School of Education
Dean: Vincent C. Alfonso
Professors: J. Abi-Nader (Emerita), A. Barretto, E. Bennett, J. Burcalow (Emerita), M. Derby, A. Fein, D. Mahoney, T. F. McLaughlin, J. Nelson, K. Weber, R. Williams (Emeritus)
Associate Professors: R. Bialozor (Emeritus), D. Nieding, J. Cox, J. D’Aboy (Emeritus), J. Dixon (Emerita), B. Foster, P. Hastings, R. Park, K. Rickel, C. Salina, J. Shepard, J. Sunderland, J. Traynor, D. Tunnell, M. Young
Assistant Professors: A. Case, S. Girtz, M. Ghoston, C. Johnson, J. Lontz, E. Radmer
Lecturers: O.J. Cotes, C. Dieter, J. Neyman, K. Nitta, H. Nordstrom, A. Wissel
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 and this tradition and mission are embodied in our theme statement: Preparing 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.
All degree programs and certification programs in the School of Education are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), a specialized accrediting board recognized by the Council for Higher Education and the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education and fully approved by the Washington State Professional Educators Board (PESB).
The School Counseling, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, and Marriage and Family Counseling master’s programs are accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). The Anesthesiology Education master’s program is accredited by the Council of Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Education Programs (COA), part of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA).
Master’s programs offered in British Columbia, Canada have received consent from the British Columbia Ministry of Advanced Education and the Degree Quality Assessment Board (DQAB). Master’s programs offered in Alberta, Canada have been approved by the Alberta Ministry of Education and Technology, and the Campus Alberta Quality Council (CAQC).
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 meet with 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.
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.