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Dean’s Desk  
May 11, 2020
School of Education & Psychology
Weekly e-News for Students, Faculty, Staff, and Community
Living in a Changing World
Someone once said that the only constant in life is change. In this time of complete uncertainty around the world, perhaps it would be good to consider these thoughts found in Romans 12:1-2: “So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. Don’t become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. You’ll be changed from the inside out. Readily recognize what he wants from you, and quickly respond to it. Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you" (Message version). ~ Debbie Muthersbaugh, Dean
Calendar of Events
18-22 NADOE Meetings
25 Memorial Day, Classes will not meet
28 PEAB Spring Meeting

1-4 Student Teaching Portfolio Reviews
4 Virtual Psychology Research Symposium, 1:00 p.m.
8-10 Spring Quarter Final Exams
14 Graduation
21 Father's Day
22 Summer Courses Begin
30 Graduate Hooding, WWU, 2 pm
Education and Psychology
School of Education and Psychology "Where are They?": Student Edition
Junior elementary education major Mattison Bibb is learning from her home in Portland, Oregon. She recently spoke at the WWU Faculty and Staff Assembly about her challenges, and joys of the virtual learning experience. Looking forward to seeing her and all our education and psychology students back in Smith Hall soon!
School of Education and Psychology "Where are They?": Faculty Edition
Dr. Gleason and son Sam are busy learning by cooking and writing from home during spring quarter. It's nice to be able to work outside now that Walla Walla temperatures are reaching the 80s.
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 to talk more with you about what it means to be a special education teacher!
Though salaries in most of these teaching careers have risen approximately 9% since 2015, it does give a good snapshot of what jobs are available if a career in teaching interests you.
Stats of the Week
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 
Discovery Preschool
Discovery Preschool teachers know children's play is their work.
Curriculum Library
SplashLearn offers parents and teachers free online math games for students in grade K-5. You may choose the games by grade level or by topic. Each game notes the Common Core math element that it supports. You can play one game without signing up. After that you will need to create a free account. You may learn more about the learning platform on its home page:

Pandemic Tip 

Are you tired of counting to 20 or singing “Happy Birthday” twice as you wash your hands? Try singing “Jesus Loves Me.” It also takes 20 seconds, and you only need to sing it through one time. 

MEMES in the Time of COVID-19
Find the Latest WWU COVID-19 Response Information @
Other News
Part-Time Teacher Needed
Are you looking to work part time next year or are taking a gap year and are wanting to work on a task force basis? Principal Judelle Johnson says, "Poulsbo Adventist School [PAS] in Kitsap County, WA is a one-room school and we are looking to hire a part-time teacher for next school year to teach either the lower or upper elementary grades, depending on the applicant's experience." For more information contact Principal Johnson at 360.779.6290 or email PAS Mission Statement: "To grow in a safe school community committed to Jesus, learning, relationships, and physical health."
History, Bible, and Science Teacher Position
Rogue Valley Adventist School has an opening for grades 7-10 history, biology, earth science, and Bible teacher for the 2020-2021 school year. The principal there states that Medford, where the school is located, is a great place to live if you like the outdoors. If you or someone you know might be interested in this teaching position, contact Principal Ann Campbell at
Tutoring Available Online at Student Development Center
Learn more at:
Online Library Services
Research Assistance 
Distance Learning at WWU Libraries
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  
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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