The Education department offers a variety of courses that prepare students for transfer to a baccalaureate program at a four-year university and to obtain a Washington State Teaching Certificate. A two-year associate degree in Elementary Education or Math Education will also prepare students to enter the workforce as paraprofessionals, working alongside certificated teachers. The Education curriculum provides a foundation in the history of education in the United States as well as an understanding of legal, ethical and philosophical issues applied to educational settings. Opportunities for the ongoing professional development of teachers are also included. Students have the opportunity to apply newly acquired skills and knowledge through participation in a classroom setting. Certified teachers may apply specific courses towards continuing education credits. Program curriculum is reviewed by an advisory board composed of local and regional education professionals. (See AA-DTA in Degrees section of catalog.)


Michelle Reiff

Phone: 509-524-5142