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School of Education Undergraduate Programs

Fifth graders

There is no more powerful way to influence the world for good than to become a teacher. Seattle Pacific University offers one of the premier teacher preparation programs in the region. You will be able to make a positive impact on student learning while bringing hope to families and communities.

The SPU School of Education is accredited at the state and national level, and our graduates are among the most sought-after educators in the field. You’ll benefit from a combination of class and field work, which includes opportunities for diverse experiences within school settings in urban Seattle. Each component of the program is designed to develop your competence and character, while preparing you for leadership and service.

Undergraduate teacher candidates complete all requirements for a bachelor’s degree in addition to the requirements for the Residency Teacher Certification Program.

What Makes a Good Teacher?

Response magazine explores this provocative topic, interviewing alumna Michaela Miller, Washington state’s National Board for National Teaching Standards coordinator, and alumnus Jay Maebori, the 2011 Washington State Teacher of the Year. Read the article.

Scott	Beers

Why I Teach at SPU

Scott Beers, Associate Professor of Curriculum and Instruction; Chair of MEd in Literacy

"I have long believed that I am called to teach. Challenging students with new ideas and creating activities that help them learn is a life-giving experience for me. I aim to inspire and equip my students to help children become better readers and writers. It is a privilege to teach SPU students who will dramatically improve the lives of young people."

The John and Pearl Olson Leadership Scholarship

The John and Pearl Olson Leadership Scholarship is available for students seeking teacher certification in their junior, senior, or fifth year, and who will be enrolled for the upcoming academic year. Applications are currently closed for the 2016-2017 academic year. It will reopen in February 2017.

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