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 2020–21
Class Standing Quarters Offered Credits
Algebraic Thinking FR-SR
  • Fall
4
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
Chemistry Counts! FR-SR
  • Fall
16
Chemistry Counts! FR-SO
  • Winter
16
Chemistry Counts! FR-SO
  • Spring
16
Community Teaching: Pasts, Presents, and Futures FR-SR
  • Fall
16
Development and Learning JR-SR
  • Fall
  • Winter
16
Disrupting the School-to-Prison Pipeline: Explorations in Education and Writing SO-SR
  • Spring
8
Gateways for Incarcerated Youth JR-SR
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Spring
16
Indigenous Storytelling As Resistance SO-SR
  • Fall
16
Learning Games: Design for Active Instruction SO-SR
  • Winter
8
Master in Teaching Spring Start GR
  • Spring
12
Master in Teaching Spring Start (Undergraduate Option) JR-SR
  • Spring
12
Positive Psychology and Well-Being Theory FR-SR
  • Spring
8
Precalculus I FR-SR
  • Winter
4
Precalculus II FR-SR
  • Spring
4
Teaching and Learning When the World is on Fire: Education and Justice Movements FR-SR
  • Winter
16
Teaching English Language Learners: Culture, Theory, and Methods SO-SR
  • Fall
  • Winter
16
The Age of Irony SO-SR
  • Winter
  • Spring
8
The Aim of Education FR-SR
  • Spring
16
The Power in Community: Pathways to Resourcefulness JR-SR
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Spring
16
Writing and Community: Staying Connected through Stories and Action SO-SR
  • Fall
16
‘Against Everything,’ and Politics and Friendship in the Age of Apocalypse: Ivan Illich FR-SR
  • Winter
12