education

Evergreen is a great place to build a foundation for a career in education. You’ll find programs and courses that explore national, state, and local school policies; cover theories about learning and cognitive development; observe and engage in classrooms; and learn strategies for working with second language learners.

Our coursework relevant to teaching English language learners (ELLs) in K-adult classrooms includes the study of multicultural education, language acquisition theory, literacy, linguistics, qualitative research, curriculum design, critical pedagogy, and assessment strategies specific to Washington’s K-12 ELL Endorsement and Development standards, as well as TESOL standards (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages) for adult ELLs.  

You will have opportunities to develop your content knowledge in specific teaching areas such as mathematics, English language arts, and the sciences, preparing you for application to a post-baccalaureate teacher certification program. Staff can provide you with guidance as you navigate the curriculum on your way to a successful and fulfilling teaching career.

How to Choose Your Path

You’ll choose what you study to earn a Bachelor’s degree that’s meaningful to you. Some students decide their programs as they go, while others chart their course in advance.

Aim for both breadth and depth; explore fields that may be related or that may seem very distant. You'll be surprised at what you discover.

If you're new to college, look for programs where you can gain a foundation, build key skills, and broaden your knowledge (FR only, FR-SO, or FR-SR).

If you already have a foundation in this field, look for programs with intermediate or advanced material (SO-SR, JR-SR, or FR-SR). These programs may include community-based learning and in-depth research. Some of these programs have specific prerequisites; check the description for details.

Talk to an academic advisor to get help figuring out what coursework is best for you.

Planned offerings for 2019–20
Class Standing Quarters Offered Credits
Arts and the Child: Early Childhood FR-SR
  • Fall
4
Arts, Culture, and Spirit on Silk Roads FR-SR
  • Fall
  • Winter
8, 12
Calculus and Analytical Geometry I FR-SR
  • Fall
4
Calculus and Analytical Geometry II FR-SR
  • Winter
4
Calculus and Analytical Geometry III FR-SR
  • Spring
4
Carrying Home: Latinx Worlds, Media, and Education SO-SR
  • Fall
  • Winter
16
Cycle Makers and Cycle Breakers: Transitional Studies JR-SR
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Spring
16
Diversity and Dissent in Education and the Media FR-SO
  • Fall
  • Winter
16
Early Childhood Learning JR-SR
  • Fall
16
Indigenous Education/Child Welfare: Laws, Policies, Lived Experience FR-SR
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Spring
16
Learning, Education, Schooling FR-SR
  • Fall
16
Master in Teaching Year 2 GR
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Spring
16
Precalculus I (B) FR-SR
  • Winter
4
Student-Originated Studies: Community-Based Learning and Action (CCBLA) SO-SR
  • Winter
16
Student-Originated Studies: Critical Theory + Critical Practice JR-SR
  • Fall
  • Winter
16
Student-Originated Studies: Learning, Education, Schooling SO-SR
  • Winter
  • Spring
16
Student-Originated Studies: Taking Action in Our Communities (CCBLA) SO-SR
  • Spring
16
Student-Originated Studies: Walking SO-SR
  • Winter
  • Spring
16
Tutoring Math and Science Across Significant Differences FR-SR
  • Spring
2
Planned offerings for 2020–21
Class Standing Quarters Offered Credits
Chemistry Counts! FR-SO
  • Fall
16
Chemistry Counts! FR-SO
  • Winter
16
Chemistry Counts! FR-SO
  • Spring
16
Teaching English Language Learners: Culture, Theory, and Methods SO-SR
  • Fall
  • Winter
16