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Add-On Endorsements

Enhance Your Teaching License

Did you know that you can add a teaching area to your license through either coursework or testing? Endorsements allow educators to teach certain grade-levels or specific subject areas. Unlike certificates, which are licenses for educators, endorsements specify additional areas in which the educator is qualified to teach.  

Bridgewater College offers add-on endorsements through coursework and rigorous academic subject tests prescribed by the Virginia Board of Education. One or more endorsements may be added to your license. Teach your passions by adding endorsements for instructing your favorite subjects!


  • Art (5134)
  • Biology (5235)
  • Business (5101)
  • Chemistry (5245)
  • Computer Science (5652)
  • Earth and Space Sciences (5571)
  • English (5038)
  • English as a Second Language (5362)
  • French ((5174)
  • German ((5183)
  • Family and Consumer Sciences (5122)
  • Health and Physical Education (5857)
  • Marketing Education (5561)
  • Middle School: English (5047)
  • Middle School: Mathematics (5164)
  • Middle School: Science (5440)
  • Middle School: Social Studies (5089)
  • Music (5113)
  • Physics (5265)
  • Social Studies (History and Social Sciences) (5081)
  • Spanish (5195)
  • Technology Education (5051)
  • Algebra I (5162)


Journalism is currently the only add-on endorsement that can be obtained through completing a set of courses at the college.

To earn an add-on endorsement in journalism, students take the following courses in addition to coursework for their major:

  • COMM 131X: News Practicum
  • COMM 255W: Introduction to News Writing
  • EDUC 334: Content Area Literacy
  • PWR 315: Teaching Writing
  • COMM 410E: Communication Law/Ethics 
  • EDUC 470: Student Teaching

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