MAJOR IN ELEMENTARY EDUCATION (Bachelor of Science)

To be considered for admission into the Teacher Certification Program, students must have junior standing or have earned at least a score of 23 on the American College Test (ACT) or have earned a score on the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) of at least 931 if they graduated from high school prior to 1996 or a score of at least 1040 if they graduated in or after 1996. The state of Washington may change minimum scores between bulletin printings. Students may verify minimum acceptable scores with the certification officer of the School of Education and Psychology.
 
To be admitted into the Teacher Certification Program, students must demonstrate satisfactory scholarship, professionalism, and personal fitness for teaching. These terms are defined and explained in the Minimum Competencies document distributed in EDUC 210: Foundations of Education. The document is also available upon request from the certification officer of the School of Education and Psychology.
 
A student majoring in elementary education must satisfactorily complete the required pre-candidacy courses, certification program courses, endorsement courses, and cognates. Thirty credit hours in an approved content area must also be satisfactorily completed.
 
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 the Pre-Candidacy courses and the Teacher Certification Program combined. Senior students are required to take the Major Field Achievement Test in Education. In addition, students desiring to pursue graduate studies in education are encouraged to take the Graduate Record Examination (general).
 
Practicum experiences in elementary education require a formal application, law enforcement background check, and moral character clearance. Contact the School of Education and Psychology for details.
 
Student teaching requires formal application to the School of Education and Psychology. Student teaching applications (available from the certification officer) are due a minimum of 6 months prior to the beginning of the anticipated student teaching quarter.
 
Major Requirements:
Pre-Candidacy Courses

 
Pre-candidacy courses must be completed with a minimum grade-point average of 2.75 before a student may proceed to the Teacher Certification Program. Students may apply for admission to the Teacher Certification Program during the last quarter of pre-candidacy courses. A minimum of a B- average in the College Writing sequence is required.
 
Pre-Candidacy Courses:
EDUC210Foundations of Education 3
EDUC247Elementary School Exploratory 1
PSYC130General Psychology 4
PSYC215Child and Adolescent Development 4
PSYC220Educational Psychology 3
SPED210Foundations of Special Education 3

Pre-Candidacy Cognates:

ENGL121, 122College Writing 6
MATH112, 113Mathematics for Elementary Teachers 6
 

Teacher Certification Program

Formal acceptance into the Teacher Certification Program is required before registering for the courses listed below. To be admitted into the Teacher Certification Program, students must demonstrate satisfactory scholarship, professionalism, and personal fitness for teaching. These terms are defined and explained in the Minimum Competencies document distributed in EDUC 210: Foundations of Education. The document is also available upon request from the certification officer of the School of Education and Psychology.

EDUC360Elementary Curriculum and Instruction: 8
              Reading and Language Arts 
EDUC373Elementary Curriculum and Instruction: 4
  Mathematics 
EDUC382Elementary Curriculum and Instruction: 2
  Social Studies 
EDUC383Elementary Curriculum and Instruction: 3
  Science and Health 
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
EDUC495Colloquium: Small Schools 0
EDUC495Colloquium: Child Abuse 0
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Minor in an Approved Content Area

Elementary education majors will complete a minimum of 30 quarter hours in an approved academic minor, even though, in some instances, requirements for the minor may be less. See your adviser for details and an endorsement checksheet, if applicable.

Approved Content Areas

ArtHistory
BiologyMathematics
Business EducationPhysical Education
ChemistryPhysics
DramaPsychology
EnglishSociology
FrenchSpanish
GermanSpeech
Health

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.

Additional Requirements for Denominational Certification:

EDUC381Elementary Curriculum and Instruction: 2
  Religion  
* 16 Religion credits are required for certification and must include:
RELT202Fundamentals of Christian Belief 4
RELT417Inspiration and Revelation 4
RELH457History of Adventism 2

Elementary Education Endorsement Requirements:

ART395Methods of Teaching Art 2
ENGL223Research Writing 3
GEOG252Physical Geography 4
HIST 221History of the United States 4
   or
HIST222History of the United States
MUED394Music in the Elementary School 3
PETH473Teaching Elementary Health and  
Physical Education 3
SPCH101Fundamentals of Speech Communication 4
Physical Science Coursework 4/8
Life Science Coursework 4/8

 
Note: Pre-candidacy cognates and Teacher Certification Program courses also partially fulfill the requirements of this section.
 



