|Education; Adult and Professional Studies
|Bachelor of Arts
|120 semester credits
The major in Elementary Education and the Humanities is designed to equip students with all the necessary competencies to pass the state certification tests, enter the MIT and receive endorsements in Elementary education and/or Middle School Humanities
Teaching Certificate Endorsements and Academic Subject Area
The major in Elementary Education and the Humanities, presented through the College of Adult and Professional Studies program, prepares adult students in the subjects needed to teach children from kindergarten through eighth grade within self-contained classrooms and to teach middle school students enrolled in social studies and English courses.
Aspiring teachers study the liberal arts, biblical literature and theology, and educational foundations: the history and philosophy of common schools in America, technology, psychology, assessment, diversity, and school culture.
Professional Standards and Performance Assessment
Graduates will be prepared for employment as paraprofessional, non-licensed educators and/or for continuing professional studies at the master’s degree level leading to the Washington State Residency Teacher Certificate, endorsed for Elementary Education (K-8 generalist) and Middle Level Education (grades 4-9) in the humanities: social studies and English, provided they satisfy post-graduate admissions standards.
Graduates, who desire to complete requirements for teacher certification by continuing their preparation through the Master in Teaching (MIT) degree program, will demonstrate subject-matter knowledge by passing the Washington Educator Skills Test-Basic (WEST-B) for reading, writing, and mathematics and by passing the Washington Educator Skills Test-Endorsement (WEST-E) in K-8 science, mathematics, and health; K-8 language arts, social studies, and the arts; and grades 4-9 humanities.