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Education, Development, Teaching, and Learning

College of Education and Professional Studies

Achieve your dream teaching position with an education degree from CWU - the recognized leader in teacher education in the State of Washington!


We offer an array of undergraduate, post-baccalaureate and graduate teacher preparation programs.

Undergraduate Majors, Minors and Endorsement Programs

Bilingual Education Minor
• Early Childhood Education (Birth to Grade 3): Major and Minor
Elementary Education (Kindergarten to Grade 8) Major
Highly Capable Learners (Gifted Education) Minor
Literacy Minor
Middle School Humanities Major
• Special Education: Major, Endorsable Minor and Non-Endorsable Minor
Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) Minor


Post-Baccalaureate, Professional Development and Graduate Program Options 


Individuals who hold a Bachelor’s degree may obtain initial licensure through our teacher education programs via a Post-Baccalaureate endorsement/licensure. You may take courses at the undergraduate or graduate level, depending on your interests.

Graduate Programs

We offer Masters programs in Literacy and Special Education.

Professional Development

For current educators who wish to advance their careers and teaching, we provide coursework toward additional endorsements such as ELL, clock hours and online programs.



Take the next step in your career - apply online today!

Choose one of the options below that best indicates your goal: 

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I want coursework and credits toward a degree Contact the Admissions Office
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