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School of Education and Psychology Statistics

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

2016 – 2017

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.

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

Admission Requirements:

  • Completion of all Phase 1 classes.
  • Minimum GPA of 2.75 in all course work that applies to Phase 1.
  • Passing score in all required sections of the WEST-B/ACT/SAT or a combination thereof.
  • Formal application, law enforcement background check, and moral character clearance.
  • No grade less than a C in all Phase 1 classes.

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 State of Washington Professional Standards Board (PESB).

CONTEXTUAL INFORMATION

Best Practices:

  • In order to blend 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 and Washington State Standards.
  • Portfolios are used formatively and summatively to portray excellence of educational practices in the K-12 setting.

Notable Features and Accomplishments in 2016-2017:

  • Sixteen 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.
  • One elementary education major received the Dan and Mary Morrison Necker English Scholarship.
  • Two elementary education majors received the David James Liu Memorial Foundation Scholarship.
  • One elementary education major received the Outstanding Senior Award.
  • One psychology major received the Outstanding Senior Award.

PROGRAM STATISTICS:

Total number of students in the School of Education and Psychology, all specializations in academic year 2016–2017144
Number of Elementary Education majors65
Number of Secondary certification candidates59
Number of students in supervised student teaching21
Number of Forensic Psychology majors15
Number of Psychology majors49
Number of Psychology minors25
Full-time faculty in the School of Education and Psychology7
Part-time faculty not otherwise employed by the institution4
Total university clinical practice supervisors 8
The student/faculty ratio, based upon faculty FTE8.8:1
Teacher candidate/university supervisor ratio2.63:1
Minimum total number of hours required for student teaching450
Last update on November 27, 2018