Apr 17, 2024  

Elementary Education HU Accelerate, Alternate Route

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Heritage University’s Accelerate program is an alternate route (4) to obtain a Master in Teaching.  This pathway to certification requires that individuals currently possess a Bachelor’s degree.  Upon completion, candidates will be prepared for a K-8 endorsement with a second endorsement in either Special Education or BLE/ESL.

Teacher candidates can either be recommended to this program, through Heritage University or by our school district partners.  Candidates who meet all the requirements and complete a successful interview will be able to complete their program in three semesters, with ongoing support from Heritage University and district-identified mentors.

HUAccelerate Admissions Requirements:

  • Apply for Graduate admission to Heritage University
  • Apply for admission to Heritage University’s Teacher Preparation Program
  • Successfully pass the Washington Educators Skills Test-Basic (West-B) sub tests in reading, writing and, math (requires scores to be reported to Heritage University. SAT or ACT exemptions may apply.)
  • Successfully pass both sub tests of the NES required for K-8 certification (102 & 103)
  • Be hired by a participating school district or placed in internship/co-teaching position.


Total: 40 Credits

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