CWUNewsNews Revised Literacy Endorsement/Minor, 12 Jun 2019 13:54:23<h3>The Education, Development, Teaching and Learning Department at Central Washington University is pleased to announce the rebirth of our Literacy endorsement/ minor program.&nbsp;</h3><h3>The Literacy Endorsement/ Minor has been revised with the new version to be rolled out Fall 2019.** The revisions of the program include</h3><table border="0" cellpadding="1" cellspacing="1" style="width: 500px"><tbody><tr><td><ul><li>A focus on reading processes and students' needs at differing grades (birthd to grade 3, elementary, middle and high school)</li><li>A renovation of learning outcomes and courses</li><li>An enhancement of the strengths of the program, such as individual practica and in depth learning on evidence-based reading/literacy practices</li><li>The addition of courses at CWU Centers in Des Moines, Pierce, Wenatchee and Yakima</li></ul></td><td>&nbsp;<img alt="" src="/teaching-learning/sites/" style="width: 120px; height: 120px;"></td></tr></tbody></table><h4>Consider Adding a Reading Endorsement to Your Certification!</h4><p>It is wise to have two endorsements when applying for teaching positions.&nbsp; This is the perfect additional endorsement for many majors including Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education,&nbsp;English Language Arts Education, Middle Level Education, and Special Education,&nbsp; &nbsp;.</p><p>Many educators wish to develop their professional knowledge and skills while teaching and taking coursework toward a reading endorsement.</p><p>Whatever your education background or motivation, you are welcome to join our Literacy experts and peers in learning how to develop your students' reading and writing skills. Your enrollment in literacy courses will deepen your knowledge about how to teach literacy to all students.<br>&nbsp;</p><h4>Get started by…</h4><ol><li>Applying online to CWU (if you are already a student, skip to step 2). Click on the link below that best indicates your goals.<ul><li><strong>I want clock hours.&nbsp;&nbsp;</strong>Complete the <a href="" target="_blank">application</a> and email to <a href="">CWU Registration</a>.</li><li><strong>I want coursework and credits toward a degree.&nbsp;&nbsp;</strong>Contact the&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Admissions Office</a>.</li><li><strong>I want coursework only, not a degree.&nbsp;&nbsp;</strong>Complete the <a href="" target="_blank">application </a>and email to <a href="">CWU Registration</a>.</li></ul></li><li>Declaring the Literacy Endorsement/Minor, Fall 2019 (22 credits)</li><li>Successfully passing the following courses in <a href="" target="_blank">Literacy</a></li><li>Successfully passing the NES Reading Endorsement Exam</li></ol><p>** During the 2019-2020 year, substitutions may be made for the above courses.**<br>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Questions???</strong>&nbsp; Visit the EDTL Department at Black Hall 204-30 or your Center location, or contact one of our Literacy faculty members.</p><h4>Contact information:</h4><ul><li><a href="">Dr. Carol Butterfield</a></li><li><a href="">Dr. Janet Finke&nbsp;&nbsp;</a></li><li><a href="">Dr. Sharryn Larsen Walker&nbsp;</a></li></ul><p>&nbsp;</p><h3 style="text-align: center;"><strong>​We look forward to working with you!</strong></h3></table border="0" cellpadding="1" cellspacing="1" style="width: 500px"></br></a href=""></a href=""></br></a href=""></a href=""></a href=""></h3 style="text-align: center;">Work with Future Teachers!! Part-Time Adjunct Faculty Needed in EDTL, 31 May 2019 12:25:37<p>The Department of Education, Development, Teaching and Learning (EDTL) at Central Washington University is accepting applications to fill future part-time lecturer positions to teach teacher education classes.</p><p>Generalists and specialists are needed for most programs. Instructors specializing in curriculum development and elementary-level methods and content areas are encouraged to apply.