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Washington Adventist University Profile

Name of Institution: Washington Adventist

What degree options exist at this institution? Non–Licensure Degree(s) Offered

Contact Information

Name of Institution: Washington Adventist

Mailing Address: 7600 Flower Ave. | Takoma Park, Maryland 20912

Phone Number of Early Childhood Department:

 

Fax: 301-891-4167

 

Phone Number of Financial Aid Office:

301-891-4005

Institution Website: https://www.wau.edu/

 

Early Childhood Degree Program Accreditation: 

Yes  

Accrediting Body: North American Division of Seventh Day Adventist & Maryland State Department of Education

Name of Key Contact in Department:

Jeanette Bryson, Ph.D.

Email Address for Key Contact:

301-891-4536

 

Program Description (include information about all programs that provide early childhood courses; for example, College of Human Sciences may offer courses as well as the College of Education)

 

Description of Degree Offered

Name of College or School

Issuing Credential

Early Childhood Credit Hours

Total Credit Hours

Certification and non-certification Early Childhood/Special Education, BA

School of Arts & Social Sciences

54

132

 

Program Information

Requirements for admission to early childhood (EC) degree program. Include admission requirements

An application submitted to the department chair at the end of the sophomore year for review and approval by the Teacher Education Committee (by December 1 for Spring admission, and by April 1 for Fall admission). 2. A cumulative college GPA of 2.70 or above. 3. A Praxis I composite score of 527, or an SAT score of 1000 before 1995 or 1100 after 1995, or an ACT score of 24 for all teacher certification programs. 4. Evidence of fingerprint/background check required of all school personnel in the State of Maryland. 5. Proof of a recent (within two years) tuberculosis test. 6. An interview with the department faculty. 7. Two letters of recommendation (one from a faculty member and one from an employer or residence dean). Obtain department recommendation forms from the Education office.

Requirements to enroll in EC classes. List any special prerequisites

1. Meeting all requirements for admission to the professional teacher education program. 2. An application submitted to the Director of Teaching Internships for review. Applications are due on or before February 1st during the junior year. The application must be approved by the Teacher Education Committee. 3. A cumulative GPA of 2.70 or above 4. Evidence of fingerprint/background check required of all school personnel in the State of Maryland. 5. Proof of a recent (within two years) tuberculosis test. 6. Two letters of recommendation one from a faculty member in the department of education and one from your major area adviser. 7. Eighty hours of team teaching in a classroom setting just prior to the semester of teaching internship as well as a multi-grade teaching experience. 8. At least 80 semester hours of college credit that includes professional education methods courses.

Average # of EC courses offered each term

Varies by term

Average # of EC courses offered online each term

Varies by term Varies by term

Average # of EC courses offered in summer term

Varies by term Varies by term

Average # of courses offered in Spanish each term

Varies by term Varies by term

Average # of EC courses offered per Term (not summer) at night

Varies by term Varies by term

Average # of EC courses offered per term (not summer) on Saturday

Varies by term

Average # of EC students per advisor.

N/A

# total T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® BA Scholarships in Fiscal Year (FY)16

2

Satellite campuses with EC courses (number and location)

N/A

Tuition cost per credit hour offered for on-campus, seated courses in FY 16

$465.00 per credit

Fees for on-campus, seated courses in FY16

N/A

Tuition cost per credit hour offered for online/distance learning courses in FY16

N/A

Fees for online/distance learning courses offered in FY16

N/A

List all 2-year schools with whom EC articulation agreements are in place

N/A

Provide link or text which describes student degree transfer policy (from

2-year institutions to this university)

N/A

Average # of EC courses offered per Term in accelerated format (courses offered in 6 to 8 weeks)

N/A

Provide # of degrees awarded by type in FY16

N/A

Immigration status verified for admission

 No