Dr. Kevin Roxas, Dean
Mission and Vision Statement of the College
Mission: The Woodring College of Education mission statement provides context and purpose for our actions.
Woodring College of Education facilitates life-long learning through exemplary teaching to prepare education, health, and human services professionals for democratic citizenship and meaningful careers. As a College that serves the state, nation, and the world, we:
- Construct, transform, and convey knowledge by integrating research, theory and practice;
- Cultivate student growth through extensive community and school engagement in collaboration with exemplary practicing professionals;
- Act with respect for individual differences including taking a strengths-based view;
- Develop collaborative partnerships that promote the learning and well-being of individuals, families, and the community; and,
- Evaluate processes and outcomes to ensure continual program improvements
Vision: The vision of Woodring College of Education frames our future.
Woodring College of Education fosters community relationships and a culture of learning that advance knowledge, honor diversities, and promote social justice.
Accreditation and Program Approval
Professional educator preparation programs in the Woodring College of Education are approved by the Washington State Professional Educator Standards Board. The Early Childhood Education Program has national recognition from the National Association for the Education of Young Children. The Special Education Program has national recognition by the Council for Exceptional Children. The Rehabilitation Counseling program is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs. The RN-to-BSN program is approved by the Washington Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission and accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. All Woodring programs are designed to prepare graduates to be thoughtful, knowledgeable, and effective educators or health and community studies professionals for a diverse society.
Academic Programs Leading to Undergraduate and Graduate Degrees
(For information regarding academic majors and endorsements for elementary education see departmental listings)
(For information regarding academic majors and endorsements for secondary education, see departmental listings)
(For information regarding academic majors and endorsements for special education, see departmental listings)
(Principal and Superintendent administrator certificate programs offered)
|Nursing Degree Completion RN-to-BSN
|Adult and Higher Education
Overview: Departments and Programs
Department of Early Childhood, Elementary, and Multilingual Education
Dr. Maria Timmons Flores, Chair
- Elementary Education/Certification
- Language, Literacy, and Cultural Studies Major
- Early Childhood Education/Non-Certification Option (Bellingham and Bremerton)
- Early Childhood Education (P-3)/Certification (Bellingham and Bremerton)
- English Language Learner/Bilingual Endorsement
- English Language Learner Minor
- Reading (P-12) Endorsement
- Media and Digital Literacy Certificate
- Language and Literacy - MEd
Department of Education Leadership and Inclusive Teaching
Dr. Aaron Perzigian, Chair
- Early Childhood Special Education (P-3) and Early Childhood Education (P-3) (Dual Endorsement)/Certification
- Disability and Advocacy
- Special Education (P-12) and Elementary Education (Dual Endorsement)/ Certification
- Special Education (P-12) plus Content Endorsement/Certification
- Special Education, BAE
- Educational Leadership
- Master in Education
- Doctorate in Education
- Residency Principal Certification
- Initial Administrator Certification
Department of Health and Community Studies
Dr. Devyani Chandran, Chair
- Adult and Higher Education
- Human Services
- Nursing: RN-to-BSN
- Rehabilitation Counseling
Department of Secondary Education
Dr. A Longoria, Chair
- Secondary Education/Certification — Undergraduate/Post-baccalaureate
- Secondary Education/Certification — Master in Teaching
- Middle Level — Humanities Endorsement
- Education and Social Justice Minor
Teacher Education Outreach Programs
Dr. LeAnne Robinson, Academic Program Director
Outreach sites are located in Everett and Bremerton.
- Elementary & Special Education/Certification with Education for Inclusive Environments (P-12) Major
- Special Education (P-12) Endorsement for Teachers
- Elementary Education Endorsement for Teachers
Other College Information
Educator Certification Requirements
Teacher certification requirements are outlined in the Early Childhood, Elementary, and Multilingual Education, Education Leadership and Inclusive Teaching, Secondary Education, and Teacher Education Outreach Programs sections of this catalog. Administrator certification requirements are outlined in the Graduate School section of this catalog. See the Certification & Accreditation Office for details: wce.wwu.edu/cert/certification-accreditation.
Reasonable Accommodation Policy
It is the policy of Western Washington University to provide reasonable accommodation to the known physical or mental limitations of otherwise qualified individuals except where such accommodation would impose undue hardship on the institution. Students with documented disabilities who are enrolled at the University and seek reasonable accommodation should contact Disability Access Center for assistance and advice. Students with disabilities who are covered under this policy include those who, with or without auxiliary aids or removal of barriers, can meet the essential eligibility requirements of the program.
- Dr. Veronica Velez, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
- Dr. John Korsmo, Associate Dean for Student Services
- Peter Johnson, Director, Certification and Teacher Education Admissions
- Cheryl Larsen, Director, Office of Field Experiences
- Daisy Padilla Torres, Director, Woodring Office of Access, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
- Center for Education, Equity, and Diversity
- Ershig Assistive Technology Resource Center
- Pacific Northwest Children’s Literature Clearinghouse
- Technology Education Center
Graduate Programs in Education
The Woodring College of Education offers various master’s degrees. For a complete description of these programs, see the Graduate School section of this catalog.
Education (EDUC) courses are offered through the Woodring College of Education as classes for the preparation of teachers, human services professionals, and for the advanced professional development of educators as continuing education or as requirements for the MEd degree. Go to information on EDUC courses.
Early Childhood, Elementary, and Multilingual Education
Go to information for Early Childhood, Elementary, and Multilingual Education.
Early Childhood Education P-3 Option, BAE
Early Childhood Education P-3 with Elementary Education Option, BAE (In Moratorium)
Early Childhood Education — Non Certification, BAE
Elementary Education Professional Program
Elementary Education Professional Program — Outreach Program (In Moratorium)
English Language Learner/Bilingual Endorsement Program
English Language Learners & Bilingual Education, BAE
English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Endorsement for Teachers (In Moratorium)
Language and Literacy, Non-Thesis, MEd
Language and Literacy, Thesis, MEd
Language, Literacy, and Cultural Studies, BAE
Media and Digital Literacy Certificate
Multilingual Education Minor
Reading — P-12 Additional Endorsement
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages Minor (Adult focus) (In Moratorium)
TESOL Certificate (In Moratorium)
Go to information for Education.
Education Leadership and Inclusive Teaching
Go to information for Education Leadership and Inclusive Teaching.
Disability and Advocacy Minor
Disability and Advocacy, BAE
Early Childhood Special Education P-3 and Early Childhood Education P-3 (Dual Endorsement), BAE
Early Childhood Special Education, BAE
Education for Inclusive Environments, BAE (Dual Endorsement Outreach Program)
Education Leadership, EdD
Education Leadership, MEd
Inclusive Education (Dual Endorsement Elementary & Special Education), BAE
Initial Administrator Certificate (Superintendent)
Residency Administrator Certificate (Principal)
Special Education — P-12 plus Content Endorsement (Dual Endorsement), BAE
Special Education, BAE
Special Education, Non-Thesis, MEd (Endorsement Optional) (In Moratorium)
Special Education, Thesis, MEd (Endorsement Optional) (In Moratorium)
Health and Community Studies
Go to information for Health and Community Studies.
Go to information for Secondary Education.
Teacher Education Outreach Programs
Go to information for Teacher Education Outreach Programs.