School of Education

About Us

Eastern Washington University has been committed to training teachers and school personnel for the benefit of the greater Eastern Washington region. The role of a teacher is one of the most recognized and appreciated careers in our society. Teachers share their knowledge and their passion for learning on a daily basis. Dedicated professionals and life-long learners, teachers are dedicated to educating our most precious resource: our children.


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Why Study Education at Eastern?

We are committed to excellence and student success.


Affordability

You don't have to sacrifice quality to get an education you can afford.

Our Scholarships

Field Experience

You'll get hands-on teaching experience as part of your preparation.

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Excellent Job Opportunities

Our graduates have a great record of finding employment soon after graduation.


Our Mission

Our mission is to prepare student-centered educators to be professionals, leaders, scholars, and practitioners.

Let us remember: one book, one pen, one child, and one teacher can change the world.
- Malala Yousafzai

Considering Education?

Teachers play extraordinary roles in the lives of their students. Teachers interact and connect with children in all stages of development and from all different backgrounds and ways of life. Over the course of their careers, teachers have the opportunity to affect the lives and futures of countless children, beginning with their student teaching experience. The students our candidates reach will go on to do amazing things; knowing the influence on their success is a deeply rewarding experience.

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Undergraduate Scholarships

Requirements & Guidelines

  • Can be used for tuition only
  • For science education majors only
  • If you’re applying for the first time, you must be a junior and can apply again as a senior
  • You may also apply as a graduate student

How to Apply

Apply using the General Scholarship Application

Additional Information:

  • Scholarship applicants will be reviewed and chosen by the School of Education; however, students will be notified of an award by the Financial Aid and Scholarship Office.
  • The School of Education is unable to provide award information to any student.

Requirements & Guidelines:

  • Student must be a graduate of Naches or Ichelium Highschool in Washington State
  • Student must be studying in one of the following areas:
    • Education
    • Human Development
    • STEM
  • Student must have at least a 3.0 GPA
  • Renewable if the student continues to meet requirements

How to Apply:

Additional Information:

  • Scholarship applicants will be reviewed and chosen by the University Scholarship Committee.
  • Students will be notified of an award by the Financial Aid and Scholarship Office.
  • The School of Education is unable to provide award information to any student.

Requirements & Guidelines:

  • Student must be a single woman
  • Student must have senior standing or be at the graduate level
  • Student should demonstrate strong leadership and teaching skills through one of the following:
    • Paid teaching environment
    • Personal volunteer experience
  • Student must be studying one of the following:
    • Literacy
    • Curriculum & Instruction
    • Leadership
  • Student must submit three (3) letters of recommendation
    • Two (2) from a previous EWU professor
    • One (1) from either a previous EWU professor -or- a community-based volunteer service supervisor

How to Apply:

Additional Information:

  • Scholarship applicants will be reviewed and chosen by the University Scholarship Committee.
  • Students will be notified of an award by the Financial Aid and Scholarship Office.
  • The School of Education is unable to provide award information to any student.

Requirements & Guidelines:

  • Student must be majoring in either Elementary Education or Economics

How to Apply:

Additional Information:

  • Scholarship applicants will be reviewed and chosen by the University Scholarship Committee.
  • Students will be notified of an award by the Financial Aid and Scholarship Office.
  • The School of Education is unable to provide award information to any student.

Requirements & Guidelines:

  • Student must be majoring in either Elementary or Secondary Education

How to Apply:

Additional Information:

  • Scholarship applicants will be reviewed and chosen by the University Scholarship Committee.
  • Students will be notified of an award by the Financial Aid and Scholarship Office.
  • The School of Education is unable to provide award information to any student.

Requirements & Guidelines:

  • Student must have Junior or Senior standing
  • Student must have at least a 3.0 GPA
  • Student must be majoring in Elementary Education
  • Student must demonstrate a need for financial assistance

How to Apply:

Additional Information:

  • Scholarship applicants will be reviewed and chosen by the University Scholarship Committee.
  • Students will be notified of an award by the Financial Aid and Scholarship Office.
  • The School of Education is unable to provide award information to any student.

