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School of
Education
                 Seattle Pacific University Graduate Catalog


                 SCHOOL OF EDUCATION                                             for developing a theory or solution and evaluate
                 PETERSON HALL
                 206.281.2214                                                    its effectiveness.
                 WWW.SPU.EDU/DEPTS/SOE                                        5. Professionalism. Demonstrate a commitment to
                 William Rowley, Dean; Henry Algera; Dan Bishop;
                                                                                 vocational integrity, the goals of the discipline,
                 Lisa Bjork; Suzanne Bond; Rick Eigenbrood; Arthur Ellis;        activity in the professional community and contin-
                 Christie Eppler; Susan Franklin; Gregory Fritzberg;             ued professional development.
                 Ruth Givens; Sharon Hartnett; Cher Igelman;
                 Elletta Kennison; Frank Kline; Debby Lierman; Gail Miller;   6. Impact on student learning. Demonstrate the
                 Nyaradzo Mvududu; Raymond Myers; William Nagy;
                 Annette Robinson; Christopher Sink; Richard Smith;              ability to design, implement and evaluate pro-
                 David Steele; Sharon Young                                      grams, activities or lessons appropriate to the
                                                                                 professional role for which you are being prepared
                 As a community of learners, Seattle Pacific University is       and that have a measurable direct or indirect
                 committed to evangelical Christian faith and values,            positive impact on student learning.
                 and to excellence in teaching and scholarship for the
                 intellectual, personal and spiritual growth of students.
                    The mission of Seattle Pacific’s School of Education
                 is to prepare educators for service and leadership in
                 schools and communities by developing their profes-
                                                                              Master of Education
                 sional competence and character within a framework
                 of Christian faith and values.
                                                                              (M.Ed.)
                                                                              It has been said that there is no medicine like hope; no
                    The following conceptual framework has been
                                                                              incentive so great and no tonic so powerful as expecta-
                 adopted by the SPU School of Education to explain
                                                                              tion of something better tomorrow. Education is a
                 in more detail how we understand our mission. It
                                                                              prime giver of hope. It brings light to dark places, re-
                 describes the abilities, skills and knowledge that
                                                                              veals options never before considered and equips
58   Master of
     Education
                 we expect graduates of our program to be able to
                                                                              individuals with precise tools for lifelong learning. To
                 demonstrate.
                                                                              impart that hope as an educator is a high privilege.
                 1. Foundational knowledge and skills. Articulate key
                                                                                 The graduate programs in the School of Education
                     philosophies, theories, concepts, values, prin-
                                                                              will provide teachers with the opportunity to enhance
                     ciples and facts, and demonstrate the essential
                                                                              their knowledge of the classroom. Should they desire
                     skills that underlie the content of the professional
                                                                              to become a principal or school counselor, Seattle
                     discipline and vocational goal for which you are
                                                                              Pacific University offers a master’s degree and/or
                     being prepared.
                                                                              certificate program.
                 2. Leadership. Demonstrate the ability to
                                                                                 The master of education degree represents a
                     motivate and direct others, to create and support
                                                                              carefully articulated sequence of advanced courses
                     principle-based ideas, to accomplish tasks in
                                                                              that are natural extensions of the student’s under-
                     group situations and to help teams achieve goals.
                                                                              graduate academic and professional coursework
                     Demonstrate the ability to manage goals to
                                                                              and teaching experience. Courses emphasize both
                     completion.
                                                                              theory and practice. A successfully completed
                 3. Communication. Demonstrate the ability to listen,
                                                                              Seattle Pacific master’s degree in education gives an
                     speak, read and write with integrity and effectively
                                                                              individual the following:
                     use traditional and new media. Make connections
                                                                              • An understanding of the historical, social, eco-
                     that create meaning between yourself and your
                                                                                 nomic, legal, political and technological forces that
                     audience.
                                                                                 shape the American educational system.
                 4. Analysis and problem solving. Demonstrate the
                                                                              • A knowledge of, and the ability to apply, theories of
                     ability to separate an idea or incident into its
                                                                                 teaching and learning to classroom, school and
                     component parts. Individually or, as a part of a
                                                                                 related settings.
                     team, use values and the skills of the discipline
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                                                                                                                                    “Educators who pursue a
• Extensive knowledge of the literature, research and      to general requirements of the University, specific pro-                  graduate program in
  trends in an area of professional specialization.        gram admission requirements include verification that                     education are responding
• The ability to communicate effectively using the         a program for teacher’s certification was completed.                      to God’s call to become
                                                                                                                                     leaders in schools. SPU’s
  written and spoken word.                                 Applicants to degree programs should have obtained a                      School of Education is
• The necessary information and skills to access,          score of 35 or better on the MAT, or 950 or better on                     committed to equip each
                                                                                                                                     student for the task of
  interpret, apply, evaluate and contribute to the         the GRE (verbal plus quantitative). Applicants to “certifi-               leadership and to prepare
  research and related literature of education.            cation only” programs must have completed a master’s                      and encourage each
• An appreciation of the diversity found in our culture    or other advanced degree. Admission and application                       graduate to engage the
                                                                                                                                     culture of schools as
  and other cultures.                                      materials may be obtained from The Graduate Center                        part of God’s creation.”
• A view of education as a helping profession sup-         by calling 206.281.2091 or 800.601.0603.
                                                                                                                                     Rick Eigenbrood,
  ported by the unique contribution of a Christian                                                                                   Director of Graduate and
                                                           Policies for Summer Courses
  university helping to shape those views.                                                                                           Doctoral Programs
                                                           No more than 6 graduate (6000-level) credits may be
                                                           taken in one four-week Summer Session term. Since
  All degrees are accredited through the National
                                                           most graduate education courses are 3 credits and
Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)
                                                           extend one four-week session only, a maximum of 12
and the Washington State Board of Education.
                                                           credits can be taken in most summers.
GRADUATE EDUCATION PROGRAMS OFFERED                           Exception: If students enroll in EDU 6970 Educa-
                                                           tional Statistics or EDU 6971 Introduction to Graduate
Master of Education Degree                                 Research during the summer, they are permitted to
• Curriculum and instruction, with specializations in      take only one additional 3-credit graduate class per
    Teaching and Learning                                  session because the courses, Educational Statistics
    Teaching and Learning (online)                         and Introduction to Graduate Research, extend the
    Reading and Language Arts                              full eight weeks of Summer Session. EDCO 6672                               Master of
    Instructional technology                                                                                                           Education           59
                                                           Organization and Administration of PK–12 Guidance
• Educational Leadership                                   Programs also extends the full eight weeks of Summer
• School Counseling                                        Session. This limits the maximum credits to 9 for that
Master of Arts in Teaching Degree (secondary)              summer.
Certificate “Only” Programs                                Off-Campus Courses
(For those with a master’s degree)                         Graduate education courses in school administration
• School Counselor Certification                           are offered at such off-campus locations as the
• Principal Certification                                  Olympic Educational Service District in Bremerton, ESD
• Superintendent Certification                             #113 in Olympia, ESD #189 in Mt. Vernon and at the
                                                           Federal Way School District Administrative Office in
APPLICATIONS                                               Federal Way. Check the online schedule to determine
Applications are accepted throughout the year. Early       when these occur.
program admission is required. Ideally, the graduate
application and other necessary items should be filed      COURSE SCHEDULING
with the graduate program manager in the School of         Academic year. To accommodate working students,
Education one quarter before the quarter in which          on-campus courses are scheduled in the evenings,
program coursework will begin so that the process of       either from 4:30–7:05 p.m. or from 7:10–9:45 p.m.
admission will be completed before initial enrollment.     Off-campus courses are usually scheduled from
However, all application items, including test scores,     4:30–7:05 p.m. Course schedules for the coming
should be filed with the graduate program manager in       year are available online beginning in April for the
the School of Education by the first week of the quarter   subsequent academic year.
in which program coursework is to begin. In addition
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                 Summer Session. Summer Quarter (Summer Session)              MASTER’S PROJECT
                 consists of two four-week sessions. Session One be-          The master’s project is a 3-credit activity involving the
                 gins late June and ends mid-July. Session Two begins         practical application of knowledge and skills resulting
                 late July and ends mid-August. Graduate education            in a product usable in the individual’s professional or
                 classes generally meet during one session only, from         potential role. It is not a requirement for a master of
                 Monday through Thursday, for a designated two-hour           education degree, but an elective only. Hence, it is not
                 period. Educational Statistics, Introduction to Graduate     an option for some programs. Examples of projects
                 Research, and Organization and Administration of PK–         include the following: (1) the development of district or
                 12 Guidance Programs meet twice weekly, for desig-           school educational goals based upon needs assess-
                 nated two-hour periods, over both sessions (i.e., the        ment and literature review; (2) the development of a
                 entire eight weeks of Summer Session).                       curriculum and curriculum materials for a given set of
                                                                              district or school educational goals; (3) the compilation
                 MASTER’S THESIS                                              of teaching resources and materials for a given curricu-
                 The master’s thesis is a formal investigation into           lum; and (4) the design of a program development and
                 a research question that involves original data and          evaluation model for use in a school or district setting.
                 primary sources, thus resulting in a scholarly manu-         Projects are not bound or retained by the School
                 script suitable for binding and possible publication.        of Education.
                 It is not a requirement for a master of education               The master’s project is conducted under the
                 degree, but an elective only. Examples include the           direction of a faculty supervisor (selected by the
                 following: (1) empirical research with results of interest   student), who is responsible for the majority of guid-
                 and importance to the profession as a whole;                 ance given to the student. Mentoring of the student
                 (2) action or evaluation research that uses qualitative      is a primary concern.
                 or quantitative data and provides results useful for            A project should not exceed 3 credits. Individuals
60   Master of   local or state purposes; (3) a thorough review of litera-    wishing to complete a project should contact the
     Education
                 ture and research on a topic important to the profes-        graduate program manager well in advance for written
                 sion; and (4) an historical or philosophical analysis of     procedures.
                 recurring themes and issues in education.                       EDU 6970 Educational Statistics and EDU 6971
                     Thesis research is conducted under the direction         Introduction to Graduate Research are prerequisites to
                 of a three-person committee, with a chairperson              the master’s project.
                 (selected by the student) responsible for the majority
                 of guidance given to the student. Mentoring of the           COMPREHENSIVE EXAMINATION
                 student is a primary concern. A copy of the thesis will      A comprehensive exam is required for most graduate
                 be bound and kept in the SPU Library. Students may,          education programs, with the exception of the master
                 but are not required to, order one or more copies for        of arts in teaching and the non-degree program for
                 their own use.                                               school principal certification. This examination process
                     A thesis should be at least 6 credits, but may be        is designed to help the student synthesize and apply
                 as many as 15 and is strongly recommended for those          information gained throughout the course of the gradu-
                 intending to apply for doctoral studies in the future.       ate education program in which he or she was enrolled.
                 Individuals wishing to complete a thesis should              The exam is usually taken during the last quarter of
                 contact the graduate program manager well in ad-             coursework or the first quarter there-after. In all cases
                 vance for written procedures.                                it is written. The educational leadership degree also
                     EDU 6970 Educational Statistics, EDU 6971                includes an oral defense of the written responses. An
                 Introduction to Graduate Research and EDU 6972               application for the comprehensive exam should be
                 Research Evaluation are prerequisites to the master’s        submitted to the graduate program manager in the
                 thesis.                                                      School of Education two quarters before the test will
                                                                              be taken. After the application is received, a student is
                                                                              sent instructions regarding the writing of the exam in
                                                                              his or her program.
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CERTIFICATION                                                • Initial school principal. Students enrolled in a
Continuing Teacher’s Certificate                               program meeting qualifications for school principal
Any SPU master’s degree within the School of Educa-            certification should apply soon after program
tion may be used to fulfill the academic requirement for       completion for certification.
the continuing teacher’s certificate. Applications for
this credential can be requested from and processed            Request applications for these certificates from The
by the School of Education provided (1) an SPU               Graduate Center by calling 206.281.2091 or
master’s degree is used; (2) all other state require-        800.601.0603.
ments for the continuing certificate have been met;
and (3) the certificate application and accompanying
materials are submitted within six months of degree
completion. Information is available through the School      Curriculum and
of Education.
