Developed for individuals who have always wanted to become teachers, this program allows opportunities for growth and reflection in a small, supportive learning community, guided by Christian scholars who are dedicated to your success. Whether you're seeking a bachelor's or master's degree with a Washington teacher certificate – or your teacher certification only – Whitworth has an option for you. Or, you can speak to an advisor for more information on how to become a teacher in Washington state.
|Course Format||Evening, six-week courses (with occasional Saturdays)|
|Locations||North Spokane, U-District (general requirements only)|
|Average Completion Time||2.5 years with A.A. or select A.A.S. degree transfer
5 years with no transfer credits
|Application Deadline||Four weeks prior to start date|
- Six-week courses help you complete your degree more quickly.
- Earn your bachelor's or master's teaching degree with your Washington teacher certificate.
- Your books are provided and delivered to you the first night of class.
- Learn with other adult students in Whitworth's cohort format.
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 evening 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.
Master's Degree with Montessori Diploma and Teacher Certification
For those who currently hold a bachelor's degree, Whitworth's evening Teacher Certification Program allows you to complete your Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) elementary Montessori diploma and Washington state teacher certification 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. Montessori coursework is included as part of the selected teacher-preparation program and will be completed during a three-summer Montessori course series. Cost per credit: Please see the Montessori Northwest website for AMI diploma pricing information. Master's degree/teacher certification pricing is $300 per credit for the AMI diploma courses (26 credits), in addition to the 2017-18 evening tuition rate for each additional credit in the TCP.
Apply to Montessori Northwest and Whitworth University. For more information regarding Montessori options at Whitworth, please .