School of Education
Competence: In the School of Education, you’ll master your role as an educator, demonstrating excellence in the delivery of instruction, the use of technology to support learning, and the ability to meet the diverse needs of students.
Character: There’s more to being an effective educator than professional expertise. SPU is known for preparing educators with a heart for students, strong personal values, and a commitment to the highest ethical standards.
Leadership: You’ll learn principles of transformational leadership: forming and advocating principle-based ideas, motivating and directing others toward learning and positive change, and enabling different groups to collaborate.
Service: Education and service go hand-in-hand. In the School of Education, you’ll discover a vision of education infused with a commitment to Christian service — with the goal of bringing hope to students and communities.
Do you want to become an educator with both the competence and the character to bring hope into the lives of students? Is it your goal to become a leader in making our schools work for all children, not just some children? Graduates of the School of Education at Seattle Pacific University are among today’s most sought-after educators, expertly prepared to meet the challenges of their field and serve their communities.
Our broad range of master’s, doctoral, and certification programs prepare outstanding teachers, counselors, principals, superintendents, administrators, and other school leaders.
Interested in seeking teacher certification as an undergraduate? You’ll benefit from a premier teacher education program, including opportunities for diverse experiences within school settings in urban Seattle.
SPU’s Center for Professional Education serves educators around the world. Get ProTeach support, keep your certification current, earn an endorsement, or develop an on-site partnership.
News and Resources
The School of Education will host its annual Job Fair for all teacher-certification students on Thursday, April 24 from 4:30p.m.-6:30p.m. in Upper Gwinn Commons. No RSVP required for SPU students. Please contact Tiffany Kim at 206-281-2373 with any questions.
SPU School of Education graduates Regan Drew and Mike Wierusz were selected as two of seven educators from California, Oregon and Washington to receive the prestigous Allen Distinguished Educators (ADE) award. The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation recently announced the launch of designed this new program to spread innovation from a single classroom to teachers and students around the country. Both Regan and Mike will receive $25,000 in funding and a year-long fellowship program to grow and share their work in entrepreneurship and engineering education.
Undergraduate and graduate students in the School of Education are encouraged to apply for an annual scholarship offered through the School of Education. Scholarships are awarded based on financial need and commitment to the School of Education's mission.
Graduate students may apply for the Kingswood Scholarship for Christian educators, the Ethnic Diversity Scholarship, or the Martinez Fellows Scholarship.
All students apply for scholarships via one application.
If you are planning to graduate Winter, Spring, or Summer 2014, now is the time to apply to graduate. Please apply by March 15. Students graduating Winter, Spring, or Summer 2014 must meet this deadline as one of the qualifications to be eligible to participate in Commencement. Directions for applying to graduate may be found by following the title link.
Martinez Fellows Scholarship
Find out if you qualify for a new fellowship for graduate students of color at Seattle Pacific’s School of Education. Two are now offered through a grant from the Martinez Foundation.
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