The School of Education is one of three graduate programs at the University of Puget Sound. As a highly selective liberal arts college in the Pacific Northwest, Puget Sound is a place where people come together — to learn, to make lasting connections, and in the case of the School of Education, to take their first steps in careers that are of vital importance to society today.
The mission of the university is to develop in its students the capacities for critical analysis, active inquiry, and civic engagement. Such an education seeks to liberate each person's fullest intellectual and human potential to assist in the unfolding of creative and useful lives.
School of Education’s goals are commensurate with this mission. Faculty in the School of Education don’t just teach, they mentor in classrooms, their offices, and school placements. Small classes foster vibrant discussions and an active inquiry into what it means to teach or counsel. It’s not just what we say to each other in class, but what is said in the hallways and at informal settings beyond the university. That’s what a cohort experience is all about – mutual growth into complex and exciting careers.
We also believe in the value of written expression, but we place a particular emphasis on writing that is grounded in the day-to-day world of education – planning documents, analyses of student artifacts, and reflections on practice.
The historic goals of the M.A.T. program are to promote among its students:
The M.Ed. (Counseling) program is designed so that its graduates are able to:
We think we’ve crafted just the right place for you to start your career as a teacher or counselor. If you are interested, give us a call 253.879.3375 or contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.