Phase I (pre-candidacy) is designed to acquaint students with the teaching profession before they are officially accepted into the Teacher Certification Program (TCP).
Among the required pre-candidacy courses are opportunities to spend considerable time observing, evaluating, and helping in a school classroom setting. These experiences give students practical knowledge about what it means to be a teacher before they formally apply to the teacher-certification program. Pre-candidacy courses include:
|EDUC 211||Intro to and Foundations of Education|
|PSYC 217||Psychology of Learning and Development|
|ENGL 121 & 122|
College Writing (B- average required)
No grade lower than a C is acceptable.
|MATH 112 & 113||Mathematics for Elementary Teachers (elementary certification)|
|MATH 105 or higher||Math with Applications (secondary certification)|
|WEST-B Exam||The Washington Educator Skills Test measures reading, math, and writing skills and is based on the basic skills and understanding required for teachers to be successful in their teacher-preparation programs. See www.west.nesinc.com|
When students complete Phase I, they are ready to formally apply for Phase II of the TCP.