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1998 - 1999 Division of Instruction

The University is sectioned into several divisions of instruction as listed below.

COLLEGE OF ARTS AND HUMANITIES

Administration and Organization

Dean: Liahna Babener (Hebeler Hall 202)

Associate Dean: Phil Backlund (Hebeler Hall 202)

The College of Arts and Humanities (CAH) comprises 10 departments and programs, listed below, which represent the disciplines of the arts and humanities. All of the departments and some of the programs of CAH offer undergraduate degrees as well as minors which supplement other degree programs. Several departments offer Master's degrees. In addition to its role in providing degree programs, CAH is responsible for many of the course offerings of the general education program as well as extensive service coursework for the entire university. The College also plays a major role in Central's teacher education programs, offering Bachelor's and Master's degrees for students preparing to be secondary teachers and providing coursework in educational foundations and discipline-specific methods for teacher education majors. Building on a legacy of teaching excellence, college faculty are engaged in research, creative activities and service, involving students in the scholarship and practical applications of their various academic specializations, while making important contributions to the intellectual tradition and to society at large. There are no special requirements for admission to the College, but some departments have requirements that are described under the respective department and program headings in this catalog.

Departments and Programs

Department of Art
Department of Communication
Douglas Honors College
Department of English
Department of Foreign Languages
Department of History
Humanities Program)
Department of Music
Department of Philosophy
Department of Theatre Arts

COLLEGE OF THE SCIENCES

Administration and Organization

Dean: Vacant
Associate Dean: Warren Street (Hebeler Hall 202)

The College of the Sciences (COTS) comprises 12 departments and a number of affiliated programs representing disciplines in the behavioral, natural and social sciences as well as mathematics. The departments and programs within the College offer undergraduate baccalaureate degrees, Master's degrees and coursework at the graduate level, minors which supplement other degree programs, and an extensive range of service coursework for the entire university. As an essential part of its mission, the College is responsible for extensive course offerings within the general education curriculum. The departments play a major role in Central's teacher education programs, offering Bachelor's and Master's degrees for students preparing to be secondary teachers and providing coursework in educational foundations and discipline-specific methodologies.

Departments within the College are committed to teaching excellence, to active engagement by faculty in research, scholarship and professional service activities, to student involvement in research, and to community service/outreach demonstrating the practical applications of the various academic specializations.

Departments

All departments offer baccalaureate degree programs, and in some cases, minors and Master's degrees. In addition to consulting department/program headings in this catalog, students are encouraged to contact individual department and program offices directly.

Anthropology
Biological Sciences
Chemistry
Computer Science
Geography & Land Studies
Geology
Law & Justice
Mathematics
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Sociology

Affiliated Programs:

Programs offer specialized coursework, interdisciplinary baccalaureate or Master's degrees, minors, or public service functions related to instructional programs.

Allied Health Sciences
Central Washington Archaeological Survey (CWAS, Anthropology)
Chimpanzee and Human Communication Institute (CHCI, Psychology)
Environmental Studies
Ethnic Studies (Sociology)
Gerontology (Sociology)
Geographic Information Systems Laboratory (GIS)
Medical Technology (Biological Sciences)
Organization Development Center (Psychology)
Resource Management: Geography/Anthropology
Science Education
Social Science
Women Studies

SCHOOL OF BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS

Administration and Organization

Dean: Roy Savoian (Shaw-Smyser 129)
Associate Dean: John J. Lasik (Shaw-Smyser 129)

Departments and Programs

Accounting: James A. Bailey (Shaw-Smyser 340)
Business Administration: Hugh M. Spall (Shaw-Smyser 333)
Economics: Peter J. Saunders (Shaw-Smyser 428)

Accounting Program Directors:

Lynnwood Center: John O. Moore
SeaTac Center: Norman J. Gierlasinski

Business Administration Program Directors:

Lynnwood Center: F. Lynn Richmond
SeaTac Center: Don R. Nixon

 

Mission:

Central Washington University's School of Business and Economics prepares students for success in business and other employment opportunities through an educational environment that values continuous improvement, personal integrity, and enlightened citizenship.

