2021-2022 Catalog

Education, Bachelor of Arts

The Bachelor of Arts in Education program prepares reflective teachers who translate educational theory into practice making a positive impact on student learning based on student strengths and needs. Candidates are challenged to critically examine teaching and education from historical and sociopolitical contexts for the purpose of developing culturally responsive and anti-racist teaching practices within the classroom. Candidates are given space and encouragement to reflect on their own life experiences and how those impact their presence with and response to the children and families they serve.  Candidates demonstrate competence in planning, instruction, and assessment relative to state learning standards and evidence-based teaching practices.  Candidates continuously improve and refine their skills as reflective practitioners through coursework and field experiences, collaboration with colleagues, families, and community stakeholders, and prepare for career-long professional development. 

Graduates earn a Bachelor of Arts in Education degree without state certification.

 

 

Program Outcomes

The Bachelor of Arts in Education 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
  • Submit three reference letters

 

 

Total Required Credits (180 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 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

Combined Requirements (53 Credits)

EDU 320AContent: Instructional Strategies P-12

5

ESP 423Curriculum Modifications and Adaptation

2

EDU 308American School Law and Issues in Special Populations

3

EDU 313Multicultural Education

2

ERL 436Literacy Instruction and Assessment I

4

ERL 438Literacy Instruction and Assessment II

4

EDU 383AContent: Classroom Management

3

 

EDU 404AContent: Student Assessment & Evaluation

3

(or)

ESP 408Student Assessment and Evaluation

3

 

EDE 433Content: Mathematics I

4

EDE 439Content: Mathematics II

4

ERL 440Language Arts and Literacy Integration

4

EDU 329Science, Technology, Engineering and Math

4

EDE 307Special Education and Special Programs

3

EDE 325Sustainability and the Social Sciences

4

EDE 370AContent: Creative Arts Concepts

2

EDE 403Health and Fitness Methods

2

Upper Division Electives (37 Credits)