</p><p style="text-align: center;">We seek instructors in…</p><table align="center" border="0" cellpadding="1" cellspacing="1" style="width: 400px"><tbody><tr><td><a href="" target="_blank">Elementary Education</a></td><td><a href="" target="_blank">Literacy</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="" target="_blank">Early Childhood Education</a></td><td><a href="" target="_blank">Middle School</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="" target="_blank">Highly Capable Learners (Gifted Ed)</a></td><td><a href="" target="_blank">Special Education</a></td></tr></tbody></table><p><br>The ideal candidate is an individual who enjoys working in a department that values promoting diversity, constructivist methodology and active, hands-on student learning. Learn more about us at <a href="" target="_blank"></a><br>&nbsp;</p><table align="left" border="1" cellpadding="1" cellspacing="1" style="width: 700px"><caption><strong>Locations&nbsp;</strong></caption><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;">Ellensburg</td><td style="text-align: center;">Des Moines</td><td style="text-align: center;">Pierce</td><td style="text-align: center;">Wenatchee</td><td style="text-align: center;">Yakima</td></tr><tr><td style="vertical-align: top;"><p>400 E. University Way.&nbsp;Black Hall, Room 205<br>Ellensburg, WA 98926<br>&nbsp;</p></td><td>2400 S. 240th St. Rm 265<br>Des Moines, WA 98198<br>&nbsp;</td><td>401 Farwest Drive SW Lakewood, WA 98498&nbsp;<br>&nbsp;</td><td>Higher Education Center<br>1300 Fifth Street Wenatchee, WA 98801<br>&nbsp;</td><td><p>1000 S. 12th Ave. Deccio Higher Education Center, Rm 107<br>Yakima, WA 98902<br>&nbsp;</p></td></tr><tr><td>Fields Needed: Elementary Educators in general courses, math, social studies, science, arts; Literacy educators for k-12; field supervisors.</td><td>Fields Needed: Elementary Educators in general courses, math, science, arts; Literacy educators for k-12; field supervisors; Special Education.</td><td>Fields Needed: Elementary Educators in general courses, math, science, arts; Literacy educators for k-12; field supervisors ; Special Education.</td><td>Fields Needed: Early Childhood; Elementary Educators in general courses, social studies, math, science, arts; Literacy educators for k-12; field supervisors; Special Education.</td><td>Fields Needed: Early Childhood; Elementary Educators in general courses, social studies, science, arts; Literacy educators for k-12; field supervisors.</td></tr><tr><td>Times: days &amp; evenings</td><td>Times: evenings</td><td>Times: evenings</td><td>Times: evenings</td><td>Times: evenings</td></tr></tbody></table><h3>&nbsp;</h3><h3><br><br><br>&nbsp;</h3><h3><strong>Minimum Qualifications</strong></h3><p>Master’s Degree in education or a related field. Demonstrated teaching effectiveness. Four (4) years or more of K-8 classroom teaching experience.<br>&nbsp;</p><h3><strong>Desirable Qualifications</strong></h3><p>National Board Certification. Working knowledge of Constructivist learning. EdTPA knowledge. Experience in instructional coaching or professional development of peers. Demonstrated success in classroom innovation and/or classroom-based research.<br>&nbsp;</p><h3><br><strong>How To Apply</strong></h3><p>To be considered for a lecturer position, applicants must apply online at the <a href=";" target="_blank">CWU Human Resources</a> website and attach:</p><ol><li>&nbsp;A resume/curriculum vitae.&nbsp; Please identify document by your last name and resume (e.g., Smith Resume).<br>&nbsp;</li><li>&nbsp;The contact information for three professional references.&nbsp; Contacts should include names, address, phone number, and e-mail address.<br>&nbsp;</li><li>&nbsp;An unofficial copy of transcripts for the highest degree held.&nbsp; Prior to hiring, applicants must submit an official copy.<br>&nbsp;</li><li>&nbsp;A cover letter addressing the following:</li></ol><ul style="margin-left: 40px;"><li>Your qualifications and experience for the position</li><li>Your availability (e.g., only after 4pm; only 1 course per quarter).</li><li>Your location and closest CWU Campus (Ellensburg, Des Moines, Pierce, Wenatchee or Yakima) or interest to teach exclusively online</li><li>Your knowledge and experience in online teaching/learning and whether you know how to use the Canvas classroom management system<br>&nbsp;</li></ul><h3><strong>Steps to Apply</strong></h3><ol><li>Visit the CWU Human Resources <a href=";" target="_blank">Careers </a>page or search CWU career opportunities.<br>&nbsp;</li><li>Search the Job ID#: Early Childhood (#2865), Elem Ed (#2861), Field Supervisor (#2079), Highly Capable/Gifted (#2862), Literacy (#2843), Middle School (#2841), SPED (#2859), and/or TESL/Bilingual Ed (#2856).<br>&nbsp;</li><li>Click on Lecturer Pool- Education, Development, Teaching and Learning.