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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

COE Professor Margit McGuire on How to Teach Civics

During a notably contentious presidential election cycle, teachers may find it difficult to impart to students the value of the democratic process. In an Everett Herald op-ed, COE professor of teacher education Margit McGuire outlines some methods for growing a vibrant civic education program in schools. McGuire suggests that a narrative strategy, whereby students take on roles in a fictional election, can be a powerful educational tool. Allowed to design their own platforms and campaigns, students get to try their hand at politics and learn first-hand, in a way, what civics really means.

Read McGuire's op-ed online here:

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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Read the current issue of the 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
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Adult Education and Training Online Information Session

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