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Continuing Education

Early Childhood Education

Department Contact:

Dr. Keith Salyer
Associate Professor

Course Offerings


  1. Qualifications to teach

    1. New lecturers must have a master's degree in Humanities or equivalent credentials to teach Cornerstone courses.
    2. New lecturers must be approved by the Education department chair and the academic dean of the College of Education and Professional Studies.
    3. Policies for Approval of Lecturers
    4. Application for Lecturers
  2. On-going Professional Development Requirements

    • Orientation

      Upon approval, the department liaison will provide orientation and teaching materials currently used in the course to instructors through site visits, electronic communication or on campus visit. As part of the orientation, CWU Cornerstone teachers will be provided a syllabus and an overview of the teaching materials currently used in the course(s). Appropriate textbook choices, syllabus criteria, appropriate activities and facilitation strategies will be covered.

    • Professional Development

      • Each year instructors will participate in a seminar relevant to on-going instruction and development of course materials. Seminars will include information of pedagogy, course projects, grading.
      • Participants will be given access to current course materials and teaching resources.
      • In addition, CWU Cornerstone high school faculty may contact the chair or introductory faculty via e-mail or telephone during the academic year if questions or concerns arise.
      • Site visit to high school by department liaison.

*This ongoing interaction is intended to build collegiality and ensure consistency of instructions between CWU faculty that teach on campus and those who teach through the CWU Cornerstone program.