Early Childhood/Elementary Education is a double major program offered by CWU-Des Moines. This program, which has served the teacher preparation needs of the Puget Sound area for over 20 years, is widely respected by school districts in King and Pierce County.
A cohort model allows students to work cooperatively and collegially as part of a professional learning community. The program leads to Washington State Teacher Certification with Early Childhood (Birth - Grade 3) and Elementary Education (K-Grade 8) endorsements. This opportunity to complete a Bachelor of Arts degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education while meeting teacher certification requirements is made available to residents of the greater Seattle area through cooperation with the Puget Sound area Community Colleges.
Students will need to plan for a total of seven quarters to complete the program, including a full summer quarter between the first and second academic years. During junior year and the middle summer all classes are evening classes, and meet Monday-Thursday beginning at 4:30pm. During senior year two full quarters are spent in internships at local area schools.
This program begins only in the fall quarter of the academic year Therefore those who are interested in future admission should plan carefully to meet the following requirements and procedures:
|Pre-admission Observation Experience||0|
|EDEC 232||Child Development||3|
|EDEC 292||Assisting in the Child-centered Classroom||5|
|EFC 310||Orientation to Teaching||3|
|MATH 164||Foundations of Arithmetic||5|
|MATH 250||Intuitive Geometry for Elementary Teachers||4|
|PSY 314||Human Development and the Learner||4|
For complete program curriculum, visit CWU’s online catalog at http://www.cwu.edu/registrar/catalogs.