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CWU - Yakima
1000 South 12th Avenue, Room 107
Yakima, WA 98907-2520
Phone: (509) 574-6894 or (509) 963-3700




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Program Overview

Central Washington University's Bachelor of Arts in Education degree with a major in Elementary Education (K-8) 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. 

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Program Requirements

Meet CWU's general education requirements through either a community college direct transfer degree (DTA) or a baccalaureate degree from any state accredited college/university Full admission to CWU's Teacher Certification program (see for application process materials), including passing all portions of the WA Educator Skills Test - Basic [WEST-B]: see website Minimum GPA of 3.0 for the last 4-5 quarter credits (3.0 necessary to complete program), and completion of specific course requirements.

Specific Course Requirements

There are specific courses required to enter the CWU-Yakima education program. These courses include course work in math, psychology and education offered at YVC. See CWU's transfer equivalencies for course equivalents.


  1. Visit the CWU-Yakima Center early in your academic career.
  2. Apply for admission to Central Washington University Complete and submit the online application found at: Bring or mail a copy of the completed document to CWU-Yakima.
  3. Apply to the Teacher Preparation Program (TPP) at CWU. Download and complete the TPP Application at Submit application packet to CWU-Yakima. Have letter of recommendation forms sent directly to TPP.
  4. Submit official electronic transcripts to CWU-Ellensburg and a hard copy to CWU-Yakima from any colleges or universities you have attended. Submit a final official transcript once your DTA is posted.


Prerequisite CoursesCredits
MATH 164Foundations of Arithmetic5
MATH 250Intuitive Geometry for Elementary Teachers4
PSY 314Human Development and the Learner4
Professional Education Program
EFC 210Seminar1
EDBL 401Educating Linguistically Diverse Students3
EDBL 430Sheltering Instruct. for Linguistically Diverse Students3
EDSE 302Introduction to Students with Exceptionalities3
EFC 315Educational Assessment3
EFC 320Multicultural Education3
EFC 330Field Experience2
EFC 340Methods of Instruction3
EFC 350Classroom Management3
EFC 416Educational Technology3
EFC 440Education Law3
EFC 480Student Teaching16
Elementary Education Major 
EDEL 320Integrated Arts in the Elementary School5
EDEL 323Teaching Elementary School Mathematics4
EDEL 420Methods and Materials in the Social Sciences-Elementary4
EDEL 423Integrated Methods for the Elementary School3
EDLT 308Literacy I3
EDLT 321Teaching Children's Literature3
EDLT 409Literacy II5
EDLT 422Teaching the Language Arts4
HED 446Health Education for Elementary Teachers3
PE 334Physical Education Activities for the Elementary School3
 SCED 322Science Education in the Elementary Classroom4
Department-approved Electives3-5


Transfer Academic Program Plan - YVC