Requirements & Guidelines:

  • Student must be an Education major

How to Apply:

Additional Information:

  • Scholarship applicants will be reviewed and chosen by the University Scholarship Committee.
  • Students will be notified of an award by the Financial Aid and Scholarship Office.
  • The School of Education is unable to provide award information to any student.

Requirements & Guidelines:

  • Student must have Junior or Senior standing
  • Student must have at least a 3.0 GPA
  • Student must be majoring in Elementary Education
  • Student must demonstrate a need for financial assistance
  • Renewable if student continues to meet requirements

How to Apply:

Additional Information:

  • Scholarship applicants will be reviewed and chosen by the University Scholarship Committee.
  • Students will be notified of an award by the Financial Aid and Scholarship Office.
  • The School of Education is unable to provide award information to any student.

Requirements & Guidelines:

  • Student must have at least a 2.8 GPA
  • Student must be majoring in Elementary or Secondary Education
  • Student must demonstrate a need for financial assistance
  • Renewable if student continues to meet requirements

How to Apply:

Additional Information:

  • Scholarship applicants will be reviewed and chosen by the University Scholarship Committee.
  • Students will be notified of an award by the Financial Aid and Scholarship Office.
  • The School of Education is unable to provide award information to any student.

Requirements & Guidelines:

  • Student must have Senior standing
  • Student must have at least a 3.0 GPA
  • Student must be female who is returning to school after 10 years out of school -or- if they have been out of school for 5 years and has children living in their household.
  • Student must be majoring in Elementary Education
  • Student must demonstrate a need for financial assistance
  • Can only be used during the student teaching quarter

How to Apply:

Additional Information:

  • Scholarship applicants will be reviewed and chosen by the University Scholarship Committee.
  • Students will be notified of an award by the Financial Aid and Scholarship Office.
  • The School of Education is unable to provide award information to any student.

Requirements & Guidelines:

  • Student must be majoring in Education

How to Apply:

Additional Information:

  • Scholarship applicants will be reviewed and chosen by the University Scholarship Committee.
  • Students will be notified of an award by the Financial Aid and Scholarship Office.
  • The School of Education is unable to provide award information to any student.

Requirements & Guidelines:

  • Student must have junior or senior standing
  • Student must be majoring in Elementary Education
  • To be used for tuition only
  • Renewable if student continues to meet requirements
  • Student must have at least a 3.0 GPA

How to Apply:

Additional Information:

  • Scholarship applicants will be reviewed and chosen by the University Scholarship Committee.
  • Students will be notified of an award by the Financial Aid and Scholarship Office.
  • The School of Education is unable to provide award information to any student.

Requirements & Guidelines:

  • Student must have sophomore, junior, or senior standing
  • Student must be majoring in either education or counseling
  • Must be a female Chicana/Latina student
  • Must provide three (3) letters of recommendation
    • Two (2) from previous EWU professors
    • One (1) from the Director of Chicano Education/Studies program with reference to the student’s merit and scholastic ability.
  • Must have at least a 3.0 GPA
  • Renewable if student continues to meet requirements
  • Must demonstrate merit and financial need

How to Apply:

Additional Information:

  • Scholarship applicants will be reviewed and chosen by the University Scholarship Committee.
  • Students will be notified of an award by the Financial Aid and Scholarship Office.
  • The School of Education is unable to provide award information to any student.

Requirements & Guidelines:

  • Student must have junior or senior standing
  • Must have at least a 3.0 GPA
  • Student must be majoring in either Elementary or Secondary Education
  • Must demonstrate a financial need

How to Apply:

Additional Information:

  • Scholarship applicants will be reviewed and chosen by the University Scholarship Committee.
  • Students will be notified of an award by the Financial Aid and Scholarship Office.
  • The School of Education is unable to provide award information to any student.

