2021-2022 Catalog Updates

Special Education and Middle Level Mathematics, Bachelor of Arts - Washington

The Bachelor of Arts in Education program prepares teacher candidates who make a positive impact on student learning based on student needs and in relation to state learning standards. Candidates continuously improve their performance by refining their skills as reflective practitioners through course work and field experiences; by working collaboratively with colleagues, families, and community resources; and by engaging in career-long professional development.

Graduates earn a Bachelor of Arts in Education degree, initial teacher certification, endorsement in Elementary Education (K-8) or Special Education (P-12), and may opt to complete a second endorsement in Elementary Education (K-8), Special Education P-12), English Language Learners (P-12), Middle Level Mathematics (4-9), Reading (P-12), or Early Childhood Education (P-3).

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.

Program Outcomes

The Bachelor of Arts in Education - Special Education and Middle Level Mathematics will prepare students to:

Develop engaging lesson plans that align with state standards, accurate assessments, and appropriate supports to meet the needs and engage all students.

Establish an effective learning environment and use a variety of instructional tools and strategies to meet the needs of and engage all students.

Use a variety of assessments to monitor student learning, collect evidence of positive impact and growth, and adjust instruction based on assessment data and reflective practice.

Demonstrate professional attitudes, skills, and growth to improve teaching practice and further the field of education.

Develop positive relationships with students, families, and communities to foster civic and social engagement.

Admission Requirements

In addition to City University of Seattle's undergraduate admission requirements, found under Admissions in the catalog menu, applicants to this program must also meet the requirements listed below. 

  • Complete an interview with program faculty
  • Complete each section of the Washington Educators Skills Test - Basic (WEST-B) or pass the State-approved test for Math, Reading, and Writing
  • Submit a resume with three references

 

Alternative Route 1

This program is designed for students who are employed by school districts as classified instructional employees, or paraprofessionals who have an associate degree. Applicants to the Alternative Route 1 program must meet the requirements above for the Bachelor of Arts in Education as well as the following criteria.

  • Hold an associate degree or 90 qualifying quarter credits from an accredited institution
  • Candidates must have district authorization to participate in Alternative Routes

 

Applicants for alternative route programs who are eligible veterans or National Guard members who meet the entry requirements for the alternative route program shall be given preference.

(Procedure 2100.01.01)

Total Required Credits (184 Credits)

Lower – Division Requirements (90 Credits)

Students must meet General Education requirements.  This is typically completed within the 90 required lower division credits. See the General Education Undergraduate Requirements section of this catalog for more detailed information.

General Education Requirements Total Credits
College Composition II (CCII) 5 Credits
Quantitative/Symbolic Reasoning (CM/QSR) 5 Credits
Humanities (HU) 15 Credits
Social Sciences (SS) 15 Credits
Natural Sciences (NS) 15 Credits

 

Special Education Requirements (16 Credits)

ESP 370AContent: Exceptionality in Special Education *

4

ESP 419Behavior Analysis and Management II *

1

ESP 436Assessment & Evaluation in Special Education

4

ESP 437Individual Education Plans (IEPs)

4

ESP 438Transition Plans

3

Mathematics Requirements (18 Credits)

EML 481Standards of Mathematics Practice

3

EML 435Mathematics: Number Sense and Theory (CM)

3

EML 482Algebra and Functions

3

EML 445Mathematics: Geometry and Measurement (CM)

3

EML 485Mathematics: Probability and Statistics (CM)

3

EML 486Ratios and Proportional Relationships

3

Pedagogy Core (27 Credits)

Note: EDU 308 includes competencies that meet requirements for Issues of Abuse, WAC 181-79A-30; RCW 28A.410.035.

EDU 308American School Law and Issues in Special Populations

3

EDU 309Social Justice, Equity and Diversity

3

EDU 310Child and Adolescent Development *

3

EDE 307Special Education and Special Programs *

3

EDU 316Content: Planning and Instruction

3

EDU 318Content: Classroom Culture and Environment

3

EDU 404AContent: Student Assessment & Evaluation

3

ESP 421Curricular Modifications & Adaptations

3

ESP 422Behavior Analysis and Intervention

3

Reading Block (8 Credits)

ERL 436Literacy Instruction and Assessment I

4

ERL 438Literacy Instruction and Assessment II *

4

General Field Experience and Student Teaching (25 Credits)

EDU 351Internship I *

1

EDU 352Internship II *

1

EDU 349September Experience *

1

EDU 354Internship III *

2

ESP 481Student Teaching in Special Education *

10

EDU 484Content: Student Teaching *

10