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Certificate in Teaching Elementary School


If you are currently in a graduate program then you will need to do a change of status form to "add" on the certificate to your transcripts

To Apply:

  • Complete the UW online application
  • While filling out the application, the program  you will apply for is "Certificate – ‘ESL’ (Outreach)". Please notify the program coordinator ( that you have completed an application to ensure it is reviewed.

*IMPORTANT- The application process requires that your college transcripts be sent to UW Admissions. You are not required to submit a letter of intent or letters of recommendation.  Once your application is complete, you will be notified via email by admissions of your admission status.

ESL Completion Process

Ready to complete your program? Learn more about required steps from the UW Registrar.

  1. Anticipated Graduation Date form- return this to the Registrar's Office at the beginning of the semester you intend to complete your certificate.
  2. Go to the cashier's office to pay for the certificate.
  3. To receive the endorsement, contact the Teacher Preparation and Advising Office to obtain your Institutional Recommendation to submit to your state teaching board.
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