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Greetings from WWU!  
July 2022
School of Education & Psychology

Hello from the Beautiful Walla Walla Valley
We are looking forward to seeing you soon at WWU in the School of Education and Psychology. You may be wondering what to expect in our department. Below in this email are several areas that you can check out including links to our academic programs, social events, faculty, and a department calendar. Don't hesitate to reach out to me by email at or by phone at 509-527-2212 with any questions that you may have as you prepare for college. 

We hope you have a great summer, live well and in JOY! Living each day in the joy of God's love energizes us and prepares us for a life of fulfillment in service to others. I know that accepting this opportunity to live well at WWU can bring wonderful outcomes. ~ Debbie Muthersbaugh, Dean

"Oh! Teach us to live well!...Surprise us with love at daybreak." Psalm 90:12-14. (MSG)


Questions About our Program?
What are the academic programs we offer? How do I learn about my major and minor in psychology or education? What can you look forward to in the WWU School of Education and Psychology? Who are my professors and advisors? Check out the links below to find answers to these and other questions about our school.
Check out our School of Education and Psychology website here
Education Program
From your first Introduction to Education class, you will be able to see what working with K-12 students would be like in our local private and public PreK-12 classrooms. Discovery Preschool (pictured above) is a laboratory for observing and interacting with young children. You can observe stages of student learning, teacher classroom management styles, and review curriculum in your area of teaching interest. You will also take field trips (pictured below) to area small schools, history sites, and other interesting places that support learning.
Tell me more about the teacher education programs
Psychology Program
Psychology students have many opportunities to grow academically through research and statistics courses, practicums, colloquiums, as well as our honors programs. Students create proposals on posters hanging along our Smith Hall walls (shown below). Psi Chi (pictured above) is a National Honor Society for psychology students who perform academically in the top of their class. 
Tell me more about the psychology programs
Department Activities
Throughout your time in our department you will have opportunities to experience both academic and social events such as...
  • Longest Table (pictured above) brings students together the first weekend of fall quarter. Tables hosted and food prepared by locals and school departments.
  • Club Events such as game nights, pizza and beverages, card making, Atlas drinks, scavenger hunts, Roger's Bakery donuts, and more.
  • Psi Chi Honor Society inducting psychology students into the national honor society.
  • Toy Hack creating toys for students with special needs.
  • CEED (Center for Educational Equity and Diversity) movie nights, guest speakers, and specialty trainings.
  • Psychology Celebration program Friday of graduation weekend honoring students, followed by refreshments.
  • Teacher Dedication Ceremony held Saturday of graduation includes music, short talks, refreshments, and a photo booth. 
These are just some of the events hosted annually in education and psychology!
Psychology club on Instagram
Education club on Instagram
Talk to an Academic Advisor
If you would like to talk to an advisor about what a program of study might look like, expectations, transfer courses, specific classes, or general questions about the program or department, feel free to reach out to our Freshman Advisor, Emily Appel at 509-527-2211 or
Meet our dedicated faculty and staff
Calendar of Coming Events
18-23 WWU Jump Start Orientation
19 Psychology Info Session, 4:00 pm, SMH (Smith Hall) 100
19 Elementary Education Info Session, 4:00 pm, SMH 102
20 Secondary Education Info Session, 2:00 pm, SMH 302
20 Departmental Picnic Supper, 5:00 pm, SMH South Lawn
25 Registration Sunday
25 Welcome Back Bash, 6 pm, Winter Educational Complex Field
26 Fall Instruction Begins
1 Longest Table, University Church & Fourth Street
3-7 Week of Worship, University Church
19 Service Day
21-22 Family Weekend
7 Winter Quarter Pre-Registration, Sophomores
14 Winter Quarter Pre-Registration, Freshmen
20-27 Thanksgiving Break
12-14 Final Exams
15-January 1 (Winter Quarter Instruction Begins January 2)

Would you like to visit Walla Walla University?
If you haven't yet visited our campus to see how awesome it is, we can’t wait to show you! You can talk to our professors, consult with academic advisors, and meet people who can help make plans for finances, employment, admissions, student life, and more. 

Schedule a virtual or in-person campus visit here
Walla Walla University
School of Education and Psychology
204 S. College Avenue, Smith Hall
College Place, WA 99324

Emily Appel, Academic Advisor 509.527.2211
Mishelle Castiglioni, Certification Officer 509.527.2924
Dr. Debbie Muthersbaugh, Dean 509.527.2212

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