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College of Education

K-12 Certification and Endorsements

K-12 Certification

Educating leaders and innovative thinkers inside and out of the classroom.

The College of Education offers a variety of degrees, endorsements, and certificate programs to obtain initial K-12 certification. 

Earn Your Degree and Endorsement

For Experienced Educators

Seattle University College of Education offers programs for experienced teachers with a valid teaching certificate to add endorsements to their initial, continuing, professional, or residency certificate. All SU endorsement options fulfill Pathway Three requirements outlined by the state’s Professional Educator Standards Board. These programs for certified teachers provide subject knowledge and enhance skills in teaching and curriculum development.

Endorsements Only

For Certified Teachers

Teachers with Standard (lifetime) Certificates

Teachers with a standard (lifetime) teacher's certificate should not apply for endorsements, as these invalidate standard certificates. For more information, visit the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction for more information (link to