 

Admission Requirements

Admission requirements to major programs within the School of Business and Economics are identical regardless of the location of the program (Ellensburg campus, Lynnwood Center, SeaTac Center, or Wenatchee Center). Students must first be accepted by Central Washington University and the center which they plan to attend. Then, students must formally apply to the School of Business and Economics and be fully or provisionally admitted to a major program prior to enrolling in 300-400 level courses within the School of Business and Economics. Application forms are available in the center and department offices. The application form must be completed and returned to the appropriate offices along with copies of current transcripts.

Applicants to all degree programs within the School of Business and Economics must have achieved a minimum overall GPA of 2.00 in all collegiate studies; further, applicants must have completed English 101 and 102. All course and grade criteria specified here apply to equivalent courses transferred from other institutions.

Full admission to the Accounting or Business Administration major requires the completion of seven pre-admission courses with a minimum GPA of 2.25 and a minimum grade of "C-" (1.70) in each course. The credit/no credit option will not be accepted for any pre-admission courses.

Full admission to the Economics major requires the completion of four pre-admission courses with a minimum GPA of 2.25 and a minimum grade of "C-" (1.70) in each course. The credit/no credit option will not be accepted for any pre-admission courses.

Students who have met all requirements will be fully admitted unless the number of eligible applicants at that location exceeds the available space. In that case, students will be admitted based on a competitive selection procedure.

Transfer Credits

Equivalent lower division (100-200 level) courses may be transferred toward meeting the pre-admission requirements for any B.S. degree in the School of Business and Economics.

Upper division (300-400 level) courses may be transferred toward meeting the major requirements only with the approval of the Department Chair and the School Dean or designee.

Transfer students must earn at least 45 quarter credits in their major at CWU.

Service to Other Majors

Students majoring in programs outside the School of Business and Economics who are required to take courses in this school for either their major or minor will be eligible to enroll on a space available basis. These students will be given priority over other non-school majors wishing to enroll in courses. All students must have taken prerequisites for courses prior to enrollment.

Click on this link for more information on the School of Business and Economics.

COLLEGE OF EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL STUDIES

Administration and Organization

Dean: Lin D. Douglas, Black Hall

The primary role of the College of Education and Professional Studies is to support the mission of Central Washington University by offering and supporting educational opportunities of the highest quality for students. The mission of the College of Education and Professional Studies is to prepare enlightened leaders for the professions and for society -- leaders who will commit themselves to socially responsible citizenship in a global society.

From the College perspective, its role is fulfilled by creating and nurturing an academic environment where "quality" and "excellence" are synonymous with achievement. Each academic unit of the College has developed specific goals and objectives to complement this mission.

Departments

Administrative Management and Business Education
Aerospace Studies (AFROTC)
Curriculum and Supervision
Family & Consumer Sciences
Industrial and Engineering Technology
Military Science (ROTC)
Physical Education, Health and Leisure Services
Teacher Education Programs

Center for Teaching and Learning

The Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) is the NCATE-accredited unit which oversees all CWU professional education programs, to include the preparation of teachers, principals, program administrators, school psychologists, and school counselors. For information about the principal credential program, contact the Department of Teacher Education Programs. For information about the school psychologist or school counselor programs, contact the Psychology department.

Teacher Preparation Program

General Information

The Teacher Preparation Program is administered through the College of Education and Professional Studies. The Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs in collaboration with the Dean of the College of Education and Professional Studies appoints faculty to serve on the University Professional Education Council (UPEC), which advises the Dean on program policies.

Admission Requirements:

Admission to the University does not guarantee a student admission into the Teacher Preparation program. Students must be fully admitted to the Teacher Preparation program prior to taking any courses in the department of Teacher Education Program's, majors and minors, or the required professional education foundation courses.

All candidates desiring consideration for admission must complete an application packet. Application packets can be obtained from the Associate Dean's Office, by telephoning (509) 963-2661, or by accessing our Home Page at www.cwu.edu/teacher-certification/.

