Central Washington University's Bachelor of Arts in Education degree Elementary Education / Early Childhood Education is a double major program offered by CWU-Pierce County 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 with Early Childhood (Birth – Grade 3) and Elementary Education (K – Grade 8) endorsements.
CWU's teacher preparation program is accredited both regionally and nationally Students obtain abroad education covering a variety of content disciplines. Our constructivist teaching philosophy curriculum, and facilities support a rich education experience with small class sizes, hands-on experience, regular interaction with expert faculty and opportunities for research. Through cooperative partnerships with local school districts, students have the opportunity to develop practical teaching skills in real classroom settings.
- Meet CWU’s general education requirements through a community college direct transfer agreement (DTA), bachelor's degree, or equivalent from any state accredited college or university.
- Students must have completed the prerequisites or their equivalents listed below.
- Apply for admission to Central Washington University online at www.cwu.edu/admissions. Submit official electronic or hard copy transcripts from any colleges or universities you have attended to Admissions in Ellensburg and provide the Pierce County Center with a student copy for advising purposes.
- Students must be admitted to CWU’s Teacher Preparation Program (www.cwu.edu/teacher-certification for the application process and materials). Requirements include a minimum GPA of 3.0 for the most recent 45 quarter credits, and passing all portions of the WEST-B test. Testing dates and information are available online at www.west.nesinc.com.
Please review PDF document for a list of prerequisites.
|Professional Education Program||Credits|
|EDBL 401||Educating Linguistically Diverse Students||3|
|EDSE 302||Introduction to Students with Exceptionalities||3|
|EFC 315||Educational Assessment||3|
|EFC 320||Multicultural Education||3|
|EFC 330||Field Experience||2|
|EFC 340||Methods of Instruction||3|
|EFC 350||Classroom Management||3|
|EFC 416||Educational Technology||3|
|EFC 440||Education Law||3|
|EFC 480||Student Teaching||16|
|Elementary Education Major|
|EDEL 320||Integrated Arts in the Elementary School||5|
|EDEL 323||Teaching Elementary School Mathematics||4|
|EDEL 420||Social Sciences in the Elementary School||4|
|EDEL 423||Integrated Methods for the Elementary School||3|
|EDLT 308||Literacy I||3|
|EDLT 321||Teaching Children's Literature||3|
|EDLT 409||Literacy II||5|
|EDLT 422||Teaching the Language Arts||4|
|HED 446||Health Education Curriculum for Elementary Teachers||3|
|PE 334||Physical Education Activities for the Elem School||3|
|SCED 322||Science Education in the Elementary School||4|
|Early Childhood Education Major|
|EDEC 306||Professional Growth & Expectations||2|
|EDEC 307||Equity, Culture, & Antibias in ECE||3|
|EDEC 312||Childhood Learning||3|
|EDEC 313||Materials and ManipulativeS in ECE||3|
|EDEC 314||Learning Through Play||3|
|EDEC 321||Curriculum I—Infant & Toddler||3|
|EDEC 322||Parent Involvement||3|
|EDEC 411||Curriculum II—Preschool||3|
|EDEC 412||Responsible Childhood Assessment (or EFC 315: Educational Assessment)||3|
|EDEC 422||Classroom Management in an ECE Classroom (or EFC 350: Classroom Management)||3|
|EDEC 424||Curriculum III—Primary||3|
|EDEC 432||Theories of Child Development||3|
|EDEC 492||Senior Internship||3|
|EDEC 492||Practicum & Issues in ECE||12|