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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.
The School of Education will host its annual Education Job Fair for all graduating students seeking a position in the following programs: teacher, school counselor, principal, program administrator, and superintendent. The event will take place on Thursday, April 2 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in Upper Gwinn Commons. The Job Fair is only open to current SPU students. No RSVP required. Contact Michelle Lumpe (Suh) at 206-281-2373 with any questions.
All students graduating with a master's or doctoral degree from the School of Education this year are invited to attend the School of Education's Graduate Hooding Ceremony (for master's students) and Graduate Commencement. Students must sign up in Banner in order to participate in Hooding and Commencement no later than June 2.
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. All students apply for scholarships via one application. The application deadline for undergraduate students is March 15. The deadline for graduate students is June 15.
Seattle Pacific University, the School of Education, and the Center for Global Curriculum Studies will host a three-day symposium on educational innovations in countries around the world. The 6th biennial edition of this conference will be held on campus from June 30 - July 2, 2015. We expect participants from at least a dozen countries as well as around the United States. The theme of the conference focuses on innovative educational methods, programs, curriculums, technologies, and assessment procedures.
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.
Explore the newsletter for alumni and friends of SPU's School of Education.
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