   The professional certificate will replace the continu-    Instruction (M.Ed.)
ing teacher’s certificate for those teachers who ori-        Teacher-related graduate degrees requiring residency
ginally obtain the residency certificate and for those       certification as a prerequisite have been consolidated
whose initial certificate renewals expire before comple-     within one department at SPU — curriculum and
tion of the continuing certificate.                          instruction. This is considered the “umbrella” master’s
Other Washington State Certificates                          program that provides the opportunity to select one of
Students who need to renew an initial teacher’s certifi-     three specializations for intensive study: (1) teaching
cate during their course of study, or who complete           and learning; (2) reading and language arts; and (3)
a program resulting in a specific type of state certifica-   instructional technology. An online master of education
tion (e.g., residency teacher, school counselor or           program with a specialization in teaching and learning                        Master of
                                                                                                                                     Curriculum and
                                                             is also available. When degree work is done, the tran-                        Education
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school administrator) must formally apply for the                                                                                                    -
credential as follows:                                       script will verify the specific program completed as
• Residency teacher. (Applies to master of arts in           follows: master of education in curriculum and instruc-
   teaching only.) Students pursuing the master of           tion. Specialization: [area of emphasis].
   arts in teaching will apply as part of the completion        In addition to receiving a curriculum and instruction
   of the “initial certification” portion of this degree.    degree, persons doing the reading and language arts
• Initial teacher (renewal). Those who need to renew         specialization will qualify to add a PK–12 supporting
   an initial teacher’s certificate apply while their        reading endorsement to their teaching certificate upon
   graduate program is in progress, provided 15              successful program completion.
   quarter credits have been completed since the                Overall, the master of education in curriculum and
   currently valid credential was issued.                    instruction is designed to help teachers strengthen
• Initial school counselor. Students enrolled in a           their instructional skills while developing leadership
   program meeting qualifications for school                 abilities for such roles as department chair, staff
   counselor’s certification (ESA) should apply soon         development leader or curriculum coordinator. Indi-
   after program completion for certification.               vidual specializations within the degree allow people
• Initial school psychologist. Students enrolled in a        to emphasize an area of particular interest.
   program meeting qualifications for school                    Due to the focus of the curriculum and instruction
   psychologist’s certification (ESA) should apply soon      degree on the PK–12 school system, it is preferred
   after program completion for certification.               that each applicant has completed an approved
                                                             program for teacher certification prior to enrollment.
                                                             Exceptions should be approved through the graduate
                                                             program manager by calling 206.281.2378.
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                        There are five sections to the curriculum and             SPECIALIZATION: TEACHING AND LEARNING
                      instruction degree: foundations/research core, curricu-     (51 credits)
                      lum/instruction core, specialization core, electives and    Program Requirements
                      a comprehensive examination.
                                                                                  Foundations/Research Core (18 credits)
                      • Foundations/research core. Prepares individuals to        EDU 6085     Values and Ethics in Education (3)
                        understand basics of research in education so they        EDU 6120     Foundations: Issues and Ideas in American
                        become competent consumers of quantitative and                         Education (3)
                        qualitative research designs. In this way, students       EDU 6655     Advanced Educational Psychology (3)
                        are enabled to effectively read and analyze studies       EDU 6970     Educational Statistics (3)
                        presented in professional journals.                       EDU 6971     Introduction to Graduate Research (3)
                      • Curriculum/instruction core. Provides the back-           EDU 6972     Research Evaluation (3)
                        ground, perspectives and resources necessary for          Teaching/Learning Core (15 credits)
                        advanced study as a classroom teacher.                    EDU 6524      School Curriculum (3)
                      • Specialization core. Provides advanced study in a         EDU 6525      The School: A Multicultural Approach (3)
                        specific area of emphasis.                                EDU 6526      Models of Teaching (3)
                                                                                  EDU 6613      Measurement and Assessment in Education (3)
                      • Electives. Provides an opportunity to explore an
                                                                                  EDSP 6644     The Exceptional Student and Inclusion (3)
                        area of individual interest.
                      • Comprehensive examination. Provides an opportu-           Electives (18 credits)
                        nity for a written synthesis of overall concepts,         Electives may be selected from the following sources:
                                                                                  • Graduate degree (6000-level) courses offered through
                        principles and perspectives gained during the
                                                                                    Seattle Pacific University. (Any amount permitted at this
                        course of study.                                            level.) Non-education courses are also acceptable, but
                                                                                    some may require written permission from the department
     Curriculum and
                         The teaching and learning specialization combines the      involved before enrollment is permitted. Courses from the
62   Instruction      curriculum/instruction core and the specialization core       math/earth science endorsement programs offered during
                      into one section designated teaching/learning core.           Summer Quarter may also be used.
                         Depending upon the specialization selected, the          • Professional education (5000-level) courses offered for
                      structure of, and course/credit requirements for, the         Seattle Pacific credit. (A maximum of 6 credits permitted
                                                                                    at this level.) These meet in school districts or may be
                      curriculum and instruction degree may vary signifi-
                                                                                    taken via media. Per-quarter listings are found in the
                      cantly. Descriptions for each specialization follow.          Spiral bulletin available through SPU’s Continuing Educa-
                      Online Master’s Degree in Education                           tion Department by calling 206.281.2121.
                      The master’s degree in education in curriculum and          • The online curriculum and instruction program includes
                                                                                    the following elective courses:
                      instruction with a specialization in teaching and learn-
                                                                                        EDTC 6431 Learning With Technology
                      ing is provided online via the Internet. Each Autumn              EDTC 6433 Teaching With Technology
                      Quarter a new cohort of students enters the program.              EDCO 6676 Students at Risk: Assessment and
                      It is a two-year program consisting of 51 credits includ-                        Intervention
                      ing the teaching and learning specialization, which               EDRD 6507 Language Development and Literacy
                      consists of 18 elective credits.                                  EDRD 6533 Teaching Writing: Process to Product
                          On-campus students self-select the electives; the             EDRD 6641 Psychology of Reading
                      online electives chosen by the School of Education          Pre-Approved Electives
                      include reading, instructional technology and special       Possible electives for the teaching and learning specializa-
                      education courses. Students may transfer in up to 6         tion follow. These may be taken in any quantity or combina-
                      credits. Call 206.281.2378 for more information.            tion. Graduate degree offerings from other departments on
                                                                                  campus are shown in the University Online Time Schedule.
                                                                                  Professional education (5000-level) courses are listed in the
                                                                                  Spiral bulletin, available through the Continuing Education
                                                                                  Department by calling 206.281.2274. A maximum of 6
                                                                                  credits of professional education courses may be taken.
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Instructional Technology                                     COMPREHENSIVE EXAMINATION
EDTC 6431       Learning With Technology (3)                 This take-home essay examination is usually com-
EDTC 6432       Computer Authoring and Production (3)        pleted during the last quarter of coursework or the
EDTC 6433       Teaching With Technology (3)                 quarter thereafter. An application available from the
EDTC 6434       Networking and Telecommunications in         School of Education should be submitted to the gradu-
                Education (3)                                ate program manager two quarters in advance. The
EDTC 6535       Issues and Advances in Educational
                                                             date for exam pickup is arranged individually with the
                Technology (3)
                                                             graduate program manager. Students are given four
Reading and Language Arts                                    weeks to complete the responses. Notes and texts are
EDRD 6506 Literacy Assessment (3)                            permitted.
EDRD 6507 Language Development and Literacy (3)
EDRD 6529 Teaching Reading: Strategies of                    SPECIALIZATION: READING AND LANGUAGE ARTS
              Instruction (3)                                (57 credits)
EDRD 6530 Teaching Reading: Content Areas (3)
EDRD 6531 Children’s/Young Adult Literature (3)              Program Requirements
EDRD 6533 Writing: Process to Product (3)
                                                             Foundations/Research Core (12 credits)
EDRD 6641 Psychology of Reading (3)
                                                             EDU 6085     Values and Ethics in Education (3)
EDRD 6506 Literacy Assessment (3)
                                                             EDU 6120     Foundations: Issues and Ideas in American
Special Education                                                         Education (3)
EDSP 6652      Seminar in Learning Disabilities              EDU 6970     Educational Statistics (3)
               and ADHD (3)                                  EDU 6971     Introduction to Graduate Research (3)
EDSP 6950      Topics in Special Education (3)
                                                             Curriculum/Instruction Core (12 credits)
School Counseling                                            EDU 6524       School Curriculum (3)
EDCO 6670 Introduction to School Counseling (3)              EDU 6526       Models of Teaching (3)
EDCO 6676 Students at Risk: Assessment and                   EDU 6613       Measurement and Assessment in Education (3)                 Curriculum and
                                                                                                                                             Instruction   63
              Intervention (3)                               EDSP 6644      The Exceptional Individual and Inclusion (3)
EDCO 6679 Career Counseling in the Schools (3)
                                                             Reading/Language Arts Core (27 credits)
EDCO 6680 Special Education and School Counseling (3)
                                                             EDRD 6506 Literacy Assessment (3)
              Math Education
                                                             EDRD 6507 Language Development and Literacy (3)
MAT 5251      Real World Applications (4)
                                                             EDRD 6529 Teaching Reading: Strategies of
MAT 5503      Problem Solving (4)
                                                                          Instruction (3)
MAT 5504      Algebra and Trigonometry (4)
                                                             EDRD 6530 Teaching Reading: Content Areas (3)
MAT 5505      Differential and Integral Calculus (4)
                                                             EDRD 6531 Children’s/Young Adult Literature (3)
MAT 5530      Probability and Statistics (4)
                                                             EDRD 6533 Teaching Writing: Process to Product (3)
MAT 5550      Euclidean and Non-Euclidean Geometry (4)
                                                             EDRD 6641 Psychology of Reading (3)
Science Education                                            EDRD 6952 Topics in Language Arts (3)
NMS 5140      Ideal Science Activities (4)                   EDRD 6953 Topics in Reading (3)
NMS 5000      Human Health/Bioethics (4)
                                                             Electives (6 credits)
NMS 5001      User’s Guide for Our Planet (4)
NMS 5403      Down to Earth Geology (4)                      Pre-approved electives for the reading and language arts
NMS 5430      Exploring the Universe in Time and Space (4)   specialization follow. Approval for unlisted graduate courses
NMS 5506      Clouds, Currents, Calamities (4)               may be considered on an individual basis. If there is a
NMS 5534      Ocean Environments (4)                         graduate level course that does not appear on the list that
                                                             would benefit a student’s professional and education goals,
Other Electives                                              a written petition is to be submitted to the graduate pro-
EDU 6960        Master’s Project (3 credits only)            gram manager for special consideration.
