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Grad programs by campus

Department of Educational Leadership, Sport Science, and
Educational/Counseling Psychology (ELSSECP)

Program Specializations
Degree Offered
Community Counseling MA X
Counseling Psychology
Educational Leadership EdM X X X X
* EdD X X X X
Educational Psychology EdM X
Sport Management MA X




Department of Teaching and Learning (T&L)

Program Specializations
Degree Offered
Cultural Studies and Social Thought in Education PhD X
Curriculum & Instruction EdM X X X
Elementary Education (K-8 Certification) MIT X X X
English Language Learners/Bilingual Education EdM X X X
Language, Literacy, and Technology Education PhD X
Literacy Education EdM X X X
Mathematics/Science Education PhD X
Secondary Education (Certification) MIT X X X
Special Education EdM X X
Teacher Leadership * EdD X X X

Participants in these statewide programs access courses and work with advisors through all of WSU’s campuses. Participants can work in local cohort groups and complete all requirements within four years.

**  This is a cohort-based program using a weekend and summer format delivery 

Undergraduate Programs


Change a child’s life through learning. Roam the sidelines of a major sporting event. Help an athlete get back on the field.

All our programs have a good mix of classroom hours and practicum or internship hours. In class you learn how to bring 21st century solutions to 21st century issues. Then, you get out in the field and you make a difference.

No matter what major you choose — or which WSU campus you call home — you’ll emerge ready to hit the ground running in the world of education, kinesiology, or sport. Our graduates make a difference in the communities where they serve.



Kinesiology and Education Psychology

Program requirements
For the major

Available on the following campuses


Educational Leadership and Sport Management

Program requirements
For the major

Available on the following campuses


Kinesiology and Education Psychology

Program advantages
For the major

Available on the following campuses


Teaching and Learning

Program requirements
For the major

Admission requirements
For the major

Available on the following campuses
Pullman • Tri-Cities • Vancouver


Teaching and Learning

Program information

Available on the following campuses

Contact us

Office of Undergraduate Education
316 Education Addition
PO Box 642114
Pullman, WA 99164
(509) 335-4855

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Department of Teaching and Learning

Welcome to the
Department of
Teaching & Learning

Tariq Akmal

Tariq Akmal

Tariq Akmal

Tariq Akmal

A message from our chair, Dr. Tariq Akmal

Teaching can be one of the most rewarding careers a person can have. Indeed, many – if not most – teachers don’t merely consider it a career, but a calling. A calling that can positively change lives.

Our job is to take that passion and help refine it. It’s a preparation process we know works. It’s one that focuses on advancing knowledge and ethical practice in the education field.

We do all this through collaboration with other universities, schools, families, and local, regional and global communities. We do it in a manner that reflects the ideals of democracy, social justice, and ecological sustainability. We do it in a manner consistent with our mission as a land-grant university.

The research of our faculty contributes knowledge to our undergraduate and graduate programs and to the field of education in general. Our programs rely heavily on this research, and the close connections we maintain with classroom teachers and other practitioners can’t be matched. We stress active engagement, critical problem-solving, and equity/fairness for all learners.

When our students complete their course work, we expect them to have certain skills, abilities, and knowledge. We call these learning outcomes.

We are proud of our programs and would welcome the opportunity to discuss them more fully with you. Please consider visiting one or more of our campuses. Meet with faculty and student services staff to determine if one of our programs matches your educational and career goals. For more information on teacher certification, please e-mail us at

Graduate Assistantships

Graduate Assistantships

The College of Education offers a limited number of teaching and/or research assistantships to graduate students each year. Assistantships are generally allocated for two years for masters students, and three years for doctoral students pending performance and appropriate funding. Assistantships are awarded for the academic year only, although summer assistantships are occasionally available. Additional research assistantships, funded by specific research projects, may also be available.

Students who desire an assistantship should complete an application and submit it along with their departmental application when seeking admission to the Graduate School. Students who are awarded an assistantship must be involved in full-time study. Full-time study is defined as a minimum of 10 semester hours during the spring or fall term, and three semester hours during the summer session. Generally, students may not hold other employment in or outside the university while holding an assistantship. The amount of time involved in assistantship responsibilities will vary. However, all are contractual agreements between the student and the academic department. The specific agreement will include a description of the time and responsibilities required.

The Office of Graduate Studies provides application information, record-keeping, and program assistance for prospective students and current students in all the College of Education graduate degree programs. The office is located in Cleveland Hall, room 252, on the Pullman campus.

To contact the coordinator, email
Cleveland Hall
Room 252
PO Box 642114
Pullman WA 99164-2114
(509) 335-7016 or 335-9195

GAship Applications


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Employment Opportunities

Faculty, student, and staff employees work for the Washington State University College of Education at the Pullman campus as well as the campuses at Tri-Cities, Spokane, and Vancouver.

Work for a world-class research institution. Whether you like a small-town collegial environment, or the amenties of a city, you may find a personal and academic home on one of our campuses, in one of our communities.

