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CWU - Wenatchee
1300 Fifth Street
Wenatchee, WA 98801
Phone: (509) 665-2600 or (509) 963-3950




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Admission Requirements

  • Able to attend classes in the evenings for approximately two full years (summers included)
  • 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.
  • Meet all program pre-requisites including: CWU's Math 164 and 250, Pre-observation hours (40), EFC 310 and PSY 314.  These courses can be completed at Wenatchee Valley College.  Stop by our office for a list of transfer courses.
  • A minimum 3.0 GPA in the last forty-five (45) credits or a 3.0 cumulative GPA is required.

BAEd Elementary Education Wenatchee Flyer

Central Washington University`s Bachelor of Arts in Education degree with a major in Elementary Education (K-8) is available to prospective students who have earned 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.

Application Process
• Contact CWU-Wenatchee 509-963-3950 or 509-665-2600.
• Apply for admission to Central Washington University online at Submit official electronic or hard copy transcripts from any colleges or universities you have attended to Admissions in Ellensburg and provide CWU-Wenatchee with a student copy for advising purposes.
• Apply to the Teacher Preparation Program (TPP) at CWU. Download and complete the TPP Application at Submit completed application packet to CWU-Wenatchee.
• Pass all sections of the Washington Educator Skills Test - Basic (WEST-B) or have qualifying ACT or SAT scores. Testing dates and information are available online at

Additional Resources
For information about CWU's Certification program, visit For information about the teaching profession in general, visit