Diversity Focus

Commitment to Diversity

Woodring College of Education is committed to transformational change that supports increased understanding and respect for differences and similarities among people and cultures.

Woodring College of Education facilitates life-long learning through exemplary teaching to prepare quality education, health, and human services professionals for democratic citizenship and meaningful careers. As a College that serves the state, nation, and world, we:

  • Construct, transform, and convey knowledge by integrating research, theory, and practice;
  • Cultivate student growth through extensive community and school engagement in collaboration with exemplary practicing professionals;
  • Act with respect for individual differences, including taking a strengths-based view;
  • Develop collaborative partnerships that promote the learning and well-being of individuals, families, and the community; and
  • Evaluate processes and outcomes to ensure continual program improvements.


Woodring College of Education fosters community relationships and a culture of learning that advance knowledge, honor diversities, and promote social justice.

Woodring College of Education meets this commitment to diversity through targeted recruitment and retention of a diverse faculty and student body; modeling of culturally responsive teaching; and integration of diversity issues in all curriculum and field experiences.

WCE Programs & Initiatives

Equity and Diversity Committee

Peer Mentor Program

Future Teachers of Color Promise Scholarships

Journal of Educational Controversy

Education and Social Justice Minor

Community & School Engagement Projects

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages


Alternative Route Programs

WCE Resource Centers

Center for Education, Equity and Diversity


Pacific Northwest Children's Literature Clearinghouse

Ershig Assistive Technology Resource Center

Technology Education Center

WWU Diversity Handbook


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