Program Options for Working with Elementary Age Children

Elementary Education Program

ELED FlyerWe have elementary-based programs in Bellingham, Everett, Seattle, and Bremerton. The program in Bellingham leads to teacher certification for grades K-8 with over twenty subject area major options. The programs in Everett, Seattle, and Bremerton also lead to teacher certification for grades K-8 with an accompanying major in Special Education. At the elementary level, teachers work with children on emerging/developing academic and social/emotional development in daily and long-range lessons and activities aligned to state standards. Candidates gain experiences in various grade levels across elementary schools and upon completion will want to consider employment in grades K-5 or 6* in public and private schools. *Candidates who desire to work at the middle school or junior high level will need to meet either Highly Qualified status or earn an additional subject area endorsement.

This program includes undergraduate and post-baccalaureate options.

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Early Childhood Education Program

ECE FlyerThis program leads to teacher certification for Preschool – Grade 3. At the preschool level, teachers work with children on early academic and social/emotional development in lessons and activities. Candidates in this program gain experiences across preschools and grades K-3 and upon completion may pursue employment at childcare centers, preschools, Head Start programs, and in grades K, 1, 2, and 3 in public and private schools.

This program includes undergraduate and post-baccalaureate options.

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Special Education Programs

Special Education P-12 & Elementary Education  (Dual Endorsement), BAE

This program leads to teacher certification in Special Education P-12 AND Elementary Education K-8. Upon completion, candidates are qualified to teach in either field with children who are identified as at-risk for developmental delay or other disabilities, often in a pull-out supportive role for their academic subjects and as a general education teacher at the elementary school level.

The program includes undergraduate and post-baccalaureate options.

Special Education P-12 plus Content Endorsement, BAE

Completion of this program results in BA in Education with recommendation for a Washington State teaching certificate endorsed in Special Education P-12 and a content endorsement(students must earn a second endorsement in an area other than Special Education, Early Childhood Special Education, Bilingual Education, or English Language Learner). 

Special Education & Content Endorsement for post-baccalaureates

Completion of this program results in recommendation for a Washington State teaching certificate with an endorsement in Special Education P-12 and a content endorsement (students must earn a second endorsement in an area other than Special Education, Early Childhood Special Education, Bilingual Education, or English Language Learner).

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