"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
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.
In neighborhoods around the world, "Little Free Libraries" are being built to promote literacy and strengthen the sense of community. These libraries are built by members of the community and placed in easily accessible locations in neighborhoods. Books are freely taken from the libraries and patrons are encouraged to donate books when possible. Students in Dr. Carlson's Spring 2013 literacy courses have been involved in donating books to the Little Free Libraries around the Topeka area. There are over twenty Little Free Libraries in the Topeka community and Dr. Carlson's students will donate books to all of the local Little Free Libraries by the end of the semester. To learn more about Little Free Libraries, visit http://www.littlefreelibrary.org, If you are interested in finding more about the Little Free Libraries in the Topeka area, contact Dr. Carlson at email@example.com.