Oct 01, 2020  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Undergraduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Elementary Education and the Humanities, BA (Adult Evening)


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College Education; Adult and Professional Studies
Academic Award Bachelor of Arts
Credits Required 120 semester credits
Faculty Lead Molly Quick
CIP Code 13.1399

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.

Core Curriculum Requirements: 60


Humanities: 9


  • 6 credits in this area must be from Writing Practice courses* (see course descriptions  for applicability)
  • ENGL xxx3 Any Literature course 3 credits
  • HIST xxx3 Any Course in History 3 credits
  • 3 additional credits selected from the following 3 credits
    Art (ARTE), Bible (BIBL), Drama (DRAM), English (ENGL), History (HIST), Language (LANG), Music (MUSI), or Theology (THEO)

Social Sciences: 9


  • 6 credits in this area must be from Writing Practice courses* (see course descriptions  for applicability)
  • Select a minimum of two disciplines from the following:
    Business Administration (BUSM), Communication (except COMM 1213), Economics, Education (EDUC), Geography (GEOG), Health & Fitness (PEDU), Management (BMGT), Marketing (BMKT), Philosophy (PHIL), Political Science (PSCI), Psychology (PSYC), or Sociology/Anthropology (SOCI)

Science and Mathematics: 3-6


  • MATH xxxx - College-level Mathematics# 3 credits
  • SCIE xxxx - Science course with Lab 3 credits

# Science/Math requirements may be satisfied by MATH 1523 & 1533 in major core.

Formation and Calling: 3


Core Electives: 18-21


Any college-level courses

Pre-Major Requirements: 18


Pre-Major requirements may be applied to the Core Curriculum requirements or General Electives

Humanities


General Electives: 0-17


Any college-level courses

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