Who We Are

Integrated Studies is the required major for students who intend to teach elementary grades along with their Residency Teacher Certification.

Our Mission

The Integrated Studies major is designed for students to develop a breadth of knowledge across the six content disciplines of Washington state’s Endorsement Competencies for Elementary Education K–8 (The Arts, Health and Fitness, Language Arts, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social Sciences) and to select one of these six content areas to study in more depth.

Students pursuing this major who do not plan to teach elementary school are equipped to apply critical thinking skills in a variety of career settings, as they use their background in the liberal arts to analyze and synthesize information from multiple perspective to inform their work.

Learning Outcomes

SPU has a long-held reputation as one of the premier teacher preparation programs in the state and region. More outcomes are available in the School of Education.