Bachelor of Arts in Education: Elementary Education

with Teacher Certification and optional Dual Endorsements


AVAILABLE: Mixed Mode | Online
REQUIRED CREDITS: 180-191


Program Details

City University of Seattle's Bachelor of Arts in Education degree provides a route for first time bachelor's students to become certified teachers. We offer our B.A. in education with an elementary education focus (information on this page) or a special education focus. You can complete the elementary education focus on its own or combine it with any of the following emphasis areas to work toward dual endorsement:
  • mathematics
  • special education
  • english language learners (ELL)
  • reading
  • early childhood education
CityU of Seattle's Albright School of Education is accredited by the Washington State Professional Educator Standards Board and has a long history as one of the foremost teaching schools in Washington state.

Flexible, Online Learning Options

We offer our B.A. in education: elementary education degree program with flexibility in mind. Choose from online coursework, Saturday classes, or mixed-mode delivery so you can fit your schooling around your current responsibilities. Whichever mode you choose provides you with more hands-on field experience than traditional teacher certification programs, ensuring that you're better prepared for the realities of today's classrooms. Contact our advisors to learn more today.

Where CityU Can Take You

When you complete your Bachelor of Arts in Education at CityU, you will meet requirements for a Washington State Residency Teaching Certificate with an Endorsement in Elementary Education (K-8). That means you'll be qualified to work as a certified teacher in any public or private elementary school in Washington State.

Get Started Today!

To start CityU's Bachelor of Arts in Education: Elementary Education program, you must first complete your lower division requirements, pass the Washington Educator Skills Test—Basic® (WEST–B), then apply with our advisors. We are dedicated to helping you achieve your goal of becoming an elementary school teacher. Get in touch with our advisors and we'll walk you through the process.

Lower-Division Requirements (90)

Transfer these credits from another college or take at CityU: College Composition I, College Composition II, Oral Communications - Speech, Creative Arts I, Creative Arts II, General Psychology, Developmental Psychology, US History or World, Civilization, Life Science, Physical Science, Lab, Natural Science Elective, College Mathematics, Math for Elementary Teachers, Theory & Practice in Education, Academic Content Area***, Electives: (Humanities, Social Sciences or Natural Sciences)
Core Requirements (51)
EDE 307
EDE 370A
EDE 403
EDE 406A
EDE 410A
EDU 308
EDU 313
EDU 317
EDU 320A
EDU 383A
EDU 404A
EDU 495
ERL 406
ERL 407
ERL 440A
ESP 423
Internship and Student Teaching (16)
EDU 350
EDU 351
EDU 352
EDU 353
EDU 470
EDU 480

B.A.Ed. with Elementary Education Emphasis Only (90)

Take all Core and Internship / Student Teaching courses listed above, plus the following.
Elementary Education (3)
EDE 400
Undergraduate Electives (20)
Must take courses from approved program list.

B.A.Ed. with Elementary Education and Early Childhood (K-3) Emphasis (90)

Take all Core and Internship / Student Teaching courses listed above, plus the following.
Early Childhood Core Requirements (23)
ECE 301
ECE 302
ECE 306
ECE 308
ECE 400
ECE 412
EDE 400

B.A.Ed. with Elementary Education & Mathematics Emphasis (101**)

Take all Core and Internship / Student Teaching courses listed above, plus the following.
Mathematics Core Requirements (24)
EML 410
EML 435
EML 445
EML 455
EML 465
EML 475
EML 485
EML 490
Internship and Student Teaching (10)
EDU 485

B.A.Ed. with Elementary Education and Special Education (95**)

Take all Core and Internship / Student Teaching courses listed above, plus the following.
Special Education Core Requirements (18)
EDE 400
ESP 373
ESP 376
Autism (3)
ESP 405
ESP 408
ESP 409A
Internship and Student Teaching (10)
ESP 465
ESP 485

B.A.Ed. with Elementary Education and ELL Emphasis (90**)

Take all Core and Internship / Student Teaching courses listed above, plus the following.
English Language Learners Core Requirements (23)
EDE 400
ESL 415
ESL 421
ESL 426
ESL 431
ESL 434

B.A.Ed. with Elementary Education and Reading Emphasis (91**)

Reading Core Requirements (24)
EDE 400
ERL 413
ERL 414
ERL 417
ESP 370A
ESP 409A
Courses subject to change, speak to an advisor if you have questions.
**Plus 90 credits of Lower-Division Requirements.