What we believe
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Who we are
|Faculty in the School of Education have extensive field experience as well as an in-depth commitment to their particular disciplines....|
Why Puget Sound
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Congratulations to Kainoa Higgins '08, MAT 09' for being accepted to the Teacher at Sea program sponsored by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. This great summer opportunity will complement the courses he teaches in marine biology at SAMI in the Tacoma School District.
Elizabeth Kirsch 12, M.A.T. 13 won the 2014 Graduate Program “Writing Excellence Award” at the University of Puget Sound for her Master’s thesis, “Sometimes text is just text”: Engaging Students in Meaning Making in English Language Arts.
Gary Cameron M.A.T. '96 is resigning as Port Angeles High School principal to take the same job at Upland High School near Los Angeles, reported the Peninsula Daily News June 13 photo story.
Vaughn Elementary School teacher Ernie Donehower '86 known to his students as Mr. D., will retire this year, wrote the Key Peninsula News in a May 29 photo story.
Theressa Prather ’89 is the new principal at Manchester Elementary School, noted the Port Orchard Independent on May 29.
Brycen Bye ’08, M.A.T. '09, has become the football coach at Clarkston High School. He is the school’s first new coach in 30 years, reported KLEW television of Lewiston, Wash.
Amy Ryken and Fred Hamel present their research on the reflection practices of pre-service teachers at the American Educational Research Association (AERA) conference in Philadelphia, April 2014. Their work focuses on how new teachers grow in their abilities to pose questions, engage evidence, formulate next steps, and re-frame issues of practice.
Professor Terence Beck shares Puget Sound’s experience with a national audience.
Terence Beck was invited to join the keynote panel at the 2013 annual conference of the College and University Faculty Assembly of the National Council for the Social Studies. The panel presented different perspectives around the use of the edTPA in Social Studies teacher preparation. The edTPA is currently required for teacher certification in six states (including Washington State) with many others moving toward adopting this performance-based assessment. Drawing on Puget Sound’s experience with the edTPA, Dr. Beck considered the ways in which the edTPA can inform teacher education programs as well as the issues that arise when a for-profit company takes on the task of determining if candidates are qualified to teach.