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Secondary Math Endorsement Academy – Online

Update: Fall 2017 Academy is Cancelled

The yearlong Online Secondary Math Endorsement Academy consists of 8 courses that meet in virtual, synchronous sessions twice a week in the evenings, with additional asynchronous work required throughout the week. Brought to you by the College of Education in partnership with the Puget Sound Educational Service District, courses are taught by expert practitioners, including certified current and former classroom teachers, from a variety of Washington school districts. Seattle University faculty oversee the courses to ensure that the materials and teaching are current and relevant.

This unique program helps Washington state certified teachers regardless of where they live prepare for the required NES exam, offering an affordable pathway to earning a secondary math endorsement.

Earn an endorsement in Secondary Math

Post-baccalaureate Endorsement  

1. Complete the 20-credit Secondary Math Endorsement Academy

2. Prepare for and take the state-mandated exam in secondary math

3. Upon passing the state exam, apply for your endorsement through Seattle University

4. Consider earning additional endorsements through Seattle University's Endorsement Academies

Credits and costs

Post-baccalaureate Endorsement Pathway

Per credit fee: $225

Per quarter technology fee: $90 (total of $360)

Total Academy fee: $4,860

Materials, books, test fees and endorsement processing fees are not included in the Academy fee and are the responsibility of the participant. Academy fees are non-refundable. Limited payment plans are available – inquire at time of application.

Participants must have regular, reliable access to the Internet and a working computer that meets our minimum standards. Information on SU’s technology requirements are available from the Office of Information Technology.

Educator Retooling Conditional Scholarship Program

The Professional Educators Standards Board of Washington State has announced the funding of retooling scholarships for the 2016-2017 year for an expanded list of high-need endorsement areas. Certified Washington teachers currently employed at Washington K-12 public schools are eligible to apply for up to $3,000 in scholarship funds.

Please visit the PESB’s website for eligibility and application information. If you decide to apply for this opportunity, please complete the Retooling Endorsement Budget for the online academy and submit it, along with your application materials for the academy. You will need to include the budget form, signed by the SU representative, with your application to the PESB.

Please note that applications for the retooling scholarships are the responsibility of the individual. Acceptance to the Online Secondary Math Endorsement Academy does not guarantee participant a retooling scholarship.

Application Procedures

  • Retooling applicant deadlines are January 12, 2018 and April 27, 2018
  • Review the Secondary Math Flyer, our Secondary Math Program Overview
  • Complete the Seconday Math Registration Form and submit it along with $150 non-refundable program deposit*
  • Submit a copy of your valid Washington State teaching certificate
  • If applying for a Retooling scholarship, include the Retooling Endorsement Budget
  • Submit registration form, payment, certificate and retooling budget form (if applicable) by email to, by fax to (206) 220-8235 or by mail to:

                  Professional and Continuing Education

                  Seattle University – College of Education

                  901 12th Ave, PO Box 222000

                  Seattle, WA 98122

*A non-refundable $150 program deposit is due at the time of application. Deposit will only be processed if applicant is admitted to the program. Limited payment plans are available. Please indicate interest in a payment plan on the academy registrations form. If you are applying for a retooling scholarship, payment is still due at the time of registration – for questions please contact (206) 296-2147.

More Information

For additional information, please e-mail or call (206) 296-2147.



Questions about the Secondary Math Online Endorsement Academy?

Online information sessions are held throughout the year.  Please check back for our next scheduled session.

For information about this academy please send an email to