Dual Endorsement Program in Special Education and Elementary Education, Bachelor of Arts in Education (BAE)

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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.

Prerequisites for Admission to the Education Program

  • minimum cumulative GPA ≥2.8 (no prerequisite course grades <2.8);
  • WEST-B state test–refer to www.west.nesinc.com;
  • CMST 200 Introduction to Speech Communication (4) or an approved equivalent;
  • ENGL 201 Principles of Effective Thinking and Writing (5) or an approved equivalent;
  • MATH 211 Structure of Elementary Mathematics I (5) or an approved equivalent for elementary education students;
  • there are science and social science GECR courses that are strongly recommended (but not required) for the Elementary Education candidate. See the general requirements. Please see an Education advisor.
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 EDUCATION (this course is also in the major and may only be counted once)4
Prerequisites for Dual Endorsement Program in Special Education and Elementary Education
SPED 360SPECIAL EDUCATION RESEARCH METHODS5
Required Special Education Courses
INTRODUCTION TO SPECIAL EDUCATION (this course is also in the elementary education core and may only be counted once)
SPED 412INTRODUCTION TO EARLY CHILDHOOD SPECIAL EDUCATION4
SPED 420PRINCIPLES OF BEHAVIOR FOR STUDENTS WITH EXCEPTIONAL NEEDS4
SPED 421CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT IN SPECIAL EDUCATION SETTINGS4
SPED 460SPECIAL EDUCATION METHODS4
SPED 461SPECIALLY DESIGNED INSTRUCTION FOR LANGUAGE ARTS4
SPED 462METHODS FOR TEACHING STUDENTS WITH AUTISM AND SEVERE DISABILITIES4
SPED 464SPECIALLY DESIGNED INSTRUCTION FOR MATH AND CONTENT AREAS4
SPED 470SPECIAL EDUCATION ASSESSMENT4
SPED 480INCLUSIONARY PRACTICES AND COLLABORATION4
SPED 488SPECIAL EDUCATION PRACTICUM (must be repeated )6
SPED 490SPECIAL EDUCATION CAPSTONE (or other approved capstone)4
or ITGS 400 INTERDISCIPLINARY SR CAPSTONE
Total Credits121

Student Learning Outcomes—students will

  • demonstrate special education content knowledge competencies by passing the WEST-E Exam;
  • apply special education knowledge and skills by passing special education field experiences.