Phase II: Teacher-Certification Program

To be admitted into the teacher-certification program, students must demonstrate satisfactory scholarship, professionalism, and personal fitness for teaching. These terms are defined and explained in the Minimum Competencies for Admission and Continuation in the Teacher Certification Programs of Walla Walla University's School of Education and Psychology.

Admission Requirements:


Junior class standing or a minimum score of 23 on the ACT or 1040 on the SATA minimum grade point average of not less that 2.75 is required in all precandidacy, certification, endorsement, and cognate courses that apply to these requirements.Any course graded lower than a C cannot apply. A total of two repeats is permitted in any course or any combination of courses in the pre-candidacy courses and the Teacher Certification Program combined.



A minimum of a B- average in the college writing sequence (ENGL 121, 122, & 223); A grade of C or higher in all major, minor, and certification courses


Passing score in all required sections of the WEST-B exam

Formal applicationTeacher-Certification Program Application Information

Law enforcement background check and moral character clearanceIt is important to refer to the current Walla Walla University Bulletin and meet regularly with the certification officer or education advisor for updated information regarding certification. We must comply with current Washington State Certification Requirements.
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Last update on December 27, 2010