We're All About the Finish - CityU students finish at twice the national rate

GRAYS HARBOR, Wash. – City University of Seattle will offer aspiring teachers in Grays Harbor and Pacific Counties a unique opportunity to study locally for their Bachelor of Arts in Education this summer. Students who have earned or are nearly finished with an associate degree may enroll now in program classes on the Grays Harbor College (GHC) campus.

“In light of ongoing state budget cuts to higher education, I’m delighted CityU of Seattle’s Albright School of Education (ASOE) will be able to provide an accommodating and affordable solution for students in and around Grays Harbor. This new partnership also will allow students the opportunity to develop their specialty skills in high needs areas,” said CityU President Lee Gorsuch.

Under this degree option, students will take a two-year program offered at GHC and then enter CityU’s two-year Bachelor of Arts in Education program. They also will qualify to earn a teacher certification with an emphasis in Special Education, Elementary Education, Math, English Language Learners (ELL) or Reading and Literacy. Both single and dual endorsements are available in these emphasis areas, which are listed on CityU’s Bachelor of Arts in Education web page. Students also may take advantage of CityU’s convenient course schedule.

“Students living in Grays Harbor and Pacific counties should not have limited choices for their education because of our geographical location. Grays Harbor College is pleased to partner with CityU to offer the Bachelor of Arts in Education. Now our students can dream big and consider this excellent teaching degree program offered through our campus, close to home,” said GHC President Ed Brewster.

Currently, the Bachelor of Arts in Education degree is offered at CityU’s Bellevue, Everett, Tacoma, Vancouver, Port Angeles, Centralia and Longview sites. Several spaces are still available in GHC’s first CityU cohort group. For more information, please contact Jeff Snell, CityU Advisor at GHC.

The ASOE was the state’s fourth largest provider of teacher certificates during the 2008-09 academic year, according to the state Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI). CityU also was the largest and top provider of graduates with principal and program administrator certification and school counselor certification. For more information on CityU’s education programs, please visit our Teaching and Education page.

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