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 2017–18
Class Standing Quarters Offered Credits
Adolescent Literature FR-SR
  • Summer
4
Algebraic Thinking for Science FR-SR
  • Spring
6
Arts and the Child: Early Childhood FR-SR
  • Fall
4
Astronomy and Cosmology: Stars and Stories FR-SR
  • Summer
4, 8, 12
Be Wilder: Writing from Wilderness FR-SR
  • Summer
8
Calculus and Analytical Geometry I FR-SR
  • Fall
4
Calculus and Analytical Geometry III FR-SR
  • Spring
4
Children's Literature FR-SR
  • Summer
4
Cornerstone: Foundations for Success FR-JR
  • Winter
4
Cornerstone: Foundations for Success FR-JR
  • Spring
4
Cultivating Voice: A Writing Tutor's Craft FR-SR
  • Spring
2
Diversity and Dissent in Education and the Media FR
  • Fall
  • Winter
16
Feminist Jurisprudence SO-SR
  • Spring
16
Games for Social Good FR-SR
  • Fall
8
Gateways for Incarcerated Youth SO-SR
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Spring
16
Geometry FR-SR
  • Summer
4
Grammar for Teachers FR-SR
  • Summer
4
Grammar in Context FR-SR
  • Spring
4
Introduction to Psychology FR-SR
  • Fall
4
Learning About Learning in Nature FR-SO
  • Spring
16
Master in Teaching Year 1 GR
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Spring
16
Master in Teaching Year 2 GR
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Spring
16
Playing with Patterns FR-SR
  • Fall
16
Playing with Patterns FR-SR
  • Winter
16
Precalculus II FR-SR
  • Summer
4
Precalculus Models in Physics FR-SR
  • Fall
  • Winter
8
Precalculus: One-dimensional models FR-SR
  • Fall
4
Precalculus: Trigonometry FR-SR
  • Winter
4
Psychology and Art: Digital Photography FR-SO
  • Spring
16
Psychology and Art: Digital Photography or Printmaking FR-SO
  • Spring
16
Psychology and Art: Printmaking FR-SO
  • Spring
16
Psychology and Learning FR-SR
  • Summer
4
Student-Originated Studies: Community-Based Work in a Challenging Time (CCBLA) SO-SR
  • Fall
  • Winter
16
Study Abroad: Experience Japan FR-SR
  • Summer
8
The Meaning of Mathematics FR-SR
  • Summer
8
Therapy Through the Arts (daytime) FR-SR
  • Summer
8, 16
Therapy Through the Arts (evening) FR-SR
  • Summer
8, 16
Tutoring Math and Science Across Significant Differences FR-SR
  • Spring
2
Understanding the Economic Crisis: Vanishing Jobs, Shrinking Middle Class FR-SR
  • Summer
4
Unpacking Counter Narratives: Examining Multiple Perspectives and Diverse Voices SO-SR
  • Spring
16
What Are Schools For? FR-SR
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Spring
12, 16
Wilderness First Responder FR-SR
  • Summer
4
Planned offerings for 2018–19
Class Standing Quarters Offered Credits
A Better Mirror: Data Analysis and the Political Economy of Evergreen SO-SR
  • Fall
  • Winter
16
Arts and the Child: Early Childhood FR-SR
  • Fall
4
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
Cornerstone: Foundations for Success FR-JR
  • Fall
4
Cornerstone: Foundations for Success FR-JR
  • Spring
4
Designing for Social Good: Two-Dimensional Design and Board Games SO-SR
  • Fall
  • Winter
12
Education and Empowerment: Understanding Culture and Qualitative Research JR-SR
  • Spring
16
Gateways for Incarcerated Youth: Critical Literacy and Critical Numeracy SO-SR
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Spring
16
Liberal Education in the College Bubble: Crossing the Political and Cultural Divide FR-SR
  • Fall
16
Master in Teaching Year 1 GR
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Spring
16
Master in Teaching Year 2 GR
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Spring
16
Political Economy of Public Education: History and Philosophy SO-SR
  • Winter
16
Senior Seminar SR
  • Spring
4
Student-Originated Studies: Community-Based Learning and Action SO-SR
  • Winter
16
Teaching English Language Learners: Culture, Theory, and Methods SO-SR
  • Fall
  • Winter
16
Teaching through Performance FR-SO
  • Fall
  • Winter
16
Teachings of the Tree People: American Indian Culture FR-SR
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Spring
16
Transnational Identities, Migration, and Unequal Childhoods SO-SR
  • Spring
16
Tutoring Math and Science Across Significant Differences FR-SR
  • Spring
2
Visual Literacies FR-SR
  • Spring
4