Dual Endorsement Program in Special Education and Elementary Education, Bachelor of Arts in Education (BAE)
The Dual Endorsement Program in Special Education and Elementary Education prepares students for teaching in the elementary grades (kindergarten to grade 8) as well as in special education classes (kindergarten to age 21). Students in this program complete the Washington state requirements for an endorsement in special education and in elementary education.
A grade of ≥2.8 for program prerequisites, each course in major, professional education core, and overall grade point average (GPA).
Prerequisites for Admission to the Education Program
An Application for Admission is required for the Teacher Education Program. Application deadlines are as follows: Fall Quarter–May 15; Winter Quarter–October 15; Spring Quarter–January 15; Summer Quarter–April 15. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or EWU holiday applications will be accepted the following business day. Candidates seeking admission should consult with the Undergraduate Student Services Coordinator from the Education Department. All prerequisites must be completed prior to admission.
- A grade ≥2.8 in all prerequisite courses is required.
- GPA Requirement: a minimum ≥2.8 GPA.
- Pass Washington Educator Skills Test-Basic (WEST-B): Satisfactory SAT or ACT scores may waive all or part of the WEST–B requirement. Please see an advisor in the education department.
- Speech Requirement: CMST 200 or CMST 201 (4) or an approved equivalent.
- English Requirement: ENGL 201 (5) or equivalent.
- Mathematics Requirement: MATH 211 is required for Elementary and P–3 Programs.
|Elementary Education Core|
|30–hour multicultural education field requirement|
|ART 390||ART IN THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL||3|
& EDUC 303
& EDUC 308
|ADMISSION TO TEACHER EDUCATION|
and FOUNDATIONS OF ASSESSMENT
and FOUNDATIONS OF ELEMENTARY CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT (SPED/Dual program students do not complete EDUC 308)
|EDUC 201||INTRODUCTION TO EDUCATION||3|
|EDUC 304||INTRODUCTION TO ELEMENTARY READING||3|
|EDUC 310||LITERACY METHODS, MANAGEMENT AND ASSESSMENT IN THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL||4|
& EDUC 340
& EDUC 342
|LANGUAGE ARTS METHODS, MANAGEMENT AND ASSESSMENT IN THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL|
and SOCIAL STUDIES METHODS, MANAGEMENT AND ASSESSMENT IN THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
and SCIENCE METHODS, MANAGEMENT AND ASSESSMENT IN THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
|EDUC 420||ADMISSION TO PROFESSIONAL CANDIDACY||1|
|EDUC 423||ELEMENTARY STUDENT TEACHING K-8||15|
|MATH 212||STRUCTURE OF ELEMENTARY MATH II||5|
|MTED 390||METHODS OF TEACHING ELEMENTARY SCHOOL MATHEMATICS (or EDUC 344 for P-3)||5|
|or EDUC 344||EARLY NUMERACY INSTRUCTION IN THE P-3 SCHOOL SETTING|
|MUSC 450||INTEGRATING MUSIC INTO ELEMENTARY CLASSROOM COURSES||3|
|PHED 390||HEALTH AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION IN THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS||3|
|PSYC 304||EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY||5|
|SPED 363||INTRODUCTION TO SPECIAL EDUCATION||4|
|Elementary Education students must complete the required Elementary Education Core and the following courses.|
|Prerequisites for Dual Endorsement Program in Special Education and Elementary Education|
|SPED 360||SPECIAL EDUCATION RESEARCH METHODS||5|
|Required Special Education Courses|
|INTRODUCTION TO SPECIAL EDUCATION (this course is also in the elementary education core and may only be counted once)|
|SPED 412||INTRODUCTION TO EARLY CHILDHOOD SPECIAL EDUCATION||4|
|SPED 420||PRINCIPLES OF BEHAVIOR FOR STUDENTS WITH EXCEPTIONAL NEEDS||4|
|SPED 421||CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT IN SPECIAL EDUCATION SETTINGS||4|
|SPED 460||SPECIAL EDUCATION METHODS||4|
|SPED 461||SPECIALLY DESIGNED INSTRUCTION FOR LANGUAGE ARTS||4|
|SPED 462||METHODS FOR TEACHING STUDENTS WITH AUTISM AND SEVERE DISABILITIES||4|
|SPED 464||SPECIALLY DESIGNED INSTRUCTION FOR MATH AND CONTENT AREAS||4|
|SPED 470||SPECIAL EDUCATION ASSESSMENT||4|
|SPED 480||INCLUSIONARY PRACTICES AND COLLABORATION||4|
|SPED 488||SPECIAL EDUCATION PRACTICUM (must be repeated )||6|
|SPED 490||SPECIAL EDUCATION CAPSTONE (or other approved capstone)||4|
|or ITGS 400||INTERDISCIPLINARY SR CAPSTONE|