Seattle Pacific University
School of Education: On Point


Continuing Commitment

Informed by our Christian faith and values, four themes — service, leadership, competence, and character — continue to shape the School of Education's Conceptual Framework while reflecting our commitment to prepare graduates who will make a positive impact in the community.

In this issue of On Point, you'll read more about how we demonstrate that continuing commitment.

Rick Eigenbrood Rick Eigenbrood, Dean
School of Education

Faculty Highlights

Jill Heiney-Smith SOE Faculty and Staff Spotlight: Jill Heiney‑Smith
This issue of On Point begins a series that highlights members of SPU's School of Education faculty and staff, and allows them to share in their own words the stories of how they became educators, why they came to SPU, and which topics in education excite them now. This issue's featured faculty member is Jill Heiney-Smith, the new director of field placements and professional partnerships. Read about her.

Alumni Highlights

Alumni Event SOE Alumni Gather for Homecoming Dinner and Awards
The February 6 SOE Alumni Homecoming event included tributes, laughter, and stories, from sagas of undergrad escapades to news of recent honors in the wide world of education. Find out who was recognized.

News and Events

Elementary School Visit Elementary School Visit Program Expands in Its 11th Year
When Ed Adams first began teaching PE at Dearborn Park Elementary School in Seattle, he asked the kids what they did on their visits to local colleges and universities. The reports were often less enthusiastic than hoped. Learn what he did about it.

SPU Master's in School Counseling Receives CACREP Accreditation
The Master of Education in School Counseling program has been granted initial national accreditation through the Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs (CACREP). This specialized accreditation honor recognizes high academic standards and excellence in teaching in the School Counseling Program at Seattle Pacific University. See how rare this accreditation is nationwide.

SPU Programs Earn Exemplary Rating from PESB
The Washington State Professional Educator Standards Board (PESB) recently reapproved preparation programs at SPU, recognizing teacher and counselor programs as exemplary in the area of knowledge and skills. Find out why that's so important.

PhysTEC SOE Wins PhysTEC's "The 5+ Club Award"
This year SPU's School of Education received a special commendation from the Physics Teacher Education Coalition (PhysTEC) for its record of educating future physics teachers. The 5+ Club Award is given to schools that graduate five or more physics teachers in a given year. How many others have received similar honors?


Like you, we believe in our mission to engage the culture and change the world ... starting in the classroom. That's why SPU's School of Education is always looking for new ways to help you connect with the future of education in our state and beyond. And there's more than one way you can get involved. In fact, here are four ways to give!

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