Undergraduate Specializations

Earn your teaching credential with your bachelor's degree


Bachelor's Pathways:

Major in Interdisciplinary Liberal Studies (IDLS) with a specialization in Elementary Education (K-8). This enables you to:

  • Earn a bachelor's degree from one of the top-rated programs in the nation
  • Earn a Washington state elementary (K-8) teaching credential
  • Earn an English Language Learner (ELL) endorsement
  • Get over 700 hours of field work in classrooms, beginning in your first year
  • Options for transfer students

To learn more, visit the IDLS elementary education page.


Bachelor's in Humanities for Teaching with Elementary Education Specialization (K-8). This focus includes:

  • Core courses in composition, socio-cultural transformation, perspectives on the person, and an in-depth look at poverty
  • A humanities focus that helps students engage in social, political and global issues
  • Content in developmental psychology, instruction and assessment practices for math, science, literacy and social studies
  • An English Language Learner (ELL) endorsement
  • More than 700 hours of field work in classrooms

To learn more, visit the Matteo Ricci Humanities for Teaching degree page.

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College Arts and Sciences Interdisciplinary Liberal Studies Teaching Degree