Blended BAE in Early Childhood & Special Education

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The BAE in Early Childhood and Special Education Program prepares students for a Washington State Teaching Certification in general and special education for primary grades (preschool through grade 3). Completion of the Blended Major and Education Core Coursework (and successfully completing the ECE NES) will satisfy the requirements for a Teaching Certificate in the state of Washington.

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Curriculum & Requirements

Early Childhood Education and Early Childhood Special Education Major (BAE)

Required Early Childhood Education Courses
EDUC 344EARLY NUMERACY INSTRUCTION IN THE P-3 SCHOOL SETTING4
EDUC 390FOUNDATIONS OF EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION3
EDUC 394METHODS FOR READING INSTRUCTION AND ASSESSMENT IN KINDERGARTEN-THIRD GRADE SETTINGS3
EDUC 410METHODS I: BLENDED CURRICULUM IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION4
EDUC 430ASSESSMENT IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION5
EDUC 444LANGUAGE ARTS METHODS FOR THE PRESCHOOL-THIRD GRADE CLASSROOM3
EDUC 450METHODS II: BLENDED CURRICULUM IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION4
EDUC 454SCIENCE METHODS FOR THE PRESCHOOL-THIRD GRADE CLASSROOM4
EDUC 461SOCIAL STUDIES METHODS FOR THE PRESCHOOL-THIRD GRADE CLASSROOM3
EDUC 470DIVERSITY IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION3
EDUC 479EARLY LITERACY4
EDUC 489FAMILY-CENTERED PRACTICES IN EARLY CHILDHOOD (Meeting Early Childhood Special Education competencies)4
Required Early Childhood Special Education Coursework
SPED 412INTRODUCTION TO EARLY CHILDHOOD SPECIAL EDUCATION4
SPED 420PRINCIPLES OF BEHAVIOR FOR STUDENTS WITH EXCEPTIONAL NEEDS4
SPED 421CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT IN SPECIAL EDUCATION SETTINGS4
SPED 465METHODS AND ASSESSMENT IN EARLY CHILDHOOD SPECIAL EDUCATION5
SPED 480INCLUSIONARY PRACTICES AND COLLABORATION4
Internship Coursework
EDUC 386DP3 FIELD EXPERIENCE AND PRACTICUM1
EDUC 386EP3 FIELD EXPERIENCE AND PRACTICUM3
EDUC 423ELEMENTARY STUDENT TEACHING K-812
EDUC 427GENERAL STUDENT TEACHING K-12 (variable credit course–only 3 credits count)3
EDUC 451APPLICATIONS I: BLENDED CURRICULUM IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION3
SPED 488SPECIAL EDUCATION PRACTICUM3
SPECIAL EDUCATION STUDENT TEACHING (Optional–students are encouraged but not required to complete this second student teaching opportunity.)
Required Capstone
EDUC 490CEARLY CHILDHOOD CAPSTONE4-5
or SPED 490 SPECIAL EDUCATION CAPSTONE
Total Credits94-95

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Admissions Requirements

All prerequisites must be completed prior to admission: Please contact the Undergraduate Advisor in the School of Education.

Admission Requirements

  • Complete all in-person and online admission requirements.
  • A grade ≥B- in all prerequisite courses listed below is required.
  • GPA Requirement: a minimum ≥2.8 GPA.
  • Provide scores for the Washington Educator Skills Test-Basic (WEST-B), SAT, and/or ACT (Reading, Writing, and Math). This is a state requirement that must be met before full admission.

In addition to the above, the following are prerequisites specific to programs and certificates.


Elementary Education Program Prerequisites


Secondary Education Program Prerequisites


P-3 Early Childhood Program Prerequisites


Post-Baccalaureate Certificate (Candidate holds a BA/BS from an approved institution)

Elementary

Secondary

P-3 Early Childhood

  • Education: SPED 363  and EDUC 390  
  • All prerequisite courses must have been completed within the last 6 years.

Transition to Teaching Alternative Route: Consult with the Transition to Teaching Director in the School of Education.

Grade Requirements

Grade Requirements

Undergraduate Programs

Admission GPA ≥2.8
Maintain GPA ≥2.8 in program

  • ≥B- in each course for program prerequisites
  • ≥B- in education core
  • Specific content areas including majors and minors may have additional grade requirements
  • A minimum grade ≥C is required in any content course leading to a secondary, middle level or P-12 endorsement

Graduate Programs

Automatic Admission GPA ≥3.0
Maintain GPA ≥3.0 in program

  • Maximum of 2 C grades