An added teaching endorsement is a teacher certification that enables an individual to demonstrate their qualifications to teach in an additional subject area. Only individuals who hold an active primary standalone teaching credential are eligible to earn an endorsement.
An individual may add additional teaching endorsements using the exam-only option. This option requires submission of an added endorsement application that includes passing scores for the Praxis subject content and pedagogy exams required for the endorsement subject area. The individual must hold an active Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) primary standalone teaching credential in another subject, that is not due to expire within 60 days of the application for the endorsement.
- An Identity History Summary Check (IHSC) issued by the FBI or an approved FBI channeler agency. If employed with DC Public Schools (DCPS), make sure the DCPS central office has made your clearance information available to OSSE electronically. (Required if clearance information on file with OSSE is no longer valid); and
- Passing test scores for the applicable subject content and pedagogy exam(s) required for the teaching area of the credential; or
- For subject areas where OSSE has not adopted a subject content exam, applicants must submit test scores for the required pedagogy exam and official transcripts verifying a completed a degree with a major in the area of the added endorsement.