At Gonzaga University, we don't just train teachers. Our mission and curriculum prepares candidates that step into classrooms prepared to teach children HOW to learn. Our graduates foster relationships to create a trusting, safe learning environment. A Gonzaga-educated teacher is highly-sought and expertly trained to meet their students where they are and give the skills to truly become a life-long learner.
Directed by our Jesuit mission, we prepare educational leaders to serve others in need and demonstrate a commitment to social justice. The Teacher Education program offers a thorough preparation in academic subject matter and professional teaching at the undergraduate level. It provides teacher candidates with the opportunity to become reflective learners and practitioners of elementary or secondary education. Many courses in the program offer a community based service learning activity providing candidates an opportunity to experience servant leadership. As a community of reflective learners, faculty, staff, and teacher candidates are involved in a supportive relationship which encourages service for others and responsibility to one another.
Designated Science: Biology, Chemistry, Physics (5-12)
Designated World Language: French, Spanish (P-12)
Early Childhood Special Education (Birth-3)
Elementary Education (K-8)
English Language Arts (5-12)
English Language Learner (P-12)
Health and Fitness (P-12)
Music: Choral, General, Instrumental (P-12)
Social Studies (History) (5-12)
Special Education (P-12)
Theatre Arts (P-12)