Welcome to the EWU Education Department
Since its inception as a teacher's academy in 1882, Eastern Washington University has been committed to training teachers and school personnel for the benefit of the greater Eastern Washington region. The school was a fully accredited four-year degree-granting institution, offering majors in numerous subjects, when it became Eastern Washington College of Education in 1937. During the twentieth century, the institution grew and systematically expanded its academic programs, officially becoming a regional comprehensive university in 1977.
Eastern Washington University's origins as a normal school and its continuing commitment to educating teachers and school personnel are symbolized by the historic one-room Jore Schoolhouse, preserved as the Cheney Normal School Heritage Center in the middle of the Cheney campus. With continuous advancement of the curriculum, dedicated faculty and a strong sense of community, the Department of Education is prepared to meet its mission of preparing educators for the future.
A message from all of us to our Eagle family...
During these uncertain times we understand it can be difficult to stay strong, but strength comes in many forms. Sometimes strength is taking time for self care, sometimes strength is answering a child's question about their math homework for the third time that day while trying to complete work of your own, and sometimes strength is letting yourself experience emotions freely as they come while we stay home for the safety of our community. After all, these times are unprecedented and there is not a correct or incorrect way to feel, but please know we are all in this together.
Dear Eagles, we cannot wait to see you again! Until we can resume our normal lives and studies, we are working hard to support each and every one of you throughout this new mode of life. Please let us know how we can help. We look forward to seeing you this fall and send our sincere congratulations to this year's graduates.
Stay home and stay healthy; you mean the world to those who love and care for you. We are #EagleStrong.
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