Chistine Rominski tutoring at Washington Middle School. 

TWO PATHS TO TEACHING

BA in Humanities for Teaching

This program is ideal for students interested in teaching secondary education, a career in education outside of the classroom, or interested in pursuing a second major. 

Course content includes leadership in teaching, examination of social identities, reflection on direct classroom experience, factors that influence educational practices, and more. 

BA in Humanities for Teaching with Elementary Education Specialization

This program is ideal for students interested in teaching at the elementary level in the state of Washington. 

Course content includes developmental psychology and assessment practices for math, science, literacy, and social studies.

Humanities for Teaching: A “Pre-Education” Degree

Like pre-law or pre-med, the Bachelor of Arts in Humanities for Teaching is a pre-education degree. Students have time to hone their reading and writing skills, focus their studies in an endorsement area, and reflect on what it means to be a teacher.  

Students with a degree in Humanities for Teaching are excellent candidates for the Master in Teaching program, which enables them to earn an average of $7,000 per year more than their counterparts with only a Bachelor degree. View our Learning Outcomes.

Humanities for Teaching with Elementary Education Specialization

In partnership with Seattle University's College of Education we offer a specialization in elementary education. In their Junior and Senior years students prepare to apply for a Washington State Elementary (K-8) Teaching Credential and an English Language Learner (ELL) endorsement.

Once students complete their degree, specialization and earn their certificate, they are eligible to teach right away in both private and public schools.

Forming Future Teachers

Students in the Humanities for Teaching degree and specialization take foundational humanities classes and specialized teaching classes, as well as classes in the discipline they want to teach. Two required internships give students real teaching experience. 

Graduating BAHT and BAHT.EDLS students are able to:

  • Analyze the social factors—with a focus on class, race, or other salient identities—that impact schools, children, and their families.
  • Create and execute lesson plans or other educational experiences grounded in effective pedagogy in diverse learning environments.

 

Contact Us

  • Paulette Kidder, PhD

    Paulette Kidder, PhD

    Director
    Email
    (206) 296-5407

  • Dan Washburn, PhD

    Dan Washburn, PhD

    Associate Director
    Email
    (206) 398-4475

  • Christina Juarez

    Christina Juarez

    Senior Administrative Assistant
    Email
    (206) 296-2690