Western Washington University · Bellingham, Washington
Communication—Elementary Education, BAEd
What is the study of Communication—Elementary Education?
According to our National Communication Association, we focus on how people use messages to generate meanings. We promote effective and ethical practices across different channels, cultures, situations and media.
This major satisfies the academic major requirement for teacher certification with an endorsement in elementary education and must be accompanied by the professional preparation program in elementary education.
Why Should I Consider this Major?
Communication graduates qualify for a variety of careers. Strong attention to research and writing provides students with skills needed for entry-level positions in organizational training and development, public relations, marketing, electronic media and other information-oriented occupations. The entire Communication field is growing rapidly with increased diversification of employment opportunities.
Most people are born with the ability to acquire communication skills, and we can help you realize your full potential. We believe the educational techniques of direct instruction, guided rehearsals and modeling provide tools for developing effective communication practices. In addition, you can learn more about developing stronger communities through ethical interaction, civil public discourse and cooperative decision-making.
- Elementary Teacher