Certificate in Teaching

Meet the needs of your community by earning your teacher certification.

Antioch’s Teacher Education Program (TEP) focuses on social justice, antiracism, and critical reflection through mentorship in the field and small, collaborative courses.

Our students develop the skills, deep understanding, and vision to make an impact in their schools and communities. Earn your state of Washington K-8 Teaching Certificate with the option to add a Washington English Language Learner (ELL) Endorsement with only two additional courses.

This degree is offered by Antioch University’s Seattle Campus

Program Overview

From the elementary classroom to the university, we believe that education can lead to social transformation. Antioch’s TEP is designed to deepen candidates’ understanding, sharpen their skills, grow their vision, and develop their leadership potential. A hallmark of our program is real-world experiences and mentoring designed with each candidate in mind. From fall through spring, candidates work alongside experienced mentor teachers in public school classrooms. Our candidates graduate ready to teach in transformative ways that challenge the status quo. Highlights of the program include::

  •  Instructors who are experienced educators and experts in their fields
  • Small, synchronous online classes
  • A focus on relationships and community among students
  • Evening classes that allow candidates to work part-time 
  • Experienced mentor teachers who guide candidates’ learning in the classroom
  • One-to-one mentoring in the classroom from university coaches 
  • Course assignments that connect new learning to real-world practice
  • Advisors who will support you every step of the way
  • Part-time and full-time enrollment options

Additional Options

If you are interested in a master’s degree, you can complete the Master of Arts in Teaching.

Talk to the Directors, Heather Cheney and Kelly Harrigan!

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Heather Cheney

Co-Director of the MAT Program


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Kelly Harrigan

Co-Director of the MAT Program


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Additional Information

Antioch Seattle’s TEP offers flexibility so candidates can customize their plan for the career goals and pacing that work for them. Candidates can complete the requirements for a Washington Teaching Certificate in Elementary (K-8) Education in as little as 12 months (beginning in July and ending in June), or they can enroll in an extended plan of study and complete the program in two years. Candidates may enroll in the optional ELL Endorsement courses concurrently or after they complete the requirements for their K-8 Teaching Certificate. 

To be recommended for a State of Washington Teaching Certificate (K-8), candidates complete 35 quarter credits, which include a combination of coursework and fieldwork. Candidates who wish to further their knowledge and skills for supporting multilingual students may complete the requirements for a state of Washington ELL Endorsement with only two additional courses.

Career Outlook

Graduates from our programs are teachers and leaders across the Puget Sound region and beyond. Read about what some of our Alumni are up to below.

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How to Apply

Our new program model is more flexible, affordable, and manageable for working professionals. Because we are still getting the word out about these exciting changes,  we have extended the application deadline for Summer 2024 to July 1. We have a rolling admissions process, so applicants are encouraged to apply early to allow time to schedule interviews. Orientation is July 8, 2024 and classes begin on July 9. 


Additional Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Take the WEST-B before July 9, 2024
  • Take the NES 102 and NES 103 before June 1, 2024

Application Deadlines:

QuarterApplication Deadline*
SummerJuly 1


MA in TeachingCost or Credits
Cost per Credit$550
Full-Time Credits per Quarter11-13
Total Program Credits45
Certificate in TeachingCost or Credits
Cost per Credit$550
Full-Time Credits per Quarter7-10
Total Program Credits35
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Please note: Additional fees for all AUS programs may include (but are not necessarily limited to) charges for materials, late registration, enrollment maintenance, parking, graduation, transcripts, tuition payment plan, late payments, late registration, and returned checks. LEARN MORE

Financial Aid & Scholarships

A majority of AUS students finance their education through some form of financial aid. You may not be sure which federal, state, public, and private aid packages – such as loans, scholarships, and grants—are right for you. Our staff is here to help you, so you can focus on what’s most important: beginning your academic program at AUS.

Martinez Fellowship Program — Antioch is committed to diversifying the teaching force. Click here for more information about the Martinez Fellowship, which offers mentoring, community, networking opportunities and more for BIPOC educators throughout the career span.


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