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MAJOR IN ELEMENTARY EDUCATION (Bachelor of Science)

To be admitted into the elementary education program, a student must have received an acceptable score on the Test for Entrance into Teacher Education Programs (TETEP), the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT), or the American College Test (ACT). Students must also obtain satisfactory recommendations from college faculty acquainted with their abilities and aptitude for elementary teaching.
 
A student majoring in elementary education must complete 55 quarter hours in the major, the required cognates, as well as an approved second major or two approved minors. A minimum grade point average of not less than 2.75 is required in all courses that apply to these requirements; any course graded lower than a C cannot apply. A total of two repeats is permitted in any course or any combination of courses in Phase I and Phase II combined. Senior students are required to take the National Teacher Examination (NTE) Core Battery. In addition, students desiring to pursue graduate studies in education are encouraged to take the Graduate Record Examination, both general and subject areas.
 
Practicum experiences in elementary, early childhood, and special education require a formal application, moral character clearance, and/or fingerprint checks. Contact the department for details.
 
Major Requirements:
Phase I
Phase I must be completed with a minimum grade-point average of 2.75 before a student may proceed to Phase II. Students may request permission to begin Phase II during the last quarter of Phase I.
EDUC210Foundations of Education 3
EDUC247Elementary School Exploratory 1
PSYC215Developmental Psychology 4
PSYC220Educational Psychology 3

 
Phase II
Formal acceptance into Phase II of the elementary education major is required before registering for the following courses. A grade-point average of not less than 2.75 is required in Phase II professional education/psychology coursework and in each endorsement area. A minimum grade-point average of 2.50 in the College Writing sequence is also required.
EDUC360Elementary Curriculum and Instruction: Reading and Language Arts 6
EDUC373Elementary Curriculum and Instruction: Mathematics 4
EDUC382Elementary Curriculum and Instruction: Social Studies 2
EDUC383Elementary Curriculum and Instruction: Science 2
EDUC390Measurement and Evaluation in Education 3
EDUC405Classroom Organization and Management 3
EDUC410Philosophy of Education 3
EDUC425Legal and Ethical Aspects of Education 3
EDUC444Teaching Culturally Diverse Students 2
EDUC480Student Teaching in the Elementary School 12
EDUC490Seminar: Professional Issues 1
SPED310Foundations of Special Education 3
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See Notes on Certification for additional information about state teacher certification.
 

Cognates:
ART395Methods of Teaching Art 3
HLTH395Methods of School Health Instruction 3
MATH112, 113Mathematics for Elementary Teachers (or more advanced mathematics courses) 3, 3
MUED394Music in the Elementary School 3
PETH 473Physical Education in the Elementary School  3
SPCH101Fundamentals of Speech Communication 4

 
Highly Recommended
HLTH217First Aid 2
INFO105Personal Computing 3
SPCH207Small Group Communication3
   or
SPCH310Interpersonal and Nonverbal Communication

 
Additional Requirements for Denominational Certification:
EDUC381Elementary Curriculum & Instruction: Religion 2

 
A total of 18 quarter credits in religion, including:
RELH457History of Adventism 2
RELT202Fundamentals of Christian Beliefs 4
RELT317Inspiration and Revelation 4

 
Approved Primary and Supporting Endorsements
Elementary education majors will complete a second major or two minors from the following lists, including all courses required for graduation and a teaching endorsement. (Endorsement requirements are frequently more specific than graduation requirements.) If students elect the latter option, at least one of the minors chosen must be in an academic field (i.e., other than Early Childhood Education or Special Education). Additionally, each student must complete a minimum of 30 quarter hours in an academic minor, even though, in some instances, departmental requirements for the minor may be less. See your adviser for details and an appropriate endorsement checksheet.
 
Majors
Art
Biology
Business Education
Chemistry
Computer Science
English
French
German
Health
History
Mathematics
Music Education
Physical Education
Physics
Psychology
Sociology
Spanish
Speech
Technology

 
Minors
Art
Biology
Chemistry
Computer Science
Drama
Early Childhood Education*
English
French
German
Health
History
Mathematics
Physical Education
Physics
Psychology
Sociology
Spanish
Special Education*
Speech
Teaching Language as a Second Language*

 
*Early Childhood Education, TESL, or Special Education may be chosen, but not more than one.
 

Religious studies (Bible) is not an approved Washington state endorsement. However, a religion minor, plus a methods course in religion, remains essential for those desiring a denominational endorsement in Bible.
 




PREPARATION FOR SECONDARY TEACHING

To be admitted into the secondary education program, a student must have received an acceptable score on the Test for Entrance into Teacher Education Programs (TETEP), the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT), or the American College Test (ACT). Students must also obtain satisfactory recommendations from college faculty acquainted with their abilities and aptitude for secondary teaching.
 