Processing of applications takes time. To insure the thorough review of transcripts, letters of recommendation, etc., it is required that all application materials for admission to the Teacher Preparation Program be submitted by the following dates: Winter, November 1; Spring, February 15; Summer, May 1; Fall, August 1.

Admission requirements are as follows:

1. A 3.0 grade point average for at least the last 45 graded quarter credits (the total may exceed 45 if an entire quarter is needed to achieve the minimum 45). Conditional acceptance can be granted to individuals with a 2.8 GPA. Transcripts for all college/university coursework must be submitted directly to the office of the Associate Dean. These transcripts are in addition to transcripts submitted to the Academic Services Office.

2. Completed application for admission to the Teacher Preparation Program.

3. Completed "Character and Fitness Supplement" form. Answering "YES" to any question on the form will require that you meet with the Associate Dean prior to a decision regarding admission. All court documents should be submitted prior to that meeting. False answers to the questions on the form may result in denial of program admission and/or certification.

4. Minimum score of 24 on each of two recommendation forms completed by former teachers, employers, or professors (one must be from a professor or former teacher). Forms may not be completed by a relative.

5. Competency in basic skills as demonstrated by one of the following:

  • TET passing scores on all sections (scores cannot be older than 5 years)
  • Completion of a baccalaureate degree program
  • Completion of a graduate degree program
  • Completion of 90 or more quarter credits and have earned a minimum grade of "C" in the following courses (or direct course equivalencies): ENG 101 & 102, COM 110, and MATH 101 or 130.1 if secondary, or MATH 164.1 if elementary
  • SAT I Reasoning minimum score of 931 for tests prior to 4/1/95 or a score of 1041 for tests after 4/1/95 (score cannot be older than 5 years)
  • ACT composite score of 23 (score cannot be older than 5 years)

6. Signed fingerprint information form.

Note: Failure to begin the program within one year from date of acceptance may result in cancellation of admission.

The completed application packet needs to be submitted to the following address by the appropriate deadline date: Associate Dean, College of Education and Professional Studies, Central Washington University, 400 East Eighth Ave., Ellensburg, WA 98926-7414.

Please be aware that:
No grade lower than a C in major or minor, required English composition courses, and foundation coursework, and no grade lower than a C- in basic and breadth coursework will be accepted for certification.

To remain in the program, students must maintain a 3.0 GPA - cumulative, or for the last 45 graded credits earned.

Each applicant for admission to the Teacher Preparation Program will be notified in writing of the status of his/her application.

Completion of the Teacher Preparation Program does not guarantee certification by the State of Washington. In order to be certified, the candidate must demonstrate good moral character and personal fitness as defined by WAC 180-75-081. Fingerprint clearance from the State Patrol and FBI will be required prior to practicum and/or student teaching. If you have anything from your past that you think may compromise your certification, please seek advisement from the Associate Dean, College of Education and Professional Studies, (509) 963-2661, prior to submitting your application.

Teacher Preparation Program admission regulations are administered by the Associate Dean, College of Education and Professional Studies. Personal folders are maintained in the Associate Dean's Office for each student enrolled in a teaching program at Central Washington University.

Teacher Education Basic Skills Testing Policy

The following procedures should be followed by students taking the teacher education test option to meet the basic skills proficiency requirement for admission to the Teacher Preparation Program:

1. Prior to initial testing, students who have actual documentation of a disability should contact ADA Affairs to discuss any needed accommodations. Recommendations will be forwarded to the office of Testing Services.

2. Failure to pass any portion of the TET will require remediation. Remediation is defined as developing and completing a "Plan of Remediation" (could include tutoring, completing Learning Plus, completing a remedial course) which is filed with the Office of the Associate Dean. This "Plan" is developed with staff at the CWU Academic Skills Program or another agency qualified to provide remediation and approved by the Associate Dean.

3. Upon successful completion of the "Plan of Remediation" and upon recommendation of the Academic Skills Program, the student can retake the appropriate section of the TET a second time. A minimum of one-month delay is required between the initial test and retake.

