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    Western Washington University
   
 
  Nov 24, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Catalog

Elementary Education Professional Program


Department of Elementary Education, Woodring College of Education

100-103 credits

Introduction

Students seeking a bachelor’s degree with teacher certification and an endorsement in elementary education must complete the GURs, an approved academic major, and the professional education course work listed below.

Why Consider an Elementary Education Professional Program?

Elementary teachers have a unique opportunity to make a difference in their communities by laying the foundation for both future academic learning and for future participation in democratic society. By helping students learn how to learn, develop problem-solving capacities, cultivate stamina, and learn the value of practice, they set the stage for successful life-long learning. By introducing students to key understandings and inquiry processes of subject matter disciplines, they set the stage for deeper learning through subsequent schooling. By helping students learn to appreciate each other, value their differences, and collaborate successfully, they help build healthy, sustainable, globally interconnected communities for tomorrow. By doing all of these things, they help address existing inequities and promote the well-being of our society.

 Contact Information

Dr. Matthew Miller
Miller Hall 315D
360-650-2628
Matthew.Miller@wwu.edu

 Sample Careers

Elementary school teacher | middle school teacher with additional endorsements

 Major/Career Resources

www.wwu.edu/careers/students_choosingamajor.shtml

How to Declare (Admission and Declaration Process):

See the Elementary Education  section of this catalog for program admission, completion, and teacher certification requirements.

Grade Requirements

Students must earn a grade of C (2.0) or better in the elementary education professional program and in all courses required for the endorsement.

Requirements


Elementary Program — Methods, Curriculum Content, and Field Experiences: 78-81 credits