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Science Education

Why Study Science Education at CWU?

BE​​CAUSE - the Science Education department at CWU...
  • Graduates candidates that enjoy fulfilling careers with many employment opportunities. Science teachers are in high demand in Washington and across the country.  See where our graduates work.
  • Provides rewarding field experiences in real classrooms in all Science Education programs.
  • Has small class sizes that allow for personal connections with faculty and amazing opportunities for experience in research, teaching, and collaboration with P-12 teachers.
  • Houses a supportive community of future educators, including an active Science Education club.
  • Is home to award-winning faculty in science education, such as June 2012 Science Prize for Inquiry-Based Instruction winner, Anne Egger - 2009 WA Science Teacher of the Year, Martha Kurtz - 2008 Crystal Apple Award winner, Ian Quitadamo - and 2005 WA Professor of the Year, Bruce Palmquist.
  • Prepares great teachers.  The 2013 National Teacher of the Year graduated from CWU Science Education programs.

“My experiences at CWU made me want to become a teacher.”

- Jeff Charbonneau, 2013 National Teacher of the Year


LEARN current, effective teaching methods.  DO real science in a real classroom.

LIVE with a rewarding job you love.