4. Failure to pass the same section of the TET during the retake will require that the student appeal to the AMG committee (meets once per quarter).

Recommendations

In fulfilling "General Education Requirements," students pursuing elementary-level teaching certificates are advised to take at least one course which deals with minority ethnic groups, at least one course in English or American literature, mathematics, music, public speaking, and a laboratory course in the biological sciences.

Transfer Students

Students entering Central Washington University with a transferable Associate of Arts (A.A.) degree from an accredited Washington community college will need to meet the admission requirements for the Teacher Preparation Program prior to enrolling in any education courses. These students are frequently surprised to find that, after finishing two years of community college, they have more than two years left to complete an education degree. That is because the A.A. degree required 90 credits and, when transferred to CWU, satisfies only the Basic and Breadth requirements which can generally be completed in 60 credits at CWU. Community college students can make good use of the additional 30 credits required by the A.A. by selecting courses at the community college which may meet major, minor, or, in some cases, courses in the teacher preparation program. It is also possible to include the four courses (ENG 101 and 102, COM 110 or 250, and MATH 101, 130.1, or 164.1) in the A.A. program which would meet the basic skills requirement for admission to the Teacher Preparation Program (see item #5 under Admission Requirements above). Check your community college's equivalency sheet to make certain your courses are equivalent to CWU's courses for these particular requirements.

EDSTART (An alternative admission program to teacher preparation)

Noting that the recruitment and retention of minority students into the teacher preparation program are imperative, an alternative admissions program, EDSTART, has been developed to address the challenge at Central Washington University. Within EDSTART policies, ethnic minority students who do not have the required grade point average or have not passed portions of the required test are permitted to apply for admission to the Teacher Preparation Program by alternative means. The EDSTART Program is an alternative admissions procedure designed as a partial response by CWU's Center for the Preparation of School Personnel to the nationwide challenge posed by the dramatic under representation of minority students in teacher preparation programs.

ELIGIBILITY: The EDSTART Program is open to minority students who are enrolled at Central Washington University. Applicants who are yet to be admitted into the university will be assisted by the Teacher Certification Office. The Teacher Certification Office will also provide individualized advising for prospective individuals at the junior college and high school levels who desire to enter the Teacher Preparation Program in the future.

ADMISSIONS PROCEDURE: The following should be included in the EDSTART application packet (this is in addition to the completed application packet for admission to the Teacher Preparation Program):

1. A personal essay in which the applicant describes his/her educational goals and objectives.

2. One letter of support from the applicant's major advisor addressing applicant's academic ability, service experience, growth, commitment and motivation, and potential for success in working with diverse populations.

3. One supporting letter from a former employer, supervisor, or other individual knowledgeable about the applicant's experiences in working with children.

EDSTART application will be considered once per quarter (Fall, Winter, or Spring) at the Admission, Matriculation, and Graduation (AMG) Committee meeting. Contact the Office of Teacher Certification for meeting dates and times.

Appeals to AMG Committee

The Admissions, Matriculation, and Graduation (AMG) Committee will consider appeals for admission to the Teacher Preparation Program for students who are 1) applying through the EDSTART program; 2) needing permission to take the Teacher Education Test for a third time; or 3) unable to meet the stated admission requirements because of extenuating circumstances. Appeal packets must be received in the Teacher Certification office a minimum of two weeks prior to the scheduled meeting date of the AMG Committee. The AMG Committee meets once per quarter during Fall, Winter, and Spring quarters. Submission of your materials does not guarantee that the committee will review your request at its next meeting. Students' names are added to the agenda on a first-come/first-served basis. The maximum number of students per agenda is 15. Names of students who submit incomplete packets will not be placed on the agenda.

APPEALS PACKET: The following materials must be submitted to the Teacher Certification office in packet form:

1. A typewritten letter which clearly states your request, provides a rationale for consideration of your request by the committee, and describes your preparation efforts.

