This program is ideal for students interested in teaching secondary education, a career in education outside of the classroom, or interested in pursuing a second major.
Course content includes leadership in teaching, examination of social identities, reflection on direct classroom experience, factors that influence educational practices, and more.
This program is ideal for students interested in teaching at the elementary level in the state of Washington. By successful completion of this degree and specialization, students are eligible to earn a Washington State Elementary (K-8) Teaching Credential and an English Language Learner (ELL) endorsement.
Course content includes developmental psychology and assessment practices for math, science, literacy, and social studies.
Like pre-law or pre-med, the Bachelor of Arts in Humanities for Teaching is a pre-education degree. Because we do not pack a teaching certificate into the program, students have time to hone their reading and writing skills, focus their studies in an endorsement area, and reflect on what it means to be a teacher.
Students with a degree in Humanities for Teaching are excellent candidates for Master in Teaching programs, which enable them to earn an average of $7,000 per year more than their counterparts with only a Bachelor degree. View our Learning Outcomes.
Once students complete their degree and specialization, they are eligible to teach right away in both private and public schools.
Students in the Humanities for Teaching degree and specialization take foundational humanities classes and specialized teaching classes, as well as classes in the discipline they want to teach. Three required internships give students real teaching experience.