School of Education

Dean: Jon D. Sunderland
Professors: J. Abi-Nader (Emerita), J. Burcalow (Emerita), M. Derby, A. Fein, D. Mahoney, T. F. McLaughlin, J. Nelson, K. Weber, R. Williams
Associate Professors: A. Barretto, E. Bennett, R. Bialozor (Emeritus), D. Booth, J. Cox, J. D’Aboy (Emeritus), J. Dixon (Emerita), B. Foster, P. Hastings, R. Park, C. Salina, J. Shepard, J. Sunderland, J. Traynor, D. Tunnell, M. Young
Assistant Professors: M. Brown, A. Case, S. Girtz, C. Johnson, G. Lenarduzzi, J. Reed, J. Lontz, K. Rickel
Lecturers: O.J. Cotes, C. Dieter, M. Griffin, M. Ghoston, K. Lambert, K. Nitta, E. Radmer

School of Education Mission Statement

The mission of the School of Education is to prepare socially responsive and discerning practitioners to serve their community and profession.

  • We model and promote leadership, scholarship and professional competence in multiple specializations.
  • We support an environment that is challenging, inclusive, reflective, and collegial.
  • We foster inquiry, intellectual creativity, and evidence-based decision making to accept the challenges facing a global society.
  • We provide academic excellence in teaching, advising, service, and scholarship.
  • We promote, support and respect diversity.


The School of Education upholds the tradition of humanistic, Catholic, and Jesuit education.

The School of Education Mission has been summarized in the theme Socially responsible professionals who serve with care, competence, and commitment.

Programs of Study

The School offers three undergraduate degrees. The Department of Special Education offers the Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) in Special Education and the Department of Sport and Physical Education offers the Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) in Sport Management and Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) in Physical Education.

Additionally there is a Teacher Certification program that enables students to obtain initial (Residency) certification. The School also offers initial and advanced certification for school counselors, and school administrators at the graduate level. More information on these programs can be found in the graduate catalogue.

Accreditation

All degree and certification programs in the School of Education are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), and are recognized by the Washington Professional Educator Standards Board (PESB) as having approved programs for the preparation of teachers, counselors, and school administrators. The School holds membership in the American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education (AACTE), the Association of Independent Liberal Arts Colleges for Teacher Education (AILACTE), and the American Educational Research Association (AERA), Title II information may be found at the School of Education website: http://www.gonzaga.edu/soe. Additionally, the programs in counseling are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CCREP), 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).  Graduate 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).  

While this catalogue provides students with the most current information regarding School of Education undergraduate programs, students are advised that programmatic changes are a common occurrence in the field of education and are usually the result of directives from the State Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction and National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education. The School of Education takes seriously its responsibility to communicate all changes to education students. Students must be sure to see their education advisors regularly to complete a plan of study in compliance with current regulations.

Core Curriculum of the School of Education

The core curriculum or common body of knowledge of the School of Education consists of 47 credits which are common to and required of all undergraduate degree programs: the first 31 credits are from the University core; the remaining 16 credits are specific to the School of Education.

Transfer students should consult the General Degree Requirements and Procedures section of this catalogue for possible modifications to the philosophy and religious studies core requirements.

University Core

I. Thought and Expression (7 credits): ENGL 101, SPCO 101, and PHIL 101 (preferably taken in the same semester)
II. Philosophy (9 credits): PHIL 201, PHIL 301, and PHIL elective
III. Religious Studies (9 credits): RELI 100, 200, and 300 levels: one course from each level
IV. Mathematics (3 credits): MATH 100 level or above. Students pursuing teaching certification should consult their education advisor for a math course that will count toward certification and satisfy this core requirement.
V. English Literature (3 credits): ENGL 102, ENGL 103H, ENGL 105 or ENGL 106

School of Education Core

VI. Fine Arts (3 credits): at least a total three credits in VART, MUSC, or THEA
VII. Laboratory Science (4 credits): one course with laboratory in either BIOL, CHEM, PHYS, HPHY, or EDPE (Physical Education majors must take EDPE 276/276L)
VIII. Social Science (6 credits): A History course plus an elective from the following: ECON, SOCI, POLS, PSYC, HIST: as recommended by your education advisor
IX. Social Justice: Social Justice is a common component of all education coursework. This requirement can only be met by completing any course designated as meeting the social justice requirement on Zagweb.



Core Curriculum of the School of Education The core curriculum or common body of knowledge of the School of Education consists of 47 credits which are common to and required of all undergraduate degree programs: the first 31 credits are from the University core; the remaining 16 credits are specific to the School of Education. Transfer students should consult the General Degree Requirements and Procedures section of this catalogue for possible modifications to the philosophy and religious studies core requirements.

University Core
  1. Thought and Expression (7 credits): ENGL 101, SPCO 101, and PHIL 101 (preferably taken in the same semester)
  2. Philosophy (9 credits): PHIL 201, PHIL 301, and PHIL elective
  3. Religious Studies (9 credits): RELI 100, RELI 200, and RELI 300 levels: one course from each level
  4. Mathematics (3 credits): MATH 100 level or above. Students pursuing teaching certification should consult their education advisor for a math course that will count toward certification and satisfy this core requirement.
  5. English Literature (3 credits): ENGL 102, ENGL 103H, ENGL 105 or ENGL 106 School of Education Core
School of Education Core
  1. Fine Arts (3 credits): at least a total three credits in VART, MUSC, or THEA
  2. Laboratory Science (4 credits): one course with laboratory in either BIOL, CHEM, PHYS, EXSC, or EDPE (Physical Education majors must take EDPE 376/EDPE 376L)
  3. Social Science (6 credits): A History course plus an elective from the following: ECON, SOCI, POLS, PSYC, HIST: as recommended by your education advisor
  4. Social Justice: Social Justice is a common component of all education coursework. This requirement can only be met by completing any course designated by the College of Arts & Sciences as a social justice course on Zagweb.