Feb 26, 2020  
2019-2020 University Catalog 
    
2019-2020 University Catalog

Geography — Elementary, BAE


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Department of Environmental Studies, Huxley College of the Environment

66-73 credits (preparatory courses and major)

Introduction

This program is designed to provide necessary depth as well as breadth to teaching majors who wish to specialize in geography in the public school system.

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. See the Elementary Education  section of this catalog for program admission, completion, and teacher certification requirements. This program is designed to provide necessary depth as well as breadth to teaching majors who wish to specialize in geography in the public school system.

Students wishing to complete a Geography Elementary Education major should complete the general chemistry series during their freshman year and the general biology series during their sophomore year. Prospective environmental science majors are strongly advised to take additional preparatory course work that provides a strong background in chemistry, biology and mathematics. The preparatory courses may be used to fulfill both Huxley College and GUR requirements.

Why Consider a Geography-Elementary Major?

This major prepares students for a concentration in Geography to accompany their courses in Elementary Education.

 Contact Information

Department Chair
Grace Wang
Arntzen Hall 212
360-650-3278
Grace.Wang@wwu.edu

Geography Education Advisor
David Rossiter
Arntzen Hall 232
David.Rossiter@wwu.edu

Huxley College Professional Advisor
Kathryn Patrick
Environmental Studies 539
360-650-3520
Kathryn.Patrick@wwu.edu

Elementary Education
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

Elementary Teacher

 Major/Career Resources

www.wwu.edu/careers/students_choosingamajor.shtml

How to Declare (Admission and Declaration Process):

Those pursuing the Geography - Elementary, BAE degree may begin as pre-majors in ES 539 in a meeting with the admissions advisor. Preparatory and major requirements differ from those of the other ENVS majors as outlined in this catalog. Those interested in information about elementary education programs may request an appointment through Woodring College of Education in Miller Hall 262.

Students must apply to Huxley College by using the application found here.

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.

All preparatory courses required for admission should be completed on a lettered or numeric grading scale, not P/NP, and must be completed with a grade of C (2.0) or better.

Requirements


Preparatory Courses (29-36 credits)


Major (37 credits)


Additional Requirements


Elementary Education Professional Program Requirements (102-105 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 (79-82 credits)


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