Requirements & Guidelines:

  • Student must be an Education major
  • Student must be a graduate of the Bremerton School District
    • If a student from Bremerton is unavailable scholarship may be awarded to a student from either Kitsap, Stevens, or Skagit county.

How to Apply:

Additional Information:

  • Scholarship applicants will be reviewed and chosen by the University Scholarship Committee.
  • Students will be notified of an award by the Financial Aid and Scholarship Office.
  • The School of Education is unable to provide award information to any student.

Requirements & Guidelines:

  • Student must be a junior or senior
  • Student must be on a path to initial teaching certification
  • Scholarship is to be used for tuition only
  • Renewable if student continues to meet requirements
  • Student must have at least a 3.0 GPA

How to Apply:

Additional Information:

  • Scholarship applicants will be reviewed and chosen by the University Scholarship Committee.
  • Students will be notified of an award by the Financial Aid and Scholarship Office.
  • The School of Education is unable to provide award information to any student.

Requirements & Guidelines:

  • Student must be a graduate of Lake Washington High School in Kirkland, WA
  • Student must have the intention of becoming a Special Education Teacher
  • Renewable if student continues to meet requirements
  • Student must have at least a 3.0 GPA
  • Student must demonstrate evidence of work and interest in the area of study such as jobs and volunteer work.

How to Apply:

Additional Information:

  • Scholarship applicants will be reviewed and chosen by the University Scholarship Committee.
  • Students will be notified of an award by the Financial Aid and Scholarship Office.
  • The School of Education is unable to provide award information to any student.

Requirements & Guidelines:

  • Student must be a graduate of Lake Washington High School in Kirkland, WA
  • Student must have the intention of becoming a teacher with a focus on Physical Education and Coaching
  • Renewable if student continues to meet requirements
  • Student must have at least a 3.0 GPA
  • Student must demonstrate evidence of work and interest in the area of study such as jobs and volunteer work.

How to Apply:

Additional Information:

  • Scholarship applicants will be reviewed and chosen by the University Scholarship Committee.
  • Students will be notified of an award by the Financial Aid and Scholarship Office.
  • The School of Education is unable to provide award information to any student.

Requirements & Guidelines:

  • Student must be a junior or senior
  • Student must have at least a 3.0 GPA
  • Student must be majoring in either Elementary or Secondary Education
  • Preference given to a student who graduated from Lind-Ritzville High School

How to Apply:

Additional Information:

  • Scholarship applicants will be reviewed and chosen by the University Scholarship Committee.
  • Students will be notified of an award by the Financial Aid and Scholarship Office.
  • The School of Education is unable to provide award information to any student.

Requirements & Guidelines:

  • Must be a third-quarter junior applying for your senior year
  • Must be majoring in reading (literacy)
  • Must have a GPA of 3.0

How to Apply:

Additional Information:

  • Scholarship applicants will be reviewed and chosen by the School of Education; however, students will be notified of an award by the Financial Aid and Scholarship Office.
  • The School of Education is unable to provide award information to any student.

Requirements & Guidelines:

  • Student must be an incoming freshman
  • Student must be female
  • Student must be from the Post Falls, ID area
  • Student must be an education major

How to Apply:

Additional Information:

  • Scholarship applicants will be reviewed and chosen by the University Scholarship Committee.
  • Students will be notified of an award by the Financial Aid and Scholarship Office.
  • The School of Education is unable to provide award information to any student.

Requirements & Guidelines:

  • Student must be an education major
  • Student should be taking at least 12 credits per quarter
  • Student must have at least a 2.5 GPA
  • Student must demonstrate financial need

How to Apply:

Additional Information:

  • Scholarship applicants will be reviewed and chosen by the University Scholarship Committee.
  • Students will be notified of an award by the Financial Aid and Scholarship Office.
  • The School of Education is unable to provide award information to any student.

