Early Childhood Education Major, Bachelor of Arts in Education (BAE)

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The BAE in Early Childhood Education plus a Teacher Education Program prepares students for a Washington State Teaching Certification.

BAE students must complete the Elementary Education Core or the P–3 Certification Core.

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.

Candidates who choose the P–3 core will be certified in grades K-3.

P–3. Candidates who choose the Elementary core, will be certified in grades K–8.

Required Elementary Education Core
30–hour multicultural education field requirement
ART 390ART IN THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL3
EDUC 200
EDUC 303
EDUC 308
ADMISSION TO TEACHER EDUCATION
and FOUNDATIONS OF ASSESSMENT
and FOUNDATIONS OF ELEMENTARY CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT (these three courses must be taken concurrently)
7
EDUC 201INTRODUCTION TO EDUCATION3
EDUC 304INTRODUCTION TO ELEMENTARY READING3
EDUC 310LITERACY METHODS, MANAGEMENT AND ASSESSMENT IN THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL4
EDUC 338
EDUC 339
LANGUAGE ARTS METHODS, MANAGEMENT AND ASSESSMENT IN THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
and SOCIAL STUDIES AND SCIENCE METHODS, MANAGEMENT AND ASSESSMENT IN THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (must be taken concurrently)
9
EDUC 420ADMISSION TO PROFESSIONAL CANDIDACY1
EDUC 423ELEMENTARY STUDENT TEACHING K-815
MATH 212STRUCTURE OF ELEMENTARY MATH II5
MTED 390METHODS OF TEACHING ELEMENTARY SCHOOL MATHEMATICS5
MUSC 450INTEGRATING MUSIC INTO ELEMENTARY CLASSROOM COURSES3
PHED 390HEALTH AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION IN THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS3
PSYC 304EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY5
SPED 363INTRODUCTION TO SPECIAL EDUCATION4
Required Early Childhood Education Courses
EDUC 306INTRODUCTION TO EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION1
EDUC 439SEMINAR: TOPICS IN EDUCATION4
EDUC 455PERSPECTIVES OF EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION3
EDUC 456INTEGRATED EARLY CHILDHOOD PRACTICES5
EDUC 457COLLABORATIVE REFLECTIVE TEACHING IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION3
EDUC 458LEARNING PARADIGM IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION5
EDUC 479EARLY LITERACY3
EDUC 480EDUCATING YOUNG CHILDREN WITH DIVERSE BACKGROUNDS3
EDUC 487EARLY LEARNING CONCEPTS4
EDUC 493EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION ASSESSMENT5
Capstone–an approved departmental or other Senior Capstone4-5
Electives–choose one or department approved ECE elective course4-5
CHILD AND ADOLESCENT DEVELOPMENT
SOCIOLOGY OF CHILDREN
Total Credits114-116

For information on General Education, see Undergraduate Degree .

Student Learning Outcomes—teacher-candidates will

  • use multiple instructional strategies to address individual student needs;
  • integrate subjects across content areas;
  • use a variety of assessments to monitor and improve instruction;
  • create a safe, productive learning environment;
  • plan and/or adapt curricula for diverse student needs;
  • ensure that students can articulate learning targets and can monitor their own progress toward those targets;
  • plan Standards-driven curricula to develop student capacity for problem-solving strategies in content areas;
  • prepare responsible citizens for a diverse society;
  • ensure cultural competence in teaching;
  • integrate technology into their classrooms and/or planning;
  • involve and collaborate with student families and community;
  • utilize feedback and reflection to improve teaching practice;
  • collaborate in and contribute to school improvement;
  • demonstrate knowledge of responsibilities and policies related to the teaching profession.