaching meets the requirements for licensure or certification in Washington state. We have not made a determination if our curriculum meets the state educational requirements for licensure or certification in the following states: AL, AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WV, WI, WY.

The National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education (NASDTEC) Interstate Agreement facilitates the mobility of educators among the states and other jurisdictions that are members of NASDTEC and have signed the agreement. Please keep in mind that licensure requirements are subject to change. Make sure to check with the appropriate state agency to confirm current licensure requirements.