<br>&nbsp;</li><li>Review the job description and select the green “Apply for Job” button to begin your application.<br>&nbsp;</li><li>Click on “Register Now” in the lower left hand corner to create an account.<br>&nbsp;</li></ol><p>We will review applications in the adjunct lecturer pool on a needs basis and will be in touch.&nbsp;</p><p>Thank you for your interest in working with our excellent teacher candidates!&nbsp;<br>&nbsp;</p><h3 style="text-align: center;">Docendo Discimus.&nbsp; By teaching we learn.</h3></p style="text-align: center;"></table align="center" border="0" cellpadding="1" cellspacing="1" style="width: 400px"></br></br></table align="left" border="1" cellpadding="1" cellspacing="1" style="width: 700px"></td style="text-align: center;"></td style="text-align: center;"></td style="text-align: center;"></td style="text-align: center;"></td style="text-align: center;"></td style="vertical-align: top;"></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></ul style="margin-left: 40px;"></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></h3 style="text-align: center;">New Special Education Endorsement/ Minor Starts Fall 2019!, 14 May 2019 14:24:31<h3>Have you wanted to be more confident and knowledgeable in your ability to work with learners who have exceptionalities?&nbsp;</h3><h3>Are you looking to develop professionally?&nbsp;</h3><p>Central Washington University's Department of Education, Development, Teaching and Learning (EDTL) is proud to announce our new&nbsp;<a href="/teaching-learning/">High Incidence, Inclusion Special Education (HII SPED) endorsement &amp; minor program</a>.&nbsp;The High-Incidence Inclusion Special Education minor leads to an add-on endorsement in Special Education K-12.</p><address style="text-align: center;"><strong>Find a full-time teaching position in any district in Washington, because Special Education is the area of greatest demand for educators in Washington State, the US and abroad</strong></address><p>The High Incidence, Inclusion Special Education (HII SPED) minor program prepares K-12 general educators to include learners with high-incidence (more common) exceptionalities into their general education classes. Teacher candidates who enroll in this program will teach a core content area, such as elementary education, early childhood education, math, science, English language arts or social studies/history, and know how to best engage and support learners with high-incidence exceptionalities in their classes.</p><p>The HII SPED Program will be available beginning fall 2019 at our Ellensburg campus for face to face classes and at our Des Moines, Pierce, Yakima and Wenatchee Centers via online and distance education modalities.</p><h4 style="text-align: center;"><a href="/teaching-learning/">Come learn with us!</a></h4><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p></address style="text-align: center;"></h4 style="text-align: center;">Accepting Applications!! Online Literacy or Special Education Masters, 05 Feb 2019 14:38:55<p>The Literacy Masters and Special Education Masters programs are now accepting applications. Both Masters programs lead to a WA State endorsement. The Literacy cohort will begin in the Summer of 2019. The Special Education cohort begins in Fall 2019.&nbsp;</p><p>Applications are due by May 1.</p><p><a href="">Apply</a></p><p>Questions? Click below</p><p style="margin-left: 40px;"><a href=";body=Hello%20Dr.%20Walker%2C%0AI'm%20interested%20in%20the%20Literacy%20Masters%20Program.%20I%20have%20some%20questions%20though.%20What%20is%20the%20best%20time%20to%20chat%20with%20you%3F%0ASincerely%2C">Literacy Masters</a></p><p style="margin-left: 40px;"><a href=";body=Hello%20Dr.%20Castillo%2C%0AI'm%20interested%20in%20the%20Special%20Education%20Masters%20Program.%20I%20have%20some%20questions%20though.%20What%20is%20the%20best%20time%20to%20chat%20with%20you%3F%0ASincerely%2C">Special Education Masters</a></p><p>&nbsp;</p></p style="margin-left: 40px;"></a href=";body=Hello%20Dr.%20Walker%2C%0AI'm%20interested%20in%20the%20Literacy%20Masters%20Program.%20I%20have%20some%20questions%20though.%20What%20is%20the%20best%20time%20to%20chat%20with%20you%3F%0ASincerely%2C"></p style="margin-left: 40px;"></a href=";body=Hello%20Dr.%20Castillo%2C%0AI'm%20interested%20in%20the%20Special%20Education%20Masters%20Program.%20I%20have%20some%20questions%20though.