Elementary Education with Dual Endorsements

Elementary Education with Dual Endorsements


Available only in Bremerton and Everett

Western’s Department of Special Education and Education Leadership offers Teacher Education Outreach Programs which prepare individuals to become certified elementary and special education teachers with the skills and knowledge to support educational growth of the diverse student population in today’s classroom.

Programs offered:

  • Bachelor of Arts in Education (BAE) with Education for Inclusive Environments major. Program includes residency teacher certificate and dual endorsements in elementary and special education.
  • Post-Baccalaureate Residency Teacher Certificate with elementary education endorsement for candidates who hold a bachelor’s degree.

The Department of Special Education and Education Leadership is part of Woodring College of Education.

Locations Offered

Programming and curriculum may vary by location. Please continue to the college page or contact Western’s Teacher Education Outreach Program for details.

For those interested in attending in Bellingham, please refer to the Elementary Education major’s page. The Teacher Education Outreach Programs are only available at the Bremerton and Everett locations.

 Woman sits under a tree on a beautifully landscaped college campus studying her Elementary Education course work.

By maximizing partnerships with community colleges, like-minded universities and community centers throughout the Puget Sound region, Western students have access to education beyond the Bellingham campus.

"I realized teaching was in my future as a young child. I was so happy to find a program that was on the same campus as where I earned my Associate's. During my first year in the program, all the knowledge, the discussion and the lessons...I was in teacher Heaven! I have met so many wonderful mentors in this program who have shared their passion for education. I have found my people."

Yanessa Arebalo, Current Student and Daycare Specialist

Careers and Graduate Studies

This program focuses on preparing teachers to meet the needs of students with high-incidence disabilities (e.g., learning disabilities, behavior problems) and students at-risk for school failure. These types of students are most often served within the general education classroom setting. 

Graduates of this program will receive a  Residency Teacher Certificate with endorsements in Elementary Education as well as Special Education. An Elementary Endorsement allows you to teach multi-subjects from kindergarten through eighth grade. A Special Education Endorsement allows you to teach children with disabilities from preschool through 12th grade. 


Sample Jobs

  • Special Education Teacher
  • Elementary Education Teacher

Requirements and Course Details

To learn more about this program, including grade requirements, a course listing, how to declare the major, and more, see the Program of Study Details.


Department of Special Education and Education Leadership