A proud tradition of learning

Effective teachers are a key to the future of the region and to the future of the nation. At Washburn University, we pride ourselves in training the very best teachers – teachers who inspire their students and who work effectively with each student’s unique talents and needs. What’s more, our strong partnerships with local districts ensures that our students have ample opportunity to gain practical experience as they earn their degrees.

Meet alumna success story LaTasha Shinn

Alumna LaTasha Shinn, a Highland Park High School graduate, went back to school as a transfer student and an adult learner, hoping to better her and her family's life. She fell in love with the professors in the Education department and says they helped make her transition to Washburn an easy one. LaTasha says the University equipped her with a toolbox of ideas to use in her classroom, where she teaches the third grade at Jardine Elementary in Topeka.



  • If you’re a rising 7th or 8th grade student interested in science, technology, engineering and math, STEM Camp is a great opportunity to learn more about the practical application of science in transportation. Today’s transportation industry seeks young people who want to learn about and experience STEM programs.
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Learn at Home

  • Education Department faculty and students are developing at home learning activities for children. This resource is updated regularly.

GET IN TOUCH WITH Department of Education

Department of Education
Education Building, Room 156
1731 SW Plass Ave.
Topeka, KS 66621

Phone & Email
Phone: 785.670.1427

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