%20What%20is%20the%20best%20time%20to%20chat%20with%20you%3F%0ASincerely%2C">ELL Endorsement Online, 14 Nov 2018 16:49:59<p>Join the CWU ELL Endorsement Winter 19 Cohort!</p><p>Central Washington University’s Bilingual Education/ Teaching English as a Second Language Program offers an English Language Learner (ELL) endorsement.</p><p>The English Language Learner (ELL) Endorsement will soon be required for all educators teaching ELLs in the State of Washington (effective September 2019) to comply with <a href="">House Bill 1541</a> (RCW 28A.180.040).&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Program Highlights</strong></p><ul style="margin-left: 40px;"><li>High demand discipline for educators in Washington State, the US and abroad</li><li><a href="">English language learners comprise 23% of all K-12 learners in Washington State</a> schools and represent 96 language groups</li><li>Washington State add-on license in English Language Learners</li><li>100% online, interactive instruction for educators with an initial endorsement/ post-bachelors students</li><li>Learn to develop curriculum, materials and instruction for English language learners (ELLs) for inclusive and sheltered learning settings in the kindergarten-grade 12</li><li>Focus on highly effective ESL and content-based curricular, instructional and assessment practices that are culturally congruent with diverse speakers of other languages</li><li>Knowledgeable and experienced faculty who focus on engagement, quality learning and positive learning environments</li><li>Integration of authentic materials and technology into every course</li><li>Practical knowledge and instruction development though interactive for experienced educators</li><li>Investigate second language acquisition theory and cultural patterns</li></ul><p><strong>Program Overview</strong><br><br>The ELL endorsement program for certified teachers is comprised of the following courses:</p><p style="margin-left: 40px;">• EDBL 514: Introduction to Linguistic Diversity in Education*<br>• EDBL 438: Teaching English as a Second Language<br>• EDBL 530: Sheltering in the Mainstream I: Methods*<br>• EDBL 531: Sheltering in the Mainstream II: Assessment &amp; Resources*<br>• EDBL 518: Linguistics for Educators*<br>• EDBL 440: Development of Literacy with Linguistically Diverse Students<br>(* these courses could be used towards a Master Teacher graduate degree)</p><p>Are you interested?</p><p>If you are ready to take this next step in your professional career please contact Dr. <a href=";body=Hi!%20I'm%20interested%20in%20joining%20the%20Winter%20cohort%20for%20the%20online%20ELL%20Endorsement%20Program.%20What%20are%20my%20next%20steps%3F">Craig A. Hughes</a> or call&nbsp;509-963-1269</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p></ul style="margin-left: 40px;"></br></br></p style="margin-left: 40px;"></br></br></br></br></br></br></a href=";body=Hi!%20I'm%20interested%20in%20joining%20the%20Winter%20cohort%20for%20the%20online%20ELL%20Endorsement%20Program.%20What%20are%20my%20next%20steps%3F">CWU receives state grant to increase educators of color for state classrooms, 23 Jan 2018 09:53:26<p>CWU—the largest producer of certified teachers within the state—is studying new ways to increase the number of students of color seeking to become teachers.</p><p>The Washington Professional Educator Standards Board (PESB) recently selected CWU, along with several other higher education institutions, to participate in the PESB Pilot to Policy Grant: Advancing Systemic Equity. The goal of the program is to develop and implement policies and procedures surrounding issues of racial equity and local community engagement.</p><p>“To initiate our effort, the grant team will go on a statewide listening tour to hear from current students of color in our ‘Grow Your Own’ (GYO) partnerships, current CWU teacher candidates of color, and recent CWU alumni of color from our various teacher education programs,” said Professor Grace Blum, from CWU’s Department of Education, Development, Teaching, and Learning.</p><p>CWU’s highly regarded GYO programs already help school districts develop staff from within their local communities to address hard-to-fill positions.</p><p>Blum collaborated on the grant proposal with her faculty colleagues Eric Hougan and Keith Reyes, both from the Department of Curriculum, Supervision, and Educational Leadership. Blum and Hougan work at the CWU-Des Moines and CWU-Pierce County University Centers, while Reyes is based in Ellensburg.