Western Washington University Locations

Western Washington University’s outreach has been advanced through partnerships with community colleges and community centers.  By maximizing the strengths of the university with communities in the Puget Sound and the Central Salish Sea regions, Western can help you reach your educational goals. 

Find out more about our locations below or check our distance learning opportunities available through WesternOnline.

WWU Additional Locations

Western Washington University offers programming at additional sites in partnership with local school districts including:


In 2016, Western's Woodring College of Education began an innovative educational outreach program in partnership with Highline School District. This program, which encompasses a variety of certificate and alt-route tracks, was created to foster the professional development of paraprofessionals, teachers and those aspiring for positions in educational leadership.

To learn more about how to fulfill the requirements to receive an administrator certificate, visit the Principal Certification program page. For the Future Bilingual Teachers Fellows program contact Marsha Riddle-Buly at (360) 650-7348.

Mount Vernon

Western’s Woodring College of Education, in partnership with Mount Vernon schools, provides an Alternative Route to Teaching with The Future Bilingual Teacher Fellows program.  This program is  designed to support working paraeducators, is open to Skagit, Whatcom and Western students, in addition to school and/or community members, especially those who are bilingual, have a background in bilingual education or second language acquisition and who demonstrate a commitment to supporting students adding English as an additional language.

For the Future Bilingual Teachers Fellows program contact Marsha Riddle-Buly at (360) 650-7348.


In 1974, Western Washington University extended its educational programs to serve the greater Seattle area by providing programming for teachers and educational administrators.  In 2019, Western will graduate another cohort of elementary educators as part of the mission to foster community relationships and a culture of learning to local communities.

Visit the Educational Administration programs page to learn more about the program.


In 1974, Western's Woodring College of Education began another strong partnership to foster educational leadership, this time with the Tacoma School District.  

Learn more about pursuing an administrator certificate by visiting the Principal Certification program page.