MAJOR IN SPECIAL EDUCATION (Bachelor of Science)

To be considered for admission into the Teacher Certification Program, students must have junior standing or have earned at least a score of 23 on the American College Test (ACT) or have earned a score on the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) of at least 931 if they graduated high school prior to 1996 or a score of at least 1040 if they graduated in or after 1996. The state of Washington may change minimum scores between bulletin printings. Students may verify minimum acceptable scores with the certification officer of the School of Education and Psychology.
 
A student majoring in special education must satisfactorily complete the required pre-candidacy courses, certification program courses, endorsement courses, and cognates. Thirty credit hours in an approved content area must also be satisfactorily completed. Because of the complexity of the program, it is required that students seeking certification in special education consult with their academic adviser prior to beginning the program and at least quarterly throughout the program.
 
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 C cannot apply. A total of two repeats is permitted in any course or any combination of courses in the Pre-Candidacy courses and the Teacher Certification Program combined. Senior students are required to take the Major Field Achievement Test in Education. In addition, students desiring to pursue graduate studies in education are encouraged to take the Graduate Record Examination (general).
 
Practicum experiences in special education require a formal application, law enforcement background check, and moral character clearance. Contact the School of Education and Psychology for details.
 
Student teaching requires formal application to the School of Education and Psychology. Student teaching applications (available from the certification officer) are due a minimum of 6 months prior to the beginning of the anticipated student teaching quarter.
 
Major Requirements: Pre-Candidacy Courses Pre-candidacy courses must be completed with a minimum grade-point average of 2.75 before a student may proceed to the Teacher Certification Program. Students may apply for admission to the Teacher Certification Program during the last quarter of pre-candidacy courses. A minimum of a B- average in the College Writing sequence is required.
 
Pre-Candidacy Courses:
EDUC210Foundations of Education 3
PSYC130General Psychology 4
PSYC215Child and Adolescent Development 4
PSYC220Educational Psychology 3
SPED210Foundations of Special Education 3

Pre-Candidacy Cognates:

MATH105Mathematics with Applications 4

 
Note: If also seeking elementary certification candidate must substitute MATH 112, 113.
 

Teacher Certification Program

To be admitted into the Teacher Certification Program, students must demonstrate satisfactory scholarship, professionalism, and personal fitness for teaching. These terms are defined and explained in the Minimum Competencies document distributed in EDUC 210: Foundations of Education. The document is also available upon request from the certification officer of the School of Education and Psychology.

EDUC360Elementary Curriculum and Instruction: 8
    Reading and Language Arts 
EDUC373Elementary Curriculum and Instruction: 4
    Mathematics 
EDUC382Elementary Curriculum and Instruction: 2
    Social Studies 
EDUC383Elementary Curriculum and Instruction: 3
    Science and Health 
EDUC390Measurement and Evaluation in Education 3
EDUC410Philosophy of Education 3
EDUC425Legal and Ethical Aspects of Education 3
EDUC444Teaching Culturally Diverse Students 2
EDUC495Colloquium: Child Abuse 0
SPED482Student Teaching in an Inclusive Classroom 12
   or
SPED483Student Teaching in a Special Education
Classroom
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Teacher Certification Program Cognates:

ART395Methods of Teaching Art 2
MUED394Music in the Elementary School 3
SPCH101Fundamentals of Speech Communication 4
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Minor in Approved Content Area

Special education majors will complete a minimum of 30 quarter hours in an academic minor, even though, in some instances, requirements for the minor may be less. See your adviser for details and an endorsement checksheet, if applicable.

Approved Content Areas

ArtHistory
BiologyMathematics
Business EducationPhysical Education
ChemistryPhysics
DramaPsychology
EnglishSociology
FrenchSpanish
GermanSpeech
Health

Additional Requirements for Denominational Certification

Note: To receive denominational certification in special education, candidate must also meet denominational requirements for an elementary or secondary content area endorsement.
 