2. At least one letter of support for your request, on letterhead, from a professor in your major area.

Additional information can be obtained from the Teacher Certification Office.

Graduation Requirements for Teacher Preparation Program

1. No grade lower than a C in major, minor, composition courses, and professional education foundation courses.

2. Minimum GPA of 2.5 in major, minor, and professional education foundation courses.

3. Minimum GPA of 3.0 for last 45 graded credits or cumulative.

4. A degree in Elementary Education, Special Education, or Early Childhood Education may not be awarded without certification.

Major and Minor Concentrations

To achieve certification, students must select a major which leads to a university endorsement for teaching in the schools of Washington state. The following majors are endorsable through CWU. The double asterisk identifies majors which require a second major for secondary level teacher certification. The grade level for endorsement is shown in parenthesis after each major. Students should contact the departments to request information about major requirements.

Anthropology Teaching (1302) [4-12]
Art Teaching (1501) [K-12]
Art Teaching Broad Area (1502) [K-12]
Biology Teaching (1602) [4-12]
Business Education (1800) [4-12]
Chemistry Teaching (1851) [4-12]
Computer Science (2075) [4-12]
Early Childhood Education (2550) [P-3]
Earth Science (2600) [4-12]
Elementary Education (2870) [K-8]
English Teaching (3053) [4-12]
Family and Consumer Sciences (3360) [4-12]
Foreign Language Teaching (3505) [K-12]
(Chinese,French, German, Japanese, Russian, and Spanish)
Foreign Language Teaching Broad Area (3315) [K-12]
(Chinese,French, German, Japanese, Russian, and Spanish)
Geography Teaching (3603) [4-12]
History Teaching (4010) [4-12]
History Teaching Broad Area (4011) [4-12]
Industrial Education (4150) [4-12]
Industrial Education Broad Area (4150) [4-12]
Language Arts Teaching (4451) [K-8], (4452) [4-12]
Marketing Education (4975) [4-12]
Mathematics Teaching Secondary (5101) [4-12]
Music Education (5452, 5463, 5462) [K-12]
Physical Education Teaching K-12 (6101) [K-12]
Physics (6250, 6252) [4-12]
Political Science Teaching** (6302) [4-12]
Psychology Teaching** (6507) [4-12]
School Health Education (7025) [4-12]
Social Science Teaching Elementary (7401) [4-12]
Social Science Teaching Junior High/Middle School (7402) [4-12]
Sociology Teaching** (7601, 7603) [4-12]
Special Education
Plan A: (7810) [K-12]
Plan B: (7820) [P-3]
Speech Communication (8000) [4-12]
Theatre Arts Secondary Education (8451) [4-12]
Vocational-Technical Trade and Industrial Education (8600) [4-12]

NOTE: Numbers in parentheses () indicate catalog/SIS code; those in brackets [ ] indicate endorsement teaching level.

For degree purposes, students may also need to select a minor. Since teaching assignments are based on endorsements, students are encouraged to select endorsable teaching minors.

The following are CWU endorsable teaching minors.

Anthropology (1300) [4-12]
Art Teaching (1501) [K-12]
Bilingual Education/TESL (1573) [K-12]
Business Education (1800) [4-12]
Computer Science (2075) [4-12]
Early Childhood Education (2550) [P-3]
Economics Teaching (2656) [4-12]
Elementary Education (28700 [K-8]
Foreign Language Teaching (3560, 3570, 3580, 3565, 3375, 3585) [K-12]
(Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Russian, Spanish)
Geography (3600) [4-12]
History Teaching (4010) [4-12]
Marketing Education (4975) [4-12]
Mathematics Teaching Secondary (5101) [4-12], with following exception:
(Math minor will not be endorsed if combined with Elementary Ed Major, unless student teaching is also done in the math area)
Music Teaching - Broad Area Choral and Instrumental (5475) [K-12]
Music Teaching Choral Music (5480) [K-12]
Music Teaching Instrumental Music (5485) [K-12]
Philosophy (6050) [4-12] -- Select a minimum of 24 credits
Physical Education (6200) [K-12]
Physics (6250) [4-12]
Political Science Teaching (6302) [4-12]
Reading (6675) [K-12]
Safety Education (6950)
School Health Education (7025) [4-12]
Sociology Teaching (7601) [4-12]
*Special Education (7800) [K-12]
[*Endorsed only upon successful completion of EDSE 495]
Speech Communication (8000) [4-12]
Teaching English As A Second Language (TESL) (8400) [K-12]
Theatre Arts Teaching (8450) [4-12]

NOTE: Numbers in parentheses () indicate catalog/SIS code; those in brackets [ ] indicate endorsement teaching level.