Prerequisites: EDU 6970, 6971; (special approval form
                required)
EDU 6995        Master’s Thesis (6–9)
Prerequisites: EDU 6970, 6971; (special approval form
                required)
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                      Educational Technology                                     SPECIALIZATION: INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGY
                      EDTC 6431      Learning With Technology (3)                (57 credits)
                      EDTC 6432      Computer Authoring (3)
                                                                                 Program Requirements
                      EDTC 6433      Teaching With Technology (3)
                      EDTC 6434      Networking and Telecommunications in        Foundations/Research Core (18 credits)
                                     Education (3)                               EDU 6085     Values and Ethics in Education (3)
                      EDTC 6535      Issues and Advances in Educational          EDU 6120     Foundations: Issues and Ideas in American
                                     Technology (3)                                           Education (3)
                                                                                 EDU 6655     Advanced Educational Psychology (3)
                      Linguistics
                                                                                 EDU 6970     Educational Statistics (3)
                      LIN 6601            History of the English Language (3)
                                                                                 EDU 6971     Introduction to Graduate Research (3)
                      LIN 6430            Sociolinguistics (3)
                                                                                 EDU 6972     Research Evaluation (3)
                      School Counseling
                                                                                 Curriculum/Instruction Core (15 credits)
                      EDCO 6676 Students at Risk: Assessment and
                                                                                 EDU 6524       School Curriculum (3)
                                    Intervention (3)
                                                                                 EDU 6525       The School: A Multicultural Approach (3)
                      Teaching English As a Second Language                      EDU 6526       Models of Teaching (3)
                      TESL 6400      Teaching ESL Grammar (3)                    EDU 6613       Measurement and Assessment in Education (3)
                      TESL 6480      Teaching ESL Reading (3)                    EDSP 6644      The Exceptional Student and Inclusion (3)
                      TESL 6581      Teaching ESL Writing (3)
                                                                                 Instructional Technology Core (24 credits)
                      Other Electives                                            EDTC 6431       Learning With Technology (3)
                      EDU 6960        Master’s Project (3)                       EDTC 6432       Essentials: Computer Authoring (3)
                      EDU 6995        Master’s Thesis (6–9)                      EDTC6433        Teaching With Technology (3)
                                                                                 EDTC 6434       Networking and Telecommunications for
                      COMPREHENSIVE EXAM                                                         Education (3)
     Curriculum and
                      This two-hour essay examination is usually completed       EDTC 6535       Issues and Advances in Educational
64   Instruction      during the last quarter of coursework or the first quar-                   Technology (3)
                      ter thereafter. An application available from the School   EDU 6900        Independent Study: Practicum in
                      of Education should be submitted to the graduate pro-                      Instructional Technology (3)
                      gram manager two quarters in advance. Comprehen-           EDTC ****       Six credits selected from Spiral Instructional
                                                                                                 Technology (prior approval required for each
                      sive exams are scheduled individually with the
                                                                                                 course)
                      graduate program manager. Since notes and/or texts
                      are not permitted during the testing period, study ques-   COMPREHENSIVE EXAM
                      tions and other explanatory information will be sent       This take-home essay examination is usually
                      after the application form is received.                    completed during the last quarter of coursework or the
                                                                                 first quarter thereafter. An application available from
                                                                                 the School of Education should be submitted to the
                                                                                 graduate program manager two quarters in advance.
                                                                                 The date for exam pickup is arranged individually with
                                                                                 the graduate program manager. Students are given four
                                                                                 weeks to complete the responses. Notes and texts
                                                                                 are permitted.
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Educational                                                EDU 6524
                                                           EDU 6655
                                                           EDU 6970
                                                                           School Curriculum (3)
                                                                           Advanced Educational Psychology (3)
                                                                           Educational Statistics (3)
Leadership                                                 EDU 6971
                                                           EDU 6972
                                                                           Introduction to Graduate Research (3)
                                                                           Research Evaluation (3)
The master of education in educational leadership is
                                                           Educational Leadership Core (21 credits)
designed to prepare an individual for a position as a      EDAD 6580     Educational Administration (3)
school principal in the elementary or secondary school.    EDAD 6581     The Principalship (3)
This degree is nationally accredited by the National       or
Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education, and    EDAD 6582     Private School Leadership (3)
its successful completion will qualify the student for     EDAD 6584     Washington School Finance (3)
a Washington Initial PK–12 Certificate as a school         EDAD 6585     Washington School Law (3)
principal.                                                 EDAD 6586     Human Resources Administration (3)
                                                           EDAD 6588     Instructional Supervision (3)
   A year-long (9-credit) internship comprises a part of
                                                           EDAD 6589     Current Issues in Education (3)
the degree program in educational leadership. It is a
vital, integrative experience in which students perform    Internship (9 credits)
administrative activities while being supervised in a      EDAD 6940       Principal/Administrative Internship (3,3,3)
school setting. The primary objective is for the intern    Note: The internship extends over an entire school year, for
                                                           three quarters. Interns are required to register for 3 credits
to acquire and practice the skills of effective manage-
                                                           per quarter.
ment and leadership. The core of internship experi-
ences will be centered on those competencies and           COMPREHENSIVE EXAMINATION
skills defined in the Washington Administrative Code       This two-part examination, a written essay and an oral
and the Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consor-        defense of the answers to these questions, is usually
tium (ISLLC).                                              completed at the end of the program. An application,                        Curriculum and
                                                                                                                                          Educational
   Each applicant to the educational leadership pro-                                                                                        Instruction
                                                                                                                                           Leadership     65
                                                           available in the School of Education, should be submit-
gram must have had a minimum of three years experi-                                                                                           School
                                                           ted to the graduate program manager two quarters in                             Counseling
ence as a certified classroom teacher. Exceptions          advance. The oral defense is arranged individually
should be approved through Richard Smith, chair and        through the chair of the program. The written test is to
associate professor of educational administration.         be completed prior to the “oral defense.”
Contact him at 206.281.2375 or rsmith@spu.edu.

SCHOOL PRINCIPAL’S “CERTIFICATE-ONLY” PROGRAM
People who otherwise qualify to enter the educational
leadership program and already have a master’s or
                                                           School Counseling
other advanced degree need not complete a second           The master of education in school counseling is
master’s degree to obtain certification as a school        designed to prepare an individual for a school counsel-
principal. It is necessary only to complete the major      ing position in the elementary, middle or high school.
courses (21 credits) and internship (9 credits). The       This degree is nationally accredited by the National
same guidelines and procedures for program admis-          Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education
sion apply.                                                (NCATE), and its successful completion will qualify the
                                                           student for a Washington Initial Educational Staff Asso-
EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP REQUIREMENTS                        ciate (ESA) PK–12 certificate as a school counselor.
(51 credits)                                                  A year-long (9-credit) internship comprises a part of
Foundations/Research Core (21 credits)                     the degree program in school counseling. This vital,
EDU 6085     Values and Ethics in Education (3)            integrative experience in which students conduct
EDU 6120     Foundations: Issues and Ideas in American     supervised counseling in a school setting, has as its
             Education (3)                                 primary objective the provision of practical experiences
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                  in the duties and activities of the school counselor.       4. Scores from either the Miller Analogies Test (MAT)
                  The internship includes a minimum of 450 hours                 or the Graduate Record Exam (GRE). Official
                  participation in a variety of meaningful activities            results must be sent directly to The Graduate
                  related to the competencies required by the state of           Center at SPU. Test scores must be less than five
                  Washington knowledge base for school counselors                years old to be valid.
                  (WAC 180-78A-270) as well as those recommended by
                                                                              Note: An alternative to submitting a GRE or MAT score
                  the School of Education.
                                                                              may be available to certain applicants with permission
                     It is strongly recommended that applicants for this
                                                                              of the chair of the school counseling program.
                  program have previously obtained official certification
                  as a classroom teacher with two years teaching experi-
                                                                              5. If certified as a teacher, school social worker, etc.,
                  ence, or a bachelor’s degree in psychology, social work
                                                                                  submit a copy of the actual certificate. Washing-
                  or a related field with two years professional experi-
                                                                                  ton state law does not require a school counselor
                  ence. Exceptions must be approved through the chair
                                                                                  to be certificated as a teacher.
                  of school counseling by calling 206.281.2453.
                                                                              6. A personal statement. Applicants are to submit a
                  SCHOOL COUNSELING “CERTIFICATE-ONLY” PROGRAM                    typed personal statement (300–500 words) on
                  People who otherwise qualify to enter the school                their academic and professional goals as related
                  counseling program and already have a master’s or               to school counseling.
                  other advanced degree need not complete a second            7. Two letters of recommendation. These letters
                  master’s degree in school counseling in order to obtain         should provide a current assessment of qualifica-
                  ESA (educational staff associate) certification as a            tions relative to past and future service in the
                  school counselor. It is necessary to complete only the          professional setting and capability for graduate
                  major courses (38 credits), elective (3 credits), intern-       study. Recommendations should come from
     Master of
     School       ship (9 credits) and the comprehensive exam. The                present principals, supervisors, former professors,
66   Education
     Counseling
                  same guidelines and procedures for program                      pastors or colleagues.
                  admission apply.                                            8. The Moral Character and Personal Fitness Policy
                                                                                  (available from the School of Education Adminis-
                  ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS                                          tration Office, Peterson 300)
                  The following materials are to be submitted for             9. The Character and Fitness Supplement (available
                  admission into the program:                                     from the School of Education Administration
                  Master’s in School Counseling                                   Office, Peterson 300)
                  1. A graduate application. (Available online at               The applicant must also have a personal interview
                     www.spu.edu.)                                            with the school counseling faculty.
                  2. A $50 processing fee. (Make checks payable to
                                                                              SCHOOL COUNSELING REQUIREMENTS (68 credits)
                     Seattle Pacific University.)
                  3. A transcript from each college/university where a        Professional Core (18 credits)
                                                                              EDU 6085       Values and Ethics in Education (3)
                     degree was obtained, a professional certification
                                                                              EDU 6120       Foundations: Issues and Ideas in American
                     program was completed, and where any graduate                           Education (3)
                     course work was taken. These must be official            EDU 6655       Advanced Educational Psychology (3)
                     transcripts and remain sealed in the original            EDU 6970       Educational Statistics (3)
                     envelopes. Transcripts may be mailed directly to         EDU 6971       Introduction to Graduate Research (3)
                     The Graduate Center at SPU.                              EDU 6972       Research Evaluation (3)
                                                                              Major Courses (38 credits)
                                                                              EDCO 6600 Introduction to Systems Theory (1)
                                                                              EDCO 6670 Introduction to School Counseling (4)
                                                                              EDCO 6671 Counseling Theory and Practice I (3)
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EDCO 6672

EDCO   6930
               Organization and Administration of K–12
               Guidance Programs (3)
               Counseling Theory and Practice II (3)
                                                              Master of Arts in
EDCO
EDCO
       6931
       6673
               Counseling Theory and Practice III (3)
               Group Counseling in the Schools (3)
                                                              Teaching (Secondary)
EDCO   6674    Introduction to Psychoeducational              The master of arts in teaching combines a program for
               Assessment (3)                                 teacher certification at the secondary level with a mas-
EDCO 6675      Legal and Ethical Issues for School Profes-    ter of arts degree in the elements of teaching. The
               sionals (3)                                    degree is designed to be completed on a part-time
EDCO 6676      Students at Risk: Assessment and
                                                              basis. The certification component can be completed
               Intervention (3)
EDCO 6678      Advanced Developmental Foundations (3)
                                                              in two years; the master’s component may be com-
EDCO 6679      Career Counseling in the Schools (3)           pleted after the student has begun his or her teaching
EDCO 6680      Special Education: Program and Methods (3)     career, or it may be done concurrently with certification
                                                              component.
Internship (9 credits)
EDCO 6940 School Counseling Internship (3,3,3)                   Students receive a broad base of information about
                                                              education, the nature of students, society and the
Note: The internship requires a minimum of 450 hours
spread over an entire school year (three quarters). Interns   teaching profession as a whole. In addition, they gain
register for 3 credits per quarter.                           skills and knowledge in the use of instructional and
                                                              management strategies. During the internship, stu-
Elective (3 credits)
                                                              dents use their content and pedagogical knowledge/
A minimum of 3 credits in this area must be completed. For
                                                              skills in a 12–14 week school-site teaching experi-
a list of approved electives contact the graduate program
manager, Al Blomquist, at 206.281.2378.                       ence.

COMPREHENSIVE EXAMINATION                                     ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
                                                                                                                                        Master –
                                                                                                                                       Teachingof
This two-hour essay examination is usually completed          The following materials are to be submitted for                           Education
                                                                                                                                       Secondary    67
during the last quarter of coursework or the quarter          admission into the program:
thereafter. Comprehensive exams are scheduled once            Master of Arts in Teaching
per quarter. An application (available from the School of     This program begins once a year during Autumn Quar-
Education) should be submitted to the graduate pro-           ter. Application materials are generally submitted early
gram manager two quarters in advance. To take the             Winter Quarter, so students may be informed of final
comprehensive exams, students must have completed             decisions by Spring Quarter.
all school counseling courses (except the internship).           In addition to general requirements of the University,
                                                              specific program admission requirements include a
EDUCATION BLOCK                                               score of 35 or better on the MAT or 950 or better on
School counseling students who do not have a valid
                                                              the GRE (verbal plus quantitative). Admission and
teacher’s certificate may be required, at the discretion
                                                              application information can be obtained from the
of the program chair, to complete the “Education
                                                              School of Education by calling 206.281.2214.
