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Heritage University

3240 Fort Rd

Toppenish, WA 98948

Melissa Kotzin

Chair of Early Childhood Studies


  • Elementary Education BA

  • Early Childhood Education BA

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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, and selected concentration and supporting courses.

Articulation Agreements: Clark College, Big Bend Community College


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Central Washington University

Certification Office

400 East University Way

Ellensburg, WA 98926

Department of Education

Tina Clark,Curriculum Advisor


  • Early Childhood Education B.A.

  • Elementary Education B.A.

  • Special Education B.A.

  • Family & Consumer Sciences B.A.

  • Teacher Certification Program

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Elementary Education Website:

The majors in the education department are intended to prepare students to become teaching specialists in a variety of areas.  With an Early Childhood Education major, the students are prepared to teach children from birth to three years old.  Students are strongly advised to simultaneously complete the Elementary Education Major as well.  Elementary Education majors are endorsed to teach in regular, self-contained elementary classrooms.  In addition to this, CWU offers a Special Education Major specifically designed to teachers for meeting the diverse tasks required in teaching individuals with disabilities.

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

Special Education Website:

The special education majors offered are specifically designed to prepare teachers for meeting the diverse tasks required in teaching individuals with disabilities.

Family & Consumer Sciences Website:

The Bachelor of Arts in Family and Consumer Sciences comprises a general introduction to the broad areas of family and consumer sciences, and with an appropriate minor, can provide students with a well-rounded preparation for life or for further advanced study. This major discusses topics including the origins and historical development of families, cultural variations and contemporary trends. It draws upon information and insight from numerous root disciplines to explore family structure and function.  Various courses in this department focus on child developmental characteristics and theories surrounding child development.

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

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