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Central Washington University

Highline
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CWU-Des Moines

2400 S 240th Street
Building 29
Des Moines, WA 98198

cwu_desmoines@cwu.edu

206.439.3800

  • Elementary Education B.A.

College Website: http://www.cwu.edu/des-moines/

Elementary Education Website: http://www.cwu.edu/des-moines/baed-early-childhood-educationelementary-education

This major satisfies the endorsement for elementary education. Students who elect this major will be endorsed to teach in regular, self-contained elementary classrooms.

Articulation Agreements: Highline College, Shoreline Community College, Centralia Community College, Pierce College, Edmonds Community College

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Central Washington University

Pierce College

9401 Farwest Dr SW

Lakewood, WA 98498

Corey Gann

(206) 439-3800

gannc@cwu.edu

  • Elementary Education B.A.

College Website: http://www.cwu.edu/pierce-county/

Elementary Education Website: http://www.cwu.edu/pierce-county/elementary-education

This major satisfies the endorsement for elementary education. Students who elect this major will be endorsed to teach in regular, self-contained elementary classrooms

Articulation Agreements: Highline College,  Shoreline Community College, Centralia Community College, Pierce College, Edmonds Community College

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City University

Ridgewood Plaza

11900 NE First Street

Bellevue, WA 98005

info@cityu.edu

888.422.4898

425.637.1010

  • Elementary Education B.A.

  • Special Education endorsement

  • Elementary Education endorsement

College Website: http://www.cityu.edu/locations/americas/bellevue.aspx

Education Website: http://www.cityu.edu/programs/soe/

*Other teaching endorsements available online

City University of Seattle's regionally accredited B.A. Ed. with Teacher Certification program is designed for individuals who have some college credits and wish to pursue a rewarding career in teaching. City U of Seattle has one of the few programs that allows the option of earning an Elementary K-8 Endorsement, a Special Education K-12 Endorsement or BOTH while earning a bachelor's degree.

The Elementary (K-8) program will provide the knowledge and tools needed to teach core curriculum to a diverse population of elementary and middle school children. Subjects covered include: math, science, social studies, health, reading and literacy. The Special Education (K-12) program combines traditional education training with a focus on classes that prepare the student to assist children with special needs.

The full-time program is designed to be flexible so one can study without sacrificing their career. Typically, classes will meet just two evenings a week, plus Saturdays.

Articulation Agreements: Clark College, Lake Washington Technical College, Renton Technical College, Centralia Community College, Bates Technical College, Skagit Valley College

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City University

Seattle Central College

1701 Broadway

Seattle, WA 98122

info@cityu.edu

425.637.1010

800.426.5596

  • Elementary Education endorsement

  • Special Education endorsement

Seattle Central Website: http://www.seattlecentral.edu/

College Website: http://degree.cityu.edu/education

City University of Seattle's regionally accredited B.A. Ed. with Teacher Certification program is designed for individuals who have some college credits and wish to pursue a rewarding career in teaching. City U of Seattle has one of the few programs that allows the option of earning an Elementary K-8 Endorsement, a Special Education K-12 Endorsement or BOTH while earning a bachelor's degree.

The Elementary (K-8) program will provide the knowledge and tools needed to teach core curriculum to a diverse population of elementary and middle school children. Subjects covered include: Math, Science, Reading and Literacy, Social Studies and Health. The Special Education (K-12) program combines traditional education training with a focus on classes that prepares the student to assist children with special needs.

The full-time program is designed to be flexible, so one can study without sacrificing their career. Typically, classes will meet just two evenings a week, plus Saturdays.

Articulation Agreements: Clark College, Lake Washington Technical College, Renton Technical College, Centralia Community College, Bates Technical College, Skagit Valley College

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City University of Seattle

11000 1st St

Bellevue, WA 98005

Retta Main

Program Coordinator

425.709.5305

  • Early Childhood Education B.A.

