Students must apply to the College of Education and Counseling Psychology's Elementary Education program before taking any education courses at the 300 level and up. This is a Washington State requirement. Information on the application process can be obtained from the College of Education and Counseling Psychology main office in Old Main, rm 476.
To insure proper sequencing of courses, students planning to enter the program must consult an advisor* from the College of Education and Counseling Psychology prior to registering for any SMU courses.
Students pursuing certification at the elementary level while also completing a bachelor's degree at Saint Martin's University must complete the following:
- 30-31 semester hours of required pre-professional courses (some courses overlap with General Foundations Core Requirements)
- 60 semester hours (minimum) of elementary education core courses
- 14-40 semester hours of endorsement courses to complete two endorsement requirements
In addition to getting an endorsement in elementary education, students must complete at least one additional endorsement. This is required of all of our students at every level.