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College of Education

Program Assessment and Accreditation


Welcome to the Office of Assessment and Program Evaluation. This office endeavors to support the vision of the college to advance knowledge through scholarly and applied research, develop/prepare globally-aware and competent students, teachers, leaders, educators and scholars.


The College of Education has years of students and academic programs’ data compiled by the Office of Institutional Research. The information is used for different purposes, both internally and externally. If you would like more information about the College of Education data, please contact: Tolulope Adesope @

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Title II institutional reports
Washington Association of Colleges and Teacher Education – WACTE
Professional Educator Standard Board – PESB
Statement on Licensure and Certification
Athletic Training licensure

Athletic Training has a uniform national exam and graduates are able to obtain any additional requirements for state licensure after graduation.

Educator licensure

Teacher Education; Educational Leadership (Principal; Superintendent; Program Administrator)

Educator licensure is governed at the state level. Candidates who complete Washington State University’s state approved preparation programs for teachers and administrators will be recommended to the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) for licensure. Information regarding reciprocity and what states will accept Washington’s certificates can be found online: or

Educators should be aware that each state has specific requirements that they may be required to complete for full licensure. Most often, this is specific testing. Since WSU’s programs are state approved, the state they are moving to will usually give the candidate 1-3 years to meet any outstanding requirements required by the new state.

American Samoa

The American Samoa Department of Education requires prospective educators to complete an American Samoa approved program. Prospective educators may not complete a program that is out-of-state. In addition, educators may not transfer a license from another state using any pathway. For this reason, XXX University’s programs do not meet any of the educational prerequisites for licensure in the field of education in American Samoa. Those interested in teaching within American Samoa should visit their Department of Education website (

Northern Mariana Islands

Obtaining educator licensure within the Commonwealth of The Northern Mariana Islands is only possible through reciprocity, meaning a candidate must receive a separate state/territory license before applying for licensure in the desired jurisdiction. Due to Covid-19, the licensure office in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands has posted a notice that it will not be processing any licenses while the office is closed due to the pandemic. The notice indicates that the duration of that closure may be through April 2021.

U.S. Virgin Islands

The U.S. Virgin Islands’ specific requirements for educator licensure can be found here:

Program Accreditation

Program review and accreditation by state and national bodies ensure that WSU College of Education academic programs

maintain the highest quality and conform to the best professional standards.

The graduate and undergraduate programs in teacher education and administrator preparation are reviewed and approved

by the Washington Professional Educator Standards Board.

The doctoral program in counseling psychology is one of approximately 75 such programs nationally to be accredited by the

American Psychology Association.

The program in athletic training education is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs.

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) with Counseling Psychology Specialization



Teacher Education among 16 undergraduate programs recognized for useful and sustained assessment that supports quality

undergraduate education at Washington State University.

Celebration of Assessment Excellence
2017 Event Program
2019 Event Program
ACE – Office of Assessment for Curricular Effectiveness
Graduate School