"I touch the future. I teach." - Christa McAuliffe
Our mission is to prepare student-centered educators to be professionals, leaders, scholars, and practitioners.
Areas of Emphases that do NOT require prior teaching certification:
Educational Foundations/Interdisciplinary - Allows the flexibility to choose courses tailored to your interests. A good choice for international students who want to learn about the foundations of our education system while allowing room to take classes in a personal area of educational interest.
Adult Education - Contains a strong College Instruction core of courses. Support courses chosen with your
advisor and considering your interests.
Areas of Emphases that REQUIRE prior teaching certification in Washington State or equivalent:
Curriculum & Instruction - A strong choice for teachers who are active in curriculum choices in their schools or
for completing Principal Certification prerequisites if you do not already have a Master's degree.
Literacy - Designed for classroom and reading coaches.
Area of Emphasis where prior teaching certification is OPTIONAL:
Early Childhood Education - Designed to provide candidates with or without certification advanced
study in areas of Early Childhood Education.
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