Visit WSU’s job listings

Faculty/Staff Awards


Excellence Awards


Kelly McGovern – Staff Excellence
Lindsay Lightner – Staff Excellence
Katherine Rodela – Faculty Excellence in Diversity
Kristin Courtney – Faculty Excellence in Teaching
Yuliya Ardasheva – Faculty Excellence in Research
Judy Schultz – Faculty Excellence in Service
Chris Sodorff – Meritorious Service


Pam Bettis – Faculty Excellence in Diversity
Kira Carbonneau – Faculty Excellence in Teaching
Brenda Barrio – Faculty Excellence in Research
Tom Salsbury – Faculty Excellence in Service
Matthew Vaughn – Staff Excellence


Paula Groves Price – Faculty Excellence in Diversity
Katy Pietz – Faculty Excellence in Teaching
Kelly Ward – Faculty Excellence in Research
Jonah Firestone – Faculty Excellence in Service
Bev Rhoades – Staff Excellence


Sarah Newcomer – Faculty Excellence in Teaching
Rich Lamb – Faculty Excellence in Research
Gordon Gates – Faculty Excellence in Service
Kelly LaGrutta – Staff Excellence


Kasee Hildenbrand – Faculty Excellence in Teaching
Brian French – Faculty Excellence in Research
Sara Petersen – Faculty Excellence in Service
Debra Barnett – Staff Excellence


Phillip Morgan – Faculty Excellence in Teaching
Gisela Ernst-Slavit – Faculty Excellence in Diversity
Sola Adesope – Faculty Excellence in Research
June Canty – Faculty Excellence in Service
Jeanne Therrien – Staff Excellence


Paul Mencke – Faculty Excellence in Teaching
Susan Banks – Faculty Excellence in Diversity
Amy Roth McDuffie – Faculty Excellence in Research
Stacy Mohondro – Staff Excellence


Susan Finley – Faculty Excellence in Research
Debra Pastore – Faculty Excellence in Service
Barbara Ward – Faculty Excellence in Teaching
Nedra Murray – Staff Excellence


Eric Johnson – Faculty Excellence in Teaching
Maria Moscatelli – Faculty Excellence in Service
Heidi Ritter – Staff Excellence


Laurie ‘Lali’ McCubbin – Faculty Excellence in Diversity
David Slavit – Faculty Excellence in Research
Steve Price and Karen O’Keefe – Staff Excellence


Susan Finley – Faculty Excellence in Service
Kim Holapa – Staff Excellence
Michael Pavel – Faculty Excellence in Teaching


Joy Egbert – Faculty Excellence in Research
Krenny Hammer – Staff Excellence
Michael Pavel – Faculty Excellence in Diversity


Staci Bickelhaupt – Staff Excellence
Mary F. Roe – Faculty Excellence in Service
Kelly Ward – Faculty Excellence in Teaching


Ruby Latham – Staff Excellence
Brian W. McNeill – Faculty Award for Excellence in Diversity
David A. Gruenewald – Faculty Award for Excellence in Research


Linda Holloway – Faculty Excellence Award for Teaching
Cathy Claussen – Faculty Excellence Award for Service
Helen Berry – Staff Excellence Award
Ed Helmstetter – Meritorious Faculty Award


Tim Church – Faculty Excellence in Diversity
Mike Trevisan – Faculty Excellence in Research
Donna Kallaher – Staff Excellence


Amy Roth McDuffie – Faculty Excellence in Teaching
Michael Pavel – Faculty Excellence in Research
Stephanie Bauman – Faculty Excellence in Service
Lynn Buckley – Staff Excellence


Terrell Young – Faculty Excellence in Teaching
Gisela Ernst-Slavit – Faculty Excellence in Research
Susan Banks – Faculty Excellence in Service
Bill London – Staff Excellence


Lynda Hatch – Faculty Excellence in Teaching
Mimi Wolverton – Faculty Excellence in Research
Dawn Shinew – Faculty Excellence in Service
Jerry Maring – Faculty Excellence in Service
Tariq Akmal – Faculty Excellence in Service
Merrill Oaks – Faculty Excellence in Service
Michael Pavel – Faculty Excellence in Service
Barbara Smith – Staff Excellence


Sally Blank – Faculty Excellence in Teaching
Gail Furman – Faculty Excellence in Research
Michael Trevisan – Faculty Excellence in Service
Helen Leguis – Staff Excellence


Arreed Barabasz – Faculty Excellence in Teaching
Forrest Parkay – Faculty Excellence in Research
Darcy Miller – Faculty Excellence in Service
Sue Durrant – Faculty Meritorious Award
Stacy Mohondro – Staff Excellence


Joanne Washburn – Faculty Excellence in Teaching
Dennis Warner – Faculty Excellence in Research
Edwin Helmstetter – Faculty Excellence in Service
Linda Chaplin – Staff Excellence


