Teacher Certification Program (TCP) - Online
Developed for individuals who already work in schools and want to become teachers but may not be able to attend in-person classes, this program allows opportunities for growth and learning in an online cohort. If you're seeking a bachelor's degree in elementary education (K-8), this program will align with your life circumstances while allowing you to continue to work.
|Course Format||Synchronous (virtual) classes online, one evening per week|
|Average Completion Time||Bachelor's with Certification
2.5 years with A.A. or applied associate degree (A.A.S. or other); 5 years with no transfer credits
Master's with Certification
Certification Only (for those who hold a bachelor's)
|Cost Per Credit||$565** per credit (financial aid & scholarships available)|
|Application Deadline||Four weeks prior to start date|
|Eligibility||Available for school employees who are currently working in an instructional role and seeking teacher certification for K-8 elementary education|
*Shared curriculum courses may be taken online, on campus in North Spokane, or at our U-District location. All courses in the TCP-Online cohort are offered exclusively online.
**anticipated tuition rate for the 2023-24 academic year; rate applies to undergraduate-level courses. Cost for graduate-level courses is $675 per credit.
What will I study?
Teacher certification students will learn:
- Methods in planning, instruction and assessment of K-12 students
- Issues of diversity, equity and inclusion in K-12 settings
- Strategies for teaching social and emotional learning
Bachelor's Degree with Certification
This track includes courses to allow you to earn both your B.A. in elementary education and your Washington state teacher certificate. If you are interested in obtaining certification in a secondary content area, please give us a call to speak with an advisor for more information. A program can be developed with supervisor approval.
Master's Degree with Certification
For those who currently hold bachelor's degrees, Whitworth's Teacher Certification Program allows you to complete your Washington state teacher certificate while you're working toward a master's degree. Enroll in the 500-level courses and apply 20-24 credits toward an M.Ed. degree. If you are interested in obtaining certification in a secondary content area, please give us a call to speak with an advisor for more information. A program can be developed with department approval.
For those who currently hold a bachelor's or master's degree, Whitworth offers a program that allows you to acquire an elementary teaching certification.