Skip to Navigation
 
University Catalog
    Western Washington University
   
 
  Nov 21, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Catalog

General Science — Elementary, BAE


Department of Science Education, College of Science and Engineering

52-53 credits

Introduction

The Science, Mathematics and Technology Education Program (SMATE) is a visionary and practical program designed to enrich the training and education of K-12 pre-service teachers and, through them, their students. From a collaboration of the disciplines, Chemistry, Geology, Biology, Physics/ Astronomy, Mathematics, and Engineering, the Science, Mathematics and Technology Education Program offers an opportunity for teachers and future teachers to gain specific skills and broaden talents within their chosen discipline.

This program is designed to prepare future teachers at the elementary and middle school level with an emphasis in Science. This major satisfies the academic major requirement for teacher certification with an endorsement in elementary education and must be accompanied by the professional preparation program in Elementary Education offered through Woodring College of Education.

Why Consider a General Science - Elementary Major?

If you want a broad base of knowledge in the field of science to prepare you for teaching at the elementary level, this major will provide it. You will take a range of introductory courses from different areas of science, including Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Geology. Other Science majors focus on a single subject such as Biology or Chemistry (see WWU Catalog).
Completion of this program results in a highly qualified status for elementary or middle school science under the federal NCLB guidelines.

 Contact Information

Director and Advisor
Edward Geary
Science, Mathematics
& Technology Education 250D
360-650-3637
Edward.Geary@wwu.edu

General Science Program Manager
Lori Torres
Science, Mathematics &
Technology Education 220
360-650-7605
Lori.Torres@wwu.edu

Teacher Education Admissions
Miller Hall 150
360-650-3313
wce.wwu.edu/admission

Elementary Education
Professional Program Information

Miller Hall 300
360-650-3336
wce.wwu.edu/eled/elementary-education

Elementary Education Program Manager
Miller Hall 301D
360-650-7948

 Sample Careers

Elementary Teacher

 Major/Career Resources

www.wwu.edu/careers/students_choosingamajor.shtml

How to Declare (Admission and Declaration Process):

This major satisfies the academic major requirement for teacher certification with an endorsement in elementary education and must be accompanied by the professional preparation program in elementary education. It does not result in a science endorsement. See the Elementary Education  section of this catalog for program admission, completion, and teacher certification requirements.

Grade Requirements

A grade of C (2.0) or better is required for courses in the elementary education professional program and all courses required for the endorsement.

Requirements


Additional Requirements


Elementary Education Professional Program Requirements (100-103 credits)


Department of Elementary Education, Woodring College of Education

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.

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.

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