Bachelor of Arts in Education

Department of Teaching and Learning

Completing the Bachelor of Arts in Education program along with meeting state requirements leads to a Washington State Residency Teacher Certificate with Elementary (K-8) Endorsement as well as the degree.

As part of your program, you can choose between three additional endorsements:

The program is designed to prepare skilled teachers who can develop curricula and modify it based on student needs, assess students’ learning and their social and civic development, and work collaboratively with colleagues and the community.

Application process

Priority application deadline is February 1. The B.A. in Education program begins once each year in late June.​

For more information, including information about transferring, email the academic coordinator, Jennifer Gallagher, at or 360-546-9075

Admission requirements

Admission is selective. For more information, see the B.A. in Education Handbook (PDF).

Our goal is to prepare the best teachers possible. Meeting the following admission requirements does not guarantee admission to the program.

  • Completion of WSU University Common Core (UCORE) or an approved AA-DTA degree from a community college, and education-specific requirements (see the B.A. in Education Program Guide (PDF) for a detailed list).
  • Minimum cumulative 2.5 grade point average, as determined by the Admissions Office.
  • Take ACT/SAT/WEST-B (Mathematics, Reading and Writing tests). Scores must be on file at WSU Pullman by February 1.
  • 80 hours of supervised experience with K-12 children. Must be completed by February 1 application deadline and must have occurred within three years of the program start date.

Note: Pullman and Tri-Cities B.A. in Education students who wish to transfer to WSU Vancouver must observe the following:

  • Submit written notification to the WSU Vancouver program no later than Jan. 15. Any notification received after that will be considered on a space-available basis.
  • Complete all prerequisite courses. Score for WEST-B/SAT/ ACT must be on file before the program begins.

Program requirements

A minimum of 120 semester credits is required to earn the B.A. in Education degree. For detailed requirements, see the handbooks.