SOE News Archive

  • Professional Certification State Review

    Dec 8, 2016

    The Professional Certification process is under State Review, sponsored by the Professional Educator Standards’ Board (PESB) and Association of Washington School Principals (AWSP). To receive program and certification updates, join our inquiry list by emailing our ProCert team. SPU’s 2017-2018 program availability will be determined and posted on February 1, 2017. We invite you to visit the Center for Professional Education website for program details and availability.

  • High Need Areas in Endorsements

    Dec 8, 2016

    SPU's endorsement program requires students to successfully complete coursework that is continually being aligned with the most recent state competencies. The program is designed to prepare teachers to demonstrate a positive impact on student learning. Currently, K-12 educators spanning over 55 cities in WA state are working towards earning an additional endorsement. This is made possible by CPE’s flexible offerings and highly capable field supervisors, who come to you when it’s time to complete the required field experience.

  • CPE Social Media Channels

    Dec 8, 2016

    As the Center for Professional Education prepares to launch its new website, we’ve also joined social media platforms Facebook and Twitter to make information about our programs more easily accessible for educators.  You’ll find announcements from our program coordinators, deadlines for applications, highlights from various educational partnerships, and thoughtfully curated news from the world of education.  Feel free to follow along with us online by clicking the icons above.

  • Destiny One Launch

    Dec 8, 2016

    We’re excited to announce that CPE has invested in Destiny One as its new online registration and marketing platform.  It will be replacing the exiting registration system and the printed SPIRAL catalog, as we shift our marketing efforts to utilize online and social media platforms.  Our go-live date for our new site is set for February 1, and we invite you to visit the new website then.  We’re thrilled to introduce the user-friendly layout, which will contain comprehensive information for all programs and events offered through CPE.  Students will be able to easily navigate for course offerings or more detailed program information on this web- and mobile-friendly platform.

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  • Graduate Programs Open House

    Apr 26, 2016

    Are you interested in taking your teaching to the next step? Would you like to learn how to be an instructional leader within your school and earn a Master’s degree at the same time? If so, please join our faculty for an open house on May 12 at 4:30pm in Cremona Classrooms Room 102 and learn more about our school leadership degree programs, including Teacher Leadership, Educational Leadership, Digital Education Leadership, and Literacy.

    RSVP today.

  • Here come the kindergarteners!

    Mar 30, 2016

    Mark your calendars for the morning of Wednesday, May 25, when young students from Honey Dew Elementary in Renton visit SPU as part of the “Kinder to College” program. As in the past, these elementary-age students at the start of their formal learning career will catch a glimpse of just how far they can go. SPU participants are also needed; contact Dyana Herron ( if you can help. 

  • Special panel: How do we really know?

    Mar 10, 2016

    Join us for a Ways of Knowing panel and discussion featuring Geneva Gay, an internationally-known expert in multicultural education, on Friday, April 1 from 9 to 11 a.m. in SPU’S Upper Gwinn Commons. The event is free and open to the public.

    Dr. Gay and several other scholars will explore and reflect on ways people know (epistemology) and how that affects us as college educators and learners. Their topic is especially relevant today, given recent campus-wide discussions about race, ethnicity, and culture. 

    Dr. Gay has written several scholarly works, including Culturally Responsive Teaching and At the Essence of Learning: Multicultural Education. She also serves on the author team of the Scott Foresman New Elementary Social Studies Series. 

  • Kinder to College Day at SPU

    Mar 2, 2016

    Kindergarten students from Tukwila Elementary School visited SPU on March 1. As one SPU student participant shared, "The event affirmed my decision on joining the education program at SPU because I want to help kids keep that excitement for higher education and help them find the best ways for them to achieve those goals." Thank you to all the students, faculty, and staff who participated in this very special day, as well as our mascot!

  • School of Education 2016-2017 Scholarship Application Now Open

    Feb 12, 2016

    The School of Education is now accepting applications for all scholarships funded through the school. More information about specific scholarships and a link to the application can be found either by clicking on the title above or here.