Certification

CWU's Teacher Preparation Program is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). It is also approved by the Washington State Board of Education to offer programs which lead to teacher certification. To be awarded Washington certificates, candidates must be at least 18 years of age. Completion of requirements for a degree does not guarantee that all requirements for certification have been met. In order to be certified, a candidate must demonstrate good moral character and physical fitness as defined by WAC 180-75-081. Fingerprint clearance from the State Patrol and FBI will be required prior to any practicum and/or student teaching experience.

Graduates of the Teacher Preparation Program are legally qualified for certification in states which are party to the interstate certification compact.

Initial Certificate

The initial certificate is normally awarded simultaneously with the Bachelor's degree. It is valid for four years and may be renewed for an additional three years. To qualify for the initial certificate, a student must complete all requirements for the certificate as set forth in this catalog.

Certification Only

Persons holding a baccalaureate degree from Central Washington University or another accredited college may earn the Initial Teaching Certificate by satisfactorily completing individually prescribed programs which are developed according to the student's individual needs and certification requirements as prescribed by the State Board of Education.

A condition for admission to CWU is that certification-only students must be fully admitted to the Teacher Preparation Program. See teacher preparation program admission requirements.

Students must make written request for a credit evaluation. Forms can be obtained from the Office of the Associate Dean. Transcripts need to be on file in the Office of the Associate Dean before an evaluation can be completed.

Certification-only students must complete the required professional education foundation courses and at least one CWU subject endorsement. CWU subject endorsements vary from department to department, and year to year. Check with the Office of the Associate Dean for current endorsement requirements.

Transfer credits may be accepted for certification-only programs. However, final approval of subject endorsement programs lies with the individual student's department.

Continuing Certificate

Candidates for the continuing certificate must meet the following requirements:

* Have a minimum of two (2) endorsements on their teaching certificate*

* Verify at least one year of full-time teaching experience

* Complete 45 credits of upper-division (300 level or higher) coursework, including courses in abuse, staff development and supervision, research and evaluation, and referral agencies

Application forms and further information can be obtained from the Office of the Associate Dean located in the Public Safety Building.

In order to qualify for endorsement to teach in more than one specialization, students must meet the requirements for each specialization. Experienced teachers may petition the Curriculum and Supervision Department for permission to student teach for less than the normal 16 credits.

To maintain the continuing (professional) certificate, each person must complete 150 clock hours of approved inservice education and/or 15 college or university credits every five years.

*Candidates for the continuing certificate must have been granted at least two subject area endorsements. Subject area endorsements, with the exception of broad subject area endorsements of English/language arts, science and social studies, require satisfactory completion of 24 credits in specified areas of studies. Broad subject endorsements require 45 credits.

Recency of Coursework

Education courses may not be older than 10 years at the time of graduation/certification.

New Certification Requirements on the Horizon

The Washington State Board of Education has adopted rules establishing requirements for two new teaching certificates to go into effect in the year 2000. Effective August 31, 2000, the Initial and Continuing Teacher Certificates will be replaced by the Residency and Professional Certificates. The preparation programs and the certification requirements for the Residency and the Professional Certificates are performance-based and require teachers, wherever possible, to demonstrate they have a positive impact on student learning. They are designed to align with the K-12 performance-based state learning goals and the essential academic learning requirements which become mandatory in the year 2000. Central Washington University will continue to work closely with the State Board of Education in keeping its programs in line with changing requirements.