I am delighted to serve as the new Dean in the School of Education and would like to recognize Dean Sunderland for his many years of service, leadership, and support in making the School what it is today.
As you may know, all degree and certification programs in the School of Education are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE, now known as the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation [CAEP]), and are recognized by the Washington Professional Educator Standards Board (PESB) as having approved programs for the preparation of teachers, counselors, and school administrators. Additionally, the programs in counseling are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), and the Anesthesiology program is accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA). Graduate degree programs offered in Alberta, Canada have been approved by the Alberta Ministry of Education and Technology and the Campus Alberta Quality Council (CAQC). Degree programs offered in British Columbia, Canada have received consent from the British Columbia Ministry of Advanced Education and the Degree Quality Assessment Board (DQAB).
We are proud of these accomplishments and celebrate them with you. At the same time we are forging forward by engaging in strategic planning for the future, regarding how the School of Education should envision itself in the next five years. Main themes include professionalism, scholarship, teaching, partnerships, and service.
If you have any questions about our School, would like more information about our programs, or would like to offer ideas about the future of the School, feel free to contact me at your convenience or visit our web site.
On behalf of the faculty, staff, and administration of the School of Education, I wish you all the best in your personal and professional endeavors and hope to see you soon!
Vincent C. Alfonso, PhD
Dean, School of Education
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