Dec 09, 2022  
2022-23 Western Washington University Catalog 
    
2022-23 Western Washington University Catalog

History — Elementary, BAE


Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Programs of Study

Department of History, College of Humanities and Social Sciences

45 Credits

Introduction

The History-Elementary major is designed for students who plan to become elementary school teachers. In their history courses, History-Elementary majors learn how to locate and access a wide range of sources, to analyze historical evidence, including textual and visual sources, to evaluate historical interpretations, and to develop and support their own interpretations. The quantity of writing and discussion required in history courses also helps students to develop effective communication skills.

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.

Why Consider a History-Elementary Major?

If you want to teach in an elementary school and are interested in history, you should consider the History-Elementary major.

 Contact Information

Major Information and
History Department Chair

Bond Hall 360
360-650-3457

History Department Manager
Bond Hall 362
360-650-3457

 

Elementary Education
Professional Program
Information

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

Teacher Education Admission
Miller Hall 150
360-650-4887
wce.wwu.edu/admissions/contact

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):

It is recommended that students contact a faculty advisor the department as soon as they wish to declare a major in History-Elementary.

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.

A minimum GPA in history courses of 2.50 is required for graduation. At least 15 of the credits must be in upper-division courses. No course with a grade of less than C (2.0) may be counted in this major.

Requirements


Additional Requirements


Elementary Education Professional Program Requirements


Department of Elementary Education, Woodring College of Education

105 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.

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.

Professional Field Experiences & Methods Courses (43 credits)


Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Programs of Study