Marilyn Mowatt – Faculty Excellence in Teaching
Marianne Barabasz – Faculty Excellence in Research
Dennis Warner – Faculty Excellence in Service
Juanita Fewkes – Staff Excellence


Thomas Ruff – Faculty Excellence in Teaching
Tim Church – Faculty Excellence in Research
Chris Sodorff – Faculty Excellence in Service
Sherry Vaughan – Faculty Meritorious Award


Deanne McCullough – Faculty Excellence in Teaching
Charles Peck – Faculty Excellence in Research


Mary Henry – Teaching
Arreed Barabasz – Research
Donald Reed – Service


Grazyna G. Goc-Karp – Teaching
Walter H. Gmelch – Research
Toshio Akamine – Service

Info and Nomination Forms

The Faculty and Staff Excellence Award process will be revamped this upcoming year.

Here is the current procedure for each:

Faculty Excellence Awards

Staff Excellence Awards

Student ambassadors

The Cream of the Crop!

We love all our students. But these are the ones who constantly share information about us with prospective and current students. Whether it’s an award, great research, or fun event, they are our mouthpiece!

Alhadeff Future Teachers of Color

Marcus Garza


Cheyenne Cortesi

Cheyenne Cortesi


Jereme ClarK


Kendall Iverson


Taylor Keffeler


Drew Thompson


CJ Vaughn


Stephanie Winchell


Organizational Structure

Leadership Team stand together for photo in front of Education Addition building.
The college leadership team met for its semi-annual retreat on August 23, 2018.

Michael S. Trevisan is the dean of the College of Education, and focuses upon maintaining and building upon its strengths and integrating its efforts with those of the University. His assistant is Stacy Mohondro.

Reporting to the dean

Additional dean’s office staff

College of Education

Office of the Dean
160 Cleveland Hall
PO Box 642114
Pullman, WA 99164
(509) 335-1738

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Strategic Plan

Strategic Plan and Guiding Principles

The College of Education’s Strategic Plan and Guiding Principles includes its vision, mission, values, and strategic priorities.


We will be one of the nation’s preeminent colleges of education through innovation in research and discovery, teaching and learning, and responsive engagement.


We’re committed to our land-grant heritage and tradition of service to society. Our mission supports the larger WSU mission and is three-fold:

  • Advance knowledge through scholarly and applied research.
  • Develop globally-aware and culturally-competent students, leaders, educators, and scholars.
  • Enhance education, thus contributing to quality of life for individuals, families, and communities.


  • Integrity, Trust, and Respect: We are committed to an environment built on trust, respect, honesty, professional integrity, high expectations, courtesy, and compassion for others. We will do this by embracing inclusive and non-discriminatory practices in all we do.
  • Diversity: We are committed to fostering critical perspectives about social justice and diversity. This includes the genuine attempt of each of us individually to understand how diversity manifests itself.
  • Quality and Excellence: We are committed to providing quality and excellence in all our endeavors.
  • Stewardship and Accountability: We are committed to serving as ethical and responsible stewards of university resources. We own our goals and fulfill our commitments. We take responsibility for our actions and results.

Strategic Priorities

  • Global Perspective: We are committed to developing cultural competence, and understanding perspectives other than our own, through respectful communication and interaction with others.
  • Research: We are committed to conducting quality research, developing innovative research protocols, publishing in premier journals, and preparing students to engage in research.
  • Leadership Development: We are committed to developing professional and responsible future leaders.
  • Science Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM): We are committed to developing improved STEM student and faculty pipelines, as well as conducting research in STEM areas.

To view as PDF: Strategic Plan and Guiding Principles

About College

Prepare for a successful career!

Washington State University’s College of Education can help you prepare for a successful career in education or in sport and fitness. The college offers programs on all four WSU campuses: Pullman, Spokane, Tri-Cities and Vancouver. Our faculty take personal interest in students’ academic and professional careers. Read what our students have to say.

World-class research

Our faculty are active contributors to the development of their fields. Their research is not limited to labs and reports, but is brought directly into the classrooms with their instruction and student-teacher interaction. Learn about our faculty’s research.

Statewide learning opportunities

The College of Education at WSU prepares you for careers in the fields of education, sport and fitness, including teaching, educational administration, counseling, athletic training, and sport management. Our college is one of the few that has presence at all four WSU campuses. Learn about our academic programs.

Teacher certification

Our broad range of certification and endorsement programs provide both current teachers and teachers-to-be with the training and preparation they need to teach middle and high-school students in specific subject areas. Learn more about teacher certification.

The collaborative National Board for Professional Teaching Standards program at the College of Education is becoming the model for advancing the quality of teaching and learning in America’s classrooms. Teachers who have completed the WSU NBPTS program have consistently exceeded the national and state certification rates. Learn about NBPTS.

Teacher clock hours

Washington teachers who hold a continuing certificate or a professional certificate are required to maintain its validity by following a program of continuing education. The College of Education approves clock-hour proposals through which teachers can earn fulfill their continuing education requirements. Learn more about clock-hour approval.

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