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.

Elementary Certification with endorsements in Special Education, Early Childhood Special Education, Reading and/or English Language learners.  Health/Fitness and Music endorsements are also available from the Kinesiology and Music departments.

One year intensive program offering endorsements in both Elementary and Secondary. Students completing this program will graduate with both their Masters degree in Education and their teachers certification in their chosen endorsement area.

Includes optional Master’s Degree (Secondary and Special Education or ELL) for individuals with work experience in high needs fields or prior school experience.

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

Earn your Masters in Teaching in 1 year!

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We Are Accredited By

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