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College of Education

Located in a diverse Seattle neighborhood, the College of Education prepares courageous and skilled education leaders who reflect the diversity of our society and help spearhead systematic change.

Advancing Your Career in Education and Leading for Social Justice

Founded in 1935, the Seattle University College of Education has a long and distinguished history of preparing ethical and reflective leaders who are making systemic changes from the classroom to the boardroom.  
Inspired by our Jesuit and, Catholic values, the College of Education prepares you not only for educational careers but also for taking a leadership role in social justice work.  
In fact, our mission is to prepare ethical, reflective, transformative professionals to advance social, economic and political justice in collaboration with local and global communities. 
When you earn your education degree, certification or endorsement at Seattle University, you’ll join a dynamic and driven community of educational leaders who partner with communities for positive innovation and impact. 

Making a Difference Wherever Your Career Takes You

In the past eight decades, the College of Education has graduated more than 11,000 students.  
Our alumni work as administrators, teachers, counselors, school psychologists, principals, superintendents, deans, community college faculty, corporate trainers and human resources professionals, college and university presidents, and business and nonprofit executives.

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Interested in applying to one of our graduate programs? Start your application today. 

Educational Degrees Designed for Your Career Path

Our programs and teaching degrees are highly ranked and ground you in both a strong academic foundation and necessary practical experiences you will need to succeed. Our range of undergraduate, graduate, and professional and continuing educational opportunities give you the chance to connect with peers and faculty mentors who can help you carve the path to a lifelong career in education:

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Graduate Degrees

Explore graduate programs—online and in person—that advance your career.

Centers and Partnerships: Impacting Seattle and Beyond

See how you can get involved with community-engaged educational opportunities to work for justice and equity.

Center for Change in Transition Services

The Center for Change in Transition Services (CCTS) is a Washington State Needs Project that works to improve post-school outcomes for students with disabilities in the state.

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Center for Social Transformation and Leadership

The Center for Social Transformation and Leadership creates social impact by fostering peer and professional exchanges of ideas, engaging in collaborative work and fostering learning through shared experiences to address complex social, educational and community challenges.

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Middle College High School

Loyola Hall, home to Seattle University’s College of Education, also houses an innovative alternative high school. Aimed at students who seek a small setting to complete their high school graduation requirements, it prepares them for future success.

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Seattle University Youth Initiative

Since its official launch in early 2011, the Seattle University Youth Initiative is lauded as visionary, collaborative and empowering for this Central District neighborhood. The Youth Initiative is a major focus for the university and offers in-depth community engagement opportunities that focus on educating youth and supporting families.

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hear from Our Student

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Sofia Lopez Bactol

Seattle University is committed to their mission as demonstrated in the personnel that they hire, the programs they support, and the alignment with course offerings to the overall mission of the university.

Student Development Administration, Graduated 2022

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