Add a teaching endorsement that’s right for U!

Applications due May 5, 2024

“Retooling” candidates currently hold a Washington state teaching certificate, are employed as an educator in a Washington school district, and are seeking an additional endorsement. ESD-U offers retooling endorsements in:

  • Special Education
  • English Language Learners
  • Elementary Education
  • Reading

Eligibility Requirements

  • Washington state teaching certificate
  • Connection to a school, district or learning institution


Retooling applicants must have a current Washington State teaching certificate. Certificates will be verified by program staff using the OSPI E-Certification database. Priority is given to certified teachers employed in partnering districts.

Sign up for an Info Session

Sign up for one of our informational sessions to learn more about ESD-U and the application process. Applications are due May 5, 2024!

ESD-U Endorsements & Retooling