Western Washington University · Bellingham, Washington
Sociology—Elementary Education, BAEd
What is the study of Sociology—Elementary Education?
Sociologist examine subjects encompassing a vast array of human behavior; crime and punishment, the formation and dissolution of families, bureaucracy in organizations, conflicts between classes, and global inequalities. Sociology is distinctive in its focus on the way individuals’ lives are embedded within multiple social contexts that facilitate and constrain the range of possible actions. These contexts include generation, occupation, gender, religion, sexual orientation, family, health, nation, race, and ethnicity among many others.
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. See the Elementary Education section of this catalog for program admission, completion, and teacher certification requirements.
Why Should I Consider this Major?
Many students choose Sociology because they see it as a broad liberal arts base for professions such as law, education, social services and criminal justice work. Sociology provides a rich fund of knowledge that directly pertains to each of these fields.
- Elementary Teacher