The Bachelor of Arts in Education focuses on preparing ethical and reflective educators who transform learning, contribute to the community, exemplify professionalism, and promote diversity and justice in K-12 education. The program of study includes coursework and fieldwork in partner K-12 districts to merge cutting-edge research and theory with practice. Unique aspects of this program are the explicit integration of anti-racist, decolonizing, equity-centric, and inclusive pedagogies and practices, as well as partnering with communities, families/guardians, and school personnel to support a culturally responsive, holistic, and rigorous education for diverse learners.
This program will prepare students to be recommended for Washington State Residency Teacher Certification in Elementary Education Endorsement and a required choice of a concentration in a high- demand area, a second endorsement, in either Special Education or Teaching English Language Learners. Successful completion of all program and state requirements will prepare students to begin a career as a classroom teacher upon graduation.