The U.S. Code of Federal Regulations, specifically 34 CFR 668.43 (a) (5) (v) and 34 CFR 668.43 (c) require disclosures by institutions regarding educational requirements for programs leading to professional licensure or certification regardless of modality. The information on this website is developed to inform students and other stakeholders about the UIC programs that lead to professional licensure or certification. Programs omitted from this list are not intended to lead to a professional licensure or certification. Since the Professional Licensure and certification requirements vary from state to state, disclosures posted on this website can be used to confirm if programs offered by WWU meet the educational prerequisites for professional licensure or certification within and outside the state of Washington.
WWU will review and update the licensure information annually. Students who plan to pursue licensure for any programs should be aware that state licensure requirements are subject to changes. While a program may originally meet the educational requirements for licensure, changes in requirements could impact the program’s ability to meet any new educational requirements. Students should always check with their state licensure board to confirm licensure requirements.
Students considering an academic program leading to professional licensure in their state or territory are strongly encouraged to review the information under the respective department offering the program. Students are also encouraged to contact the appropriate licensing agency to seek information and additional guidance before beginning a program outside of their state. Please be aware that there may be additional licensure requirements like professional examinations, background checks, years of work experience, fingerprinting requirements, etc. which are not covered by academic program’s curriculum.
The following programs at Walla Walla University are intended to prepare students for careers that may require certification or licensure in the State of Washington in order to practice certain professions.
School of Education and Psychology
- Master of Education (M.Ed.)
- Master of Initial Teaching (M.I.T.)
Educator licensure is governed at the state level. Candidates who complete WWU’s state approved preparation programs for teachers and administrators will be recommended to the Office of the Superintendent of Public instruction (OSPI) for licensure. Information regarding reciprocity and what states will accept Washington’s certificates .
Educators should be aware that each state has specific requirements that they may be required to complete for full licensure. Most often, this is specific testing. Since WWU’s programs are state approved, the state they are moving to will usually give the candidate 1-3 years to meet any outstanding requirements required by the new state.
School of Engineering
- Bachelor of Science in Engineering (B.S.E.)
The Engineering degree offered by WWU is nationally accredited and recognized by Washington State. Other states requirements have not been determined.
School of Nursing
Bachelor of Science (B.S.N.)
The nursing degree offered by WWU is nationally accredited and recognized in all 50 states. See School of Nursing accreditation page.
School of Social Work and Sociology
- Master of Social Work (M.S.W.)
- Doctor of Social Work (D.S.W.)
The Master of Social Work degree offered by WWU is national accredited and recognized by Washington State. Other states requirements have not been determined.
The Doctor of Social Work degree offered by WWU is regionally accredited by NWCCU.