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Summer English Secondary Add-on Endorsement


For working teachers working for students:


Eastern Washington University is offering an English Secondary Add-on Endorsement for Washington State certificated teachers. This low-residency program is 40 credits and intended for K-12 teachers who already hold teaching endorsements in disciplines other than English.

Changes in K-12 education, namely the shift to Common Core State Standards, have created this need for current public school teachers. Now more than ever, all K-12 teachers, regardless of discipline, are expected to teach English language arts skills such as reading, writing, listening, and speaking. With these new expectations, there is an increased need for teachers to earn an English/Secondary Add-on Endorsement.

To reserve your spot please contact

Dr. Sean Agriss
Assistant Professor, Department of English
Director of Secondary English Education
Eastern Washington University
(509) 359-6863 /

The courses are in the following formats:

Online: Participants learn and interact through the Canvas Learning Management System

Low Residency:

Participants attend one all-day class at the beginning of each summer session and two all-day classes at the
end of each summer session with interaction via Canvas.

Summer, Session 1

  • English 271 Intro to Poetry (5) Online
  • English 408 The Composition Process (5) Low Residency

Summer 1, Session 2

  • English 270 Intro to Fiction (5) Online
  • English 493 Teaching Literature to Adolescents (5) Low Residency

Fall, Winter, and Spring Quarter

  • English 497 Workshop  (5 Total) Online

Summer 2 Session 1

  • English 350 Shakespeare (5) Online
  • English 459 Grammar for Teachers (5)

Summer 2, Session 2

  • English 344 American Literature II (5)  Online

What are the next steps?

1. Reserve Your Spot. This program is limited to a cohort of 25 students. Contact Dr. Sean Agriss at (509)359-6863 or at

2. Visit  Once your receive confirmation that you qualify for the program you can apply.

3. Apply Now Click the Apply Now tab in the main menu. In the Undergraduate Application section, Click Application for Admission to open the smart application form.

4. Create Account In the Admission Application page, select the Create Account tab and complete the form.

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