Enrolls In
Summer Only
Format
Regional Cohort Model: Mixed Mode (Everett, Tacoma, Vancouver)
Total Credits
180

Make a Difference by Teaching the Future

City University of Seattle’s Bachelor of Arts in Education degree provides a route for first-time bachelor’s students to become certified teachers. You can complete the BA in education on its own or combine it with any of the following emphasis areas, some of which can be combined to create dual endorsements.

The BA Education program was created with flexibility in mind. Choose from online coursework, Saturday classes, or mixed-mode delivery to fit your classes around your schedule. Each mode of instruction will provide you with more hands-on field experience than traditional teacher certification programs, ensuring you’re better prepared for the realities of today’s classrooms. The program can be completed in two years.

The Bachelor of Arts in Education will satisfy requirements for a Washington State Residency Teaching Certificate, which means you’ll be qualified to work as a certified teacher in any public or private elementary school in Washington state.

Note: Licensing and certification requirements vary by state. Students who relocate to another state during their enrollment may or may not satisfy the eligibility criteria to obtain a professional license or certification in that state. If a student is located outside of the State of Washington, it is highly recommended that you first seek guidance from the appropriate licensing agency in your home state before beginning an academic program outside of your state. CityU has provided the following information about requirements for certification or licensure in other select states.

Endorsements include:

  • Elementary Education
  • Middle-Level Mathematics
  • Special Education
  • English Language Learners (ELL)
  • Reading

Admissions Requirements

To start the Bachelor of Arts in Education, you must first complete your lower-division requirements, pass the Washington Educator Skills Test-Basic® (WEST-B), and then apply with our advisors. CityU is dedicated to helping you achieve your goal of becoming an elementary school teacher.

Accreditation

CityU’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.

Learning Outcomes

Throughout the Bachelor of Arts in Education program, you’ll learn:

  • How to address the needs of students with disabilities in your classroom
  • Teaching the social sciences while establishing opportunities for direct classroom application
  • The basic elements, principles, related concepts, and vocabulary of the creative arts
  • The potential empowering or limiting effects of health/fitness choices
  • Theoretical perspectives on mathematics education
  • Public school law with an emphasis on the rights and responsibilities of students and teachers
  • Quality instructional design and delivery
  • Inquiry-based approach to teaching STEM
  • Theories and practice of classroom management

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Founded in 1973, City University of Seattle offers over 60 on-site and online programs designed for busy working adults like you. When you enroll at CityU, you’ll have the support of a community of faculty, staff, students, and alumni who are dedicated to helping you finish your degree and reach your goals.

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