Block.” The Education Block includes:
                                                                 In addition to the above prerequisites for admission,
• 100 hours of work in one classroom.
                                                              each applicant must have completed most of the
• Two 3-credit minimum education courses, of which
                                                              requirements for a primary endorsement in the subject
  one must be EDCO 6130 Classroom Management.
                                                              he or she plans to teach. (Endorsements are state-
                                                              approved subject areas to be taught. A list of these is
   Students may then choose the second from the
                                                              available in the School of Education.) Appointments
following courses:
                                                              are available for transcript evaluations so prospective
• EDU 6135 Secondary Teaching Methods (5)
                                                              students can begin work on any areas of the primary
• EDU 6524 School Curriculum (3)
                                                              or supporting endorsement before entering the pro-
• EDU 6526 Models of Teaching (3)
                                                              gram. Call 206.281.2214 for an appointment.
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                      RESIDENCY TEACHER’S CERTIFICATION COMPONENT
                      (49 credits)                                                   Executive
                      Foundations Element (11 credits)
                      EDU 6120       Foundations: Issues and Ideas in American
                                     Education (3)
                                                                                     Leadership and
                      EDU 6132
                      EDU 6133
                                     Adolescents as Learners (3)
                                     Diversity in America (3)
                                                                                     Superintendent
                      EDU 6134       Professional Issues: Child Abuse/Others (2)
                      Application Element (13 credits)
                                                                                     Certification
                      EDU 6130       Classroom Management (3)                        The school superintendent’s certification program em-
                      EDU 6135       Secondary Teaching Methods (4)                  phasizes the knowledge and skills appropriate to dis-
                      EDU 6613       Measurement and Assessment in Education (3)     trict-level administrative assignments in the PK–12
                      EDU ****       Content Area Methods Course at 6000-level       setting such as superintendent, assistant superinten-
                                     (3) (EDMA 6357,EDSC 6359, EDU                   dent, deputy superintendent, directors and other simi-
                                     6361, 6364, 6365)
                                                                                     lar roles. Those completing the superintendent
                      Site Experiences Element (21 credits minimum)                  program should be able to do the following:
                      EDU 6942       September Experience (1)                        • Identify student needs.
                      EDU 6949       MAT Secondary Internship (16)*                  • Prescribe an appropriate instructional program.
                      EDU 6989       Field Experience (4)
                                                                                     • Create the political capital and collaboration
                      Orientation Element (4 credits)                                   needed to improve student learning.
                      EDU 6139       Leadership in Secondary Teaching (3)                Successful completion of this program will qualify an
                      EDU 6918       Introduction to Secondary Teaching (1)          individual for the Washington Initial School
                      Master’s Degree Component (15 credits)                         Superintendent’s Certificate.
     Curriculum and
     School           EDU 6085       Values and Ethics in Education (3)                  The program consists of a sequence of six 3-credit
68   Instruction
     Superintendent   EDU 6526       Models of Teaching (3)                          courses offered over a two-year period, and an intern-
                      EDU 6982       Educational Inquiry (3)
                                                                                     ship consisting of at least 360 hours of field experi-
                      EDU 6***       6000-Level Elective (3)
                      EDTC 6432      Computer Authoring (3)
                                                                                     ence. Classes meet three times per quarter in a Friday
                      or                                                             afternoon and Saturday morning format. Readings and
                      EDTC 6535      Issues and Advances in Educational              case studies are assigned in advance to maximize the
                                     Technology (3)                                  amount of time for discussion, dialogue and reflection.
                         Students needing more time to demonstrate competencies      This program has three key components:
                      or to earn a PK–12 certificate in physical education, art or   • Team Building. Participants go through the six-
                      music take an additional quarter of student teaching.             course sequence as a cohort. Monthly meetings
                                                                                        with these same individuals also provide opportuni-
                                                                                        ties for networking and team building.
                                                                                     • Weekend Coursework. Classes meet three times
                                                                                        per quarter, Friday afternoon to Saturday afternoon.
                                                                                        Monthly sessions include (1) review of in-district
                                                                                        internship work; (2) discussion of case studies;
                                                                                        and (3) best-practice presentations by current
                                                                                        practitioners. Participants are involved in selecting
                                                                                        topics and planning the activities.
                                                                                     • Internship. The internship is an integral part of the
                                                                                        coursework and takes place over the same two-
                                                                                        year period as the coursework. The goal of the
                                                                                        internship is to develop the hands-on experience
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  and skill needed to increase student learning            ITEMS REQUIRED FOR ADMISSION
  through district-level leadership. The major focus of    The following materials are to be submitted for
  the internship is a meaningful districtwide project      admission into the program:
  that will make a difference in improving the district    1. A graduate application. (Available online at
  and address the portfolio criteria for the internship.      www.spu.edu).
  In addition, shadowing, teamwork and reflection are      2. A $50 processing fee.
  part of the internship process.                          3. Official transcripts from all institutions where a
                                                              degree was conferred or where post-master’s
  Each candidate for the executive leadership and             graduate coursework was completed. (To maintain
school superintendent’s certification program should          their official status, transcripts must remain
have completed the following: (1) a program for               sealed in their original envelopes.)
teacher certification, (2) three years of experience as    4. A copy of applicant’s most recently earned profes-
a school administrator and (3) a master’s, doctoral or        sional certificate.
other advanced degree. Exceptions to the above             5. Two letters of recommendation. These must
requirements should be approved through the program           represent a current assessment of the applicant’s
chair, Richard Smith, before application materials are        qualifications. It is preferred that one be from the
submitted. Contact him at 206.281.2375 or                     applicant’s supervisor. The other recommendation
rsmith@spu.edu.                                               may be from an instructor, other supervisor, pastor
                                                              or a colleague. Recommendations must remain
GENERAL ADMISSION INFORMATION                                 sealed in their original envelopes.
About 15 applicants are admitted each year. Candi-         6. A letter from the superintendent of the applicant’s
dates are admitted as application materials are               district, indicating that the district will work with
completed and reviewed. Candidates may begin the              him or her to make an internship experience
program during any quarter.                                                                                                         Curriculum and
                                                              possible. (If no internship site is available, appli-                          School
                                                                                                                                         Instruction
                                                                                                                                    Superintendent     69
  All items required for applicant evaluation are to be       cant should include a note to this effect with the
sent together in one packet. These materials should           application.)
be directed to the following:
  The Graduate Center                                      EVALUATION
  Seattle Pacific University                               Once all items have been received, the evaluation will
  3307 Third Avenue West, Suite 111                        be based on University standards for graduate admis-
  Seattle, Washington 98119-1922                           sion. Individuals are notified by letter. Please call The
                                                           Graduate Center at 206.281.2091 or 800.601.0603 if
   Applicants are accepted throughout the school           you have questions about this process.
year. To facilitate timely evaluation, applicants should
send the necessary items a quarter before planning         PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS (24 credits)
                                                           One course will be offered each quarter. Participants
to enroll.
                                                           who take one course every quarter, plus the internship,
   International students are not generally admitted to
                                                           will finish in two years. Participants may take longer,
the superintendent preparation program. International
                                                           but taking one course each quarter is highly recom-
students who would like more information on admis-
                                                           mended.
sion requirements should call the chair of the program
at 206.281.2375.                                           Courses (24 credits)
                                                           EDAD 7580      Professional Growth Planning (3)
                                                           EDAD 7581      Systems Leadership (3)
                                                           EDAD 7584      Resource Management (3)
                                                           EDAD 7586      Interpersonal Relations (3)
                                                           EDAD 7588      Improving Student Learning (3)
                                                           EDAD 7589      Policy, Governance and Ethics (3)
                                                           EDAD 7890      Superintendent Field Experience (6)
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                   The executive leadership and superintendent                AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION
                 certification program is a self-contained program            The specialization/elective component provides the
                 leading to state certification. It can also be an integral   opportunity to develop an area of expertise appropriate
                 part of a doctor of education degree. Coursework from        to the student’s professional and academic goals.
                 the executive leadership and superintendent program          Areas of specialization include curriculum and instruc-
                 meets the elective requirements of the doctoral              tion, school counseling and school psychology, educa-
                 program.                                                     tional leadership (superintendent and principal),
                                                                              reading/literacy, educational technology, special educa-
                                                                              tion or self-designed specialization.
                                                                                 Earning an ESA certification as a principal, superin-
                 Doctor of Education                                          tendent, school psychologist or school counselor is
                                                                              also possible while working on the doctorate degree.
                 (Ed.D.)                                                      COURSE REQUIREMENTS
                                                                              (90 quarter-credits, post-M.S./M.A. degree;
                 PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
                                                                              135 quarter credits post-B.A./B.S.)
                 The doctor of education (Ed.D.) program is a
                 90-quarter-credit (post-master’s) interdepartmental          Foundations (9 credits)
                 degree offered by the SPU School of Education. It is         EDU 6085       Values and Ethics (3)
                 designed and intended largely for educators from a           EDU 6120       Foundations: Issues and Ideas in American
                                                                                             Education (3)
                 variety of settings, including public and private schools
                                                                              EDU 7910       Seminar in Educational Values (3)
                 and institutions of higher education. The degree is for
                 active professionals interested in leadership and teach-     Instructional Leadership (12 credits)
                                                                              *EDU 7101 Instructional Theory (3)
                 ing positions in education. It can be tailored to meet
     Master of
     Doctor of                                                                *EDU 7102 Curriculum Design (3)
70   Education   varied professional needs and interests.                     *EDU 7103 Organizational Theory (3)
                                                                              *EDU 7990 Leadership Colloquium (3)
                 COURSE OF STUDY
                 The core requirements of the degree are designed to          Research and Dissertation (30 credits)
                 develop instructional leaders by focusing on knowledge       (Prerequisites: Educational Statistics and Introduction to
                 applicable to all fields and levels of education.            Graduate Research)
                                                                              *EDU 7972 Research Design and Analysis I (3)
                    The program uses a cohort approach for core
                                                                              *EDU 7973 Research Design and Analysis II (3)
                 doctoral classes because of the many educational             *EDU 7974 Research Design and Analysis III (3)
                 benefits of collaborative and cooperative learning and       or
                 continued professional association. Students admitted           EDU 7107 Program Evaluation
                 to the program are expected to proceed though these          *EDU 7995 Dissertation (21)
                 cohort courses as a group on a defined schedule and          *Cohort courses
                 sequence. Cohort courses are noted with an asterisk
                                                                              Specialization/Electives (39 credits)
                 in the following listings.                                   These courses are to be decided by the program advisor
                    This is an interdepartmental degree; thus, students       and approved by the director of doctoral studies. They may
                 select courses and learning experiences, with the            be comprised of the following:
                 assistance of the director of doctoral studies, from         1. Courses
                 a variety of areas and opportunities in the School of        2. Internship/Practicum
                 Education. they may also select graduate courses from        3. Independent Studies (EDU 7900)
                 other schools within the University.                         4. Graduate Seminars (EDU 6950)
                    This component of the program is designed jointly by
                 the student and the doctoral director and is subject to
                 approval by the School of Education Doctoral Committee.