* 16 Religion credits are required for certification and must include:

RELT202Fundamentals of Christian Belief 4
RELT417Inspiration and Revelation 4
RELH457History of Adventism 2

Special Education Endorsement Requirements:

SPED324Adapted Physical Education and Recreation 3
SPED373Management of Exceptional Individuals 4
SPED410Adaptive Technology in Special Education 3
SPED415Teaching the Preschool Exceptional Child 3
SPED430Legal and Professional Issues in Special Education 3
SPED433Assessment of Exceptional Individuals 4
SPED435Reading Diagnosis and Remediation 3
SPED436Teaching Students with Mild Disabilities 4
SPED437Teaching Students with Severe Disabilities 4
SPED438Consultation and Collaboration in Schools 2
SPED440Functional Assessment 3
SPED441Counseling Exceptional Individuals and Their 3
Families 
SPED480Practicum in Special Education 3
SPED492Education of the Gifted 3
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Note: Pre-candidacy course, SPED 210, also partially fulfills the requirements of this section.
 



PREPARATION FOR SECONDARY TEACHING

To be considered for admission into the Teacher Certification Program, students must have junior standing or have earned at least a score of 23 on the American College Test (ACT) or have earned a score on the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) of at least 931 if they graduated from high school prior to 1996 or a score of at least 1040 if they graduated in or after 1996. The state of Washington may change minimum scores between bulletin printings. Students may verify minimum acceptable scores with the certification officer of the School of Education and Psychology.
 
To be admitted into the Teacher Certification Program, students must demonstrate satisfactory scholarship, professionalism, and personal fitness for teaching. These terms are defined and explained in the Minimum Competencies document distributed in EDUC 210: Foundations of Education. The document is also available upon request from the certification officer of the School of Education and Psychology.
 
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 Pre-Candidacy courses and the Teacher Certification Program combined.
 
Practicum experiences in secondary education require a formal application, law enforcement background check, and moral character clearance. Contact the School of Education and Psychology for details.
 
Student teaching requires formal application to the School of Education and Psychology. Student teaching applications (available from the certification officer) are due a minimum of 6 months prior to the beginning of the anticipated student teaching quarter.
 
Secondary Teaching Certification Requirements:

 
b Pre-Candidacy courses must be completed with a minimum grade-point average of 2.75 before a student may proceed to the Teacher Certification Program. Students may apply for admission to the Teacher Certification Program during the last quarter of Pre-Candidacy courses. A minimum of a B- average in the College Writing sequence is required.
 
Pre-Candidacy Courses:
EDUC210Foundations of Education 3
EDUC267Middle School Exploratory 1
PSYC130General Psychology 4
PSYC215Child and Adolescent Development 4
PSYC 220Educational Psychology 3
SPED 210Foundations of Special Education 3

Pre-Candidacy Cognates:

ENGL121College Writing 3
ENGL122College Writing 3
MATH105Mathematics with Applications 4
 (or more advanced math course)

Teacher Certification Program:

EDUC365Instructional Methodology 3
EDUC367Instructional Methodology Practicum 1
EDUC390Measurement and Evaluation in Education 3
395Methods course, major or minor academic field 3
EDUC 410Philosophy of Education 3
EDUC 425Legal and Ethical Aspects of Education 3
EDUC 444Teaching Culturally Diverse Students 2
EDUC475Teaching Reading Skills in the Content Areas 3
EDUC 481Student Teaching in the Secondary School 12
EDUC495Colloquium: Child Abuse 0
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Teacher Certification Program Cognates:

ENGL 223Research Writing 3
SPCH101Fundamentals of Speech Communication 4
 (or a foreign language sequence)

Additional Requirements for Denominational Certification:
* One course chosen from the following:

HLTH110Wellness for Living 3
HLTH205Survey of Health 2
HLTH395Methods of School Health Instruction 3
* 16 Religion credits are required for certification and must include:
RELH457History of Adventism 2
RELT202Fundamentals of Christian Belief 4
RELT417Inspiration and Revelation 4

Approved Primary and Supporting Endorsements
Endorsement requirements frequently exceed graduation requirements. For example, endorsements typically require a methods class appropriate for secondary teaching (5-12). See an adviser in the department offering the endorsement or in the School of Education and Psychology for a current certification checksheet.

Majors (must include courses required for endorsement)

ArtHealth/Fitness
BiologyHistory
ChemistryMathematics
EnglishMusic Education
FrenchPhysics
GermanSpanish

Minors
Note: Endorsements are available for the following minors. See the certification officer for details.

ArtGerman
BiologyHealth/Fitness
ChemistryHistory
DramaMathematics
EnglishPhysics
FrenchSpanish

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 School attempts to provide current information on certification requirements in this bulletin. Because of frequent changes in state requirements, however, the candidate must consult with the School of Education and Psychology certification officer periodically for updated information that might affect certification status.

