Early Childhood Education P-K–Third Grade, Bachelor of Arts in Education (BAE)
The BAE in Early Childhood Education plus a Teacher Education Program prepares students for a Washington State Teaching Certification. Completion of the ECE Major, Education Core (and successfully completing the ECE NES will satisfy the requirements for Teaching Certificate in the state of Washington.
The Early Childhood Education–Pre-Kindergarten–Third Grade, Bachelor of Arts in Education consists of both the included P-3 Core and the required Early Childhood Education courses.
- Candidates who choose the P–3 core will be certified in grades P–3.
- Candidates may choose to complete an Elementary Education Add-On Endorsement, which will extend certification through grade 8.
|The courses below satisfy requirements for students choosing the preschool–third grade certification only. Students who choose to extend their certification through grade 8 must complete the add-on elementary endorsement.|
|ART 390||ART IN THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL||3|
|PHED 390||HEALTH AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION IN THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS||3|
|SPED 412||INTRODUCTION TO EARLY CHILDHOOD SPECIAL EDUCATION||4|
|Required Early Childhood Education Courses|
|EDUC 344||EARLY NUMERACY INSTRUCTION IN THE P-3 SCHOOL SETTING (MTED 390 may be substituted for EDUC 344 if a student is choosing to extend their certification through grade 8. Those students pursuing the P-3 certification only should take EDUC 344)||4-5|
|or MTED 390||METHODS OF TEACHING ELEMENTARY SCHOOL MATHEMATICS|
|EDUC 390||FOUNDATIONS OF EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION||3|
|EDUC 394||METHODS FOR READING INSTRUCTION AND ASSESSMENT IN KINDERGARTEN-THIRD GRADE SETTINGS||4|
|EDUC 410||METHODS I: BLENDED CURRICULUM IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION||4|
|EDUC 430||ASSESSMENT IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION||5|
|EDUC 444||LANGUAGE ARTS METHODS FOR THE PRESCHOOL-THIRD GRADE CLASSROOM||3|
|EDUC 450||METHODS II: BLENDED CURRICULUM IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION||4|
|EDUC 454||SCIENCE METHODS FOR THE PRESCHOOL-THIRD GRADE CLASSROOM||4|
|EDUC 461||SOCIAL STUDIES METHODS FOR THE PRESCHOOL-THIRD GRADE CLASSROOM||3|
|EDUC 470||DIVERSITY IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION||3|
|EDUC 475||PROMOTING SOCIAL COMPETENCE AND GUIDING BEHAVIOR IN EARLY CHILDHOOD SETTINGS||4|
|EDUC 479||EARLY LITERACY||3|
|EDUC 489||FAMILY-CENTERED PRACTICES IN EARLY CHILDHOOD||3|
|EDUC 420||ADMISSION TO PROFESSIONAL CANDIDACY||1|
|EDUC 423||ELEMENTARY STUDENT TEACHING K-8||12|
|EDUC 427||GENERAL STUDENT TEACHING K-12 (variable credit course–only 3 credits count)||3|
|EDUC 451||APPLICATIONS I: BLENDED CURRICULUM IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION||4|
|EDUC 464||APPLICATIONS II: BLENDED CURRICULUM IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION||4|
|EDUC 469||APPLICATIONS III: EARLY CHILDHOOD CURRICULUM METHODS||4|
|Capstone–an approved departmental or other Senior Capstone|
|EDUC 490C||EARLY CHILDHOOD CAPSTONE||5|
All admitted students must officially Declare a Major by the time they reach 90 credits (junior standing).
Application for Graduation must be made at least two terms in advance of the term you expect to graduate (undergraduate and post-baccalaureate).
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- collaborate in and contribute to school improvement;
- create a safe, productive learning environment;
- demonstrate knowledge of responsibilities and policies related to the teaching profession;
- ensure cultural competence in teaching;
- ensure that students can articulate learning targets and can monitor their own progress toward those targets;
- integrate subjects across content areas;
- integrate technology into their classrooms and/or planning;
- involve and collaborate with student families and community;
- plan and/or adapt curricula for diverse student needs;
- plan Standards-driven curricula to develop student capacity for problem-solving strategies in content areas;
- prepare responsible citizens for a diverse society;
- use a variety of assessments to monitor and improve instruction;
- use multiple instructional strategies to address individual student needs;
- utilize feedback and reflection to improve teaching practice.