School of Education
Competence: In the School of Education, you’ll master your role as an educator, demonstrating excellence in the delivery of instruction, the use of technology to support learning, and the ability to meet the diverse needs of students.
Character: There’s more to being an effective educator than professional expertise. SPU is known for preparing educators with a heart for students, strong personal values, and a commitment to the highest ethical standards.
Leadership: You’ll learn principles of transformational leadership: forming and advocating principle-based ideas, motivating and directing others toward learning and positive change, and enabling different groups to collaborate.
Service: Education and service go hand-in-hand. In the School of Education, you’ll discover a vision of education infused with a commitment to Christian service — with the goal of bringing hope to students and communities.
Do you want to become an educator with both the competence and the character to bring hope into the lives of students? Is it your goal to become a leader in making our schools work for all children, not just some children? Graduates of the School of Education at Seattle Pacific University are among today’s most sought-after educators, expertly prepared to meet the challenges of their field and serve their communities.
Our broad range of master’s, doctoral, and certification programs prepare outstanding teachers, counselors, principals, superintendents, administrators, and other school leaders.
Interested in seeking teacher certification as an undergraduate? You’ll benefit from a premier teacher education program, including opportunities for diverse experiences within school settings in urban Seattle.
SPU’s Center for Professional Education serves educators around the world. Get ProTeach support, keep your certification current, earn an endorsement, or develop an on-site partnership.