Do you enjoy helping others grow and learn? Are you passionate about helping create a better future for others? Are you curious about why people make the decisions they do? Do you want to understand what motivates people? Our education and psychology programs may be your perfect fit.
Our students are passionate about people. The School of Education and Psychology offers bachelor’s degrees in elementary and secondary education, psychology, and forensic psychology, as well as several graduate programs. These programs will help you build a strong, practical foundation and equip you to launch a career.
Join a community environment.
Students in the School of Education and Psychology enjoy our family atmosphere created through small classes and personalized, easy access to faculty and staff. Our education and psychology clubs, community service opportunities, and psychology honor society Psi Chi, make it easy to find your place.
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Practice hands-on learning.
We believe students are best prepared for a successful career when they gain real, hands-on experience outside the classroom lecture setting. That’s why all education students start shadowing teachers in the classroom from the first year and complete a full year of student teaching before graduation. Additionally, the school operates the Discovery Preschool where education and psychology students can work with children every day. Our curriculum library houses a maker space for creative projects.
Learn more about the Discovery Preschool
Learn from experienced faculty.
Faculty in the School of Education and Psychology have a broad range of backgrounds and experience, and each holds a doctoral degree. Their areas of specialty include cognitive development, the integration of faith and learning, student assessment, motivation, elementary STEM education, special education, creativity and learning, international literacy education, remediation in reading, and much more.
Meet our faculty
- B.S. Elementary Education
- B.Ed. Secondary Education, Double Degree
- B.A. Psychology
- B.S. Psychology
- B.S. Forensic Psychology
- Master of Education (M.Ed.) - Applied or Research Track
- M.I.T. Instruction with Certification - Elementary
- M.I.T. Instruction with Certification - Secondary
- M.I.T. Instruction with Certification - Secondary (1-year)
The Center for Educational Equity and Diversity (CEED) was established to increase research and improve practice on issues of diversity and equity in the Walla Walla University (WWU) School of Education and Psychology (SEP). It is a center founded to interact with the public, both on the WWU campus and the greater Walla Walla Valley community.
Learn more about CEED.