The College of Education at Washington State University Tri-Cities provides academic degree programs at undergraduate and graduate levels. A degree from the College of Education will set you on course for careers such as teaching, educational administration, and other professions in the field of education. K-12 STEM Education is a signature program of WSU Tri-Cities. This emphasis toward fostering high levels of competency in the STEM areas can be seen in many of the Education degree programs.
Conceptual FrameworkThe College of Education contributes to the theory and practice of the broad field of education, and dedicates itself to understanding and respecting learners in diverse cultural contexts. We facilitate engaged learning and ethical leadership in schools and clinical settings. We seek collaboration with diverse constituencies, recognizing our local and global responsibilities to communities, environments, and future generations.
Ensure that our students have a transformative and engaging education experience.As participants in the land grant university legacy, it is our goal to support our students and help them become exceptional leaders and professionals who serve our local, state, national and global communities.
Understand the myriad ways in which diversity manifests itself in our workplace and embrace inclusive and non-discriminatory practices.We are aware of the role that group differences including those due to age, gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, language, ideology and socioeconomic status may play in the work place and in higher education. We strive to eliminate stereotypes based on those factors and to create a democratic environment based on respect. Furthermore, we promote critical thought of these issues among ourselves and our students.
Maintain an environment built on trust, respect, honesty, professional integrity, high expectations, courtesy and compassion for others.Education occurs in the context of human relationships. We celebrate meaningful relationships between and among faculty, staff, administrators and students. We also recognize the power differentials infused in these relationships. Thus, we seek to promote an atmosphere that respects and protects all, particularly the least powerful.
Foster an inclusive sense of community and recognize the value of communication and interaction with others.We maintain a welcoming and supportive environment that encourages relationship building and promotes individual, professional and community growth.