Central Washington University`s Bachelor of Arts in Education degree with a major in Elementary Education (K-8) and a department-selected minor is available to community college graduates with a two-year transfer associates degree (DTA) or a bachelor or greater degree from an accredited college. 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 elementary education endorsement.
CWU's teacher preparation program is accredited both regionally and nationally. Students obtain a broad 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. Students must complete the prerequisite courses with a grade of "C" or better prior to being admitted to the program.
- A minimum 3.0 GPA in the last forty-five (45) credits or a 3.0 cumulative GPA is required.
- Visit the Wenatchee Center early in your academic career to learn about the prerequisites specific to the department-selected minor.
- 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 Wenatchee Center with a student copy for advising purposes.
- Apply to the Teacher Preparation Program (TPP) at CWU. Download and complete the TPP Application at www.cwu.edu/teacher-certification. Submit completed application packet to CWU-Wenatchee.
- Pass all sections of the Washington Educator Skills Test - Basic (WEST-B). Testing dates and information are available online at www.west.nesinc.com.
|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|
|Professional Education Program|
|EDBL 401||Principles and Practices for 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 Elementary School||3|
|SCED 322||Science Education in the Elementary School||4|