Meeting graduation requirements as specified in this bulletin does not guarantee state certification. An application process, including fingerprint clearance and a Dean's Affidavit regarding the candidate's fitness, is required.

Course credits more than ten years old that are used to meet initial certification standards will be reviewed by the academic department granting the credit to determine acceptability.



MINOR IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION

A student minoring in early childhood education must complete 27 quarter hours.
CHLD210Foundations 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
CHLD450Language Development in Young Children 3
EDUC492Education of the Gifted 3
ENGL374Literature for Children 3
PETH324Adapted Physical Education & Recreation 3
PETH473Teaching Elementary Health and  
Physical Education 3
SOWK464Children at Risk 3
SPCH310Interpersonal & Nonverbal Communication 3
SPED415Teaching the Preschool Exceptional Child 3
TECH428Teaching Technology to Children 3

 


MINOR IN EDUCATION

A student minoring in education must complete 30 quarter hours. Students who wish to enroll in EDUC, PSYC, or SPED courses that list acceptance to the Teacher Certification Program as a prerequisite should apply for such acceptance with the secretary of the School of Education and Psychology. Without acceptance into the Teacher Certification Program, students may only take EDUC, PSYC, or SPED courses that do not list acceptance as a prerequisite.
EDUC210Foundations of Education 3
EDUC247Elementary Exploratory1
   or
EDUC267Middle School Exploratory
EDUC410Philosophy of Education 3
PSYC130General Psychology 4
PSYC215Child and Adolescent Development 4
PSYC220Educational Psychology 3
*Electives 12
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*Electives must be chosen from CHLD, EDUC, or SPED courses.
 



MINOR IN SPECIAL EDUCATION

A student minoring in special education must complete 28 quarter hours.
SPED210Foundations of Special Education 3
SPED373Management of Exceptional Individuals 4
SPED430Legal and Professional Issues in  
Special Education 3
SPED433Assessment of Exceptional Individuals 4
SPED436Teaching Students with Mild Disabilities4
   or
SPED437Teaching Students with Severe Disabilities
SPED441Counseling Exceptional Individuals and 3
     Their Families 
SPED480Practicum in Special Education 3
*Electives 4
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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
ENGL374Literature for Children 3
PETH324 Adapted Physical Education and Recreation 3
PSYC464Counseling Theories 3
SOWK464Children at Risk 3
SPCH207Small Group Communication 3
SPCH310Interpersonal and Nonverbal Communication 3
SPED415 Teaching the Preschool Exceptional Child 3
SPED492Education of the Gifted 3
SPPA210Survey of Speech-Language Pathology  3
   and Audiology 
SPPA250Sign Language for the Deaf 3
TECH428Teaching Technology to Children 3

 


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 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 47 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 Achievement Test in Psychology.
 
Major Requirements:
PSYC130General Psychology 4
PSYC 215Child and Adolescent Development  4
PSYC366Theories of Personality 4
PSYC390Cognitive Psychology 4
PSYC430Psychological Testing  3
PSYC444Social Psychology 4
PSYC455History and Systems of Psychology 4
PSYC466Biological Psychology 4
PSYC471Research Methods I: Introduction 2
PSYC472Research Methods II: Experimental Psychology 2
PSYC473Research Methods III: Research Project 2
PSYC492Abnormal Psychology 4
*Electives (must be upper division) 6
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*Electives must be chosen in consultation with the student's adviser.
 

Cognates:
A minimum of 19 quarter hours must be completed, including MATH 206: Applied Statistics, or a more advanced statistics course. Courses should be chosen from the following with approval of the School of Education and Psychology adviser (advanced courses may be substituted), and must include an entire course sequence:

BIOL101, 102, 103General Biology 12
BIOL 201, 202Anatomy and Physiology 8
BIOL 374Animal Behavior 4
CHEM101, 102, 103Introductory Chemistry 11
MATH 121, 122Fundamentals of Mathematics I, II  8
MATH206Applied Statistics 4
PHIL 205Introduction to Philosophy 4
PHIL 206Introduction to Logic 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
PSYC215Child and Adolescent Development 4
PSYC444Social Psychology 4
PSYC455History and Systems of Psychology 4
*Electives (3 must be upper division) 14
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*Approval of psychology adviser required.