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    Endorsement Competencies for Teachers in Washington State

    Endorsement requirements in Washington rely on a performance-based system in which candidates must demonstrate mastery of key competencies. Teams of P-12 educators and higher education faculty with expertise in each area developed these competencies and aligned them with national content standards and Washington standards for P-12 education. 

    The WEST-E, the required content test for teachers, was developed specifically for Washington and was based on these competencies.

    WEST-E Objectives - Investigate objectives for each endorsement

    Grade ranges are listed in parentheses followed by approval year. Please see the Endorsement Reapproval Timeline page for reapproval deadlines.

    Archived Endorsement Competencies