Department ofEducation

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

Upcoming Events:

Fifth Annual Jolita Hylland Benson Education Lecture

Milton Chen, author of Education Nation.

April 17,2014 in the Scandinavian Cultural Center at PLU.

Check out this story about current Master's with Certification student Tyler Ball about his undergraduate research and publication.