Western Washington University · Bellingham, Washington
Language, Literacy, and Cultural Studies, BAEd
What is the study of Language, Literacy, and Cultural Studies?
The Bachelor of Arts in Education: Language, Literacy, and Cultural Studies major responds to the growing diversity in the state’s schools and supports the Woodring College of Education’s efforts to embrace diversity and promote social justice. The major focuses on research-based and experience-validated knowledge to help elementary school teachers reach all students. This includes increasing teacher candidates’ cultural competency and capacity to teach English language learners. Graduates receive WWU’s recommendation for a Residency Teaching Certificate with endorsements in Elementary Education, Reading, and English Language Learners (ELL) or Bilingual Education (BE).
Why Should I Consider this Major?
This program in elementary education is designed to provide a combination of theory, methods, and field experience. Prior to entering the program, undergraduates will complete most or all of their general university requirements (GURs). After completion of the GURs, it will usually take eight or nine quarters to graduation, given a course load of 15-17 credits. Post-baccalaureate students must have completed a major from the approved list (see below) or call (360) 650-3336 for further advisement.
- Elementary Education Teacher