Jan 17, 2021  
Yakima Valley College Catalog 2019-2020 
Yakima Valley College Catalog 2019-2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Transfer to CWU - Yakima Campus K-8 Teaching Certificate & ECE, AA-DTA

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Associate in Arts DTA (AA-DTA)

The Education department recommends that a student planning to transfer to a four-year university or college to pursue a degree in K-8 or secondary education, early childhood education, or children studies earn an associate in arts degree. While earning the associate in arts degree, the student should take required coursework for teacher preparation and/or basic studies. Since requirements vary by four-year institution, please see an education advisor to ensure that courses taken will meet requirements. For additional information on teacher preparation programs, go to www.teachwashington.org.

All students planning to transfer to a four-year institution for teacher preparation must pass the WEST-B basic skills test prior to admission to a four-year education program. For information about the test, to download a study guide, or to sign up for the test, visit www.nesinc.com.

WEST-B Information

Individuals seeking admision to a state approved educator preparation program are required to take the Washington Educator Skills Test - Basic (WEST B) for admission into a teacher preparation program.  The assessment includes three sub-tests:  reading, writing, mathematics.  Alternatively, teacher preparation candidates may submit evidence of taking an assessment deemed of equal rigor by PESB, such as the SAT or ACT, in lieu of the WEST -B.  The https://www.pesb.wa.gov/preparation-programs/assessments/basic-skills-assessment-west-b/ provides information about SAT and ACT.  

Associate in Arts DTA, Transfer to CWU - Yakima Campus K-8 Teaching Certificate & ECE

This program is a joint effort between YVC and CWU to provide coursework for earning a Baccalaureate degree in Elementary Education on the Yakima campus. It provides a course of study for persons desiring to teach children in kindergarten through eighth grade in public schools.

Students take specific coursework while earning an Associate in Arts DTA degree from YVC. Courses must appear on the YVC course distribution list to meet requirements. CWU requires a 3.0 (B) GPA for admittance in the Education program.

Articulation - CWU

Basic Requirements: 18 Credits

Communication Requirement: 3-5 Credits

Humanities: 15 Credits

The following course is recommended but not required:

Natural Sciences : 15 Credits

One course must be a lab science

Social Sciences: 15 Credits

Electives: 25-27 Credits

Core Electives: 15-17 Credits

Select from distributing courses in Quantitative/Symbolic Reasoning, Humanities, Social Sciences, and Natural Sciences.

General Electives: 10-12 Credits

Any college level courses numbered over 100. These may include additional Core Electives and courses from the Restricted List

Note: Prerequisite for All ECED/EDUC courses is EDUC 111  

Total Credits 93

All Education courses must have a C (2.0) or better.
* Required courses for entrance into the CWU program.

Articulation Agreements with WSU:

◊ This articulation agreement is under revision.

◊ Please see Education advisor for current information.

Core Competency Codes

♦ Computation
• Communication
■ Human Relation

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