College of Education and Professional Studies
School of Education
Black Hall, room 205
Mail Stop 7406
See the website for how these programs may be used for educational and career purposes.
Faculty and Staff
Kate Reynolds, EdD, TESOL
Yukari Amos, PhD, bilingual education, TESL
Carol Butterfield, PhD, literacy, TESL
Janet Finke, PhD, literacy
Craig Hughes, PhD, bilingual education, TESL
Terrance McCain, PhD, bilingual education, TESL
Tina Georgeson, EdD, early childhood and elementary education
YiShan Lea, EdD, bilingual education, TESL
Khodi Kaviani, PhD, elementary education
Keith Salyer, PhD, early childhood and elementary education
Janet Spybrook, EdD, special education
Sharryn Walker, PhD, literacy
Teresa Walker, EdD, early childhood education
Grace Blum, PhD, early childhood education, elementary education
Wendie Lappin Castillo, EdD, special education
Dia Gary, EdD, early childhood education
Pamela M Juniel, PhD, special education
Melanie Kingham, MEd, elementary education, early childhood education
James Hainer, MIT, elementary education
Michele Jacobson, MEd, special education
Tim Lawless, MA, special education
Tina Clark, administrative assistant
Nancy Schnebly, secretary lead
Department Information, Standards, and Requirements
Major and/or minor programs in the Education, Development, Teaching and Learning (EDTL) department include early childhood education, elementary education, bilingual education/teaching English as a second language, literacy and special education. Additionally, the EDTL department contributes to the middle-level teaching programs in mathematics (see mathematics in the catalog) and science teaching (see science education in the catalog).
In addition to a listed major and/or minor, students must maintain full admission status in the School of Education and successfully complete all certification requirements to qualify for the Washington State teaching certificate. The early childhood education major and minor offer options in which these requirements do not apply (see descriptions below). Students completing a special education major or minor must complete EDCS 424 if they are pursuing a secondary discipline-specific teaching major (or EDLT 308 for those also seeking an elementary-specific teaching major) as part of the Professional Education Program. All students completing a secondary discipline-specific program must complete EDCS 424. All other education department majors or minors do not require the completion of this course. Also, at least 75 percent of the endorsable major or minor must be completed prior to EDCS 442, Student Teaching.
All students seeking a teacher certification endorsement must maintain a 3.0 GPA or higher for the last 45 graded credits. Students must also earn a minimum grade of “C” in all required major, minor, and Professional Education Program courses.
Special Education Majors
The special education majors offered are specifically designed to prepare teachers for meeting the diverse competencies required for teaching individuals with disabilities. Students electing special education teaching must follow one of the outlined programs. EDSE 302 must be taken prior to or concurrently with EDSE 311.
For information on program outcomes, please go to: www.cwu.edu/mission/assessment-improvement/slo-assessment-plans.
Frequency of course offering information can be found at the department website: www.cwu.edu/teaching-learning/ or by contacting the department directly.
ProgramsBachelor of Arts (B.A.)CertificateMinor
CoursesEducation: Bilingual (EDBL)Education: Early Childhood (EDEC)Education: Elementary (EDEL)Education: Foundation and Curriculum (EFC)Education: Literacy (EDLT)Page: 1