CWU College of Education and Professional Studies Transfer Map

Early Childhood Education, Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Office of the Registrar
Bouillon Hall 140
Phone: (509) 963-3001
Fax: (509) 963-1230

Program Description

This major is intended to prepare students to become birth through grade 3 teaching specialists. Because this major requires less than 60 credits, a second major or a minor is required. Students may pursue this program for Washington State Teacher Certification or not, as follows.

  • with Washington State Teacher Certification Students seeking the teacher certification endorsement in early childhood education must complete Teacher Certification and Secondary Education Major requirements.
  • without Washington State Teacher Certification This option exists for those individuals who wish to work with young children in birth-age 8 settings that do not require teacher certification. In this situation, students will not need to complete Teacher Certification and Secondary Education Major requirements, but will still need to select a second major or a minor.

Likely Career Paths

Teach in a Washington state public elementary school, grades P-3

Key Considerations

Course Planning

1st and 2nd Year Courses or Areas of Study
CWU Course # CWU Course Name Transfer Course #
EFC 250 Introduction to Education (4) EDUC& 202 (or TES)
PSY 314 Human Development and the Learner (4) PSYC& 200 (or TES)

The Transfer Equivalency Site (TES) provides CWU equivalencies for courses at other colleges and universities.

Advising Notes

  • Students who have a DTA will have general education requirements satisfied. Transfer credits inside the major will need to be articulated by the registrar first and then reviewed by a faculty member.
  • Any Washington state DTA (Direct Transfer Agreement) degree will satisfy all general education requirements, but may not meet the Teacher Certification Program course pre-requisite requirements. Requirements can be found at Teacher Certification Program Admission.
  • Major requirements may change over time; students will be expected to meet the catalog requirements in place at the time they are admitted to the major. Current catalog:

Other Resources

Admissions: 509-963-1211 | |

Financial Aid: 509-963-1611 | |

Scholarship Information: 509-963-1611 | |

Transfer Center: 509-963-1390 | |

Veterans: 509-963-3028 | |

International: +1-509-963-3612 | |