College Website: http://www.cityu.edu/locations/americas/bellevue.aspx

City University of Seattle’s  Bachelor of Arts Degree in Early Childhood Education begins in the fall of 2009-10 at three conveniently located community college sites:

  • Green River Community College at the Kent Station
  • Bates Technical College (South Campus) in Tacoma
  • North Seattle College in Seattle

This program is designed for individuals who hold an associate’s degree in early childhood education, work in the early childhood field and have the desire to earn a bachelor’s degree. Students have the option of focusing on early childhood administration or education, with the option to earn a P-3 teaching certificate and/or ECE special education endorsement. Other program options include emphasis in Language-Literacy, Infant-Toddler, and/or Bilingual-Bicultural issues in early learning. For those who hold a BA in Early Childhood Education or similar degree, a “certification only” option is also available (contact a Program Coordinator regarding this option).

Most course work will be offered on the community college campus two to three evenings per week and occasional Saturdays.  Some coursework will be available on-line or via telecommunication, depending on student needs and program options. Students employed in early learning sites will be able to use their work setting for much of their program fieldwork while in the program

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Eastern Washington University

Bellevue Community College

Extension Program

3000 Landerholm Cir SE

Bellevue, WA 98007

Dr. Fran Sherwood

Department of Education
Williamson Hall 312

fsherwood@mail.ewu.edu

509.359.6458

  • Children’s Studies       B. A.

College Website: http://www.bellevuecollege.edu/programs/degrees/bachelor/eastern/

Children’s Studies Website: http://www.bellevuecollege.edu/programs/degrees/bachelor/eastern

The interdisciplinary Children’s Studies majors provide students a strong holistic background in the study of the development and learning of children (birth to pre-adolescence) in a variety of social contexts. Theory and practice from the disciplines of Sociology, Psychology and Education form the basis for this integrated curriculum. The variety of BA options provides an opportunity for all students to develop a foundational and global perspective of children their growth and development.

Articulation Agreements: Clark College, Bellevue Community College, Highline College, Renton Technical College, Olympic College, Centralia Community College, Spokane Falls Community College, Whatcom Community College

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Heritage University

South Seattle College

6000 16 Avenue S.W.
Seattle, WA 98106

Judy Jennings

Regional Director - Seattle

jennings_j@heritage.edu

206.764.5371

  • Elementary Education B.A.

College Website:  http://www.heritage.edu/CampusesFacilities/RegionalSites/Seattle/tabid/158/Default.aspx

Cohort groups are formed for the B.A. in Education courses.  Evening classes are available.

The Teacher Education Programs at Heritage University are performance-based programs that prepare students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels for professional teaching positions. The B.A. Education program is designed to provide broad preparation for students planning to teach at the elementary (K-8), middle school (4-9), and secondary (5-12) grade levels. Students complete general university requirements, professional education core courses, specialty methods courses, selected concentration and supporting courses.

Articulation Agreements: Clark College, Big Bend Community College

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Heritage University

Highline Community College Extension

2400 S 240th Street

Des Moines, WA 98198

Main Campus

Heritage Univerwity

3240 Fort Rd

Toppinish, WA 98948

Claudette Lindquist

Assistant Professor of Early Childhood Studies

Heritage University

Office: 509-865-0723

Cell: 206-707-1563

Email: Lindquist_c@heritage.edu

 

    Bachelor or Arts in Education (concentration in Early Childhood Education)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Studies

College Website:

http://www.heritage.edu/AcademicPrograms/UndergraduateDegrees/EarlyChildhoodEducation.aspx

The Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Studies (ECS) will prepare professionals who will serve young children, their families, and the agencies which support them. This program is for candidates wishing to work with young children birth through age eight. The Early Childhood Studies program offers a choice of specialization with the following emphasizes:  birth to three years and agency leadership. These specialization options are designed to meet the professional goals of each candidate.

Since this is not a degree in education, this program does not lead to a Washington State Teaching Certificate.

