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Teach for a Brighter Future for Our Youth

Children’s futures depend on effective teachers in the community. If you’re a caring, committed teacher who is ready to begin teaching in a K-8 setting, this certificate would help you achieve your goals.

Adding an elementary education endorsement to your teaching certificate opens up a whole new world of career opportunities. Program graduates often pursue a change of pace by shifting into elementary teaching positions that are both challenging and rewarding.

You can apply to CityU’s elementary education endorsement program if you are an actively certified teacher or administrator in Washington state. You may also complete the program as part of your initial certification in our Bachelor of Arts in Education.

This elementary education endorsement is offered in a mixed-mode setting with convenient class meeting times and online learning elements – to accommodate your busy schedule.

The state-approved Endorsement in Elementary Education provides Washington state-certified teachers with an opportunity to begin teaching students in K-8. You will work closely with faculty, who are also actively working, so you learn actionable skills for the classroom. Timely, real-world examples will further support and elevate your learning experience.

Learning Outcomes

Throughout the elementary education endorsement program, you’ll learn:

  • To address the needs of students with disabilities in the classroom
  • How to teach the social sciences while establishing opportunities for direct classroom application and transformative student learning
  • Basic elements, principles, related concepts, and vocabulary of the creative arts
  • Potential empowering or limiting effects of health choices and habits
  • Theoretical perspectives on mathematics education
  • Inquiry-based approach to teaching STEM
  • Literacy instruction strategies



Founded in 1973, City University of Seattle offers over 60 on-site and online programs designed for busy working adults like you. When you enroll at CityU, you’ll have the support of a community of faculty, staff, students, and alumni who are dedicated to helping you finish your degree and reach your goals.


CityU is recognized as a Top 10 educator of adults nationwide.1 In fact, students complete their degrees at twice the national rate.2


Develop marketable, real-world skills in courses taught by faculty who are practitioners working in your field.


Expand your expertise and your global perspectives in on-site and online courses with students from around the world.


Network with alumni employed at Seattle’s top companies, including Boeing, Starbucks, Amazon, and Microsoft.