Department of Elementary Education

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Elementary Education Department

Miller Hall 300
516 High Street, MS 9092
Bellingham, WA 98225
(360) 650-3336
eled@wwu.edu

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Department Manager
(360) 650-XXXX
 

Dr. Tracy Coskie
Department Chair
(360) 650-2164
Tracy.Coskie@wwu.edu

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Welcome!

Woodring College of Education fosters community relationships and a culture of learning that advance knowledge, honor diversities, and promote social justice.

The programs in the Elementary Education Department are designed to prepare thoughtful, knowledgeable, and effective educators for a diverse society. We encourage our students to solve problems, make good decisions, and show respect.

Programs

Elementary Education (Undergraduate and Post-Baccalaureate)

This program centers an anti-bias, anti-racist, social justice philosophy and leads to a recommendation to the state of Washington for a teaching certificate with an Elementary Education endorsement. Requirements include completion of the Elementary Education Professional Program, a major in an approved area, and a one-year internship experience that includes one quarter of full-time teaching.

Contact

Molly Baumann, Program Coordinator
Molly.Baumann@wwu.edu or (360) 650-2578

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Early Childhood Education (Undergraduate)

The Early Childhood Education Program offers two options to students. All options are for candidates seeking a profession in early childhood education and specialization in working with young children and their families. Individuals will be prepared to teach children in diverse and inclusive environments such as birth to age three programs, preschools, elementary schools, and home or community settings. 

Contact

Megan Brown, Program Coordinator
Megan.Brown@wwu.edu or (360) 650-6688

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Multilingual Education (Undergraduate and Post-Baccalaureate)

The Multilingual Education Program fosters the development of knowledge, skills, and dispositions needed to support language learners. With the ELL an/or Bilingual endorsement, you will be able to better support students in a general education classroom or as a specialist. The Multilingual Education Program consists of the following:

Contact

Molly Baumann, Program Coordinator
Molly.Baumann@wwu.edu or (360) 650-2578

MEd – Language and Literacy (Post-Baccalaureate)

The MEd – Language and Literacy has four main components: foundations, core study, independent research, and study in a concentration area. Candidates may work toward National Board Certification in a literacy-related area and/or Washington state additional endorsements in reading, ELL, or bilingual education. The program can be combined with the Media and Digital Literacy Certificate. The program includes a Thesis and Non-Thesis option.

Contact

Molly Baumann, Program Coordinator
Molly.Baumann@wwu.edu or (360) 650-2578

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Media and Digital Literacy Certificate (Post-Baccalaureate)

This certificate is for teachers and educators who want to learn how to implement new literacy practices in their school community, regardless of grade level or content area. Potential outcomes for participants include learning how to: prepare technology integrated lessons, produce a variety of digital media (e.g. videos, memes, podcasts, etc.), develop a line of inquiry, curate resources, and create a multimedia presentation, and develop a technology integrated advocacy project.

Contact

Dr. Paula Dagnon, Director of Instructional Technology
Paula.Dagnon@wwu.edu or (360) 650-2544

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Reading Endorsement (Undergraduate and Post-Baccalaureate)

The competencies that lead to a reading endorsement on your certificate provide you with the opportunity to further your knowledge and skills for literacy instruction. You will deepen your knowledge of language and literacy learning, while building your capacity for helping all children achieve as readers, writers, and language users.

Reading Endorsement Course Overview

Contact

Molly Baumann, Program Coordinator
Molly.Baumann@wwu.edu or (360) 650-2578

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