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College of Education

Prepare to lead the change.

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.

News and Events

The first-ever Seattle U Gives campaign was a success!

The online giving campaign was a first for the university. The two-day event took place March 7-8 for just 1,891 minutes -- representing the year the university was founded. Twenty-five donors helped the College of Education raise over $1,500. These funds will directly support college scholarships, student services and programs. Thank you to all who supported us!

Missed the campaign but still want to support us? Click here to learn how

Congratulations to Emerging Scholar Thai-Huy Nguyen!

Thai-Huy Nguyen was recently honored with a prestigious Emerging Scholar award by the magazine Diverse: Issues in Higher Education. Thai is featured in the February issue as one of 12 scholars under the age of 40 who have demonstrated impact in their field and serve as an inspiration to students and colleagues. Criteria for selection include research, educational background, publishing and teaching record, as well as the competitiveness and uniqueness of the field of study.

In the article, Nguyen was recognized for being a co-principal investigator and lead educational researcher for a new $5 million National Science Foundation grant awarded to Seattle Colleges to support its “Ready! Set! Transfer!”  program that provide scholarships and other support for talented, low-income students pursuing careers and transfer associate degrees in STEM fields.

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Seattle Met Magazine features COE faculty

Seven COE faculty are featured in Seattle Met magazine this month as part of the Faces of Seattle campaign. Featured faculty include Tyson Marsh, Colette Taylor, Mark Roddy, Erica Yamamura, Manivong Ratts, Stacey Robbins and Mary Graham. Look for their great photo in this month's issue!

Read the current issue of Banner magazine!


The 2016 Banner features:

  • Jill Wakefield, EdD, reflects on a career in education leadership
  • Steven Webb, EdD, named State Superintendent of the Year
  • Faculty accomplishments, student news, alumni updates, and much more!

New Undergraduate Program Offers Elementary Education K-8 Certification and ELL Endorsement

Beginning in Fall 2016, the College of Arts and Sciences and the College of Education are partnering to offer a new specialization in elementary education in the Interdisciplinary Liberal Studies bachelor of arts degree. Students in the four-year program will obtain a BA in interdisciplinary liberal studies along with a teaching credential in K-8 (elementary education) and an ELL endorsement.  To learn more, visit the Interdisciplinary Liberal Studies program.

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Earn your bachelor's

in K-8 education!

Want to be ready to teach when you earn your B.A.?

Major in Interdisciplinary Liberal Studies with a specialization in Elementary Education (K-8)! This enables you to:

  • Earn a bachelor's degree from one of the top-rated integrative programs in the nation
  • Earn a Washington state elementary (K-8) teaching credential
  • Earn an English Language Learner (ELL) endorsement
  • Get over 700 hours of field work in classrooms, beginning in your first year

For more information, visit the IDLS website

Upcoming Information Sessions

Graduate Admissions Spring Open House

  • Tuesday, April 4, 2017
  • 4:30 to 6:30pm
  • Student Center, First Floor
  • RSVP (preferred, but not required)

Master in Teaching Information Session

  • Wednesday, April 12, 2017
  • 1:00 to 2:00pm; Loyola Hall, Room 200
  • RSVP (preferred, but not required)

Adult Education and Training Online Information Session

  • Tuesday, April 18, 2017
  • 6:00 to 7:00pm PST
  • RSVP (session link provided upon registration)

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