This degree program is designed to meet the needs of students who wish to have a background in instructional pedagogy, but who do not wish to complete the requirements for teaching certification. Students who complete the program will be prepared to work in settings that require expertise in the foundations of education, such as training programs in business and industry, service programs at educational institutions, private child care facilities, etc.
The student will select a focus area, which must be approved by the department. The focus area will be a cohesive set of courses, which will be designed to provide the student with the knowledge and skills required to take a leadership role in an education-related organization. The practicum will be done in the focus area after all other course work is completed.
Students must achieve a grade of C or higher in all courses in the major, and must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher in the major in order to graduate.
Admission to the program requires the following:
- A passing score on each section of the Washington Educator Skills Test - Basic (WEST-B). See www.west.nesinc.com to register and for additional information.
- A cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
- Completion of each of the following with a grade of C or higher.
a. ENG 101
b. ENG 102
c. MATH 101, 153, 154, 164, 170, 172, or FIN 174.
- Proof of purchase of the College LiveText Edu Solutions software program.