"I found Washburn to be like a large university with all of its activities, organizations, and resources for students and faculty yet the campus and classrooms maintained the feel of a small college. I was known by many professors by face and name even outside of class and they were always available for help or even to chat. Washburn afforded me many opportunities to showcase my successes. Both the Education and the Mathematics Departments have the best faculty anyone could want." Fred Hollingshead class of 2005

Education Department

From the Interim Chair . . .

Welcome to the Washburn Department of Education website. On behalf of the faculty and staff, I invite you to browse this website to find out more about the faculty, students, activities, and programs that are a part of the Department of Education. Washburn University has a longstanding and rich history of commitment to excellence in teaching, research, and service.

In keeping with this tradition, the Department of Education is committed to preparing Reflective Educators able to effectively teach and lead in a variety of teaching and learning contexts. Please let us know of any questions you might have about our programs. We offer initial teaching licenses and teaching licenses after the completion of a baccalaureate degree. We also have graduate level degrees which lead to teaching licenses. There are other graduate programs in our Department of Education which are degree only. We look forward to hearing from you and welcoming you to our community of students and educators.

Department of Education Faculty and Staff
KRA Conference

Undergraduate students from the Department of Education (along with Mrs. Lutz and Dr. Carlson) attended the Kansas Reading Association’s annual conference in Wichita on October 14th to further develop their knowledge of literacy instruction.

Banned Books

In celebration of Banned Books Week, the Department of Education sponsored an essay contest inviting WU students to describe their favorite banned book. This year's winning essay was written by Stefany Payne from the Department of Education. __ (below) Dr. Carolyn Carlson and Stefany Payne