Title II Report Card
Walla Walla University
School of Education & Psychology
Title II of the Higher Education Act Report Card
2014 – 2015
The School of Education and Psychology at Walla Walla University supports the mission of the university and assists students as they acquire knowledge and expertise in their fields of study within the context of Christian faith. To this end our faculty and students are committed to:
- quality in scholarship and research;
- the development of social, moral, and spiritual values; and
- the integration of learning, faith, and service.
Teacher Preparation Programs:
Walla Walla University offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education. Teacher certification is also available to those who wish to teach in various content areas at the secondary school level.
The Teacher Certification Program is made up of a relatively small number of students thus allowing more interaction with faculty and staff.
- Junior class standing or a score of at least 23 on the ACT or a score of at least 1040 on the SAT.
- Minimum GPA of at least 2.75 in all course work that applies to certification requirements.
- Passing score in all required sections of the WEST-B, and/or ACT, SAT, or a combination thereof.
- Formal application, law enforcement background check, and moral character clearance.
- No grade less than a C
- Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges
- Accrediting Association of Seventh-day Adventist Schools, Colleges, & Universities
- All of the university's teacher preparation programs are approved by the State of Washington Professional Standards Board (PESB).
- Blend of theory and practice. Teacher certification candidates spend between 93 and 231 clock hours observing and assisting in K–12 classrooms prior to student teaching.
- Methods of teaching courses are aligned with national Common Core State Standards and Washington State Standards.
- Portfolios are used formatively and summatively to portray excellence of educational practices in the K-12 setting.
Notable Features and Accomplishments in 2014-2015:
- 14 teacher certification candidates were awarded the Eleanor Schofield Memorial Teachers' Scholarship.
- Two elementary education majors received the Doreen Paulson-Evans Memorial Scholarship.
- One elementary education major received the Appreciation of Elementary Education.
- Two elementary education majors received the Dan and Mary Morrison Necker English Scholarship.
- One elementary education major received the David James Liu Memorial Foundation Scholarship.
- One elementary education major received the Outstanding Senior Award.
- One secondary certification student received the Richard and Dena Hammill Scholarship.
|Total number of students in your teacher preparation program, all specializations in academic year 2014–2015||64|
|Number of students in supervised student teaching in academic year 2014–2015||27|
Number of faculty members who supervised student teachers:
|Full-time faculty in professional education||3|
|Part-time faculty in professional education, not otherwise employed by the institution||11|
|Total faculty student teaching supervisors||14|
|Student teacher/faculty ratio||1.9:1|
|The student/faculty ratio, based upon faculty FTE was:||9:1|
|Average total number of hours required||450|