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Dean’s Desk  
April 6, 2020
School of Education & Psychology
Weekly e-News for Students, Faculty, Staff, and Community
Saying what we mean and doing what we say is one definition of integrity. It also means being honest with ourselves by asking questions such as: 
Do I say I will do things that don’t get done? Do I substitute words when actions are needed? If we sometimes struggle with integrity, there is hope. We can start with an honest self-assessment of how we are living our lives. Is there something that gets in the way of my integrity? What next step can I take to live with integrity? Choose to follow Jesus to the next steps in integrity, and keep following Him day by day.  ~Debbie Muthersbaugh, Dean

To do what is right and just is more acceptable to the Lord than sacrifice. ~Proverbs 21:3.
Calendar of Events
13 Summer registration opens
13 Full year (2020-2021) registration opens for juniors and seniors
20 Fall Quarter Registration, Sophomore
27 Fall Quarter Registration,Freshman
29 UCC Board of Education

10 Mother's Day
18-22 NADOE Meetings
25 Memorial Day, Classes will not meet
28 PEAB Student Teaching Portfolio Reviews
8-10 Spring Quarter Final Exams
14 Graduation
21 Father's Day
22 Summer Courses Begin
Education and Psychology
Latest WWU COVID-19 Response Information @
Special Education Master's Degrees Fully Online
Do you want to help students in your classroom through the challenges they face? If you are a practicing certified elementary or secondary teacher, you can earn your master’s degree in special education (M.Ed. or M.A.T.) at Walla Walla University. Teachers who enroll in our SPED program:
     • Enjoy the flexibility of a fully online format.
     • Complete the program in one or two years, or in a flexible  part-time plan.
     • May be eligible to receive a discounted graduate tuition rate.
Visit with our master's program advisor today
 by emailing or calling 509-527-2211. Learn more and apply today at We would love to help you reach your goals!
Special Education Undergraduate Endorsement
We also offer an undergraduate special education endorsement that can be added to your teacher education degree. Visit with our Phase 1 education advisor today at or special education program director at We would love to talk more with you about what it means to be a special education teacher!
SPECIAL NOTE: Tutoring will be available online through the Student Development Center
Learn more at:
Online Library Services
Research Assistance 
  • This page connects students to frequently asked questions, chat when it is available, email to librarians, phone numbers, and social media for library updates. Students may use LibAnswers to search for already answered questions or to ask their question and send it to be answered during business hours.
  • These guides provide an overview of research within a particular discipline. They provide information about which databases to search, a review of how to search the catalog, and there may be additional links to websites, statistical data, and other sources as appropriate for each discipline. Guides are currently available for 11 disciplines. If your discipline is not represented and you would find one useful please email and I’ll move your discipline to a top priority spot.
Distance Learning at WWU Libraries
  • Created for our distance learning students, this is a general information guide. As the physical library is closed, some services will not be available. We will try to update or note services so that this is up-to-date for spring quarter.
Curriculum Library
Northwest Creation Network is packed with links, all from a Biblical worldview. You will find a Wiki encyclopedia, videos, audios, PowerPoints, coloring pages, and much more. A handy subject index will help you find materials on various science topics. This site should prove very useful for online instruction.
Discovery Preschool
Letter of the Week activity: R is for Robots - creatively made with marshmallows
Top 10 List
10 Christian Songs of All Time
This week's list comes from, Christian music spans decades of time. It includes many genres from gospel to contemporary, all with the message of Jesus' love and grace. 

1. Amazing Grace – John Newton
2. I Can Only Imagine – Mercy Me
3. Made To Worship – Chris Tomlin
4. Take You Back – Jeremy Camp
5. East To West – Casting Crowns
6. Give Me Your Eyes – Brandon Heath
7. El Shaddai - Amy Grant
8. My Deliverer - Rich Mullins
9. He Reigns - Newsboys
10. From The Inside Out - Hillsong

Stats of the Week
Barna Group provides spiritual influencers with credible knowledge and clear thinking, enabling them to navigate a complex and changing culture.
Other News
Fletcher Academy Teachers Needed for 2020-2021
This school located in Canada is looking for teachers with a combination of skills in the following areas:
  • Spanish 1 & 2
  • World History
  • English
  • Computer Applications 
  • Freshmen PE
  • Gymnastics
  • Intramurals Director
  • Attendance Officer
If you are interested you can email a resume to or contact principal Phil Wilhelm at (828) 989-2046.
Elementary Teacher Needed Next Year in Iowa 
The Muscatine Seventh-day Adventist Church has a small school and is looking for a teacher to begin teaching in the 20/21 school year. If you are interested in finding out more about this position, you can Dwayne Paul at  
Technology Resources
Spring courses will include many of the following resources. Feel free to contact your instructor if you have any questions about the interactions in individual classes.
  • Desire 2 Learn ( – D2L is the primary repository for all information related to your online classes. You can expect to see course information, syllabi, updates from your professor, and where you will submit the majority of your coursework and view grades.  
  • Microsoft Office ( – You can access the entire Office suite here online. You’ll use the waffle menu in the upper left to toggle between your productivity apps. You are also entitled to download the most recent version of the Office suite to your computer at the link provided. 
  • Microsoft Teams ( – This allows your professors to connect with you, and you to connect with each other. You can chat, share files and video call individually or in groups. There are downloadable apps for computers and smartphones which can be downloaded from within the web version. 
  • Adobe Software ( – Adobe is extending the use of their software to all students and educators through May 2020 in an effort to aid online learning. Logging into Adobe’s website with your WWU credentials will grant you access to the entire Adobe software suite.

You can access the online training for all these resources by browsing to And don’t hesitate to reach out to IT with your technology questions or concerns by phone (509-527-2317) and email (

Walla Walla University
School of Education and Psychology
204 S. College Avenue, Smith Hall
College Place, WA 99324

Emily Appel, Administrative Staff 509.527.2210
Debbie Smart, Executive Secretary 509.527.2211
Dr. Debbie Muthersbaugh, Dean 509.527.2212

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