Preparing Teachers Since 1894

All students bring to school their own personal gifts and talents, and it is our responsibility as educators to help uncover, nurture and develop them. Our goal as teachers is to convey our subjects with passion, set high standards and help students believe in themselves. Excellence in that endeavor takes time and practice. We constantly strive to improve our approach: To be creative, never boring or routine.

Teachers, too, play an important role in a democratic society whose vitality depends upon a well-educated and discerning citizenry. Thus, we seek interactive, collaborative partnerships between students, teachers, administrators, parents, and the business and social community.

The School of Education and Kinesiology’s emphasis on early and on-going field experiences, coupled with an enduring heritage of excellence in professional and liberal arts education, has given PLU one of the most respected programs in the region.

We Are Accredited By

National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges, Washington State Professional Educator Standards Board

Educational Leadership Programs

Check out the programs offered by the Department of Education including principal certification and a master's in educational leadership for teachers.

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Partnerships & Professional Development

Learn more about opportunities for certified educators including add-on endorsements and Professional Certification.

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Blog: Education Matters

Check out our blog for Department news, events, and commentary on education issues.

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