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Professional Core (Undergraduate)

Links: ProCore MatrixCWU Catalog Description . Program Minutes
Department Information Elemetary & Secondary:

Students should begin this program during the second or third quarter of their sophomore year. Since EDCS 300 is offered only in August-September, students should enroll for EDCS 300 prior to their junior year. Student teaching is completed at one of the approved off-campus locations.

Check the catalog for course descriptions, prerequisites, and requirements for completing courses. Some must be taken in sequence. See an advisor for more information.

Admission Requirements:

Admission to the University does not guarantee a student admission into the teacher preparation program. Students must be at least conditionally admitted to the teacher preparation program prior to taking any of the Block I courses in the professional education foundation program.

(All application forms are available online at www.cwu.edu/~cert or can be purchased at the University Store on campus.)

  1. A 3.0 grade point average (GPA) 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). A 3.0 GPA for the last 45 graded quarter credits is required prior to making application to student teaching. Official transcripts for all college/university coursework must be submitted directly to the associate dean’s office. These transcripts are in addition to transcripts submitted to Registrar Services.
  2. Completed Application For Admission To Teacher Education.
  3. Completed Character and Fitness Supplement.
  4. Minimum score of 24 on each of two Recommendation Forms completed by teachers, employers, or professors (one must be from a professor or teacher). Forms may not be completed by a relative.
  5. Signed Fingerprinting/Certification Requirement Form.
  6. Pass the WEST-B examination.
  7. Completion of one of the following:
    • Prerequisite Courses: ENG 101 and 102, and MATH 101, 153, 154, 164, 170 or 172
    • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
    • A Direct Transfer Agreement (DTA) associate degree
  8. Proof of purchase of the College LiveText Edu Solutions software program (i.e., copy of receipt).
  9. Submission of the Dispositions Survey.

WEST-B Test

All individuals applying for admission to CWU’s Teacher Preparation Program are required to meet the minimum passing score on the WEST-B (Washington Educator Skill Test - Basic). This exam is administered statewide six times each year. Registration information and test dates can be found online at http://www.west.nesinc.com/

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

Courses:

Prefix & Course Number Course Title Credits

EDCS

300

Pre-Autumn Field Experience

4

EDCS

311

Teaching: Classroom Management and Assessment

5

EDCS

424

Reading in the Content Fields (required for secondary discipline specific teaching majors)

3

EDCS

431

Multicultural Education

3

EDCS

442

Student Teaching

16

EDCS

444

Educational Issues and Law

3

EDF

301

Teaching: An Orientation OR

3 1 or 3

EDF

301 A

Introduction to Teacher Education

1

EDF

302

Introduction to Students with Exceptionalities

4

PSY

314

Human Development and the Learner

4

PSY

315

Educational Psychology

4

BSED

316

Educational Technology OR

3 3

EDCS

316

Educational Technology

3
Total Credits Professional Education Program 50-52

All of the above with the exception of EDF 302, EDCS 444, and EDCS 424 must be successfully completed prior to student teaching. EDCS 444, PSY 315 EDCS 311, EDCS/BSED 316 and EDCS 442 require completion of PSY 314 and EDF 301, or, if having completed an approved substitution for CWU’s EDF 301, EDF 301A as prerequisites.  PSY 314 has a prerequisite of PSY 101.

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