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Secondary Education Program
The Secondary Education Program at Eastern Washington University is a six quarter program culminating with a quarter of full-time student teaching. Students may apply to begin the Program fall, winter, spring, or summer quarter. Completion of this Program coupled with completion of all required courses for each content area satisfies the State of Washington endorsement for teaching grades 5-12. All Secondary candidates will choose a major and often a minor, which offers the opportunity to add a second area of endorsement to your Teaching Certificate. We highly recommend all candidates pursue multiple areas of endorsement. Single endorsed candidates are faced with significant employment difficulties.
- ENGL 101 - College Composition: Exposition and Argumentation
- ENGL 201 - College Composition: Analysis, Research and Documentation
- CMST 200 - Introduction to Speech Communication
- MATH 115 - Mathematical Reasoning, or approved alternative
- WEST-B exam
The State of Washington requires all candidates to take and pass the Washington Educator's Skills Test. The WEST-B, which tests basic skills, is required for admission to the Teacher Education Program. The WEST-E is taken for each endorsement area prior to certification. For more information on these exams, please visit www.west.nesinc.com
If a student is currently enrolled in a prerequisite course or has taken the WEST B and is awaiting posted scores, he/she can apply for provisional admission to the Secondary Program. When grades and/or WEST-B scores post, admission will either be confirmed with satisfactory grades/scores or the student will be required to drop Education Program courses and apply at a later date.
All majors listed below meet an endorsement
- Business & Marketing
- Earth and Space Science
- Health / Fitness
- Social Studies
- Special Education
All minors listed below meet an endorsement
What will I study?
Required Courses: (12 credits)
These courses can be taken before or during the Education Program.
PSYC 304 Educational Psychology (5)
EDUC 201 Introduction to Education (3)
SPED 363 Introduction to Special Education (4)
Required Courses: (31 credits)
These courses are not available until all prerequisites are met and you are admitted into the Education Program.
EDUC 200 Admission to the Teacher Education Program (1)
EDUC 303 Foundations of Assessment (3)
EDUC 309 Foundations of Secondary Classroom Management (3)
EDUC 341 Secondary Strategies, Management, Assessment (4)
EDUC 413 Content Area Reading, Management, Assessment for Secondary Education (4)
EDUC 420 Admission to Professional Candidacy (1)
EDUC 426 Secondary Student Teaching 7-12 (15)
(This list of courses is for information purposes only. All students are required to follow the sequencing and catalog requirements for the year they declare a major.)