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Prerequisite Coursework                                           While it is expected that the dissertation will follow
The three classes that are prerequisites to certain require-   standard accepted research methodologies and
ments for the doctoral degree are as follows:                  format, the topic of the research may vary depending
1. EDU 6970 Educational Statistics
2. EDU 6971 Introduction to Graduate Research
                                                               on the professional goals and area of specialization of
3. EDU 6655 Advanced Educational Psychology                    the student and the expertise of the faculty.
For non-education majors, three additional courses may be
required:
1. EDU 6524 School Curriculum                                  SUGGESTED THREE-YEAR PROGRAM SEQUENCE
2. EDU 6526 Models of Teaching                                 Year One (30 credits)
3. EDU 6613 Educational Measurement and Evaluation
                                                               Summer        Autumn            Winter               Spring
                                                               *EDU 7101 *EDU 7102             *EDU 7972            *EDU 7973
                                                               EDU 6085      Elective (3)      Elective (3)         Elective (3)
LEADERSHIP COLLOQUIUM AND COMPREHENSIVE
EXAMS                                                          Electives (6)
After approximately one year of coursework (24                 Year Two (30 credits)
credits), students may register for the leadership collo-      Summer        Autumn            Winter               Spring
quium (EDU 7990). This requires the student to write           *EDU 7974
a scholarly paper and present that paper in a formal           or EDU 7101 EDU 7103            EDU 6120             EDU 7995 (3)
setting to the educational community. Graduate faculty         EDU 7990      Elective (3)      Elective (3)         Elective (3)
                                                               Electives (6)
of the School of Education conducts evaluation of the
scholarship and colloquium. The leadership colloquium          Year Three (30 credits)
must be taken before the student can take the compre-          Summer        Autumn           Winter           Spring
hensive exams.                                                 EDU 7910      Dissertation (6) Dissertation (6) Dissertation (6)
                                                               Electives (9)
   Upon completion of all courses, the student must
pass written comprehensive examinations. These                 *Cohort courses                                                              Doctor
                                                                                                                                           Master of
                                                                                                                                                       71
                                                                                                                                           Education
examinations will cover the foundations, professional          ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
and research components of the core, and the                   The doctoral program requires considerable faculty
student’s area of specialization. Successful comple-           time and resources; thus, a limited number of
tion of the comprehensive examination advances the             students will be admitted to the program each year.
student to the doctoral candidacy.                             It is expected that all applicants will have at least a
                                                               bachelor’s degree (135-credit doctorate) or a master’s
THE DISSERTATION
The doctoral dissertation is the culminating experience        degree (90-credit doctorate) from a regionally accred-
in the Doctor of Education degree. It is a scholarly           ited college or university. Admission decisions will be
inquiry into an area of professional and intellectual          based on the following:
interest, and it is a highly individualized experience.        1. Previous academic preparation and areas of study.
   Working with faculty throughout the coursework and          2. Overall undergraduate and graduate GPA.
with a dissertation advisor, the student develops a            3. GRE or MAT scores.
research question and proposal. Using the expertise            4. Professional experience.
and knowledge developed in the research core                   5. Future professional plans.
courses (EDU 7972, 7973, 7974) and under the                   6. Letters of recommendation.
direction of a faculty dissertation advisor and commit-        7. A formal interview with School of Education faculty.
tee, the student conducts the research and produces            APPLICATION PROCEDURE
a quality report of the findings. As a final demonstra-        Cohort classes begin each summer. Screening
tion of scholarly competence, the student conducts an          applicants for admission is an ongoing process and
oral presentation and defense of the research.                 students may be admitted to the program throughout
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                 the year so they can begin needed prerequisites,            RESIDENCY REQUIREMENT
                 foundations and elective courses.                           Students are expected to complete the required
                    The following items are to be submitted to the           cohort courses (7000-level) in sequence during the
                 School of Education. Items two, three and four listed       first two years of the program. Once students begin
                 below should be included in the packet with the             their classes, continuous enrollment must be main-
                 graduate application. After they have been received,        tained throughout the program. Students who inter-
                 the applicant may be contacted to schedule a formal         rupt the residency requirement may be dropped from
                 interview with faculty in the School of Education. When     the program.
                 a decision is reached, students will be notified of their
                                                                             GRADE POINT AVERAGE
                 status by letter.                                           A 3.2 overall GPA is required for graduation.
                 1. A doctoral application (form available from the
                     School of Education).                                   DEGREE COMPLETION
                 2. A $50 processing fee.                                    All requirements for the doctoral degree must be com-
                 3. Official transcripts from any institution where an       pleted within five years from the quarter the first post-
                     academic degree was conferred, including any            admission course was taken. Students needing more
                     postmaster’s degree graduate coursework.                than five years to complete the degree must file a time-
                 4. A personal statement discussing future profes-           extension petition with the director of doctoral studies.
                     sional plans and goals. This should not exceed
                     300 words and should also include the rationale         COURSE DESCRIPTIONS
                     for pursuing a doctoral degree.                         EDAD 6580 Educational Administration (3) Explores
                 5. Scores from the GRE or the MAT. Test scores must         the administrative process, role of leadership, theo-
                     be less than five years old.                            ries related to administration and leadership, and
                 6. Four recent letters of recommendation. Two of            the basic principles of leadership, work motivation,
     Doctor of
     Master of
72   Education       these must be of an academic nature (i.e., from         decision making and communication. The case study
                     graduate professors). Two must be of a profes-          method is used for part of the second half of the
                     sional nature, from supervisors.                        course. Class open to doctoral, graduate, non-
                                                                             matriculated and post-baccalaureate students.
                 PROGRAM AND ENROLLMENT POLICIES
                 At the time of admission, a student may transfer up         EDAD 6581 The Principalship (3) Prepares students to
                 to 15 post-master’s degree credits into the doctoral        effectively assume leadership positions as principals in
                 program with the approval of the director of doctoral       schools and school districts that are educating stu-
                 studies. Courses transferred must be graduate level,        dents for living and working in this rapidly changing
                 from a regionally accredited institution and relevant to    society. An off-campus, one-night retreat is required in
                 the student’s course of doctoral study. They must have      this course. Class open to doctoral, graduate, non-
                 been taken within the three years prior to admission        matriculated and post-baccalaureate students.
                 and must have been part of a planned program leading        EDAD 6582 Private School Principalship (3) Registra-
                 to a graduate degree or a professional certificate.         tion approval: graduate director. Discusses why the
                 Courses with grades below a 3.0 (“B”), or those receiv-     demands on and responsibilities of administrators in
                 ing “pass” or “satisfactory” grades cannot transfer into    the private sector, while parallel to those of their
                 the program. Finally, transferred classes may be substi-    public school counterparts, differ in significant ways.
                 tuted for degree requirements if the student can docu-      Addresses issues in leadership relevant in any
                 ment in writing that they are comparable to required        organization, and those that are particularly critical in
                 courses offered through Seattle Pacific University.         a market-driven — and often faith-based — school
                 Modifications to these transfer policies may be made        environment including strategic planning, marketing,
                 at the discretion of the director of doctoral studies in    student and faculty recruitment, retention and
                 consultation with the Doctoral Admissions Committee.
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evaluation, finances, and curriculum and instruction.     EDAD 6900 Independent Study (1–5) Registration
Substitutes only for EDAD 6581 The Principalship,         approval: Independent Study Agreement. Allows
open only to candidates for private school administra-    student to work with a faculty member on an agreed-
tion. Offered alternate summers beginning in              upon topic.
Summer 2000.
                                                          EDAD 6940 Principal/Administrative Internship (1–9)
EDAD 6584 Washington School Finance (3) Surveys           Provides advanced internship for aspiring principals.
principles of finance, sources of revenue, distribution   Focuses on state educational and ISLLC competen-
of monies, budget, financial accounting and reporting     cies. May be repeated for credit up to 9 credits.
practices in Washington state. Class open to doc-         Class open to doctoral and graduate students.
toral, graduate, non-matriculated and post-baccalau-
                                                          EDAD 7580 Professional Growth Planning (3) Covers
reate students.
                                                          professional growth planning through data gathering
EDAD 6585 Washington School Law (3) Familiarizes          and analysis of personal and professional styles.
educators, particularly aspiring and practicing admin-    Applies concepts to create models of self-directed
istrators, with legal issues present in American public   learning organizations. Class open to superintendent
and private education, focusing special attention on      majors. Class open to doctoral students.
the statutes, regulations, and cases which affect the
                                                          EDAD 7581 Systems Leadership (3) Focuses on the
common schools of Washington state. Class open to
                                                          ability to create shared ownership for a district-wide
doctoral, graduate, non-matriculated and post-bacca-
                                                          vision based on success for all students.
laureate students.
                                                          EDAD 7584 Resource Management (3) Covers work-
EDAD 6586 Human Resources Administration (3)
                                                          ing with fiscal resources, facilities and the personnel
Concentrates on the human resources function in the
                                                          within the district to enhance achievement of the
school system and examines this function from the
                                                          district vision and accountability for resources.                       Master of
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perspective of both the principal and the district                                                                                Education

office. Stresses knowledge, skills, attitudes and         EDAD 7586 Interpersonal Relations (3) Covers building
abilities to function effectively, and assists in the     positive interpersonal relations, monitoring climate,
improvement of skills in the administration of person-    empowering employees and creating the teams neces-
nel policies and regulations in light of today’s com-     sary to achieve the district vision. Addresses working
plex climate in public education. Class not open to       with the community, the media, parents, business and
undergraduate students.                                   the many related agencies to create additional partners
                                                          in achieving the district vision.
EDAD 6588 Instructional Supervision (3) Examines
principles, practices and procedures needed for           EDAD 7588 Improving Student Learning (3) Explores
effective supervision of instruction within schools,      integrating teaching, learning and assessment in an
emphasizing the principal’s role in the public and        aligned curriculum model that supports successful
private schools of Washington state. Class open to        student learning.
doctoral, graduate, non-matriculated and post-bacca-      EDAD 7589 Policy, Governance and Ethics (3) Focuses
laureate students.                                        on the ability to work with the school board, the
EDAD 6589 Current Issues in Educational Leadership (3)    Legislature and other political entities to forge the
Acquaints the student with major issues in American       necessary partnerships to achieve the district vision.
education and provides an avenue for exploring the        EDAD 7890 Superintendent Field Experience (1) Field
controversies surrounding these issues. Presents a        experience runs parallel to the coursework and
framework for analyzing various recommendations.          involves application, discussion and reflection of the
Class open to doctoral, graduate, non-matriculated        above content in a two-year, six-quarter format.
and post-baccalaureate students.                          Portfolios and journals are a part of the field experi-
                                                          ence work. May be repeated for credit five times.
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                 EDCO 6130 Classroom Management for Non-Teachers           program evaluation; guidance curriculum develop-
                 (3) Registration approval: coordinator. Presents class-   ment; and planning and instructing large group
                 room management theory and strategies for the PK–12       guidance lessons. Class should be taken toward the
                 school setting. Designed for school counselors, school    end of the student’s program. Class open to doctoral
                 psychologists, administrators and others who deliver      and graduate students.
                 classroom lessons but are not classroom teachers.         EDCO 6673 Group Counseling in the Schools (3)
                 Class open to doctoral and graduate students.             Registration approval: instructor. Prerequisite: EDCO
                 EDCO 6600 Introduction to Systems Theory (1)              6671, 6930 (either concurrent enrollment or com-
                 Registration approval: department chair. Introduces       pleted). Focuses on the understanding of group
                 students to the philosophical base for the school         theory and process, the development, implementa-
                 counseling and school psychology programs, focusing       tion, and evaluation of small task groups in PK–12
                 on a systemic understanding of individuals within         schools, and participation as a group member. Class
                 their family, classroom, school and community. Class      open to doctoral and graduate students.
                 open to doctoral and graduate students.                   EDCO 6674 Introduction to Psychoeducational Assess-
                 EDCO 6670 Introduction to School Counseling (4)           ment (3) Prerequisite: EDU 6970 and EDCO 6670.