The cohort program is based on six semesters of coursework and credits.  Courses are designed with the following qualities:

Blend of on line and face to face meetings.

Meeting times will be late afternoon, evenings or weekends.

Semester schedules are designed to support candidates who are working full time.

Application experiences are required each semester of the program.  Candidates working in the field of early childhood may meet these requirements in their work place.

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Seattle Pacific University

3307 Third Ave W

Seattle, WA 98119

School of Education

admissions@spu.edu

206.281.2214

  • Family and Consumer Sciences B.A.

  • Elementary Education Certificate

  • Individual and Family Development Certificate

  • Special Education Certificate

College Website:  http://www.spu.edu

Family & Consumer Sciences Website:  http://www.spu.edu/depts/fcs/

Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) are a multidisciplinary field of study integrating and applying knowledge from research within the discipline, the natural sciences, social and behavioral sciences, and the arts. Using basic principles from these disciplines, Family and Consumer Sciences offer solutions to problems faced by individuals, families, and communities. Students can major in elementary or secondary Family and Consumer Sciences education; general Family and Consumer Sciences ; food and nutritional sciences; or clothing, textiles, and interior design. The program provides a strong undergraduate background for those students wishing to attend graduate school. Practicum and internship experiences are available in related industries, public service and government, and are an integral part of the curriculum.

Education Website: http://www.spu.edu/depts/soe/

The basic certification programs in the School of Education reflect an underlying philosophy and knowledge base that permeates all courses and field experiences. This knowledge base consists of two elements: (1) the theoretical and philosophical foundations of education drawn from the social and behavioral sciences; and (2) the effective teaching and schooling research.  Majors include Elementary, Secondary, and Special Education.  Endorsements include ESL, Reading, Special Education and more.

Individual & Family Development Website:  http://www.spu.edu/depts/fcs/

The Individual and Family Development major is intended to prepare students to understand individuals and families, and to use their specialization knowledge to affect the direction of our culture through service to families in business, social service, and educational settings. The major includes supplementary upper-division coursework in Sociology, Psychology, and Health Sciences.

Articulation Agreements: Clark College, Lake Washington Technical College, Renton Technical College, Shoreline Community College, Olympic College, Skagit Valley College,  Edmonds Community College

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University of Washington

College of Education
Box 353600
Seattle, WA 98195-3600

Office of Student Services

Edinfo@u.washington.edu

206.543.7834

  • Early Childhood and Family Studies B.A.

College Website: http://education.washington.edu/

Early Childhood and Family Studies:  http://education.washington.edu/degrees/undergrad/ecfs

Examine the field of early childhood and family studies from various perspectives. Expand learning through rich field experience. Showcase knowledge through a culminating senior project. A degree in early childhood and family studies will provide excellent preparation for a wide variety of careers in early learning, child care, parent and family support and education, and social/mental heath services. It will also serve as a pathway for graduate studies in education, child and family studies, and other areas. This new, interdisciplinary major is offered at junior and senior level. While housed in the College of Education, the program of study draws from other colleges and programs on campus.

Articulation Agreement: None at this time

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Trinity Lutheran College

4221 228th Ave SE

Issaquah, WA 98029

Susan Houglum

Professor & Chair of Early Childhood Education

Trinity Lutheran

Office (425) 249-4720

Email Sue.Houglum@TLC.edu

  • Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education

College Website: http://www.tlc.edu/

Early Childhood Education website: http://www.tlc.edu/cyfs/index.html

Graduates with a B.A. degree in Early Childhood Education will demonstrate proficiency in developmentally appropriate teaching practices and then design, implement, and administer an Early Childhood Education program in a congregational setting, a home care setting, or a public program.

The campus-based ECE program combines theory and research, an understanding of faith development, and extensive practical experience. This program is quite unique, in that we emphasize the importance of nature and outdoor time as foundational to early learning. Students are prepared to teach or administer a public or church-based preschool or childcare center. Students will find employment as a staff member in early childhood facilities or be prepared for continuing education in a graduate program.

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