The Department of Educational Leadership is composed of four programs: Continuing and College Education, Educational Administration, Instructional Technology, and Student Affairs Administration. It provides Master’s degree programs in educational administration (EdAd), student affairs administration in higher education (SAA), and continuing and college education (CCE) as well as administrator certification (residency, professional or superintendent) and a certificate in community and technical college teaching. The department is also home to the ever-growing field of instructional technology (I T). Candidates for degrees or certification in all of these fields share a commitment to advancing their knowledge and skills to better serve their students and their communities.
Continuing and College Education
The Continuing and College Education program is designed to prepare both entry-level and advanced practitioners as teachers, trainers, educators and administrators, particularly in community college and continuing education settings. Upon graduation, competence is expected in such areas as leadership, instructional technology, teaching, training, project management, curriculum development, assessment and program planning.
For additional information, refer to the Continuing and College Education program in the Graduate School section of this catalog. The program office is located in Miller Hall 417B, phone 360-650-3190, email Sherry.Haskins@wwu.edu.
- Masters of Education in Continuing and College Education
- Certificate in Community and Technical College Teaching
The Educational Administration program is designed to prepare principals, superintendents, and effective P-12 district level leaders for a diverse society. Upon successful completion of the program, candidates are recommended for the master’s degree and/or residency administrator certificate (principal), the professional administrator certificate, or the initial administrator certificate (superintendent). Consistent with national and state standards for P-12 school administrators, the program emphasizes leadership and management related to curriculum, school instruction, personnel, staff/community relations, financial and legal matters. Master’s and residency administrator certificate (principal) programs are offered in Bellingham, Bremerton and Seattle; the professional administrator certificate (in Moratorium) and initial administrator certificate (superintendent) programs are offered in Everett. Candidates are directed to the Graduate School section of this catalog for more information; the program office is located in Miller Hall 416A, phone 360-650-3708, toll-free 866-913-3323, e-mail EdAdmin@wwu.edu.
Note: Evidence of good moral character and personal fitness is required for internship admission if the candidate is not employed by the school district of placement, and if the candidate does not hold a valid Washington educator certificate at the time of recommendation for the administrator certificate. Instructions and forms are available through the certification office: www.wce.edu/Resources/Certification/CFReq/Overview.shtml
- Masters of Education in Educational Administration (Elementary/Secondary) - Instructional Technology is not available at this time
- Residency Administrator Certificate (Principal)
- Professional Administrator Certificate (in Moratorium)
- Initial Administrator Certificate (Superintendent)
The Instructional Technology program offers instruction and research opportunities in the use of instructional technology in education and training, including effective use of technology, interactive multimedia, distance delivery of information, and instructional design involving computer technology. The program’s offerings are designed for those who wish to improve or develop their abilities to select, use, adapt, and create learning materials incorporating technology. This program provides teachers and trainers with background necessary to integrate instructional technology into their lessons.
For further information, contact the program advisement office, Miller Hall 417A, phone 360-650-3090, e-mail Debra.Smas@wwu.edu
Student Affairs Administration in Higher Education (In Moratorium)
The Student Affairs Administration in Higher Education program prepares professionals for work in student affairs in higher education. Consistent with national standards for the profession, the program emphasizes competence in the areas of student learning and development theory and practice, leadership and management, advising/counseling, multicultural competence, and approaches to addressing current and persistent problems facing student affairs and higher education. Students customarily obtain positions in public or private universities or community colleges.
- Masters of Education in Student Affairs Administration in Higher Education
For additional information, refer to the Student Affairs Administration in Higher Education program in the Graduate School section of this catalog. The program office is located in Miller Hall 417B, phone 360-650-3190, email Sherry.Haskins@wwu.edu.
WARREN ALLER (1996) Senior Instructor. BS, University of Idaho; MEd, Western Washington University.
JOANNE CARNEY (2003) Associate Professor. BA, MA, Gannon University; PhD, University of Washington.
SANDRA DAFFRON (2002) Associate Professor. BS, Eastern Illinois University; MS, Southern Illinois University; EdD, Northern Illinois University.
STANFORD GOTO (2004) Associate Professor. BA, MA, PhD, University of California-Berkeley.
ANTHONY JONGEJAN (1983) Associate Professor. BA, MS, Western Washington University; MS, PhD, University of Oregon.
TIMOTHY KEIPER (1997) Associate Professor. BA, University of Northern Colorado; MA, EdS, PhD, University of Missouri-Columbia.
DONALD E. LARSEN (2005) Associate Professor. BA, Seattle Pacific University; MA, Pacific Lutheran University; PhD, Washington State University.
SUSAN MANCUSO (1995) Associate Professor. BA, University of California-Los Angeles; MA, Western Washington University; EdD, University of Washington.
LEANNE ROBINSON (2002) Associate Professor. BAE, Western Washington University; MAEd, Central Washington University; PhD, Washington State University.
Non-Tenured Track Faculty
EILEEN COUGHLIN (1995) Adjunct Professor. BS, MA, Central Michigan University; EdD, Northern Arizona University.
WAYNE ROBERTSON (1992) Instructor. BAEd, MEd, Central Washington University; EdD, University of Washington.
The Department of Educational Leadership cultivates educational leaders for the future by providing a diverse array of undergraduate and graduate degrees and professional programs. Educational transformation requires leaders who can envision a better future and improved practices, and who have leadership qualities and educational skills to facilitate and sustain meaningful learning and change. We collaboratively prepare and empower these highly skilled and knowledgeable leaders to teach adults and children, train adults in the public and private sector, and/or administer superior educational programs. Up-to-date curriculum and teaching practices are student-centered and standards-driven with an emphasis on the integration of theory and practice.
Varies by program. Contact the appropriate program as listed above.
Other Departmental Information
Competency in the Use of Instructional Technology in Education:
Students admitted to programs in the Woodring College of Education are required to possess competence in the use of instructional technology in education prior to completion of their program and, when applicable, prior to being recommended for certification. Completion of IT 442, 443, 444, 544, 546 or equivalent with a grade of C or higher demonstrates this competency. Entrance into IT 442, 443, or 444 requires the completion of a portfolio of basic instructional technology skills. IT 344 can be used to help complete this portfolio. Procedures for completing this portfolio independently are available in Miller Hall 416A or on the Web at http://it.wce.wwu.edu/344/.
For additional graduate program information leading to the Master of Education degrees, see the Graduate School section of this catalog.
Graduate Degrees and Programs
Certificate In Community And Technical College Teaching
Continuing and College Education, Non-Thesis, MEd
Continuing and College Education, Thesis, MEd
Educational Administration, with Comprehensive Assessment, Non-Thesis, MEd
Educational Administration, with Field Study and Comprehensive Assessment, Non-Thesis, MEd
Educational Administration, Thesis, MEd
Educational Administration, Instructional Technology, MEd (In Moratorium)
Initial Administrator Certificate (Superintendent)
Professional Administrator Certificate (In Moratorium)
Residency Administrator Certificate (Principal)
Student Affairs Administration in Higher Education, Non-Thesis, MEd (In Moratorium)
Educational Leadership Courses