                 Overviews the history of the profession and the role      Examines theory and practice of assessment for
                 of developmental school counseling in the PK–12           school counselors and school psychologists. Pro-
                 setting. Covers such relevant topics as consultation      vides exposure to major tests and appraisal instru-
                 and referral, individual and group counseling, large      ments, assessment guidelines and procedures, and
                 group guidance, and coordination of guidance and          interpretation models used in area schools. Covers
                 counseling programs. Serves as an introduction to         the basics of psychometric theory and interpretation.
                 the codes, organizations and guidelines involved with     Class open to doctoral and graduate students.
     School of   the profession. Includes 20 hours of field observa-
74   Education                                                             EDCO 6675 Legal and Ethical Issues for School
                 tions of school counselors. Class open to doctoral,       Professionals (3) Presents the knowledge and skills
                 graduate and non-matriculated students.                   needed to apply Washington state and federal law in
                 EDCO 6671 Counseling Theory and Practice I (3)            the PK–12 school setting. Explores school counseling
                 Integrates theory and practice and provides students      and school psychology codes of ethics and standards
                 with a knowledge base in individual and family            of practice. Students become familiar with standard
                 dynamics in terms of major counseling theories,           procedures for dealing with issues such as abuse
                 principles and techniques. Provides the opportunity       and discrimination. Class open to doctoral and
                 to develop basic counseling skills, integrate theory      graduate students.
                 and practice, and prepare for counseling students in      EDCO 6676 Students at Risk: Assessment and Inter-
                 PK–12 schools. Videotaped sessions with peers are         vention (3) Explores significant topics related to
                 evaluated by the professor, supervisors and peers.        students and their families: person abuse, substance
                 Class open to doctoral and graduate students.             abuse, discrimination, changes in family roles and
                 EDCO 6672 Organization and Administration of K–12         structures, crisis intervention, consultation about
                 Guidance Programs (3) Prerequisite: EDCO 6600,            grief, suicide prevention, drop-out prevention, and
                 6670, 6678. Discusses the following aspects of a          preventative programs which alleviate the unique
                 school counselor’s work: developing and implement-        needs of students in the above areas as they inter-
                 ing a comprehensive guidance and counseling pro-          fere with a student’s progress in school. Class open
                 gram with emphasis on a balance of responsive             to doctoral, graduate and non-matriculated students.
                 services, systems support, individual planning and
                 guidance curriculum; organizational responsibilities
                 such as class scheduling, advising and placement;
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EDCO 6677 Multicultural Counseling in the Schools (3)   EDCO 6930 Counseling Theory and Practice II (3)
Focuses on promoting cultural competency for school     Prerequisite: EDCO 6671. Provides students with a
counselors working with diverse populations. The        knowledge base in individual and family dynamics in
course is organized around three components:            terms of major counseling theories, principles and
promoting awareness of students’ worldview; creating    techniques. Students refine basic counseling skills,
knowledge of various cultural groups; and learning      learn advanced counseling skills, and strategies for
cross-cultural counseling skills. Class open to doc-    assisting students in PK–12 schools. Videotaped
toral and graduate students.                            sessions with peers are evaluated by professor, super-
                                                        visors and peers. This course is an extension of EDCO
EDCO 6678 Advanced Developmental Foundations (3)
                                                        6671. Class open to doctoral and graduate students.
Presents a lifespan approach to human growth and
development, focusing on issues which relate to         EDCO 6931 Counseling Theory and Practice III (3)
school counseling and school psychology at each         Prerequisites: EDCO 6671, 6930. Focuses on signifi-
period. Addresses how to work with students and         cant issues in counseling and advanced counseling
consult with educators and parents on developmental     skills and processes. Refines students counseling
issues and how social and cultural backgrounds          skills working with a student in a PK–12 school
influence development. Class open to doctoral and       setting. Audio tapes of counseling sessions will be
graduate students.                                      evaluated by professor, supervisors and peers. Class
                                                        open to doctoral and graduate students.
EDCO 6679 Career Counseling in the Schools (3)
Features a PK–12 approach to career counseling,         EDCO 6940 School Counseling Internship (1–9)
focusing on how career counseling and guidance can      Registration approval: instructor. Prerequisites: EDCO
be the context for students meeting the school’s        6600, 6670, 6671, 6672, 6673, 6674, 6675, 6676,
overall learning goals. Provides a model for educa-     6677, 6678, 6679, 6680, 6930, 6931, EDU 6970.
tional and career decision making through career        Develops competencies necessary for the school                         School of
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developmental theories, programs, inventories and       counselor. May be repeated for credit up to 9 credits.
information services. Class open to doctoral and        Class open to doctoral and graduate students.
graduate students.                                      EDCO 6951 Topics in School Counseling (3) Examines
EDCO 6680 Special Education: Programs and Meth-         a current topic or issue in school counseling. May be
ods (3) Addresses the arenas in which school coun-      repeated for credit one time. Class open to doctoral,
selors and education teachers interact, including       graduate, non-matriculated and post-baccalaureate
student populations such as developmentally or          students.
learning disabled, and gifted and behavior disor-       EDMA 6357 Teaching Secondary Mathematics (3)
dered. Discusses working with parents, referral         Registration approval: School of Education. Over-
sources, legal issues and in-school staff collabora-    views content methods and strategies appropriate for
tion. Class open to doctoral, graduate and non-         the teaching of secondary school mathematics.
matriculated students.                                  Emphasizes problem solving, and gives attention to
EDCO 6900 Independent Study (1–5) Registration          the NCTM Standards and to the Washington State
approval: Independent Study Agreement. Student          Essential Academic Learning requirements. Class
works with a faculty member on an agreed-upon           open to master of arts in teaching majors. Class
topic. May be repeated for credit up to 6 credits.      open to graduate students.
EDCO 6910 Peer Review (2) Continuing certification      EDMA 6900 Independent Study (1–5) Registration
class to meet OSPI requirement. Open to ESA certifi-    approval: Independent Study Agreement. Student
cated school counselors.                                works with a faculty member on an agreed-upon topic.
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                 EDRD 6506 Literacy Assessment (3) Registration            rooms, and selection and effective strategies of
                 approval: coordinator. Prerequisites: EDRD 6507,          utilization of these various forms of literature. Class
                 6641 or instructor approval. Examines current             open to doctoral, graduate, non-matriculated and
                 issues, trends and research in assessment of read-        post-baccalaureate students.
                 ing and writing. Surveys various forms of assess-         EDRD 6533 Writing: Process to Product (3) Prerequi-
                 ment, both formal and informal — their purposes,          site: EDRD 6507 or instructor approval. Examines
                 value and limitations. Reviews criteria for construct-    current issues and research in the elements of and
                 ing and implementing developmentally appropriate          conditions for the writing process, and research in
                 assessment procedures for PK–12 classrooms.               stages of development of writing ability. Provides
                 Class open to doctoral and graduate students.             strategies for effective instruction. Class open to
                 EDRD 6507 Language Development and Literacy (3)           doctoral, graduate, non-matriculated and post-bacca-
                 Explores children’s language acquisition from birth       laureate students.
                 through school entry in relation to cognitive and         EDRD 6641 Psychology of Reading (3) Explores the
                 social development with an emphasis on the connec-        nature of the psychological processes involved in the
                 tion between language development and the develop-        development of literacy from the children’s emergent
                 ment of literacy. Foundation course for the reading/      understandings of print through skilled and strategic
                 language arts curriculum and instruction master’s         reading. Foundations course for the reading/language
                 degrees. Class not open to undergraduate students.        arts curriculum and instruction master’s degree.
                 Class open to doctoral, graduate, non-matriculated        Class open to doctoral, graduate, non-matriculated
                 and post-baccalaureate students.                          and post-baccalaureate students.
                 EDRD 6529 Teaching Reading: Strategies of Instruc-        EDRD 6900 Independent Study (1–5) Registration
                 tion (3) Prerequisites: EDRD 6507 and 6641, or            approval: Independent Study Agreement. Student
     School of   permission of instructor. Surveys a comprehensive
76   Education                                                             works with a faculty member on an agreed-upon topic.
                 approach to reading instruction for enhancing stu-
                 dents’ ability to decode, comprehend and interpret a      EDRD 6950 Special Topics (1–5) Registration
                 variety of texts with the goal of increasing teachers’    approval: instructor. May be repeated for credit up to
                 effectiveness in instructional decisions for reading.     5 credits.
                 Class open to doctoral, graduate, non-matriculated        EDRD 6952 Topics in Language Arts (3) Registration
                 and post-baccalaureate students.                          approval: coordinator. Prerequisites: EDRD 6506,
                 EDRD 6530 Teaching Reading: Content Areas (3)             6507, 6529, 6531, 6533, 6641, EDU 6970, 6971.
                 Prerequisites: EDRD 6507 and 6641, or permission of       Explores selected current issues in language arts
                 instructor. Focuses on developing and improving           from the perspective of research theory and peda-
                 reading comprehension of written material from various    gogical practice. Class open to doctoral and graduate
                 content areas. Examines research related to critical      students.
                 factors of expository text including relevant back-       EDRD 6953 Topics in Reading (3) Registration
                 ground, text structure and vocabulary. Elective course    approval: coordinator. Prerequisites: EDRD 6506,
                 for reading/language arts curriculum and instruction      6507, 6529, 6531, 6533, 6641, EDU 6970, 6971.
                 master’s degree. Class open to doctoral, graduate, non-   Explores issues, problems and recent developments
                 matriculated and post-baccalaureate students.             in reading instruction. Discusses selected current
                 EDRD 6531 Children’s/Young Adult’s Literature (3)         issues in reading from the perspective of research,
                 Prerequisites: EDRD 6505 and 6641, or permission          theory and pedagogical practice. Culminating course
                 of instructor. Examines trends, issues and research       for the reading/language arts curriculum and instruc-
                 in children’s and young adult literature. Considers the   tion master’s degree. Class open to doctoral and
                 variety of literary genres appropriate for K–8 class-     graduate students.
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EDSC 6359 Teaching Secondary Science (3) Registra-        EDSP 6648 Teaching Students With Emotional and
tion approval: School of Education. Assists students      Behavioral Disorders (3) Registration approval: School
in relating their understanding in various science        of Education. Prerequisite: EDSP 3107 or EDSP
disciplines to the practical problems of planning and     6644. Provides special educators with knowledge
implementing learning experiences for secondary           related to characteristics and inclusion strategies for
students. Emphasizes the use of inquiry/problem-          children and youth with behavior disorders or emo-
solving approaches to science learning and the            tional disturbance. Course equivalent: EDSP 4648.
Washington State Essential Academic Learning              EDSP 6652 Seminar in Learning Disabilities and
requirements. Class open to master of arts in teach-      ADHD (3) Studies the characteristics and educa-
ing majors. Class open to graduate students.              tional/social needs associated with learning
EDSC 6900 Independent Study (1–5) Registration            disabilities. Includes definitions and characteristics,
approval: Independent Study Agreement. Student            theoretical approaches to learning disabilities,
works with a faculty member on an agreed-upon topic.      available resources, etiologies and educational
EDSP 6642 Individual Education Programs (3) Regis-        approaches to learning disabilities. Class open to
tration approval: School of Education. Prerequisite:      doctoral, graduate, non-matriculated and post-bacca-
EDSP 3107 or EDSP 6644. Classroom presentation            laureate students.
centers around the interaction of the disabled child      EDSP 6653 Teaching Reading to Exceptional Students (3)
with the school. Topics include federal and state         Prerequisite: EDSP 3107 or EDSP 6644. Focuses on
regulations for the education of the disabled; proce-     diagnosis of reading strengths and weaknesses; of
dures for referral, diagnosis and placement; forma-       correlates of reading problems; and analysis and
tion of individual education programs, service            selection of methods and materials for reading instruc-
models, task analysis and sequencing of skills;           tion of special needs children, including children who
formation and evaluation of behavioral objectives;        speak English as their second language. Course                          School of
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selection of instructional materials and methodology;     equivalent: EDSP 4653. Class open to education
and classroom organization. (Pre-service emphasis.)       majors. Class not open to undergraduate students.
