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Science and Mathematics Education

College of the Sciences
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Discovery Hall 301
Ellensburg, WA 98926
Phone: 509-963-2929


Why choose to minor in Science Education?

  • Science leaders are in high demand.  More schools are hiring elementary science leaders and specialists.
  • Learn science the way you will teach it in your classroom: through engaging, hands-on activities that build your content and teaching skills at the same time.
  • Get experience teaching science in real K-8 classrooms: kids are natural scientists, and you’ll find teaching science rewarding and fun!
  • It's only 17-18 FUN credits in addition to what you already have to take for the CWU elementary education major.

This K-8 minor is open to students in any education major, as well as to other students as appropriate.  This minor is not endorsable but will prepare you to be a science leader in the schools, which is in high demand in Washington state and nationally.  In addition, students who have another certification (such as elementary education) and take the WEST-E/NES in Middle Level Science and pass can add an endorsement in Middle Level Science.

See the course catalog for current list of required coures. *

For advising questions please contact Dr. Allyson Rogan-Klyve 

*This minor is only 17-18 additional credits for CWU elementary education majors. ELEM342 is a required major course and the SCED 101-103 courses are general education courses for the elementary education major (or may be able to be substituted from your science generals).  Talk to an advisor about this minor today. 

“The Science Education Department at CWU is top notch – CWU science teacher candidates leave the university well prepared to deliver high quality instruction right out of the gate.“

John Graf, former principal, Lincoln Elementary School, Ellensburg

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