The secondary certification program requires completion of an approved primary endorsement (major) and professional courses as specified. To be recommended for certification, candidates must maintain a grade-point average of not less than 2.75 in professional education/psychology coursework and in each endorsement area. No grade lower than C will apply. A total of two repeats is permitted in any course or any combination of courses in Phase I and Phase II combined.
 
Practicum experiences in secondary education and special education require a formal application, moral character clearance, and/or fingerprint checks. Contact the department for details.
 
Requirements:
Phase I
Phase I must be completed with a minimum grade-point average of 2.75 before a student may proceed to Phase II. Students may request permission to begin Phase II during the last quarter of Phase I.
EDUC210Foundations of Education 3
EDUC267Middle School Exploratory 1
PSYC215Developmental Psychology 4
PSYC 220Educational Psychology 3

 
Phase II
Formal acceptance into the teacher education program is required before registering for Phase II courses. A grade-point average of not less than 2.75 is required in professional education/psychology coursework and in each endorsement area. A minimum grade-point average of 2.50 in the College Writing sequence and a C in a general studies mathematics course are also required.
EDUC365Instructional Methodology 3
EDUC367Instructional Methodology Practicum 1
EDUC390Measurement and Evaluation in Education 3
395Methods course in major or minor academic field 3
EDUC410Philosophy of Education 3
EDUC425Legal and Ethical Aspects of Education 3
EDUC444Teaching Culturally Diverse Students 2
EDUC475Teaching Reading Skills in Content Areas 3
EDUC481Student Teaching in the Secondary School 12
EDUC490Seminar: Professional Issues 1
SPED310Foundations of Special Education 3
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See Notes on Certification for additional information about state teacher certification.
 

Cognates:
MATH105Mathematics with Applications (or more advanced mathematics course) 4
SPCH101Fundamentals of Speech Communication (or completion of a foreign language sequence) 4

 
Highly Recommended:
HLTH217First Aid 2
INFO105Personal Computing 3
SPCH207Small Group Communication3
   or
SPCH310Interpersonal and Nonverbal Communication

 
Additional Requirements for Denominational Certification:**
HLTH110Wellness for Living 3
   or 
HLTH205Survey of Health 2
   or 
HLTH395Methods of School Health Instruction 3

 
A total of 18 quarter credits in religion, including:
RELH457History of Adventism 2
RELT202Fundamentals of Christian Beliefs 4
RELT317Inspiration and Revelation 4

 
**In addition to the courses listed, RELP 395 Methods of Teaching Bible in the Secondary School, must be taken by those planning on an endorsement in Bible.
 

Approved primary and supporting endorsements
Endorsement requirements are frequently more specific than graduation requirements. For example, endorsements typically require a methods class appropriate for secondary teaching (4-12). See an adviser in the department offering the endorsement or in the Department of Education and Psychology for a current certification checksheet.
 
Majors (must include courses required for endorsement)
Art
Biology
Business Education
Chemistry
Computer Science
English
French
German
Health
History
Mathematics
Music Education
Physical Education
Physics
Psychology
Sociology
Spanish
Speech
Technology

 
Minors (must include courses required for endorsement)
Art
Biology
Chemistry
Computer Science
Drama
English
French
German
Health
History
Mathematics
Physical Education
Physics
Psychology
Sociology
Spanish
Special Education
Speech
Technology
Teaching English as a Second Language

 
Religious studies (Bible) is not an approved Washington state endorsement. However, a religion minor, plus a methods course in religion, remains essential for those desiring a denominational endorsement in Bible.
 




NOTES ON WASHINGTON STATE CERTIFICATION

The department attempts to provide current information on certification requirements in this bulletin. Because of frequent changes in those requirements, however, the candidate must consult with the department's certification officer periodically for updated information that might affect certification status. Tips on Certification, a guide to certification issues, is available on the campus computer network and in printed form from the department office.
 
Meeting graduation requirements as specified in this bulletin does not guarantee state certification. An application process, including fingerprint clearance, is required.
 
Course credits more than ten years old that are used to meet initial certification standards will be reviewed by the department granting the credit to determine acceptability.
 




MINOR IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION

A student minoring in early childhood education must complete 27 quarter hours.
CHLD310Foundations of Early Childhood Education 3
CHLD374Professional Core I: Creative Activities 4
CHLD376Professional Core II: The Physical World  4
CHLD430Issues & Trends in Early Childhood Education 3
CHLD 438Intervention in the Preschool Setting 3
CHLD 480Field Work in Early Childhood Education 4
*Electives 6
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*Approval of early childhood education adviser required.
 