Course equivalent: EDSP 4642.                             EDSP 6658 Issues in Special Education (3) Prerequi-
EDSP 6644 The Exceptional Student and Inclusion (3)       site: EDSP 3107 or EDSP 6644. Explores major
Presents programs and assessment procedures               trends and issues affecting special education, includ-
appropriate for exceptional students including those      ing the rights of the disabled, emerging trends in
with mental retardation, orthopedic disabilities,         educational services and major issues surrounding
behavior disorders, hearing and visual impairments,       the quality of life of disabled individuals. Open to
learning disabilities and giftedness. Explores            special education majors only. Course equivalent:
multicultural special education. Class open to doc-       EDSP 4658. Class open to education majors. Class
toral, graduate, non-matriculated and post-baccalau-      not open to undergraduate students.
reate students.                                           EDSP 6900 Independent Study (1–6) Registration
EDSP 6646 Severe Disabilities (3) Registration ap-        approval: Independent Study Agreement. May be
proval: School of Education. Prerequisite: EDSP 3107      repeated for credit up to 9 credits. Class open to
or EDSP 6644. Explores the issues surrounding the         graduate students.
education of the developmentally disabled person.
                                                          EDSP 6931 Practicum (3) Registration approval:
Includes definitions and classification systems, etiol-
                                                          instructor. Provides an opportunity for students to
ogy, theoretical approaches, strategies for educational
                                                          use multiple programs learned in previous methods
diagnosis and intervention, family problems and other
                                                          courses to create an efficient, effective learning
issues. Course equivalent: EDSP 4646.
                                                          environment. May be repeated for credit two times.
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                 Class open to doctoral, graduate, non-matriculated       EDU 6030 Educational Methods in Theatre (3) Registra-
                 and post-baccalaureate students.                         tion approval: School of Education. Explores contempo-
                                                                          rary methods and trends in the teaching of high school
                 EDSP 6950 Topics in Special Education (3) Examina-
                                                                          theatre, emphasizing the following: management of a
                 tion of a current topic or issue. May be repeated for
                                                                          production program; critical response to artistic experi-
                 credit two times. Class open to doctoral, graduate,
                                                                          ences; contexts of theatrical works; connections within
                 non-matriculated and post-baccalaureate students.
                                                                          the arts; and pedagogy. Attention is given to AATE
                 EDTC 6431 Learning With Technology (3) Addresses         standards and Washington State Essential Academic
                 strategies for promoting effective student use of        Learning Requirements in the Arts. Class open to
                 educational technology through application of research   master of arts in teaching majors. Class open to
                 and theory from social learning, cooperative learning    graduate students.
                 and learning styles. Class open to doctoral, graduate,
                                                                          EDU 6085 Values and Ethics in Education (3) Exam-
                 non-matriculated and post-baccalaureate students.
                                                                          ines how Christian theology shapes the theory and
                 EDTC 6432 Essentials: Computer Authoring (3)             practice of education, and helps educators develop a
                 Covers development of skills in authoring computer       theologically, philosophically, historically and politi-
                 learning materials, production of media materials and    cally informed framework for taking ethical leadership
                 creation of interactive multimedia products. Class       in both public and private schools. Attribute: Biblical
                 open to doctoral, graduate, non-matriculated and         Heritage Graduate. Class open to doctoral, graduate,
                 post-baccalaureate students.                             non-matriculated and post-baccalaureate students.
                 EDTC 6433 Teaching with Technology (3) Provides          EDU 6120 Foundations: Issues and Ideas in American
                 survey and analysis of current approaches to the         Education (3) Explores how various educational theo-
                 planning, use and evaluation of media and computer       rists, from the founders of the Republic on forward,
78   School of   learning materials. Class open to doctoral, graduate,    have made explicit connections between effective
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                 non-matriculated and post-baccalaureate students.        PK–12 schooling and American democracy, equality of
                 EDTC 6434 Networking and Telecommunication for           opportunity and other prized ideals. Examines past and
                 Education (3) Examines basic local and wide area         present aims and challenges of popular education
                 networking systems for schools. Explores information     through historical documents and contemporary
                 literacy, resources and applications with emphasis       issues. Class open to doctoral, graduate, non-matricu-
                 upon issues related to the design, delivery and          lated and post-baccalaureate students.
                 evaluation of instruction via networks.                  EDU 6125 Philosophy of Education (3) Presents a
                 EDTC 6535 Issues and Advances in Educational             critical examination of selected readings in educa-
                 Technology (3) Discusses current issues in research      tional philosophy. Class open to doctoral, graduate,
                 and practice in educational technology. Covers recent    non-matriculated and post-baccalaureate students.
                 trends in equipment, materials and educational prac-     EDU 6130 Classroom Management (3) Registration
                 tices in the field. Class open to doctoral, graduate,    approval: School of Education. Presents classroom
                 non-matriculated and post-baccalaureate students.        management in the context of educational philoso-
                 EDTC 6900 Independent Study (1–5) Registration           phy, law and adolescent psychology. Provides an
                 approval: Independent Study Agreement. Student           opportunity for pre- and in-service teachers to
                 works with a faculty member on an agreed-upon            develop a coherent classroom management plan for
                 topic. May be repeated for credit up to 6 credits.       use in their classrooms. Class open to master of
                                                                          arts in teaching majors.
                 EDTC 6930 Technology Practicum (1–5) Registration
                 approval: instructor.
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EDU 6132 Adolescents As Learners (3) Registration         EDU 6200 Professional Certificate Preassessment
approval: School of Education. Studies adolescent         Seminar (1) Reviews standards and criteria for
psychology, sociology, developmental domains,             professional certification. The candidates, with
learning theory as they apply to the secondary            assistance from their school and University team
student in the classroom. Class open to master of         members, will use the State of Washington Profes-
arts in teaching majors.                                  sional Growth Plan format to develop their plans in
                                                          accordance with the 17 criteria for Washington State
EDU 6133 Diversity in America (3) Registration
                                                          Professional Certification. May be repeated for credit
approval: School of Education. Explores the diversity
                                                          up to 3 credits.
found in American classrooms. Discusses theoretical
bases related to diversity and methods for dealing        EDU 6361 Secondary English Methods (3) Registra-
with this diversity in a positive and practical manner.   tion approval: School of Education. Provides a foun-
Class open to master of arts in teaching majors.          dation for teaching in the language arts classroom.
                                                          Explores appropriate methods for secondary educa-
EDU 6134 Professional Issues: Child Abuse/Others (2)
                                                          tion and examines recent trends in the field. Class
Registration approval: School of Education. Examines
                                                          open to master of arts in teaching majors. Class
professional ethics, legal rights and responsibilities
                                                          open to graduate students.
of teachers, professional organizations and extracur-
ricular responsibilities. Class open to master of arts    EDU 6364 Teaching Secondary Social Studies (3)
in teaching majors.                                       Registration approval: School of Education. Examines
                                                          recent trends, practices and educational objectives of
EDU 6135 Secondary Teaching Methods (4) Registra-
                                                          social studies programs in secondary education.
tion approval: School of Education. Presents instruc-
                                                          Attention will be given to planning, teaching and
tion and practice in planning for instruction, teaching
                                                          evaluation in social science courses. Class open to
strategies, instructional technology and microteach-                                                                              School of
                                                          master of arts in teaching majors. Class open to                                    79
ing. Class open to master of arts in teaching majors.                                                                             Education
                                                          graduate students.
EDU 6136 Content Methods (3) Provides specific
                                                          EDU 6365 Methodology for Foreign Language Teach-
content methods pertaining to instructional theory,
                                                          ing (3) Registration approval: School of Education.
lesson planning, classroom management and related
                                                          Overviews the theoretical paradigms of second
topics designed to enhance and to be applied in an
                                                          language learning and teaching; definition and
actual classroom setting.
                                                          evaluation of communicative competence; strategies
EDU 6139 Leadership in Secondary Teaching (3)             for teaching skills of listening, speaking, reading and
Registration approval: School of Education. A             writing; and selection and development of instruc-
capstone experience that provides the opportunity to      tional materials, including new technology. Class
use coursework in foundations, research, pedagogy         open to master of arts in teaching majors. Class
and internship to develop tentative answers to            open to graduate students.
challenges encountered in teaching. Activities will
                                                          EDU 6524 School Curriculum (3) Examines trends in
provide the opportunity to learn and practice coopera-
                                                          the design and development of school curricula
tive leadership skills, such as consensus building,
                                                          including models of the curriculum. Class open to
decision making, conflict resolution and outcome
                                                          doctoral, graduate, non-matriculated and post-bacca-
evaluation. Case studies will be drawn from intern-
                                                          laureate students.
ship experiences. Class open to master of arts in
teaching majors.
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                 EDU 6525 The School: A Multicultural Approach (3)        will attend sessions as scheduled throughout. Class
                 Provides an overview of the theoretical bases and        open to master of arts in teaching majors.
                 practical implications of multicultural education.       EDU 6942 September Experience (1) Registration
                 Examines cultural pluralism in our society and em-       approval: School of Education. Prerequisite: Admission
                 phasizes strategies to reduce prejudice and bias in      to the School of Education. Requires three weeks of
                 our schools. Class open to doctoral, graduate, non-      observation and assistance at the opening of a school
                 matriculated and post-baccalaureate students.            year in a program that reflects the level and subject
                 EDU 6526 Models of Teaching (3) Examines exem-           matter preferred by the pre-service teacher. Includes
                 plary teaching models articulated by leading educa-      any faculty meetings, preparation days and in-service
                 tional theorists whose ideas are widely practiced in     workshops that take place prior to the students’ arrival
                 education today. These, along with other models,         at school. The intern will then remain for the first two
                 provide strategies for planning lessons through the      weeks of the school year. Course equivalent: EDU
                 lenses of a particular construct. Class open to          3942. Class open to graduate students.
                 doctoral, graduate, non-matriculated and post-bacca-     EDU 6946 TESOL Internship (1–17) Registration
                 laureate students.                                       approval: School of Education. Provides an opportu-
                 EDU 6613 Measurement and Assessment in Educa-            nity for observation and daily teaching in public or
                 tion (3) Discusses the role of measurement and           approved private schools under the direction of a
                 assessment in teaching and learning. The focus is on     master teacher. May be repeated for credit up to 34
                 the theory and practice in the construction, adminis-    credits. Class open to TESOL majors. Class open to
                 tration, interpretation and evaluation of educational    graduate students.
                 assessments. The course content will include devel-      EDU 6948 Secondary Internship (1–20) A full-day,
                 opment of skills in preparing teacher-made tests,        10-week supervised experience in a secondary
     School of   informal assessment activities, and the use of
80   Education                                                            classroom setting functioning as a classroom
                 assessment results in the planning and evaluation        teacher. May be repeated for credit up to 20 credits.
                 of curriculum and instruction. Class open to doctoral
                 and graduate students.                                   EDU 6949 MAT Secondary Internship (1–20) Registra-
                                                                          tion approval: School of Education. A full-day, 14-week
                 EDU 6655 Advanced Educational Psychology (3)             supervised experience in a secondary classroom
                 Explores principles and research in human learning       setting functioning as a classroom teacher. Class
                 and their implications for curriculum and instruction.   open to master of arts in teaching majors.
                 Class open to doctoral, graduate, non-matriculated
                 and post-baccalaureate students.                         EDU 6950 Topics in Education (1–6) Examination of a
                                                                          current topic or issue. May be repeated for credit up
                 EDU 6900 Independent Study (1–6) Registration            to 24 credits. Class open to doctoral and graduate
                 approval: Independent Study Agreement. Independent       students.
                 study of approved topics with periodic conferences.
