Graduate School of Education News
GSE rolls out full complement of programs for fall 2010 semester
On the tail end of a recent programmatic expansion, the Graduate School of Education this semester went to work with several rosters of programs.
The MEd is designed for licensed teachers interested in pursuing a master’s degree. This program focuses on improving practice and renewing passions for teaching through an emphasis on teacher inquiry.
Classes for this new seminar began over the summer. Local in-service teachers complete this seminar along with a Masters of Education, or independently during summer months.
Online ESOL and Reading Endorsement
These online courses are designed to offer greater flexibility to students, whether they are seeking a degree or in-service experience during the summer “off.”
ESOL Endorsement: Designed to assist beginning and experienced teachers working with ESOL students. Coursework includes current methods/materials for teaching students with culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
Reading Endorsement: Designed for teachers interested in providing reading program leadership. Coursework covers instructional practices, including technology-based practices for learners at different developmental levels and from differing cultural and linguistic backgrounds.
The GSE this semester welcomed 84 new students, a quarter of whom are graduates of Willamette's College of Liberal Arts. The average age of the class is 28.