College of Education and Professional Studies
School of Education
Black Hall, room 214-12
Mail Stop 7410
See the website for how these programs may be used for educational and career purposes.
Faculty and Staff
Ian Loverro, PhD
Graduate Programs Coordinator
Denise Shaw, PhD, educational leadership
Don Wattam, EdD, master teacher
Kim M. Jones, PhD, curriculum and instruction
Naomi Petersen, EdD, philosophy, assessment, STEM, informal settings
Henry Williams, EdD, school administration
Kelly Benson, EdD, leadership, law
Jan Byers-Kirsch, EdD, curriculum and instruction, literacy and supervision
Eric Hougan, PhD., educational leadership and policy studies
Ian Loverro, PhD, educational technology and communication
Lee Plourde, PhD curriculum and instruction, supervision, administration
Molly Ross, EdD, field supervisor
Don Wattam, EdD, school administration
Susana Y. Flores, PhD, multicultural education
Keith Reyes, EdD, multicultural education
Denise Shaw, PhD, curriculum and instruction, alternative pathways to teaching manager
Frank Foster, MEd, field supervisor
Judy Longstreth, MEd, field supervisor
Brita Williams, MiT, field supervisor
Debbie Strand, administrative assistant
Programs included in the Curriculum, Supervision and Educational Leadership department are masters of school administration and instructional leadership, residency principal certification, program administrator certification, program administrator/special education certification, library media endorsement, mentoring coaching certificate and Master Teacher.
The master of education school administration or master of education an instructional leadership degree programs prepare teachers for the residency principal’s certificate or program administrator’s certificate. A student shall complete 45 credits (school administrator or instructional leadership) in an approved course of study to be developed in consultation with the graduate advisor. There are also certificate programs available.
The Library Media Program qualifies students to become library media specialists for K-12 schools in Washington. A student shall complete 27 credits of required courses. Candidates must take and pass the WEST-E in library media prior to receiving endorsement.
Professional certification school administrator is for education administrators to renew their residency Principal or Program Administrator certificates (OSPI requirement).
The mentoring/coaching certificate is designed for teachers in supporting colleagues through mentoring.
The Master Teacher, MEd degree program is designed primarily for elementary and secondary school teachers and school service personnel. Since the program may also prepare the student for community college teaching and for advanced study, the student should seek advice from program advisors. For information directly regarding the Alternative Pathways to Teaching Program please visit www.cwu.edu/teacher-certification/about.
In addition to the university guidelines concerning admission to graduate degree programs, students desiring admission to any of the graduate programs must meet departmental requirements. Members of the department will review the student’s application materials and, if deemed necessary, may meet with the student before a recommendation for admission can be made.
In addition to general requirements for admission into Central Washington University, students desiring admission to the mentoring/coaching certificate must have valid WA state teaching certificate and at least three years of current teaching experience.
Elective Curriculum, Supervision, and Educational Leadership Courses
The candidate must choose at least six credits from the following: EDF 501, Educational Foundations; EDF 502, History of Education; EDF 503, Philosophy of Education; EDF 504, Advanced Educational Statistics; EDF 505, Educational Measurement for Teachers; EDF 506, Education Futurism; EDF 508, Comparative Education; EDF 567, Educational Change; PSY 552, Advanced Human Growth and Development; PSY 559, Advanced Educational Psychology. (Only one of PSY 552 or PSY 559 may be included to meet the foundations requirement). Related courses may be substituted with permission of the student’s graduate advisor or committee chair, the chair of the department, and the dean of Graduate Studies and Research.
Elective Area of Emphasis Courses
Students should select one or more areas of emphasis in consultation with their graduate advisor or committee chair. Areas of emphasis must be approved by the department chair on the Course of Study form available from the Office of Graduate Studies. Students should obtain Course of Study approval early in their programs to assure that all courses taken will accepted.
ProgramsCertificateMaster of Education (M.Ed.)
CoursesEducation: Administration (EDAD)Education: Curriculum and Supervision (EDCS)Education: Foundation (EDF)Education: Higher Education (EDHE)Education: Library Media (EDLM)