Language, Literacy, and Cultural Studies, BAE

The Bachelor of Arts in Education: Language, Literacy, and Cultural Studies major responds to the growing diversity in the state’s schools and supports the Woodring College of Education’s efforts to embrace diversity and promote social justice. The major focuses on research-based and experience-validated knowledge to help elementary school teachers reach all students. This includes increasing teacher candidates’ cultural competency and capacity to teach English language learners. Graduates receive WWU’s recommendation for a Residency Teaching Certificate with endorsements in Elementary Education, Reading, and English Language Learners or Bilingual Endorsement.

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.

As of Fall 2022, the ELL/Bilingual Program is now called the Multilingual Education Program. Course prefixes have changed from ELL to MLE.  

Multilingual Education Frequently Asked Questions

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