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Education Programs at WSU Tri-Cities

The College of Education at Washington State University Tri-Cities provides academic education 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.

Whether you’re working toward a bachelor’s degree or focusing on an advanced degree, you’ll find dynamic and engaging classroom and research experiences with faculty who are invested in your success.

Judy Morrison

Judy Morrison, Academic Director


The College of Education on the WSU Tri-Cities campus offers prospective students a variety of quality programs to choose from in the areas of teacher certification, professional certification, principal certification, and add-on endorsements. We offer undergraduate and graduate degrees in a number of areas and programs that are flexible in schedule and requirements.

We are fortunate to have faculty who are at the top in their field and excellent, welcoming staff who can answer your questions and help you choose the path that is right for you. I encourage you to visit campus, meet with them, and discover how WSU Tri-Cities can help you meet your goals.

Conceptual Framework

The 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.


Low tech. High impact. Teaching tips.

Faculty educators at WSU Tri-Cities have put together this series called Teaching Tips: Little moments, big impact to help families and young students.


Alternate Route

The College of Education at WSU Tri-Cities was awarded a grant from the Washington State Professional Educator Standards Board to develop an alternate route for paraeducators to earn bachelor’s degrees in elementary education in two years at WSU Tri-Cities.

The $784,000 grant, combined with $8,000 state scholarships for each student and additional financial aid, this will fund the cost for 28 students for two years. The paraeducators will be selected by the Pasco, Richland, Kennewick, Prosser and Grandview school districts. To qualify, a student must possess a transferable associate’s degree. After graduation, each will be required to teach in the state of Washington for two years.

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