Title II Report Card

Walla Walla University
School of Education & Psychology
Title II of the Higher Education Act Report Card

2011 – 2012

Mission: The School of Education and Psychology at Walla Walla University supports the mission of the university and assists students as they acquire knowledge and expertise in their fields of study within the context of Christian faith. To this end our faculty and students are committed to:

  • quality in scholarship and research;
  • the development of social, moral, and spiritual values; and
  • the integration of learning, faith, and service.

Teacher Preparation Programs: Walla Walla University offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education. Teacher certification is also available to those who wish to teach in various content areas at the secondary school level. Additional information can be found at http://www.wallawalla.edu/3037

The Teacher Certification Program is made up of a relatively small number of students thus allowing more interaction with faculty and staff.

Admission Requirements:

  • Junior class standing or a score of at least 23 on the ACT or a score of at least 1040 on the SAT.
  • Minimum GPA of at least 2.75 in all course work that applies to certification requirements.
  • Passing score in all required sections of the WEST-B.
  • Formal application, law enforcement background check, and moral character clearance.
  • No grade less than a C

For a complete description, see: http://www.wallawalla.edu/2968

Accreditation:

  • Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges
  • Accrediting Association of Seventh-day Adventist Schools, Colleges, & Universities
  • All of the university's teacher preparation programs are approved by the Washington State Board of Education.

 CONTEXTUAL INFORMATION:

Best Practices:

  • Blend of theory and practice. Teacher certification candidates spend between 93 and 231 clock hours observing and assisting in K–12 classrooms prior to student teaching.
  • Methods of teaching courses are aligned with national Common Core State Standards
  • Portfolios are used formatively and summatively to portray excellence of educational practices in the K-12 setting.

 Notable Features and Accomplishments in 2011-2012:

  • 15 teacher certification candidates were awarded the Eleanor Schofield Memorial Teachers' Scholarship.
  • Two elementary education majors received the Doreen Paulson-Evans Memorial Scholarship.
  • One elementary education major received the Appreciation of Elementary Education.
  • Three elementary education majors received the Dan and Mary Morrison Necker English Scholarship.
  • One elementary education major received the David James Liu Memorial Education Scholarship.
  • One elementary education major received the Outstanding Senior Award.

 PROGRAM STATISTICS:

Total number of students in your teacher-preparation program, all specializations in academic year 2011–201280
Number of students in supervised student teaching in academic year 2011–201226
Number of faculty members who supervised student teachers:
Full-time faculty in professional education3
Part-time faculty in professional education, not otherwise employed by the institution10
Total faculty student teaching supervisors 13
Student teacher/faculty ratio2:1
The student/faculty ratio, based upon faculty FTE was:8.6:1
Average total number of hours required450
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Last update on November 27, 2012