College of Education

Program Admission

Undergraduate Admission to the Elementary Education Major

To be considered for admission to the teacher preparation program at WSU Tri-Cities, applicants must have completed or have in progress at the time of the application the following courses: six (6) semester credits of English composition, human development psychology, three (3) semester credits of Math for Elementary Teachers, three science courses, and TCH_LRN 301 (for current WSU students only).

REQUIREMENT

WSU System

Columbia Basin College

Big Bend Comm. College

Walla Walla Comm. College

Yakima Valley Comm. College

English Composition [W]
6 Semester Credits

English 101 & 201, 301 or 302

Engl& 101; 102 or 235

Eng 101 & 102 or 201

Eng 101 & 102

Engl 101 & 102

Human Development Psychology

Psych 361 or H-D 101

Psy& 200

Psy 200

Psy 200

Psych 213 & 214

Math for Elementary Teachers
6 Semester Credits

Math 251 & 252

Math& 171, 172, and 173

No equivalency -see WSU advisor

Math 205 & 206

Math 211 & 212

U.S. History

History 110, 111, 150, or 216

Hist& 146, 147 or 148

Hist 136 or 137

Hist 146, 147, or 148

Hist 136 or 137

Social Sciences
** CC System note

Gen Ed 110 or 111

Hist& 126, 127, or 128

Hist 116, 117, or 118

Hist 126, 127, or 128

Hist 116, 117, or 118

American Government

Pol S 101 or 102

POLS&202

Pol 202

Psci 202

Pols 202

Geography

Not applicable

Geo 101 [P]
or Geo 150 [S]

Ggr 101 [P]

Geo 105[P] or Geo 170 or or Geo 201 [S]

Geog 102 [P] or Geog 101 or 108 [S]

Economics

Econs 101 or 102

Econ& 110,
201, or 202

Econ 200, 201, or Econ 202

Econ 200, 201 or 202

Econ 201 or 202

Sciences

Science 101 or 102, Geology 101, or Biology 106

GEOL& 101, BIOL& 100, 160 or 211, or CHEM& 110

Please consult a WSU advisor.

Please consult a WSU advisor.

Please consult a WSU advisor.

** CC System: Community college students earning an Associate of Arts or Sciences DTA will need to take two courses, in two different disciplines, from the following four areas: World Civilizations, American Government, Geography, and Economics. Students not earning an AA-DTA should consult a WSU advisor.

Successful completion of program course requirements alone does not guarantee admission to the teacher preparation program. In order to be considered for admission, students must submit a WSU Undergraduate Application (if not already a WSU student) as well as an Application for Admission to the Teacher Education (updated 9/13/2013) in accordance with departmental deadlines. Departmental application deadlines are:

  • October 1 for Spring semester admission
  • March 1 for Fall semester admission

A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 is required. All program requirement courses must be passed with a grade of C (2.0) or higher. Students must have completed the equivalent of 45 semester credits prior to admission to the major.

Additionally, prior to admission, applicants must have completed 80 hours of supervised work with children or youth (between ages 4-18, and during the three years prior to the date of application), and achieve a passing score on all three (3) subtests of the Washington Educators Skill Test – Basic (WEST-B). Information on this exam can be found at www.west.nesinc.com.

It is the desire of the College of Education, as well as the State of Washington, to prepare the best possible teachers. Thus, we reserve the right to seek the most highly qualified individuals for admission to the program. Simply meeting the application requirements does not guarantee admission to the program.

For more information, please contact Lindsay Lightner at 509-372-7366 or send an email to llightner@tricity.wsu.edu.


Graduate Admission Requirements

Admission requirements are determined by WSU’s Graduate School and by the individual departments within the College of Education.

Masters of Education in Teaching and Learning Admission Requirements

Admission to the Teaching and Learning Masters programs at Washington State University involves application and acceptance into both the WSU Graduate School and the Department of Teaching and Learning.

The following items must be submitted directly to the WSU Graduate School in addition to the online application:

  • $75 application fee
  • Official transcripts showing all previous college or university coursework
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • A letter of intent stating the reason for pursing a graduate degree
  • Current récsumé or vita

The following items must be submitted directly to Helen Berry in West 207A or at hberry@tricity.wsu.edu:


Masters of Education in Educational Leadership Program Admission Requirements

Admission to the Educational Leadership Masters degree specialization at Washington State University involves application and acceptance into both the WSU Graduate School and the Department of Educational Leadership, Sports Studies, and Educational Counseling Psychology.

The following items must be submitted directly to the WSU Graduate School in addition to the online application:

  • $75 application fee
  • Official transcripts showing all previous college or university coursework
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • A brief statement of your professional objectives and how you feel they will be promoted by admission to the program to which you are applying
  • Current résumé or vita

The following items must be submitted directly to Helen Berry in West 207A or at hberry@tricity.wsu.edu:


All applicants to the Educational Leadership Program must hold a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution and have a minimum GPA of 3.00 in the last sixty (60) semester hours of graded undergraduate course work or twelve (12) credits of graduate study. The Graduate Record Examination is NOT REQUIRED for the master’s degree and credential programs.

Requirements may vary for the degree and credential programs. Detailed information is available from Helen Berry, 509-372-7396, hberry@tricity.wsu.edu.

Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership

For admissions requirements for the Doctor of Education (EdD) in Educational Leadership program, please contact Michele Acker-Hocevar at ackerhoc@tricity.wsu.edu.