Endorsement in Elementary Education

Next Start
July 2024
Mixed Mode (Everett, Tacoma, Vancouver)
Total Credits
Price per Credit

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.


Teacher Certification Programs at City University of Seattle strive to recruit, retain, and support a diverse educator workforce that mirrors the diversity of the PK-12 student population in schools. We aim to cultivate learning spaces in which all community members feel connected to and rooted in relationships within themselves, each other, and the environment. Our vision is to help future teachers align their instructional practices in culturally sustaining ways that foster the development of conscious, global citizens of the world who are at home in their place, environment, and communities.


Teacher Certification Programs at City University of Seattle provide relevant, relationship-based learning experiences rooted in culturally sustaining and identity affirming practices for future PK-12 teachers. We equip future teachers with tools, strategies, and awareness to effectively and equitably facilitate humanizing, healing-centered, and high-quality learning experiences for PK-12 students in the school setting.

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


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