Bellingham Admission

Application Deadline

Apply by March 1st for Fall Quarter program admission.

Application Requirements - Bellingham

Note: For safety reasons, particular courses in this program have received authorization to require that all students registered in the identified courses must be vaccinated for COVID-19. Unvaccinated students may need to arrange accommodations.

Admission to Western Washington University and the Woodring College of Education's Early Childhood Education program are both required before a student may begin taking courses in this program, unless prior arrangements have been made. Requirements include:

  • Completion of most WWU General University Requirements (GURs).  Due to the nature of the cohort schedule, it is extremely difficult to fit in outstanding GURs and/or program prerequisites while in the program.
    • Program Prerequisites:
      • Successful completion (minimum grade of C) of an intermediate college-level algebra course within the past five years (e.g. MATH 112 at WWU, or MATH 099 at Whatcom Community College or Skagit Valley College, or equivalent) or ALEKS Math Placement Exam score of 45+
      • SCED 201
  • Undergraduates must have 45 graded credits completed by the application due date. AP (minimum score of 3) and IB (minimum score of 4) credits count toward the 45 credits. AP or IB science scores are not accepted.
  • Cumulative grade point average of 2.75 or higher overall or for the last 45 quarter credits or 30 semester credits.
  • Basic Skills RequirementStudents seeking a non-certification degree do not need to meet the West-B requirement.
  • English composition course (ENG 101, COMM 101, JOUR 106) with minimum grade of B-.  For other courses, check with Teacher Education Admissions. ​​​​​

Get more information on the Bellingham Application Process and Requirements at Teacher Education Admissions.

How To Submit an Application​ - Bellingham

  1. Application due date: March 1 for fall quarter admission. The program only admits once per year, in the fall.
  2. Open and complete the ECE Application
  3. Open, fill out, and save the Description of Experiences  (You must have one form for each experience).
  4. Submit completed applications to Teacher Education Admissions via email (


Contact ECE Program Coordinator, Megan Brown.