Department ofEducation

Add-On Endorsements

We offer several options for currently certified teachers to add endorsements to their certificate.  Review the options below and contact Partnerships and Professional Development with questions at or 253-535-8790.

To begin the add-on endorsement process, please complete the following steps:

For Pathway 1, you will submit an Add On Endorsement application directly to the state of Washington.  For information, go to the OSPI website.

For Pathway 2:

  1. Complete the application for an add-on endorsement ) and include a non-refundable processing fee for $40, made out to PLU.

  2. Complete OSPI state endorsements forms 44221522F and 1535 

  3. Sign up and complete the relevant WEST-E assessment. The West-E does not need to be passed to begin the endorsement process.  To begin preparing for the WEST-E assessment, we recommend reviewing:

    1. The relevant Washington state endorsement competency outline

    2. Test summary and framework & free practice tests (scroll to the appropriate test at the bottom of the hyperlinked webpage)

  4. Include copies of all unofficial transcripts

  5. Submit a copy of your valid Washington state Teaching Certificate

  6. Mail completed application and all materials to : Pacific Lutheran University/Attn: Partnerships & Professional Development/12180 Park Ave. S/ Tacoma, WA 98447-0003

For Pathway 3

We offer add-on endorsement programs in Special Education, English Language Learners, and World Languages.  

Pathways Chart