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    Western Washington University
   
 
  Oct 21, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Catalog

General Science — Middle Level, BAE


Department of Science Education, College of Science and Engineering

87-88 credits

Introduction

The Science, Mathematics and Technology Education Program 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 of Chemistry, Geology, Biology, Physics/ Astronomy, Mathematics, and Engineering, the Science, Mathematics and Technology Education Program (SMATE) offers an opportunity for teachers and future teachers to gain specific skills and broaden talents within their chosen discipline.

This major satisfies the academic major requirement for teacher certification with an endorsement in elementary education and leads to a middle level science endorsement. It must be accompanied by the professional preparation program in elementary education or secondary education.

Why Consider a General Science - Middle Level Major?

If you want a broad base of knowledge in the field of science to prepare you for teaching any science subject at the elementary or secondary 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.

 Contact Information

General Science Education
Advisor

Edward Geary
Science, Mathematics
& Technology Sciences 250D
360-650-3637
Edward.Geary@wwu.edu

General Science Education
Program Manager

Lori Torres
Science, Mathematics
& Technology Sciences 220
360-650-7605
Lori.Torres@wwu.edu

Secondary Education Undergraduate and Post-Baccalaureate Professional Program Information
360-650-3327
wce.wwu.edu/sec/secondary-education

Elementary Educational
Professional Program
Information

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

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


 

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

 Sample Careers

Secondary Education Teacher

 Major/Career Resources

www.wwu.edu/careers/students_choosingamajor.shtml

How to Declare (Admission and Declaration Process):

This major must be accompanied by the professional preparation program in elementary education or secondary education. Courses required for a state teaching endorsement must be completed with a grade of C (2.0) or better. See the Elementary Education  and Secondary 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 education professional programs 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)