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.
COVID Campus Reopening Information
Western is requiring vaccinations for all students, employees, contractors, and in-person volunteers. To learn more about the vaccine mandate, including allowable exceptions, please reference Vaccine Information, or the following pages:
Additionally our location partners may have additional requirements; please refer to the following resources:
Burien/South King County - consult with respective school district re: site specific protocols.
Main Campus Maps
Interactive maps are available for the Bellingham campus and Shannon Point Marine Center.
Western Washington University offers programming in Burien in partnership with the local school district.
Western's Woodring College of Education began an innovative educational outreach program in partnership with Highline School District in 2016; this school district-based program was referred to as an Alternative Route to Teaching. The degree completion program, with a focus on inclusive education and multilingual education, allows paraprofessionals and teachers to collaborate, work and study within their local school district.
For additional information please see: https://wce.wwu.edu/wiets
Degree, Certificate and Endorsement Programs in Burien
Woodring College of Education, the Puget Sound Educational Service District (ESD), our partner school districts, and Washington state all have a commitment to increasing the number of bi/multilingual teachers from the communities in which they live, helping to build strong multi- language programs, and increasing the diversity of our teaching force to reflect our student populations. Thus Western, in partnership with the Puget Sound ESD, is expanding our educational outreach programming to Renton to better serve the greater South King County region beginning in 2022.*
The first program offered in partnership with the Puget Sound ESD is a cohort-based program referred to as Woodring Multilingual Teaching Fellows. This innovative program supports employed paraeducators who seek to become K-8 certified teachers (available to current employees and new applicants). Preference is given to multilingual candidates employed and referred by our partner districts. The degree completion program results in a BAE, English Language Learners and Bilingual Education along with recommendation for a Residency Teaching Certificate with endorsements in Elementary Education, and English Language Learners and/or Bilingual.
For additional information please see: https://wce.wwu.edu/wmtf
Degree, Certificate and Endorsement Programs in Renton
- Education, BAE – English language Learners and Bilingual Education
- Add On Endorsement for Teachers
Western plans to offer additional educational programming options in Renton in 2023.
Western will be extending the Cybersecurity program to the Kirkland campus of Lake Washington Institute of Technology beginning in Fall 2022.*
Learn more about how to apply, visit the Cybersecurity program page.
*pending NWCCU/DOE approval