Requirements & Guidelines:

  • Student must be an education major

How to Apply:

Additional Information:

  • Scholarship applicants will be reviewed and chosen by the University Scholarship Committee.
  • Students will be notified of an award by the Financial Aid and Scholarship Office.
  • The School of Education is unable to provide award information to any student.

Requirements & Guidelines:

  • Student must be an education major
  • Student must have at least a 3.0 GPA
  • Preference given to students who demonstrate financial need

How to Apply:

Additional Information:

  • Scholarship applicants will be reviewed and chosen by the University Scholarship Committee.
  • Students will be notified of an award by the Financial Aid and Scholarship Office.
  • The School of Education is unable to provide award information to any student.

Requirements & Guidelines:

  • Student must be majoring in Elementary Education
  • Student must demonstrate financial need
  • Renewable if student continues to meet requirements

How to Apply:

Additional Information:

  • Scholarship applicants will be reviewed and chosen by the University Scholarship Committee.
  • Students will be notified of an award by the Financial Aid and Scholarship Office.
  • The School of Education is unable to provide award information to any student.

Requirements & Guidelines:

  • Student must be taking classes full-time
  • Student must be a junior
  • Student must have at least a 2.8 GPA
  • Student must be an education major
  • Student must demonstrate campus leadership
  • Student must demonstrate financial need

How to Apply:

Additional Information:

  • Scholarship applicants will be reviewed and chosen by the University Scholarship Committee.
  • Students will be notified of an award by the Financial Aid and Scholarship Office.
  • The School of Education is unable to provide award information to any student.

Requirements & Guidelines

  • Must be a junior or senior reading [literacy] major in elementary education
  • Must have a 3.0 GPA or above
  • Must be full-time
  • Submit three letters of recommendation

How to Apply

Apply using the General Scholarship Application

Additional Information:

  • Scholarship applicants will be reviewed and chosen by the School of Education; however, students will be notified of an award by the Financial Aid and Scholarship Office.
  • The School of Education is unable to provide award information to any student.

Requirements & Guidelines:

  • Student must be a junior or senior
  • Student must be an education major

How to Apply:

Additional Information:

  • Scholarship applicants will be reviewed and chosen by the University Scholarship Committee.
  • Students will be notified of an award by the Financial Aid and Scholarship Office.
  • The School of Education is unable to provide award information to any student.

For questions regarding Education Department Scholarships contact Dianne Selcho at cselcho@ewu.edu or 509.359.2232.

Graduate Scholarships

Requirements & Guidelines

  • Must either be a history, or education major, or both
  • Will continue to do work to support the Cheney Normal Heritage School House by:
    • Create curriculum to share with the outside community and visiting students
    • Conduct tours and classes for students and other interested parties on behalf of the Education Department for the Cheney Normal Heritage School House

How to Apply

If you are a History or Education major and you work in or plan to work in the Cheney Normal Heritage School House, please contact your advisor to let them know you are interested in being considered for this scholarship. Once you and your advisor have evaluated your eligibility, please have your advisor contact Dianne Selcho in the Education Department at cselcho@ewu.edu with your name, EWU ID or NetID, and your contact information.

Additional Information:

  • Scholarship applicants will be reviewed and chosen by the School of Education; however, students will be notified of an award by the Financial Aid and Scholarship Office.

The School of Education is unable to provide award information to any student.

Requirements & Guidelines

  • Can be used for tuition only
  • For science education majors only
  • If you’re applying for the first time, you must be a junior and can apply again as a senior
  • You may also apply as a graduate student

How to Apply

Apply using the General Scholarship Application

Additional Information:

  • Scholarship applicants will be reviewed and chosen by the School of Education; however, students will be notified of an award by the Financial Aid and Scholarship Office.
  • The School of Education is unable to provide award information to any student.

