Apr 17, 2024  

Elementary Education (K-8), B.A. Ed. (Innovate)

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Innovate is a Bachelors of Arts teacher preparation program that is designed for candidates who are interested in teaching Elementary Education (K-8) with a English Language Learners Endorsement and a focus in Elementary STEM education. Innovate is a five-semester program, with courses offered in the evening. Candidates must have attempted all three sub tests (Math, Reading, and Writing) of the WEST-B exams, or obtained a waiver through the Teacher Preparation Exceptions Committee.

Upon satisfactory completion of all requirements for a B.A. in Education, Heritage will recommend the candidate for certification for a Washington State Residency Teacher Certificate.  The certificate will include all endorsements earned at that time of application. 

Teacher Preparation Admission Requirements

Attempted all three sub tests of the WEST-B (math, reading, and writing) prior to program start.

  1. Undergraduate students must have an Associate of Arts–Direct Transfer Agreement (AA-DTA) or equivalency.
  2. Minimum of 2.8 GPA for last 30 semester (45 quarter) credits for program entry.
  3. Completed Application to the University
  4. Complete Application Packet for College of Education.
  5. Signed Declaration of Major.
  6. Received WATCH background clearance.

Teacher Preparation Program Requirements

  1. Maintain a minimum of 3.0 throughout program.
  2. Clear Moral Character and Personal Fitness–WAC 181-86 and 181-87 and RCW 28-A.410.
  3. Pass the appropriate NES/WEST-E (s).
  4. Pass the appropriate edTPA.

General University Course Requirements: 36-39 credits

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Total Credits 121

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