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CWU Programs

Degree Type 
Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science
Contact Name 
Denise Shaw
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Contact Email

At Central Washington University, teacher education preparation spreads across the entire campus. College deans and the School of Education work closely together to ensure faculty who teach content areas for future teachers actually have teaching experience. 


CWU embeds real K-12 experience throughout students' academic careers. Central education students are required to complete student teaching before graduation and certification. While all teaching colleges measure students' knowledge of content and teaching methods, at CWU we also test compassion, caring, and conscientiousness using a unique evaluation process. CWU faculty teach these essential skills by modeling them; one-to-one attention, small classes, and individual connection produce the state's most effective teachers. 

Why this program 

Central Washington University's School of Education is the largest in Washington state and the 12th largest in the nation. We offer a variety of masters, majors, minors, and certifications for those interested in teaching or working in education administration. Content areas include physical education and school health, family and consumer sciences, business and marketing, career and technical education, science, math, history, English, music, and library science to name a few. Students can also choose to specialize in bilingual education, early childhood education, elementary education, literacy, world languages, Teaching English as a Second Langauge, and special education. 

Contact Information 
Denise Shaw
Possible Search Names 
teacher, teaching major, teaching certification, teacher education, elementary education, special education, school of education

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