WCE Exceptionality and Disability (non-cert) Appl
Undergraduate/Post Baccalaureate

Teacher Education Admissions

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The Woodring College vision charges faculty and staff with fostering community relationships and a culture of learning that advance knowledge, honor diversities and promote social justice.
In the Department of Special Education and Education Leadership we believe:
  • All people can live, learn, play and work together in inclusive communities,
  • All persons have inherent value and make valuable contributions,
  • In multiple forms of diversity and ways of expression that include but are not limited to: race, ethnicity, abilities, sexual orientation, language, religion/non-religion, culture or country of origin.
Western Washington University (WWU), in compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or genetic information in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs.
Inquiries may be directed to the Vice Provost for Equal Opportunity & Employment Diversity, Equal Opportunity Office, Western Washington University, Old Main 345, MS 9021, 516 High Street, Bellingham, WA 98225; 360- 650-3307 (voice) or 711 (Washington Relay); eoo@wwu.edu.
WWU is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. To request an accommodation, please contact disAbility Resources for Students, Old Main 120, 360- 650-3083 (voice) or 360-650-7175 (VP), drs@wwu.edu. A one-week advance notice is appreciated.
To request this document in an alternate format, please contact Woodring Admissions, 360-650-3310, TeacherEd.Admission@wwu.edu.
Western Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Institution
For program questions contact:
Special Education, Miller Hall 200, 360-650-3330
sped@wwu.edu | https://wce.wwu.edu/sped
For application requirements contact:
Teacher Education Admissions, Miller Hall 150, 360-650-3313
TeacherEd.Admissions@wwu.edu | wce.wwu.edu/admissions
Application Directions
Use these checklists to assure submission of a complete application. An incomplete application WILL NOT be reviewed- it is your responsibility to assure you are submitting a complete application.
Applications must include:
Note: If anything in your application needs to be explained, do so on a separate document and include it with this application.
Program Requirements:
Application Deadlines:
Quarter of Admission Application Due Date Application Review Decision Notification
Fall March 1 Beginning to late March Late March- April
Winter October 1 Beginning of October to mid November Mid to late November
Spring January 15 Mid January to late February Late February
All applicants will be notified of admission decisions via email only.
Applicant Information
*If not currently a WWU student, you must apply directly to the university; a separate application.
College Information
List all colleges and submit UNOFFICIAL transcripts for all college credit received.
Current WWU students: Include a Transfer Equivalency Report for all transfer credits (including AP & IB).
Attach PDF transcripts at the end of this application.
# College Dates Attended Degree Earned Date Completed
Writing Prompts
Please respond to each of the following prompts. Each response should be 500 - 1000 words in length. Please word process and use size 12 font and Times New Roman typeface.
Attach PDF writing prompts at the end of this application.
Prompt 1 - Introduction:
  • Introduce yourself to us.
  • Share with us your career or personal goals related to this major and what makes you a strong candidate for the program.
Prompt 2:
  • How might an educator's unacknowledged bias affect their ability to create a safe, inclusive, and culturally responsive learning environment?
Student Conduct Agreement and Requirement
Students accepted into the Exceptionality and Disability, BAE program at Western Washington University will have opportunities to work in public or private agencies and are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner in all interactions.
As a means of emphasizing the importance of professional behavior, the following policies apply. Failure to meet these expectations may result in denial of admission or withdrawal from a course for any of the following reasons:
  1. a guilty plea or conviction of any felony crime involving the physical neglect of or physical injury to a child;
  2. the commission of a crime against the laws of the State of Washington;
  3. exhibiting unprofessional or unethical conduct or behavior;
  4. failure to maintain a 2.5 quarterly GPA
I understand that information concerning admitted students may be shared with community and/or school district personnel to determine if a field placement may and should be made, or if a placement should continue; and that the Woodring College of Education cannot override the decision of our community partners. Practicum and/or internship placements are dependent on collaborative approval.
I agree to abide by the above policies and certify, to the best of my knowledge, that all statements contained in this application are true and accurate.
Application Attachments
Please attach the following in PDF format:
  • All UNOFFICIAL transcripts including WWU Academic History from Web4U (if applicable)
  • Transfer Equivalency Report from Web4U (if applicable)
  • Writing Prompts
DO NOT COMPLETE - Woodring Teacher Education Admission Personnel Only
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