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The faculty of the School of Education and Kinesiology come together representing two disciplines, highlighting both their distinctiveness and overarching similarities.

The degree programs delivered within the two departments, and the communities each serves, are diverse and expand well beyond the traditional conceptualization of public school education with regard to both the locations for service and age of the learner. Both departments maintain a philosophy that education is the unifying element within each discipline. Further, both disciplines require students to develop the knowledge, values, skills and competencies central to educating others for lifelong learning across a wide range of educational environments within society.

The programs offered within both departments seek to prepare individuals for “lives of thoughtful inquiry, service, leadership and care–for other people, for their communities, and for the earth” (PLU 2010, p.1). The students who complete our programs are competent in their knowledge and skill as appropriate for their discipline, seek to care for, support, and nurture equitably the diverse individuals they serve, and provide leadership as stewards of their communities and professions. The notion of education as lifelong learning, critical to focused and sustaining lives, is a fitting constant across the shared work of these disciplines.

Degrees offered

  • Bachelor of Arts in Education (B.A.E.) with majors in Elementary, Secondary, or Outreach Education
  • Bachelor of Arts in Kinesiology (B.A.K) with or without teacher certification
  • Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology (B.S.K.) with three concentration options: Health and Fitness Promotion, Exercise Science, and Pre-Physical Therapy
  • Master of Arts in Education (M.A.E.)

Candidates for all degrees must meet general education program elements and the specific requirements of the Departments of Education and Kinesiology.

For degree requirements and programs in the School of Education and Kinesiology, see the department webpages.