Master of Education, p.45Mission
The Graduate Program is committed to preparing educators to work in rural, suburban, and urban settings, and to educating leaders and professional specialty practitioners for leadership roles in schools and other community settings. It is our goal to ensure that all pre-service and in-service educators are provided with numerous clinical and field-based experiences, are knowledgeable of curricula and pedagogy, receive accurate advising, and are provided with the educational supports necessary to be successful and reflective practitioners.
The Graduate Program is primarily designed to provide regular and special education teachers with experiences that will directly improve instructional practice. The Department of Education also seeks to support the professional development of teachers who wish to pursue licensure for educational leadership. It is our goal to nurture educational leaders whose chief and abiding concern is the improvement of instruction and who believe that administrative principles and procedures exist to facilitate instruction
Note: Graduate Programs in the Department of Education at Washburn University are accredited by the Kansas State Department of Education, and CAEP (formerly NCATE). Programs are designed to meet the state of Kansas standards for teacher preparation. Completion of a program at Washburn University does not assure licensure or certification in all states.