School of Education

Students in the SPU's School of Education work with young children in a classroom.

The vision of the SPU School of Education is to influence the region, the nation, and the world through the training of educational leaders for public and private schools.

The mission of the SPU School of Education is to equip educators for service and leadership in schools and communities by developing their professional competence and character to make a positive impact on learning.


School of Education certification programs are approved by the Professional Educator Standards Board, and the School Counseling program is also accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).

Find out more about this School’s mission, vision, and learning outcomes.

Professional Certification Disclosure

SPU’s Undergraduate Teacher Certification Program meets the educational requirements for certification in the state of Washington. Each state has different professional licensure and certification requirements. Eligibility for certification/licensure may involve more than degree completion and may include professional examinations, background checks, and fingerprinting. The requirements for certification/licensure can change without notice.

The state professional licensing boards make the ultimate decision as to whether or not an individual will be eligible for licensure based on the rules and regulations in place at the time the individual submits their application for licensure. Find information here about certification/licensure in the state where you intend to teach.

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School of Education

Visit the School of Education to see how you can begin to educate youth, achieve your goals, and make a difference in the world.

Undergraduate checklist, student

Your career, your calling

The Center for Career and Calling helps you explore your vocational calling through career counseling and advising, workshops, networking events, and more.