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.
Masters in Education
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.
Environmental Literacy Seminar Series
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.