Welcome to the Department of Curriculum, Supervision, and Educational Leadership Department

Embark on an educational journey to become a certified educator in Washington state.

CSEL is here to guide and support you every step of the way. You'll need to complete specific courses in your chosen endorsement area, as well as our comprehensive Secondary Education Program.

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We provide the essential courses, as well as the enriching experiences you'll need to successfully complete the Secondary Education major. Together, we will navigate the road to certification, drawing on the strength of our community, the quality of our curriculum, and our shared commitment to excellence in education.



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About CSEL

About CSEL

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M.Ed. Higher Education

Breakdown of M.Ed. Higher Education - Current Students

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Master of Arts in Teaching

Breakdown of Master Arts Teaching

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Administrator Certification Program Admittance Procedures

Administrator Certification Program Admittance Procedures at Central Washington University

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Curriculum and Instruction M.Ed. Program

About the Curriculum and Instruction M.Ed. Program at Central Washington University

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Why Study Education at CWU?

Studying Education at CWU is an opportunity to make a significant contribution to society while preparing for a rewarding career. Here, you'll gain real-world teaching experience in a variety of classroom settings, ensuring that you are well-prepared for your future career. Our graduates leave our program recognized for their practical skills, theoretical knowledge, and professional readiness. CWU alumni are making a difference in the classrooms of Washington state and beyond. 

Learn more about our degree options through our Program Finder. 


For general university admissions information, contact the CWU Office of Admissions. For advising information, contact the Academic Advising Center.   

Are you a graduate student? Contact the School of Graduate Studies and Research for admissions information. 



The Legacy of a Teacher’s College  

The School of Education is one of the oldest in the state of Washington, having been founded in 1891. 
CWU was originally known as the Washington State Normal School and was entirely devoted to educating future teachers.

“Central gave me the best memories and the best friends. I enjoyed the teaching program and had so many great professors. College was an unforgettable time, and I will always cherish Ellensburg and Central.” -Mackenzie Adams, 2018 Alumni, School of Education

CWU News

CWU selects new executive director of Institutional Effectiveness

September 21, 2023


State of the University address scheduled for September 29

September 20, 2023


New exhibit to open September 28 at Sarah Spurgeon Gallery

September 18, 2023


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Department of Curriculum, Supervision, and Educational Leadership

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