Apr 02, 2023  
2022-2023 College Catalog 
2022-2023 College Catalog

Secondary Education Pre-Major, AA-DTA Planning Guide

Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: All Planning Guides A-Z

Need to print? Click the “print degree planner” icon . Do not use the print icon button .

To use this planning guide, check the Class Schedule.

Where does my path start?

You will complete an Associate of Arts - Direct Transfer Agreement (AA-DTA) at Shoreline.

Once you complete your Shoreline degree, you can transfer to a four-year school to earn a baccalaureate degree in an area of study that you plan to teach.

What courses should I take?

This unofficial guide is intended to support you as you prepare for your major. Please consult with an advisor and your chosen four-year school(s), as program and admissions requirements vary and may change without notice.

General Education Requirements - 20 Credits

Communication (10 Credits)

Multicultural Understanding (5 Credits)

Choose one of the following courses:

HUM 105 , CMST 203 , CMST 285 , GWS 284 , HIST 245 , MCS 105 , PSYC 230 , SOC 270 .

Quantitative/Symbolic Reasoning (5 Credits)

Choose one of the following classes:

MATH& 107 , MATH 111 , MATH& 141 , MATH& 142 , MATH& 146 , MATH& 148 , MATH& 151 , MATH& 152 , MATH& 163 , MATH 207 , MATH 208 , MATH 211 , MATH& 264 , PHIL& 120 . Recommended: See Major Preparation Sheet for the recommended Math for your major.

* Students planning to transfer to the University of Washington must consult Math Advising, mathadvising@shoreline.edu.

Distribution Requirements - 45 Credits

Humanities (15 Credits)

Select from at least two different disciplines (e.g., Art and Drama) in Humanities . Maximum of 5 credits allowed in Performance/Skills courses. No more than 5 credits in a world language at the 100 level. Recommended: CMST& 101 , CMST& 220 , World Language if required for university admission or graduation.

Natural Sciences (15 Credits)

Select from at least two different disciplines (e.g.Biology and Physics) in Natural Sciences . At least 10 credits required in Physical, Earth, and/or Biological Sciences, including at least 5 credits of lab science. Maximum 5 credits from Other Science courses.

Social Sciences (15 Credits)

Select from at least two different disciplines (e.g., Psychology and History) in Social Sciences . Recommended: PSYC& 100 , PSYC& 200 , SOC& 101 .

General Electives - Minimum 25 Credits

Comprised of other college-level courses or unrestricted courses. A maximum of 15 credits allowed for restricted/vocational courses, and a maximum of 3 credits allowed in Physical Education. Please see the lists of Restricted Electives  and Elective Courses (Non-restricted) . Recommended: See Major Preparation Sheet for the recommended General Electives for your major.

Where can I go for help?

General Academic Advising

FOSS (5000) Building, Rm. 5229  206-546-4559  advising@shoreline.edu  www.shoreline.edu/advising

International Student Academic Advising

9000 Building, Rm. 9302  206-546-4697  ieadvisors@shoreline.edu  www.shoreline.edu/international/advising/

Secondary Education Faculty Advisors

Contact faculty in the specific discipline or major area of study that you want to teach.

Where can I transfer and what does my chosen four-year school require?

Before choosing classes, become familiar with the four-year program where you want to apply: visit the website, email the department, and/or speak with a Shoreline advisor. The following colleges in Washington offer a bachelor’s degree with certification in Secondary Education (U), a graduate degree program with certification in Secondary Education (G), or both, which may require specific courses for admission. Check with the school for world language requirements. (Non-native speakers of English are often exempt from this requirement.)

School Transfer Information
City University of Seattle (G) https://www.cityu.edu/prospective-students/transfer-students/
Central Washington University (U,G) http://www.cwu.edu/admissions/transfer-admission-criteria
Eastern Washington University (U,G) https://www.ewu.edu/apply/transfer/
Gonzaga University (U,G) http://tinyurl.com/7c9d6xh
Heritage University (U,G) http://www.heritage.edu/admissions/transfer-students/
Northwest University (U,G) http://tinyurl.com/jle4rr7
Pacific Lutheran University (U,G) https://www.plu.edu/admission-transfer/
Saint Martin’s University (U,G) http://tinyurl.com/j3pktl2
Seattle Pacific University (U,G) http://spu.edu/undergraduate-admissions/apply/transfer-students
Seattle University (G) http://tinyurl.com/z3kjpcm
The Evergreen State College (G) http://tinyurl.com/zhyjy3s
University of Puget Sound (G) http://tinyurl.com/h7yqx8s
University of Washington - Bothell (G) https://www.uwb.edu/admissions/apply/transfer
University of Washington - Seattle (G) https://admit.washington.edu/Apply/Transfer/
University of Washington - Tacoma (G) http://www.tacoma.uw.edu/admissions/transfer-admission
Walla Walla University (U,G)


Washington State University (U,G) http://tinyurl.com/jk3a2v2
Western Washington University (U,G) https://admissions.wwu.edu/transfer
Whitworth University (U, G) http://tinyurl.com/zcdww66

Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: All Planning Guides A-Z