</p><p>“We will be able to see both the challenges and opportunities our teachers of color face through analyzing their progression from being high school students themselves, to applying and enrolling as teacher candidates, graduation, certification, and to teaching in the field,” Blum continued. “This type of comprehensive review will allow us to assess the effectiveness of our current institutional support around racial equity and, based on the findings, craft and implement an Equity Vision and Action Plan (EVAP).”</p><p>Blum, Hougan, and Reyes are also members of CWU’s newly formed School of Education Diversity and Equity Committee.</p><p>“We will present our findings and recommendations to this committee, laying the foundation for the subsequent approval of the formal EVAP by the School of Education,” Hougan added.</p><p>Year 2 of the grant will focus on the implementation of the approved action plan.</p><p>“We believe the plan will include developing a formalized mentorship network that supports our GYO students of color, current teacher candidates of color, and recent alumni of color from our teacher education programs,” Reyes stated. “We will also look to communicate and hear feedback from all stakeholders at the university, and incorporate this input into policy.”</p><p>In the last five years, CWU has experienced a dramatic, campus-wide increase in its enrolled students of color. That is born out in the percentage of Latinx teacher graduates, which rose between 2012 and 2017 from 7.9 to 14.3 percent. However, during that same timeframe, the percentage of African American teacher graduates remained virtually unchanged, growing slightly from 1.4 to 1.8 percent.</p><p>“The focus of this work is crucial to teacher education as a whole and our work at CWU as we seek to increase access and recruitment of underrepresented populations into the profession,” stated Ron Jacobson, executive director of the CWU School of Education. “As one of the largest producers of teachers in Washington, and with a reach across the state, CWU is perfectly situated to take on this challenge.”</p><p>CWU typically certifies between 300 and 350 new—and needed—teachers, principals, and school psychologist each year. The university now has teachers working in 70 percent of Washington’s schools.</p><p>“In the long term, along with more recruited and enrolled teacher candidates of color, we want to see the number and scope of community partnerships increased,” Hougan noted. “We need to shape a seamless system of transition and support for our teachers; beginning with those interested in pursuing teaching as a career, to create a support network with resources for teachers of color in the workforce.”</p><p>The two-year PESB grant program will continue through June of 2019.&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Media contact:</strong> Robert Lowery, Department of Public Affairs, director of Radio Services and Integrated Communications, 509-963-1487,</p>Pioneering Black Educators Help Set The Standard For Academic Excellence, 14 Dec 2017 08:09:37<p><img alt="" src="/teaching-learning/sites/" style="width: 200px; height: 200px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid; margin-left: 4px; margin-right: 4px; float: left;">CWU alumna Peggy Johnson, '42, was among the first group of black educators to be hired by the Seattle Public Schools, after education pioneer Thelma Dewitty.</p><p>Read more of the story in the <a href="" target="_blank">Seattle Medium</a>.</p><p>Thursday, December 14, 2017</p>CWU awarded millions for STEM teaching program, 25 Sep 2017 14:15:33<p>There has been a major shortage in teachers Nationwide and especially in Washington. Microsoft gave local institutions millions to help with the cause. Central Washington University has been awarded a 2.19 million dollar grant to adopt a new model for how they train science and math teachers. Central is the only institution in the larger region to get funding for STEM teaching.</p><p>"The reason why its really really good for our students is that it gives them these two career options. They can choose to go to graduate school, pursue biology longer, go to medical school or they can choose to become a teacher," said by Co-Director of STEM Jenny Dechaine.</p><p>See more of this story on <a href="" target="_blank">KIMA-TV</a>.</p>