Oct 17, 2021  
2021-2022 University Catalog 
    
2021-2022 University Catalog

Elementary Education Professional Program


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Department of Elementary Education, Woodring College of Education

104-106 credits

Introduction

This program centers an anti-bias, anti-racist, social justice philosophy and leads to a recommendation to the state of Washington for a teaching certificate with an Elementary Education endorsement. 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

Department Chair
Marilyn Chu
Miller Hall 3015A
360-650-2737
Marilyn.Chu@wwu.edu

Department Manager
Talisa Manker
Miller Hall 301D
360-650-7948
Talisa.Manker@wwu.edu

Program Director
Steph Strachan
Miller Hall 315A
360-650-3980
strachs@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: 81-83 credits


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