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.
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 www.cwu.edu/teacher-certification for application process materials), including passing all portions of the WA Educator Skills Test - Basic [WEST-B]: see website www.west.nesinc.com. 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 YVCC. See the TAPP worksheet for specific courses required.
- Visit the CWU-Yakima Center early in your academic career.
- Apply for admission to Central Washington University Complete and submit the online application found at: www.cwu.edu/admissions. Bring or mail a copy of the completed document to CWU-Yakima.
- Apply to the Teacher Preparation Program (TPP) at CWU. Download and complete the TPP Application at www.cwu.edu/teacher-certification. Submit application packet to CWU-Yakima. Have letter of recommendation forms sent directly to TPP.
- 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.
|EDEC 232||Child Development||3|
|EFC 310||Orientation to Teaching||3|
|EFC 330||Field Experience||2|
|MATH 164||Foundations of Arithmetic||5|
|MATH 250||Intuitive Geometry for Elementary Teachers||4|
|PSY 314||Human Development and the Learner||4|
|Foreign language (one quarter required)||5|
|Professional Education Program|
|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||Methods and Materials in the Social Sciences-Elementary||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 for Elementary Teachers||3|
|PE 334||Physical Education Activities for the Elementary School||3|
|SCED 322||Science Education in the Elementary Classroom||4|
|Teaching English as a Second Language Minor|
|EDBL 312||Foundations in Bilingual Education||3|
|EDBL 318||Culture and Curriculum||3|
|EDBL 430||Sheltering Instruction for Linguistically Diverse Students||3|
|EDBL 433||Educational Linguistics||3|
|EDBL 438||Teaching English as a Second Language||3|
|EDBL 439||Assessment of Linguistically Diverse Students||3|
|EDBL 440||Development of Literacy with Linguistically Diverse Students||3|
For information about CWU's Certification program, visit www.cwu.edu/teacher-certification. For information about the teaching profession in general, visit www.teachwashington.org.
BAEd Elementary Education/TESL Minor (PDF)
BAEd Elementary Education - Transfer Academic Program Plan (PDF)