Teaching Endorsements

Teaching Endorsements for additional subject areas may be added to a Secondary Certificate, a Standard Elementary Certificate at NNU. Candidates will satisfy several requirements in order to obtain additional subject endorsement areas.

Candidate Requirements

  • Demonstrate content knowledge by completing at least 20 credit hours in the subject for which an endorsement is desired.
  • Demonstrate content knowledge by receiving a passing score on the Praxis II Content Knowledge test for the specific endorsement.
  • Demonstrate pedagogical competency through enrollment in a subject specific methods course.
  • Demonstrate pedagogical competency through successful observations by university supervisors certified in the Danielson Framework for Teaching.

After successfully completing the above requirements Candidates may be issued an Institutional Recommendation for additional subject endorsements.

Application Requirements

  • Submit a temporary non-degree seeking application using the online form.
  • Submit a copy of your valid teaching certificate by email to
  • Submit two recommendations—request one from a principal and one from a mentor using the online form.
  • Submit official transcripts by mail to:
    • Northwest Nazarene University
      Office of Graduate Admissions
      623 S. University Blvd.
      Nampa, ID 83686

Christy Gilliam

Christy GilliamAdmissions counselor for AppEd and MS in Counseling

(208) 467-8853