                 May be repeated for credit up to 24 credits. Class       EDU 6960 Master’s Project (3) Registration approval:
                 open to doctoral and graduate students.                  instructor. Prerequisites: EDU 6970, 6971; approval
                                                                          of application and proposal by supporting professor
                 EDU 6918 Introduction to Secondary Teaching I (1–4)      and director of graduate studies. Involves the practi-
                 Registration approval: School of Education. Intro-       cal application of knowledge and skills which results
                 duces the critical elements leading to successful        in a product useable in the individual’s professional
                 secondary teaching. Provides opportunities to            or potential role. This is approved and supervised by
                 become familiar with the changing standards and          a faculty member with expertise in the selected area
                 expectations that result from Washington state’s         of study. May be repeated for credit two times. Class
                 educational reform movement. Students will register      open to graduate students.
                 for this segment the first year of their program and
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EDU 6970 Educational Statistics (3) Introduces descrip-       involves original data and primary sources and results
tive and inferential statistics for teachers and others       in a scholarly manuscript suitable for binding and
and the first of a sequence in research methods in            possible publication. Requires demonstrated, accept-
education. Covers descriptive statistics including            able progress on thesis study; and periodic confer-
measures of central tendency and variability, and             ences with major advisor. May be repeated for credit
correlation and regression. Introduces basic concepts         up to 9 credits. Class open to graduate students.
in statistical inference, including sampling distributions,   EDU 7101 Instructional Theory (3) Prerequisite: EDU
significance tests, confidence intervals, and tests of        6526. Studies teaching/learning theories with applica-
significance. Class open to doctoral, graduate, non-          tions to instructional settings. Examines constructivism,
matriculated and post-baccalaureate students.                 developmentalism, behaviorism, cognitive science and
EDU 6971 Introduction to Graduate Research (3)                information processing. Students will be expected to
Prerequisite: EDU 6970. Provides an overview of               articulate strengths and weaknesses of various theo-
social science research methodology. Emphasizes               ries and to make specific applications to their area of
understanding the concepts, procedures and vocabu-            emphasis. Class open to doctoral students.
lary of quantitative educational research, preparing          EDU 7102 Curriculum Design (3) Prerequisite: EDU
students to critically evaluate research articles and         6524. Examines curriculum design based on an
to develop an original research proposal. Class open          advanced study of theoretical constructs of the
to doctoral and graduate students.                            curriculum. Discusses the academic-centered, soci-
EDU 6972 Research Evaluation (3) Prerequisites: EDU           ety-centered and learner-centered models. Students
6970, 6971. Studies research methods and research             will be expected to develop a curriculum design
literature with an emphasis on critical analysis of           appropriate to their areas of emphasis that includes
research in the behavioral sciences. Uses the knowl-          significant research findings as well as specific
edge of statistical design and research methods to            curricular applications. Class open to doctoral                         School of
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critique methods and findings of selected research.           students.
Class open to doctoral and graduate students.                 EDU 7103 Organizational and Leadership Theory
EDU 6982 Educational Inquiry (3) Registration                 (1–3) Seeks to describe, understand and predict
approval: School of Education. Investigates basic             human behavior in the educational setting. Focuses
inquiry approaches to problems in education, including        on major theories of leadership-trait theory, contin-
quantitative, qualitative and case study research para-       gency theory, path-goal theory and transformational
digms. Class open to master of arts in teaching majors.       theory. May be repeated for credit up to 3 credits.
                                                              Class open to doctoral students.
EDU 6989 Field Experience (2,4) Registration
approval: School of Education. Introductory field             EDU 7105 Issues in Education (3) Prerequisites: EDU
experience designed to familiarize prospective                6120, 6085. Studies emerging and controversial
teachers with classroom procedures, teaching meth-            issues in education. Issues will be chosen on the
ods and learner needs. Two or 4 credits required              basis of their present significance and their potential
depending on previous experience in classrooms and            for fundamental change in the educational system.
other educational settings. May be repeated for               Students will be expected to study the issues in
credit up to 6 credits. Class open to master of arts          depth and to develop written and oral positions.
in teaching majors.                                           Class open to doctoral students.
EDU 6995 Master’s Thesis (3,6) Registration approval:         EDU 7107 Program Evaluation (3) Examines the
instructor and graduate director. Prerequisites: EDU          method and role of evaluation research in conducting
6970, 6971, 6972. Makes formal investigation, under           formative and summative evaluations of educational
the direction of a committee assigned by the director         programs. Emphasizes the use of evaluation results
of graduate studies, into a research question that            in the decision making process. Class open to
                                                              doctoral students.
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                 EDU 7900 Independent Study (1–6) Registration            EDU 7995 Doctoral Dissertation (1–21) Prerequisites:
                 approval: Independent Study Agreement. Student           EDU 6970, 6971, 7972, 7973, 7974. Requires
                 works with a faculty member on an agreed-upon            original research conducted under the guidance of a
                 topic. May be repeated for credit up to 24 credits.      faculty advisor. Includes a dissertation orientation
                                                                          class. May be repeated for credit up to 21 credits.
                 EDU 7910 Seminar in Educational Values (3) Prerequi-
                                                                          Class open to doctoral students.
                 site: EDU 6085. Studies ethics and values as they
                 affect educational decision making and policy. Class     FACULTY
                 open to doctoral students.
                                                                          Henry F. Algera, Assistant Professor of Curriculum and
                 EDU 7972 Doctoral Research Design and Analysis I (3)     Instruction; B.A., University of Winnipeg, 1989; B.Ed., 1989;
                 Prerequisites: EDU 6970, 6971. Focuses on social         M.A., Providence Theological Seminary, 2000; Ed.D., Seattle
                 science research methodology including quantitative      Pacific University, 2003, At SPU since 2003.
                 and qualitative research designs, descriptive statis-    Daniel Bishop, Director of Professional Development and
                 tics, and univariate and multivariate statistical        Continuing Education; B.A., Pacific Lutheran University,
                 analyses. The first in a sequence of three courses;      1980; M.A., Pacific Lutheran University, 1988.
                 the course must be taken in sequence and is de-          At SPU since 2002
                 signed to prepare the student for the production of a    Lisa A. Bjork, Associate Professor of Educational Leadership;
                 dissertation. Class open to doctoral students.           B.A., Immaculate Heart College, 1967; Teaching Certificate,
                                                                          California State University at Los Angeles, 1969; M.Ed.,
                 EDU 7973 Doctoral Research Design and Analysis II (3)    Western Washington University, 1978; M.Ed., Harvard
                 Prerequisites: EDU 6970, 6971, 7972 or equivalent        Graduate School of Education, 1985; Ed.D., 1991. At SPU
                 within the last two years. Focuses on social science     since 2000.
                 research methodology including quantitative and
                                                                          Suzanne S. Bond, Associate Professor of Educational Leader-
     School of
                 qualitative research designs, descriptive statistics,    ship; B.A., Western Washington University, 1971; M.Ed.,
82   Education   and univariate and multivariate statistical analyses.    Western Washington University, 1977; Ed.D, Seattle Univer-
                 The second in a sequence of three courses; the           sity, 1982. At SPU since 2000.
                 course must be taken in sequence and is designed
                                                                          Rick Eigenbrood, Associate Professor of Education; Director
                 to prepare the student for the production of a disser-   of Graduate and Doctoral Programs; B.A., Dordt College,
                 tation. Class open to doctoral students.                 1974; M.Ed., University of Washington, 1979; Ph.D.,
                 EDU 7974 Doctoral Research Design and Analysis III (3)   University of Iowa, 1988. At SPU since 2001.
                 Prerequisites: EDU 6970, 6971, 7972, 7973.               Arthur Ellis, Professor of Education; B.S., Oregon College,
                 Focuses on social science research methodology with      1962; M.S., 1965; Ed.D., University of Oregon, 1968.
                 am emphasis on qualitative research designs. The         At SPU since 1986.
                 third in a sequence of three courses; the course         Christie S. Eppler, Assistant Professor of Education; B.A.,
                 must be taken in sequence and is designed to             Wheaton College, 1994; M.A., University of Missouri, 1997;
                 prepare the student for the production of a disserta-    M.A., Michigan State University, 1999; Ph.D., Michigan
                 tion. Class open to doctoral students.                   State University, 2002. At SPU since 2003.
                                                                          Susan Franklin, Instructor of Education; B.A., University of
                 EDU 7990 Leadership Colloquium (3) Students write a
                                                                          Washington, 1966; M.Ed., Seattle Pacific University, 1990.
                 scholarly paper and present it to the educational        At SPU part-time 1985–1990; full-time since 1990.
                 community. Evaluation of the scholarship and
                 colloquium is conducted by the graduate faculty in the   Gregory Fritzberg, Associate Professor of Education; B.A.,
                                                                          Pacific Lutheran University, 1985; M.A., Fuller Theological
                 School of Education. Class open to doctoral students.
                                                                          Seminary, 1992; Ph.D., University of Washington, 1998. At
                                                                          SPU since 2001.
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J. Ruth Givens, Associate Professor of Education; Director of     Christopher A. Sink, Professor of School Counseling; B.A.,
MAT and Curriculum & Instruction Masters Programs; B.S.,          University of California-Irvine, 1978; M.S., California State
University of Tulsa, 1971; MTA, 1980; Ed.D, Oklahoma State        University-Fullerton, 1981; Ph.D., University of California-
University, 1996. At SPU since 2002.                              Riverside, 1988. At SPU since 1994.
Sharon E. Hartnett, Assistant Professor of Education; B.A.,       Richard E. Smith, Professor Emeritus; Professor of Education
Whitworth College, 1978; M.A.T., 1985; Ph.D., Gonzaga             Administration; B.A., Seattle Pacific College, 1963; M.A.,
University, 1999. At SPU since 2000.                              University of Oregon, 1968; Ph.D., 1972. At SPU
                                                                  since 1988.
Cher N. Igelman, Assistant Professor of School Counseling;
B.A., Bowling Green State University, 1994; M.S., University      David Steele, Associate Professor of Educational Administra-
of Dayton, 1995; Ph.D., Ohio University, 2002. At SPU since       tion; B.S., Eastern Montana College, 1966; M.S., Montana
2002.                                                             State University, 1971; Ed.D., University of Washington,
                                                                  1994. At SPU since 1998; teaching online courses
Elletta A. Kennison, Professor Emeritus, Assistant Professor of
                                                                  from 2002.
Education; B.A., University of Washington, 1972; M.Ed.,
1978; Ed.D, 1991. At SPU 1974–2000; teaching online               Sharon Young, Associate Professor of Mathematics; B.A.,
courses from 2001.                                                University of Redlands, 1966; M.A., University of Denver,
                                                                  1976; Ph.D., University of Colorado, 1979. At SPU between
Frank M. Kline, Associate Professor of Education; Associate
                                                                  1995–1999 and since 2000.
Dean for Teacher Education; B.S., Greenville College, 1978;
M.Ed., Wichita State University, 1981; Ph.D., University of
Kansas, 1989. At SPU since 1996.
Debby S. Lierman, Elementary Placement Coordinator for
Teacher Education; B.A., Seattle Pacific University, 1978;
M.A., 1986; Principal’s Credentials, 1995; Ed.D., In
Progress. At SPU since 2002.
Gail Miller, Visiting Professor; B.A., SUNY Oneonta, 1969;                                                                                   School of
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M.A., University of Colorado, 1979. At SPU since 2001.
Nyaradzo H. Mvududu, Associate Professor of Education;
B.S., University of Zimbabwe, 1988; M.B.A., University of
Washington, 1996; Ed.D., Seattle Pacific University, 2002.
At SPU since 2003.
Raymond E. Myers, Professor of Science Education; B.S.,
Wayne State University, 1963; M.S., Oregon State Univer-
sity, 1968; Ed.D., 1978. At SPU since 1987.
William E. Nagy, Professor of Education; B.A., Michigan State
University, 1970; Ph.D., University of California-San Diego,
1974. At SPU since 1996.
Annette B. Robinson, Associate Professor of Special Educa-
tion; B.A., University of Washington, 1966; M.Ed., 1969;
Ph.D., 1976. At SPU since 1977.
William J. Rowley, Dean; Associate Professor of School
Counseling; B.A., Pasadena College, 1962; M.A., San Jose
State College, 1967; Ed.D., University of Northern Colorado,
1973. At SPU since 1996.

				
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