Secondary & Middle Level Teacher Certification

Chemistry Endorsement Requirements

Chemistry Endorsement Requirements


Why an Endorsement?

Washington state teachers must be certified to teach and must hold an endorsement in a teaching subject. To be eligible for an endorsement, applicants must complete college-level coursework in their endorsement subject to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of various topics in the discipline. Specific endorsement competency areas are outlined by the State of Washington Professional Educator Standards Board.

Chemistry Endorsement Course Requirements

  • Chemistry General Introductory Sequence with lab - 2-3 courses*
  • Organic Chemistry with lab- 1-2 courses*
  • Quantitative Chemistry - 1 course
  • Chemistry in Society - 1 course
  • Biochemistry - 1 course
  • Physical Chemistry - 1 course
  • Upper-division Chemistry - 2 courses
          300-level or higher
          Must include 1 lab
  • Faculty-mentored Research in Chemistry or Chemistry Education - 1 course
  • Introductory Physics Sequence - 2-3 courses*
  • Calculus Sequence - 2-3 courses*
          Multivariable Calculus encouraged, but not recommended

*Depends on institution (semester or quarter school)

Additional Requirements

  • Courses with a minimum grade of 2.0 or C will be accepted
  • 100-level or higher community college or university course level will be accepted, except where 300-level requirement is noted
  • Courses may filfill more than one content area requirement

Transcript Review

It is strongly recommended that applicants work with an admissions or School of Educational Studies advisor to complete an endorsement area transcript review to determine if any course requirements are missing.

Applicants may be asked to submit a syllabus to determine whether a course meets endorsement area competencies.

Approved UW Bothell Endorsement Courses

List of UW Bothell courses that satisfy Chemistry endorsement requirements

Endorsement Course Syllabus Review Request

Syllabus Review Form

Unsure whether a course you've taken satisfies an endorsement requirement? Complete this form to request that a past, current, or future course be considered for an endorsement requirement. Please submit the course syllabus - course descriptions alone will not be reviewed.

Please provide up to two weeks for requests to be processed.

Endorsement Course Petition

Petition Form

Prospective Secondary & Middle Level students may petition to substitute an endorsement area requirement with a course from another area. Additionally, prospective students may request an exemption from an endorsement requirement. Sample petitions: 

  • Sample substitution request: substitute one requirement for another because institution did not offer courses in that area 

  • Sample exemption request: earned lower than a 2.0 in an endorsement requirement, but completed an advanced degree in the discipline