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EWU currently offers educational opportunities to students in multiple state jurisdictions through distance education. Due to the state authorization initiative, all universities offering education outside of their home state must be authorized by each state in which they offer education at a distance. EWU is monitoring developments in state laws in every state.

Eastern Washington University (EWU) participated in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). This authorizes EWU to provide distance education activities to other member states and territories. As of January 1, 2021, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and all states with the exception of California are members of NC-SARA. Students who are located in the state of California can participate in EWU’s offerings.

Professional Licensure Information

If you are currently located outside of the state of Washington and are interested in enrolling in a program that leads to a professional license, EWU strongly encourages you to contact the appropriate licensing agency in your state, or the state in which you intend to work and/or become licensed for the most current requirements prior to beginning the program. For more information about EWU’s professional offerings, as well as assistance in determining the appropriate licensing agency, please use the contact list below. For general inquiries, please contact Ashley Stettler at astettler23@ewu.edu.

ProgramContactEmailStates Where Curriculum Meets Educational RequirementsStates Where It Is Undetermined Whether Curriculum Meets Educational Requirements*States Where Curriculum Does Not Meet Educational Requirements
AccountingArsen Djatejadjatej@ewu.eduWAAK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WI, WV, WY
Master of Professional Accounting (MPAcc)Nikki Schroedernschroeder@ewu.eduWAAK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WI, WV, WY
Addiction Studies / Behavioral HealthGrace Creasmangcreasman@ewu.eduWAAK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WI, WV, WY
Children's StudiesDeanna Trelladtrella@ewu.eduWAAK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WI, WV, WY
Education Specialist in School Psychology (Hybrid EdS)Susan Rubysruby@ewu.eduWAAK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WI, WV, WY
Education Specialist in School Psychology (Online EdS)Jamie Chaffinedsonline@ewu.eduWAAK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WI, WV, WY
Computer Science & Electrical EngineeringEsteban Rodriguez-Marekerodriguezma@ewu.eduWAAK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WI, WV, WY
Exercise ScienceEmily Messinaemessina@ewu.eduWAAK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WI, WV, WY
Early Childhood EducationMargarita Veramvera1@ewu.eduWAAK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WI, WV, WY
Early Childhood Education: P-K-Third GradeMargarita Veramvera1@ewu.eduWAAK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WI, WV, WY
Elementary EducationMargarita Veramvera1@ewu.eduWAAK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WI, WV, WY
Early Childhood EducationRussell Poundsrpounds@ewu.eduWAAK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WI, WV, WY
Health & Physical EduationCarri Kreiderckreider@ewu.eduWAAK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WI, WV, WY
Health Services AdministrationMary Ann Keogh Hossmhoss@ewu.eduWAAK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WI, WV, WY
Master in Teaching (MIT): Elementary MajorRussell Poundsrpounds@ewu.eduWAAK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WI, WV, WY
Master in Teaching (MIT): Secondary MajorRussell Poundsrpounds@ewu.eduWAAK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WI, WV, WY
Master of Education (MED)Russell Poundsrpounds@ewu.eduWAAK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WI, WV, WY
Mechanical Engineering & TechnologyJason Durfeejdurfee@ewu.eduWAAK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WI, WV, WY
Music EducationSheila Woodwardswoodward1@ewu.eduWAAK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WI, WV, WY
Occupational TherapyDiane Levadelevad29@ewu.eduWAAK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WI, WV, WY
Outdoor Recreation LeadershipEmily Messinaemessina@ewu.eduWAAK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WI, WV, WY
Physical TherapyDan Antondanton@ewu.eduWAAK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WI, WV, WY
Graduate Certificate: PrincipalRussell Poundsrpounds@ewu.eduWAAK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WI, WV, WY
Recreation & Tourism ManagementEmily Messinaemessina@ewu.eduWAAK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WI, WV, WY
Social WorkAmanda Reedyareedy@ewu.eduWAAK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WI, WV, WY
Special EducationRussell Poundsrpounds@ewu.eduWAAK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WI, WV, WY
Dual Endorsement Program: Special Education & Elementary EducationMargarita Veramvera1@ewu.eduWAAK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WI, WV, WY
Therapeutic RecreationEmily Messinaemessina@ewu.eduWAAK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WI, WV, WY
Transition to TeachingMargarita Veramvera1@ewu.eduWAAK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WI, WV, WY
* EWU’s professional programs are designed to meet Washington State educational requirements for licensure or certification. EWU has not yet determined if our curriculum meets educational standards in other states. This does not necessarily mean that our program will or will not meet those requirements. Please follow up with the appropriate agency in your state.

Student Complaints & Grievances

Students who have complaints relating to issues covered by the EWU Student Code of Conduct should follow EWU Student Complaints procedure.

Students in Washington State who have complaints against the university relating to fraud, false advertising, or other deceptive practices who feel that their complaint was not solved through the institutional complaint and appeals process can file a complaint with the Washington Student Achievement Council.

Students located outside of the State of Washington, who are not located in the State of California, who feel that their complaint was not solved through the institutional complaint and appeals process can also file a complaint with the Washington Student Achievement Council.

Students located in the State of California who feel their complaint was not solved through the institutional complaint and appeals process can file a complaint with the enforcement authority in the state.

Examples of issues that may arise in regard to alleged fraudulent activity or more general complaints should be directed to the aforementioned agencies include:

  • Veracity of recruitment and marketing materials;
  • Accuracy of job placement data;
  • Accuracy of information about tuition, fees, and financial aid;
  • Complete and accurate admission requirements for courses and programs;
  • Accuracy of information about the institution’s accreditation and/or any programmatic/specialized accreditation held by the institution’s programs;
  • Accuracy of information about whether course work meets any relevant professional licensing requirements or the requirements of specialized accrediting bodies;
  • Accuracy of information about whether the institution’s course work will transfer to other institutions; and
  • Operation of distance learning programs consistent with practices expected by institutional accreditors (and, if applicable, programmatic/specialized accreditors) and/or C-RAC Guidelines for distance education.

The Washington Student Achievement Council (WSAC) has the authority to investigate student complaints against specific schools. WSAC may not be able to investigate every student complaint. Please view the WSAC complaint process to start.

Students who have complaints relating to the University’s quality of education, or other issues appropriate for its accrediting body to consider, can file a complaint with the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.

Visit EWU Institutional Accreditation to view documents describing the university’s accreditation and state approval.

If you have further questions, please contact Ashley Stettler in EWU Outreach and Engagement at astettler23@ewu.edu or 509.359.6849.