Elementary Education Program

Department of Curriculum and Instruction

The Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education at WSU prepares its candidates to teach children in kindergarten through grade six. The program is designed to provide strong preparation in the academic content areas of English, mathematics, science, social studies and the arts leading into courses and field-based learning experiences which enable the candidate to develop the skills and proficiencies required to effectively meet the educational needs of K-6th grade children and to manage a performance-based, behaviorally-oriented, supportive learning environment in the elementary grades. Field experiences are available in urban, suburban, and rural schools. In education coursework and field experiences, candidates address issues of professionalism and reflection, human development and diversity, integration of teaching experiences and assessment, technology, content and related pedagogical content knowledge, and professional collaboration.

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