Feb 23, 2024  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Education, Development, Teaching and Learning Department

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College of Education and Professional Studies
School of Education
Black Hall, room 205
Mail Stop 7406
Fax: 509-963-1421
    See the website for how these programs may be used for educational and career purposes.


Faculty and Staff

Yukari Amos, PhD

Yukari Amos, PhD, bilingual education, TESL
Carol Butterfield, PhD, literacy, TESL
Craig Hughes, PhD, bilingual education, TESL
Khodi Kaviani, PhD, elementary education
YiShan Lea, EdD, bilingual education, TESL
Kate Mastruserio Reynolds, EdD, TESOL
Terrance McCain, PhD, bilingual education, TESL
Sharryn Walker, PhD, literacy
Teresa Walker, EdD, early childhood education

Associate Professors
Dia Gary, EdD, early childhood education
Tina Georgeson, EdD, early childhood and elementary education
Keith Salyer, PhD, elementary education

Assistant Professors
Grace Inae Blum, PhD, early childhood education, elementary education, TESL
Wendie Lappin Castillo, PhD, special education
Tim Lawless, MA, special education

Michele Jacobson, MEd, special education

Faith Peterson, secretary senior

Department Information, Standards, and Requirements
Major and/or minor programs in the Education, Development, Teaching and Learning (EDTL) department include early childhood education, elementary education, bilingual education/teaching English as a second language, literacy and special education. Additionally, the EDTL department contributes to the middle-level teaching programs in mathematics (see mathematics in the catalog) and science teaching (see science education in the catalog).

In addition to a listed major and/or minor, students must maintain full admission status in the School of Education and successfully complete all certification requirements to qualify for the Washington State teaching certificate. The early childhood education major and minor offer options in which these requirements do not apply (see descriptions below). Students completing a special education major or minor must complete EDCS 424 if they are pursuing a secondary discipline-specific teaching major (or EDLT 308 for those also seeking an elementary-specific teaching major) as part of the Professional Education Program. All students completing a secondary discipline-specific program must complete EDCS 424. All other education department majors or minors do not require the completion of this course. Also, at least 75 percent of the endorsable major or minor must be completed prior to EDCS 442, Student Teaching. 

All students seeking a teacher certification endorsement must maintain a 3.0 GPA or higher for the last 45 graded credits. Students must also earn a minimum grade of “C” in all required major, minor, and Professional Education Program courses.

Special Education Majors
The special education majors offered are specifically designed to prepare teachers for meeting the diverse competencies required for teaching individuals with disabilities. Students electing special education teaching must follow one of the outlined programs. EDSE 302 must be taken prior to or concurrently with EDSE 311.

Program Outcomes
For information on program outcomes, please go to: www.cwu.edu/mission/assessment-improvement/slo-assessment-plans

Course Offerings
Frequency of course offering information can be found at the department website: www.cwu.edu/teaching-learning/ or by contacting the department directly.


    Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)Bachelor of Arts in Education (B.A.Ed.)Minor


      Education: Bilingual (EDBL)Education: Early Childhood (EDEC)Education: Elementary (EDEL)Education: Literacy (EDLT)Page: 1 | 2

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