WA Elementary Education Certification and Exam Requirements - Approved

Washington Elementary Education Certification and Exam Requirements - Approved

In Washington, this program leads to a Residency Teacher (First Issue) Certificate with an Elementary Education endorsement.


1) Content ExamNES Elementary Education (Subtests I and II) (102/103)

You are required to pass this exam to graduate from your program and be recommended for certification.

This exam also satisfies the WGU Program Requirement.

Or, if passed prior to September 1, 2014: West-E Elementary Education (Subtests 1 and 2) (005/006)

Eligible WEST-E scores can be mixed and matched with NES scores. Read more



Visit these links for important information:
General Information About Licensing in Washington
Submitting Exam Scores to WGU
Applying for your Washington Teaching License

Washington Teaching Performance Assessment


Article Number: 20286, 2340