Requirements & Guidelines:

  • Student must be taking courses full-time
  • Student must be graduate level
  • Student must be admitted into a graduate education program

How to Apply:

Additional Information:

  • Scholarship applicants will be reviewed and chosen by the University Scholarship Committee.
  • Students will be notified of an award by the Financial Aid and Scholarship Office.

The School of Education is unable to provide award information to any student.

Requirements & Guidelines:

  • Student must be a single woman
  • Student must have senior standing or be at the graduate level
  • Student should demonstrate strong leadership and teaching skills through one of the following:
    • Paid teaching environment
    • Personal volunteer experience
  • Student must be studying one of the following:
    • Literacy
    • Curriculum & Instruction
    • Leadership
  • Student must submit three (3) letters of recommendation
    • Two (2) from a previous EWU professor
    • One (1) from either a previous EWU professor -or- a community-based volunteer service supervisor

How to Apply:

Additional Information:

  • Scholarship applicants will be reviewed and chosen by the University Scholarship Committee.
  • Students will be notified of an award by the Financial Aid and Scholarship Office.
  • The School of Education is unable to provide award information to any student.

Requirements & Guidelines:

  • Student must be majoring in either Elementary Education or Economics

How to Apply:

Additional Information:

  • Scholarship applicants will be reviewed and chosen by the University Scholarship Committee.
  • Students will be notified of an award by the Financial Aid and Scholarship Office.
  • The School of Education is unable to provide award information to any student.

Requirements & Guidelines:

  • Student must be majoring in either Elementary or Secondary Education.

How to Apply:

Additional Information:

  • Scholarship applicants will be reviewed and chosen by the University Scholarship Committee.
  • Students will be notified of an award by the Financial Aid and Scholarship Office.
  • The School of Education is unable to provide award information to any student.

Requirements & Guidelines

  • Must be seeking a master’s degree in literacy at Eastern Washington University.
  • The scholarship award may be renewed only once
  • Must maintain a minimum of 3.5 GPA
  • Scholarship funds are to be used for tuition and fees only
  • The awards shall be made on the basis of merit and need; if the academic records of applicants are comparable, the applicant(s) with the greatest financial need will be given preference

How to Apply

Complete the Education Department Scholarship Application

Additional Information:

  • Scholarship applicants will be reviewed and chosen by the School of Education; however, students will be notified of an award by the Financial Aid and Scholarship Office.
  • The School of Education is unable to provide award information to any student.

Requirements & Guidelines:

  • Student must be an Education major

How to Apply:

Additional Information:

  • Scholarship applicants will be reviewed and chosen by the University Scholarship Committee.
  • Students will be notified of an award by the Financial Aid and Scholarship Office.
  • The School of Education is unable to provide award information to any student.

Requirements & Guidelines:

  • Student must have at least a 2.8 GPA
  • Student must be majoring in Elementary or Secondary Education
  • Student must demonstrate a need for financial assistance
  • Renewable if student continues to meet requirements

How to Apply:

Additional Information:

  • Scholarship applicants will be reviewed and chosen by the University Scholarship Committee.
  • Students will be notified of an award by the Financial Aid and Scholarship Office.
  • The School of Education is unable to provide award information to any student.

Requirements & Guidelines:

  • Student must be majoring in Education

How to Apply:

Additional Information:

  • Scholarship applicants will be reviewed and chosen by the University Scholarship Committee.
  • Students will be notified of an award by the Financial Aid and Scholarship Office.
  • The School of Education is unable to provide award information to any student.

Requirements & Guidelines:

  • Student must be an Education major
  • Student must be a graduate of the Bremerton School District
    • If a student from Bremerton is unavailable scholarship may be awarded to a student from either Kitsap, Stevens, or Skagit county.

How to Apply:

Additional Information:

  • Scholarship applicants will be reviewed and chosen by the University Scholarship Committee.
  • Students will be notified of an award by the Financial Aid and Scholarship Office.
  • The School of Education is unable to provide award information to any student.

