BAE Program Admissions
Thank you for your interest in our Bachelor of Education (BAE) Programs at EWU! This page provides an overview of the application process for our BAE programs, including the program offerings, prerequisite coursework, admission process, and major and minor options based upon the grade level(s) you aspire to teach. Our admissions process has both a Pre-Admission phase wherein applicants complete prerequisite coursework and a Department Orientation offered through Canvas. The details of the application process, as well as the components of an education degree, are outlined on this page.
Our undergraduate programs provide the necessary instruction and field hours to be recommended for teaching certification in the State of Washington. You can select from three options for teacher preparation, depending upon the grade(s) you intend to instruct: Early Childhood (birth to grade 3), Elementary (kindergarten to grade 8), or Secondary (grades 6 to 12).
Our programs provide core education coursework as well as field experience placement and supervision. Your program will also provide pedagogical training for the appropriate grade level(s). A faculty member in your program will be assigned as your academic advisor to guide you through your instruction.
Prior to beginning the core coursework sequence, you will complete the coursework for your major and minor concentration area(s) (i.e., art, mathematics, Spanish, etc.). Majors and minors can lead to endorsement (included in a teacher's licensure to denote subject matter they are qualified to teach).
BAE Admissions Process
To begin the application process for a BAE Program, please complete the Pre-Admission Form. On this form, you will provide your name and contact information as well as your program, major(s) and minor(s). In addition, you will be asked to indicate whether prerequisites for your program have been completed, are in progress, or have not yet been started. To review and verify the status of each prerequisite, you are asked to complete a SOAR Audit. Once you have completed and submitted the Pre-Admission Form, you will receive an email confirming submission and the Education Department will review your submission and contact via email with next steps.
Please note the deadlines for submitting the Pre-Admission Form, provided below.
In addition to the Pre-Admission Form, applicants are asked to complete our Department Orientation Course. This course outlines the requirements and expectations of each program and guides an applicant through completing the admission paperwork and processes including:
- Clearance and Fingerprinting
- Assignment of an Academic Advisor
- Completion of Admission Application
- Completion of Field Experience Resume and Placement Request (FERPR) Form
- Completion of Program Plan
Upon completion of program prerequisites and the Department Orientation, your application will be complete.
Deadlines for Submission of Pre-Admission Form
|Early Childhood Education (P-3)||Elementary (K-8)||Secondary (5-12)|
|Fall Admission||March 10th||March 10th||March 10th|
|Winter Admission||No Admission||September 10th||September 10th|
|Spring Admission||January 10th||January 10th||January 10th|
|Summer Admission||No Admission||March 10th||No Admission|