WSU is advancing Washington industries …
WSU teams with aviation to develop sustainable aviation biofuels …
WSU partners to develop bioproducts that reduce dependence on petroleum imports …
WSU works with state commodity commissions to conduct needed agricultural research …
WSU developed the technology used for wood-plastic composites used for buildings …
WSU researchers work to improve dairy productivity and reduce disease …
WSU research has made Washington one of the world’s most productive wheat-growing regions …

Cougar Chat

WSU-trained teachers have class

teachers have class

One of the joys of working for WSU Impact is being delightfully surprised when a social media post goes “viral” and generates comments from Cougs who follow us on Facebook. On Monday, the WSU Impact lair posted information about an editorial in the Seattle Times highlighting some good news about WSU, teacher training, and related national rankings. The post unleashed responses from some of our friends — teachers and non-teachers — singing the praises of the education they received at Cleveland Hall and their love for WSU. Go Cougs and hug a teacher after reading!

WSU has a long and distinguished tradition of preparing teachers for Washington’s schools. As a land-grant institution serving the State of Washington, it’s mission has been “to advance knowledge and ethical practice in the field of education” through partnerships and collaboration among universities, schools, families, and communities. Through the preparation of teachers, principals, and superintendents, the college is cultivating a true system of education in Washington, which is evidenced by the regular reports the college receives from its students who are being hired in schools across Washington, the nation, and the of education

While there are challenges facing Washington’s education system and its children, educators, and schools, we can be proud that WSU is doing its part to improve the quality of schooling for children and to give all children the opportunity for a brighter future.

The quality of WSU’s College of Education was given a jolt by the news reported by the Seattle Times on Monday, June 24th. The Times shared the results of a review of 1,130 institutions that train 99 percent of the nation’s schoolteachers by the Washington, D.C.,-based National Council on Teacher Quality and U.S. News & World Report. The teacher-quality council set 18 standards for teacher-preparation programs and used a four-star rating system to show how institutions are doing. The analysis included 24 higher-education institutions in Washington state, … one of which, Washington State University, received three stars and made the Honor Roll.

Here is just a sampling of the comments we received in response to the news and in support for WSU’s College of Education:

  • [I am a] Proud Coug and National Board Certified Math Teacher.  Glad to see WSU get some recognition
  • … all of us are educators: it’s our family school-parents, aunts/uncles, sister, cousins, husbands
  • We have had two student teachers from WSU the last couple of years and they were awesome. We have had the opportunity to hire one of them. Go Cougs! Go WSU!
  • I loved getting my education degree at WSU, 1958-62. It is the best university in the world.
  • Proud to be a retired Cougar teacher! Just goes to show as always, once a Coug, always a Coug! Proud of it!
  • I’m sure my WSU degree helped me land my teaching job … of course the principal was a Coug, too
  • Proud to be a teacher-librarian that got her education degree at WSU!
  • WSU prepared me for a 41 year teaching career! Retired and still a Coug!!!
  • Agreed! My husband got his teaching degree there. Great program. However, another great school for teachers, where I went, is just right down the road…Lewis Clark State!
  • My daughter is a proud Coug and excellent teacher! Great school!
  • 31 years as an educator in Washington state public schools. Proud of teaching and proud to have learned my craft for my passion at WSU. Go Cougs!
  • That’s my college and my university! PROUD COUG!

Go Cougs and a big shout out to our WSU-trained teachers!




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