College of Education

College of Education

  • More than ever before, our world requires courageous, skilled leaders who reflect the diversity of our society and are able to spearhead systemic change and inspire future generations. At Seattle University College of Education, we offer a range of graduate educational opportunities inspired by the Jesuit intellectual tradition, engaged in the local and global community, and responsive to the needs of our students.

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    News and Events

    Inside the 2015 Banner Magazine

    • Dirt Therapy for Veterans: COE Researchers Measure the Success of Care Farms
    • Building Global Relationships: Faculty Work in Nicaragua
    • Emeriti Professors Leave a Legacy: COE Says Goodbye to Jeremy Stringer, Kay Beisse, and Katherine Schlick Noe.
    • The Power of Giving: Six New Founder and Legacy Scholarships at the College of Education
    • Plus: College News, Alumni Notes, Faculty and Staff News, and Student New

     To read this year’s Banner, view through ISSUU Reader or download a PDF.

    'Impact!' Safe Schools Helps Students Recognize Threats to Safety

    Local high school students came to Seattle University Wednesday, February 11 for the third annual “Impact! Safe Schools,” a student leadership conference in which law enforcement officials help students with strategies they can use to create safer school communities.

    This year’s program focused on race equity issues as well as recognizing cues for threats of violence, especially in social media. SU Associate Professor of School Psychology Sam Song, who facilitates the conference, said the topic was selected after the shooting of five Marysville-Pilchuck students last October. Past conferences have focused on hazing and bullying. 

    Listen to KUOW's piece on the event through our Facebook page or on

    Read the full article here.

     Counseling Symposium: 'A Faceless Movement' 

    The Seattle Journal for Social Justice (SJSJ) in conjunction with Seattle University College of Nursing, Seattle University Counseling Program, and the Seattle University Gender and Women Studies Program invites you to attend “A Faceless Movement: Searching for a System that Promotes Empowerment Among All Survivors of Gender Violence” on February 20, 2015. The symposium will take place at the Seattle University School of Law Annex from 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 

     Learn more and RSVP here.

    Apply for an endorsement academy!

     ELL/ Literacy Dual Endorsement Academy - Kent School District 

    This 24-credit academy offers teachers the opportunity to prepare for the state mandated endorsement exams in ELL and Literacy with a curriculum that is immediately applicable to the classroom. The academy is offered two nights a week at a location in the Kent School District. Apply by Friday, February, 20. Out-of-district applications are welcome! 

     Find out more information and apply here.

     ELL Endorsement Academy - Online 

    Beginning in winter quarter 2015, the ELL Endorsement Academy will be offered online, offering Seattle University credits without the commute. This unique program helps Washington state certified teachers regardless of where they live prepare for the required WEST-E exam. The yearlong program of 8 courses will meet in virtual, synchronous sessions twice a week in the evenings, with additional asynchronous work required throughout the week. Applications for the online ELL Endorsement Academy are due by Friday, February 6.

     Tuesday, February 10, 2015
    5:30 - 8:30 PM
    Campion Ballroom, Seattle University

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     In his third documentary to look at education in America, filmmaker Davis Guggenheim asks the question: what does it take to be a teacher? Offering a glimpse inside four pubic school classrooms, Guggenheim invites us to follow the struggles and triumphs of America’s education system through the eyes, minds and hearts of its most essential resource: teachers.

     Join alumni and friends of the College of Education for a lively discussion moderated by Dr. Ruth Walsh McIntyre, ’99 Ed.D., educational consultant and broadcast journalist, and panelists Dr. Stephan Blanford, Seattle School Board Director; Bill Dunbar, ’95 MIT, Shorewood High School Principal; Dr. Ann Foster, Co-Executive Director of National Network for Educational Renewal; and Cassandra Rodriguez Perez, ’13 MIT, algebra teacher at TAF Academy.

     Read more and RSVP here.

     Michael Silver Scholarship Fund 

     In Michael Silver's memory, his family and the SU College of Education have established the Michael Silver Scholarship in Educational Administration to honor and continue his work.

    Donations to the scholarship may be made online at this link: (in the “designation” box mark “other” and in the “comments” box write “Michael Silver Scholarship in Educational Administration.) If you prefer to make a gift by mail, please send your gift to: SU College of Education, Michael Silver Scholarship Fund, Attention Peggy Fine, Director of Development, 500 Loyola Hall, P.O. Box 222000, Seattle WA 98122-1090. 

    Summer 2014 Banner Magazine

       Banner Magazine   Read the Summer 2014 edition of Banner Magazine.

  • Information Sessions

      Master in Teaching Information Sessions

      • August 19, 2015 from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. in Loyola Hall, Room 200
      • September 2, 2015 from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. in Loyola Hall, Room 200

      School and Community Counseling Information Session

      • September 17, 2015 from 12:00 - 12:30 p.m.
      • Click here for more information about this web based session
    • Careers

      The College of Education is hiring! For careers in the COE, click here.