Add-on Endorsement–General Science

For students who currently possess a Washington State Teaching Certificate.

  • This add-on satisfies the General Science endorsement and allows teachers to teach any science grades 5–12.
  • To improve their marketability as science teachers, students may wish to complete this option in addition to their BAE in Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Space Science or Physics.

Individuals with an endorsement in one of the sciences can receive a General Science Endorsement if they are successful in passing the General Science West E exam. However, we recommend taking the following courses in order to increase the likelihood of passing the exam.

Required Courses
BIOL 171BIOLOGY I5
BIOL 172BIOLOGY II5
BIOL 173BIOLOGY III5
CHEM 151GENERAL CHEMISTRY5
CHEM 152GENERAL CHEMISTRY5
CHEM 153GENERAL CHEMISTRY5
GEOG 314WEATHER AND CLIMATE5
GEOL 120PHYSICAL GEOLOGY - THE SOLID EARTH5
GEOL 121PHYSICAL GEOLOGY - SURFICIAL PROCESSES5
PHYS 121DESCRIPTIVE ASTRONOMY5
PHYS 131INTRODUCTORY PHYSICS I4
PHYS 132INTRODUCTORY PHYSICS II4
PHYS 161MECHANICS LABORATORY1
PHYS 162HEAT AND OPTICS LABORATORY1
Program will determine the appropriate Teaching Methods courses.5
BIOLOGY TEACHING METHODS
CHEMICAL METHODS IN SECONDARY SCHOOL
EARTH SCIENCE TEACHING METHODS
PHYSICS TEACHING METHODS
SCIENCE TEACHING METHODS
Total Credits65