Education

Education

A degree in education not only prepares you to be a teacher but also provides a path to inspiring in others a passion for learning. Whether you want to be a principal, college administrator, teacher or tutor, you’ll learn about classroom management, the psychology of students, and which teaching methods are most useful for different types of learners.

About Our Program

Heritage offers multiple undergraduate program pathways to obtain your Washington State teaching certificate and Bachelor of Arts degree in education. We also offer a Bachelor of Arts degree in Early Childhood Education. If you have any questions, please reach out to the College of Education directly at collegeofed@heritage.edu or 509-865-0404.


HU Innovate

HU Innovate is a teacher preparation program for a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education with an English Language Learners endorsement and emphasis in elementary STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). The program is four semesters, the last of which is a semester of student teaching in a classroom!

The course schedule for this program includes eight-week sessions that take place in the evenings or online. This program is ideal for candidates who are working their way through school and also have an interest in teaching with a STEM emphasis.

HU – Innovate Handbook

Undergraduate Application

Why STEM?

“The demand for skilled workers is directly linked to global competitiveness! Preparing teachers in methodologies of STEM Education offers opportunities for our teacher candidates to be highly marketable in the educational hiring process. Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics are leading the way in the elementary classrooms and districts across America. STEM literacy is a necessary component of a student’s future success and this success begins in the classroom!”

– Dr. Corey McKenna

 Early Childhood Studies

The Early Childhood Studies degree is for students not looking to become certified teachers but who wish, rather, to enter or advance in careers with outside agencies and programs related to early childhood studies.

Career opportunities: early learning teacher, program coordinator, home visitor, mentor/coach, child and family advocate, etc.

This program is offered in 4 semesters, face-to-face and online. Apply for this program if you are an aspiring professional who wants to develop the knowledge, skills and leadership qualities needed to succeed when working with parents, teachers, and children seeking services.

Career Options

Elementary Education Teacher (Grades K-8)
Middle Level Education Teacher (Grades 4-9)
Secondary Education Teacher (Grades 5-12)

Degree Offerings

Education Department

Bachelor of Arts in Education Degree, B.A.
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Elementary Education (K-8)
Middle Level Education (4-9)

Bachelor of Arts Degree, B.A.

Early Childhood Studies (Non-teacher Certification Degree)
Interdisciplinary Studies in Education

Program Faculty & Staff

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Livia Castilleja

Certification Officer

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Jami Hanks

Undergraduate Programs Assistant

Yusuf Incetas

Yusuf Incetas

Associate Professor

Gloria Jones-Dance

Gloria Jones-Dance

Assistant Professor Early Childhood Studies

Paul Landry

Paul Landry

Assistant Professor

Claudette Lindquist

Claudette Lindquist

Chair, Early Childhood Studies/Dir, HUELC

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Kristen Maxwell

Assistant Professor

Corey McKenna

Corey McKenna

Professor

Joanie-Monroy

Joanie Monroy

Associate Professor

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Marisol Rodriguez-Price

Regional Director, CBC

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Ed Rousculp

Interim Dean, COE; Dir, CILT/Associate Professor

Kari Terjeson

Kari Terjeson

Chair of Teacher Preparation, Associate Professor