Approved electives include:
CHLD378Infant & Toddler Care 2
CHLD455Language Development in Young Children 2
EDUC492Education of the Gifted 3
ENGL374Literature for Children 3
PETH324Adapted Physical Education & Recreation 3
PETH473Physical Education in the Elementary School 3
SOWK464Children at Risk 3
SPCH310Interpersonal & Nonverbal Communication 3
SPED315Teaching the Preschool Exceptional Child 3
TECH428Teaching Technology to Children 3

 




MINOR IN EDUCATION

A student minoring in education must complete 30 quarter hours.
EDUC210Foundations of Education 3
EDUC410Philosophy of Education 3
PSYC215Developmental Psychology 4
PSYC220Educational Psychology 3
*Electives 17
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30
*Electives must be chosen from CHLD, EDUC, or SPED courses.
 





MINOR IN SPECIAL EDUCATION

A student minoring in special education must complete 27 quarter hours.
SPED310Foundations of Special Education 3
SPED373Management of Exceptional Individuals 4
SPED430Issues and Trends in Special Education 3
SPED433Assessment of Exceptional Individuals 4
SPED437Instruction of Exceptional Individuals 4
SPED438Counseling Exceptional Individuals and Their Families 3
*Electives 6
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* Approval of special education adviser required.
 

Approved electives include:
CHLD374Professional Core I: Creative Activities 4
CHLD376Professional Core II: The Physical World 4
EDUC492Education of the Gifted 3
ENGL374Literature for Children 3
PETH324*Adapted Physical Education and Recreation 3
PSYC360Small Group Procedures 3
PSYC464Counseling Relationships 3
SOWK464Children at Risk 3
SPCH207Small Group Communications 3
SPCH310Interpersonal and Nonverbal Communication 3
SPED315*Teaching the Preschool Exceptional Child 3
SPED480Practicum in Special Education 1-4
SPPA210*Survey of Speech-Language Pathology 3
TECH428Teaching Technology to Children 3
*At least one of these electives must be chosen if a Washington State endorsement is desired.
 





MAJOR IN PSYCHOLOGY (Bachelor of Arts)

The psychology curriculum is sufficiently flexible to meet the needs of students preparing for a wide range of careers in the behavioral sciences or in related professions that involve working with people. Primary emphasis is placed on the applied dynamics of human behavior and relationships rather than on animal or laboratory psychology.
 
The major requirements and cognate courses are intended to provide a scientific base on which a balanced program of electives may be built in accordance with the individual needs and interests of each student.
 
Although specific requirements for admission to graduate programs in most universities will be met by the general major, the student should realize that his graduate work may be impeded or prolonged in certain areas of psychology if special preparation is not obtained at the undergraduate level. For this reason, students who plan to continue academic work in psychology beyond the bachelor's degree are urged to consult with their advisers very early in their college careers.
 
A student majoring in psychology must complete 45 quarter hours in the major, the required cognates, the general studies program, and all baccalaureate degree requirements as outlined in this bulletin. Senior students are required to take the Major Field Test in Psychology.
 
Major Requirements:
PSYC130General Psychology 4
PSYC 215Developmental Psychology  4
PSYC366Theories of Personality 3
PSYC375Experimental Psychology 3
PSYC444Social Psychology 3
PSYC455History and Systems of Psychology 3
PSYC466Psychophysiology 4
PSYC492Abnormal Psychology 3
PSYC495Research Project in Psychology 2
Electives (13 must be upper division) 16
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Electives must be chosen in consultation with the student's adviser and approved by the department chair.
 

Cognates:
A minimum of 19 quarter hours must be completed, including MATH 206, Applied Statistics, or a more advanced statistics course. An entire course sequence must be taken in at least one area. Courses should be chosen from the following with approval of department adviser (advanced courses may be substituted):
BIOL101, 102, 103General Biology 12
BIOL 201, 202Anatomy and Physiology 8
BIOL 374Animal Behavior 4
CHEM101, 102, 103Introductory Chemistry 11
INFO105Personal Computing (or a more advanced computer course) 3
MATH 121, 122Fundamentals of Mathematics I, II  8
MATH206Applied Statistics 4
PHYS 211, 212, 213General Physics 9
PHYS214, 215, 216General Physics Laboratory 3

 




MINOR IN PSYCHOLOGY

A student minoring in psychology must complete 30 quarter hours:
PSYC130General Psychology 4
PSYC215Developmental Psychology 4
PSYC444Social Psychology 3
PSYC455History and Systems of Psychology 3
*Electives (3 must be upper division) 16
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30
*Approval of psychology adviser required.
 




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