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2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Elementary Education Major, BAEd

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This major satisfies the Washington State teacher education endorsement for elementary (K-8) education (2014). There is not an option to complete this major without completing all state teacher certification requirements. This major includes a PEP alternative.

Students who complete this major will be endorsed to teach in regular, self-contained elementary classrooms.

Admission Requirements
Students may take the first 2 quarters of courses as outlined in the program of study. To continue with the Elementary Education Major, students must be fully admitted to the CWU Teacher Certification Program and have completed prerequisites MATH 164 and MATH 226.

Graduation Requirements
Candidates must complete all major courses with a C or higher, maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0, and meet all requirements of the Teacher Certification Program for Washington State Teacher Certification.

Introduction to the Teaching Profession Credits: 15

Home, school, and community are emphasized as learning environments and their role in supporting the learning process.

Culture and Society Credits: 14

Emphasis on the significance of culturally relevant educational partnerships with family, educators, and community.

Instructional Design Credits: 16

Foundational learning theory is applied to instructional design, delivery, and assessment highlighting evidence-based engagement practices in content areas.

Differentiation Credits: 15

Instructional design and assessment are modified to differentiate learning concepts and approaches to meet individual interests, needs, and abilities.

Inquiry-Based Learning Credits: 9

Using guiding and supporting questions, problems, or situations to shape learner-centered investigations within educational environments.

Professional Engagement Credits: 11

Application of ethical, legal, and professional practice in a collaborative context.

Application Credits: 16

Bridging acquired content, skills, and attitudes to effective learning and teaching implementation.

Total Credits: 96

College and Department Information

Education, Development, Teaching and Learning Department  
College of Education and Professional Studies  

Program Outcomes
Visit program outcomes to find out what you can expect to know and do after successful completion of this program.

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