Requirements & Guidelines

  • Must have completed a Bachelor of Arts in Education
  • Must be accepted into the MEd program.
  • Preference given to students pursuing elementary administration and curriculum development.

How to Apply

Complete the Education Department Scholarship Application

Additional Information:

  • Scholarship applicants will be reviewed and chosen by the School of Education; however, students will be notified of an award by the Financial Aid and Scholarship Office.
  • The School of Education is unable to provide award information to any student

Requirements & Guidelines:

  • Student must be Graduate level
  • Student must be pursuing a degree in Special Education

How to Apply:

Additional Information:

  • Scholarship applicants will be reviewed and chosen by the University Scholarship Committee.
  • Students will be notified of an award by the Financial Aid and Scholarship Office.
  • The School of Education is unable to provide award information to any student.

Requirements & Guidelines:

  • Student must be an education major

How to Apply:

Additional Information:

  • Scholarship applicants will be reviewed and chosen by the University Scholarship Committee.
  • Students will be notified of an award by the Financial Aid and Scholarship Office.
  • The School of Education is unable to provide award information to any student.

Requirements & Guidelines

  • Must be majoring in Curriculum & Instruction

How to Apply:

Additional Information:

  • Scholarship applicants will be reviewed and chosen by the School of Education; however, students will be notified of an award by the Financial Aid and Scholarship Office.
  • The School of Education is unable to provide award information to any student.

Requirements & Guidelines:

  • Student must be an education major
  • Student must have at least a 3.0 GPA
  • Preference given to students who demonstrate financial need

How to Apply:

Additional Information:

  • Scholarship applicants will be reviewed and chosen by the University Scholarship Committee.
  • Students will be notified of an award by the Financial Aid and Scholarship Office.
  • The School of Education is unable to provide award information to any student.

Requirements & Guidelines

  • Must be a graduate-level student with “accepted” status in the Educational Leadership or Principal Certificate program
  • Must be a graduate student during the internship year in the program
  • Must demonstrate high academic performance and excellence in leadership responsibilities in the public-school setting
  • Must submit a double-spaced, one-page essay describing:
    • Why you want to become a principal
    • What innovations you would make as a public school principal and why you would make them
    • What characteristics of leadership you value the most

How to Apply

Complete the Education Department Scholarship Application

Additional Information:

  • Scholarship applicants will be reviewed and chosen by the School of Education; however, students will be notified of an award by the Financial Aid and Scholarship Office.
  • The School of Education is unable to provide award information to any student.

Requirements & Guidelines:

  • Student must be majoring in Elementary Education
  • Student must demonstrate financial need
  • Renewable if student continues to meet requirements

How to Apply:

Additional Information:

  • Scholarship applicants will be reviewed and chosen by the University Scholarship Committee.
  • Students will be notified of an award by the Financial Aid and Scholarship Office.
  • The School of Education is unable to provide award information to any student.

Requirements & Guidelines:

  • Student must be a graduate student
  • Student must be majoring in Special Education
  • Student must have at least a 3.0 GPA
  • Student must demonstrate financial need

How to Apply:

Additional Information:

  • Scholarship applicants will be reviewed and chosen by the University Scholarship Committee.
  • Students will be notified of an award by the Financial Aid and Scholarship Office.

The School of Education is unable to provide award information to any student.

For questions regarding Education Department Scholarships contact Dianne Selcho at cselcho@ewu.edu or 509.359.2232.

Eastern Reading Council

“Promoting Literacy by Putting Books in the Hands of Children.”

The Eastern Reading Council is open to all students, faculty and alumni who love to read and are passionate about promoting literacy. Group events take place quarterly including volunteer reading at local elementary schools and hosting a Scholastic Book Fair . Meetings are held monthly. Please contact Shelly Shaffer for more information.

This Council is affiliated with WaSLA (Washington State Literacy Association) and ILA (International Literacy Association).

Questions? Contact Shelly Shaffer at sshaffer1@ewu.edu.