Central Washington University's Bachelor of Arts in Education degree with a major in Elementary Education (K-8) and a department-selected minor is designed to meet the needs of time- and place- bound students. Successful completion of this degree and other teacher certification requirements, including the state endorsement examinations, will lead to a Washington State teaching certificate with an endorsement in Elementary Education.
CWU's teacher preparation program is accredited both regionally and nationally. Our constructivist teaching philosophy, curriculum, and facilities support a rich education experience with small class sizes, hands-on experience, and regular interaction with expert faculty. Through cooperative partnerships with local school districts, students have the opportunity to develop practical teaching skills in real classroom settings.
The classes will be offered weekdays in the late afternoon to evening. 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.
a. Describe a challenging situation and the lessons you learned from it.
b. Describe an obstacle that you have overcome in the past or currently working through.
c. What significant experiences (2-3) have influenced you?
d. What kind of skills do you have or want to develop that effective teachers have?
e. Why do you want to become a teacher?
f. Write a book summary (maximum 2 pages) about a book that has influenced your thinking.
The following courses or the community college equivalent should be completed before being admitted to the program.
|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|
|Three lower-division science courses with labs (select a course from three of the following areas: biology, chemistry, physics, Earth science, and astronomy).||13-15|
|Schedule of Courses - subject to change, please check with your advisor|
|Fall 2013||EDLT 308||Literacy I||3|
|EFC 315||Educational Assessment||3|
|EFC 320||Multicultural Education||3|
|EFC 330||Field Experience||2|
|EFC 340||Methods of Instruction||3|
|Winter 2014||EDLT 321||Teaching Children's Literature||3|
|EFC 416||Educational Technology||3|
|EFC 350||Classroom Management||3|
|HED 446||Health Education Curriculum for Elem Teachers||3|
|Spring 2014||EDEL 323||Teaching Elementary School Mathematics||4|
|EDLT 422||Teachging the Language Arts||4|
|SCED 301||Interdisciplinary K-8 Science Inquiry||5|
|Summer 2014||EDEL 320||Integrated Arts in the Elementary School||5|
|EDLT 409||Literacy II||5|
|PE 334||Physical Education Activities for the Elem||3|
|Fall 2014||EDBL 401||Educating Linguistically Diverse Students||3|
|EDEL 420||Social Sciences in the Elementary School||4|
|EDSE 302||Introduction to Students with Exceptionalities||3|
|SCED 322||Science Education in the Elementary School||4|
|Winter 2015||EDEL 423||Integrated Methods for the Elementary School||3|
|EFC 440||Education Law||3|
|SCED 354||Sciences, Society and the Teaching Comm.||3|
|SCED 422||Adv. Teaching Strategies in the Elem Science||5|
|Spring 2015||EFC 480||Student Teaching||16|
Khodi Kaviani, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Education Program Director
For complete program curriculum, visit CWU's online catalog at www.cwu.edu/~catalogs.
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