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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    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.

    Graduate Open House - Winter 2015

    Seattle University will host a graduate open house Saturday, January 24 from 9:30 - 11:30 am in the Student Center. Prospective students are invited to meet with faculty, current students, and representatives from graduate admissions and Student Financial Services. For more information and to RSVP, please visit this page.

    Winter Open House 2015  

    Apply by Jan. 15 for Continuing Student Scholarships

    Students currently enrolled in a College of Education graduate degree program may apply for one of 15 scholarships that will be awarded during Winter quarter. The scholarships are for the current academic year. 

    The scholarships include COE Diversity Scholarship, Father William Codd Scholarship, McCleary Scholarship in Education and COE Dean’s Scholarship. Students who wish to be considered for one or more of the scholarships, which range from $700 to $2,500, must apply by midnight on January 15, 2015. Students only need to submit one scholarship application form and one recommendation form even if they are applying for multiple scholarships.

    To view descriptions and download the application and faculty recommendation form, please visit the COE Scholarships website. Winners will be notified by February 15, 2015.

    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.

  • Upcoming Information Sessions

    Master in Teaching

    Sessions will be in Loyola Hall, Room 200 on the following dates:

    • Feb. 18, 2015 from noon to 1 p.m.

    COE Open House

    • Learn more about MIT, School Counseling, Community Counseling, Special Education, Adult Education and Training, Teaching English to Students of Other Languages (TESOL), Educational Administration & School Psychology
    • February 4, 2015 from 6-7 p.m. in Loyola Hall, Room 302


      As part of I-Week at Seattle University, learn about a career you can take abroad!

      • Friday, February 6, 2015 from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. in the International Student Lounge, SU Campus 
    • Careers

      The College of Education is hiring! Please view open jobs here.