Elementary Education Major, Bachelor of Arts in Educaiton (BAE)

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The Elementary Education major prepares students for certification as Elementary Education teachers in the state of Washington.

This major satisfies the endorsement for Kindergarten to grade 8.

Note: There are science and social science courses that are strongly recommended for the Elementary Education candidate. See the general requirements section of this catalog. Please see an Education advisor for clarification

Required 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 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 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 (these three must be taken concurrently)
12
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 Elementary Education Courses
EDUC 325INEQUALITIES AND IMPACTS ON EDUCATIONAL EQUITY4
EDUC 411LITERACY FOR LINGUISTICALLY AND CULTURALLY DIVERSE LEARNERS4
EDUC 462INSTRUCTIONAL MEDIA AND TECHNOLOGY3
EDUC 490LITERACY MAJOR CAPSTONE (A departmental approved capstone may be substituted.)5
or EDUC 490A NATURAL RESOURCES
Total Credits89

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 theirown 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.