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  • SOE Faculty Host Alumni Award Social January 30

    Nov 20, 2013

    The School of Education will host its annual Alumni Award Social as part of Seattle Pacific University's 2015 Homecoming events on Friday, February 7, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. in Upper Gwinn Commons. The event provides an opportunity for alumni and a guest to connect with School of Education faculty and Dr. Rick Eigenbrood, dean of the School of Education, while enjoying complimentary hors d' oeuvres. More information.

  • Doctoral Student Receives Golden Apple Award

    Oct 29, 2013

    SPU doctoral student Zakariya Palsha has been recognized for his outstanding educational leadership with a 2013 Golden Apple Award, one of the most prestigious educational honors in Washington state. Palsha, principal at Campbell Hill Elementary in Renton School District, is enrolled in Seattle Pacific's Doctor of Education (EdD) program while also earning his superintendent certificate here.

    Under Palsha's leadership, Campbell Hill Elementary has made extra efforts to reach out to their ethnically diverse community. (Students of color make up 95 percent of the student body.) He has also initiated wide-reaching after-school programs and extensive staff training. "He's the number one principal I've worked under," says Campbell Hill instructional facilitator Helen Babbin. "He really is a global educator."

    This year's eight Golden Apple Award winners will be featured in a television special to be aired across the state.

  • Educational Leadership, on One Page

    Jul 10, 2013

    Doctoral degrees, master’s degrees, certification programs for educators, superintendents, or principals … These programs may address a number of diverse leadership needs across your campus or school district, and you can now begin your search on our new Educational Leadership page.

  • On Middle School Learners Panel Discussion

    May 16, 2013

    Educators discuss middle school learners with School of Education students at Seattle Pacific University.

    Panel participants included

    Cindy Sink, SPU Clinical Instructor/University Coordinator
    Betsy LeDoux, SPU University Coordinator
    Shannon Depew, Middle School Math Teacher, Eisenhower, MS, Everett
    Abby LeBaron, Middle School Teacher, Humanities, recent SPU grad
    Carol Johnson, Middle School Counselor, Alderwood MS, Edmonds
    Dr. David Denton, Chair, MAT/ARC Teacher Education Programs

    Listen to the Podcast now.

  • Free Teaching ESL Information Session

    Mar 7, 2013

    The School of Teaching ESL, in partnership with SPU's School of Education, is offering a free information session about training options. Learn more.

  • Education Job Fair

    Feb 13, 2013

    The School of Education will host an Education Job Fair for all teacher-certification candidates on Thursday, April 25 from 4:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m. in Upper Gwinn Commons. RSVP not required for SPU students.

    Please contact Tiffany Kim at 206-281-2373 with any questions.

  • WASA Scholarship for Doctoral Students in Educational Administration

    Feb 13, 2013

    Doctoral students currently serving as education administrators are encouraged to apply for The Dr. Doyle E. Winter Scholarship for Administrative Leadership in Education, a $1,000 annual scholarship offered by The Washington Association of School Administrators and Seattle-Northwest Securities Corporation. Apply online through the Washington Association of School Administrators.

  • Apply to Graduate!

    Jan 31, 2013

    If you are planning to graduate Winter, Spring, or Summer 2013, now is the time to apply to graduate. Please apply by Friday, Februay 15. Students graduating Winter, Spring, or Summer 2013 must meet the February 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.

  • SPU Principal Certification Graduates Head Schools of Distinction

    Jan 31, 2013

    Of the five schools within Thurston County selected among the 2012 Schools of Distinction, three are headed by graduates of SPU's Principal Certification program. Congratulations to Patty Kilmer, principal of East Olympia Elementary School, Gayle Mar-Chun, principal of Madison Elementary School, and Bob Richards, principal of Olympic View Elementary School. The School of Education is very proud of our graduates!

  • All Graduate Programs Open House on January 29

    Jan 14, 2013

    Come and learn what the School of Education graduate programs have to offer during an open house on January 29 at 4:30 p.m. in Upper Gwinn Commons. Meet faculty members. Discover graduate financial aid options. Enjoy complimentary beverages and hors d'oeuvres.

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