Woodring College of Education
Matching Funds Available!
Woodring College of Education Challenge
The first $10,000 to the Woodring College of Education will be matched 1:1 by WWU Trustee John Warner and his wife Marilyn Warner (up to $5,000 per donor).
Woodring College of Education Promise Scholarship Challenge
The first $10,000 to the John and Marilyn Warner Woodring College of Education Scholarship for minority students preparing for teacher education will be matched 1:1 by WWU Trustee John Warner and his wife Marilyn Warner (up to $5,000 per donor).
Preparing outstanding teachers, educational leaders, human services professionals, nurses and rehabilitation counselors.
On September 6, 1899 eighty-eight students enrolled in the first day of classes and met outside Old Main building to begin what is now known as the Woodring College of Education. Enduring inadequate lighting, textbooks, or housing, these students remained dedicated and motivated to their education. Many of these students were the children of immigrants who needed interpreters to get by on that first day. However, they remained motivated to acquire knowledge and educate others.
Today this dedication to education endures. The students of Woodring today become nurses, educators, social workers and more. They work in service learning positions and through programs like Compass2Campus, TESOL, health and community studies programs, and leadership programs to inspire others to make a difference and fulfill their dreams. Serving communities all over Western Washington, these students are devoted to bringing opportunity to diverse communities. As the only public university in Washington State with a nationally accredited college of education and home to the State's only rehabilitation-counseling program, Woodring provides opportunities for quality education to all.
The vision of Woodring College of Education frames our future.
Woodring College of Education fosters community relationships and a culture of learning that advance knowledge, honor diversities, and promote social justice.
To continue the legacy of community devotion, service, and education, Woodring needs your help funding student scholarships and departments and programs including human services, elementary education, secondary education, and special education, and the RN to BSN program and Compass2Campus. Helping these students thrive helps communities thrive. Let’s work together to empower, educate, and serve.
Compass2Campus is a mentoring program housed within Woodring College of Education designed to increase opportunities toward higher education by providing mentoring for 5th-12th grade students from traditionally underrepresented and diverse populations. Read more here: Compass 2 Campus