Dance Program Endorsement

The University of Washington Teacher Education Program is a Master in Teaching (M.I.T.) degree program for elementary or secondary (specific subject) school teaching. Students completing the elementary program earn a Washington Residency Certificate for elementary education granted by the State of Washington. Secondary program students are endorsed by the State for specific subjects. Graduates of both programs are eligible to teach in middle schools. The elementary program also has a Special Education option for those interested in teaching elementary classroom students with disabilities.

An endorsement is the notation on a Washington certificate stating subjects a teacher is qualified to teach. Applicants for the secondary program are required to have one primary or broad primary endorsement that is taught full-time; or a primary endorsement that, in conjunction with a second subject area (primary, supporting or broad primary endorsement) provides for full-time student teaching.

Applying To The Teacher Education Program

Those who plan to apply to the UW College of Education’s Teacher Education Program (T.E.P.) for Secondary Education certification and a Masters in Teaching (M.I.T.) should attend a T.E.P. information session. Information sessions are held every Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. in 206 Miller Hall. For more information, contact or visit the Teacher Education Program website.

Prerequisites And Endorsement Coursework

The Department of Dance Endorsement follows the basics of the Dance Major. You must complete a minimum of 65 credits, 28 of which are technique and the balance involving required and elective academic courses. All courses contributing to the endorsement must present a grade of 2.0 (“C”) or above.

Secondary applicants must contact the Department of Dance advisor to have their coursework evaluated using the Endorsement Evaluation form.

Elementary applicants must have their coursework evaluated by a Program Design Specialist in 206 Miller. This is done by submitting transcripts (and course descriptions if you attended a school other than UW) along with the Prerequisite Evaluation form to 206 Miller. Your evaluation will be completed within 2 weeks and mailed to you.


At any time, after reviewing the information and getting coursework evaluated for the M.I.T. program, you may speak with someone to get your questions answered about applying to the M.I.T. program. There are 15-minute drop-in appointments every Thursday from 3:00-5:00 p.m. These are on a first come, first served basis and are for the M.I.T. program only. Other appointments are available by request.