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2010-2011 Catalog 
2010-2011 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

English — Elementary, BAE

Department of English, College of Humanities and Social Sciences

45 Credits


Elementary English education allows students to combine a major in English with the undergraduate teacher certification program provided by Woodring College of Education. It offers a focused background in English/language arts in preparation for certification as a K-8 teacher. Courses in the major are divided into four categories: literature studies, writing, language theory, and methods for teaching English/language arts. Literature courses include historical and cultural explorations of a variety of literary texts, including children’s literature. This major also requires completion of required courses for elementary education certification offered through Woodring College of Education.

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 education. See the Elementary Education  section of this catalog for program admission, completion, and certification requirements.

Admission and Declaration Process

Declaration of Major 

Grade Requirements

Recommendation for teaching endorsement normally requires completion of the major with a grade point of 2.50 or better in the required major courses. The state of Washington requires a minimum grade of C (2.0) or better for courses used to meet the endorsement requirements.

Additional Requirements

In certain situations the English education advisor may call a case conference, involving public school faculty and/or faculty acquainted with a student and a student’s work, to determine his/her qualification for admission or retention in the Bachelor of Arts in Education program. Courses required for a state teaching endorsement must be completed with a grade of C (2.0) or better.

Elementary Education Professional Program Requirements (106 credits)