Our mission is to prepare student-centered teachers and leaders who are caring, effective, informed, reflective graduates who successfully engage all learners in diverse schools, communities and global contexts.
The Mission of the Department of Education is to provide professional programs for in-service and pre-service educators that emphasize:
The certification programs offered by the Department of Education emphasize reflective thinking, literacy, and democratic leadership. These programs can be integrated with baccalaureate and master's degree programs, and combine education courses and collaborative field experiences, under the supervision of faculty who demonstrate exemplary models in teaching, leadership, research, and service.
For in-Service professionals, our programs provide flexible and appropriate learning opportunities that widen perceptual frameworks while advancing the skills and attitudes necessary for school leadership in a democratic society.
Graduates of these programs are educators who:
Eastern Washington University began as a school for teaching training. In 1890 the Cheney State Normal School began in the Benjamin P. Cheney Academy which began in 1882.
The teacher education program at Eastern Washington University is fully accredited by the State of Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI).
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