The Education Program's residency site in Washington state is a community campus centered on the Martin Luther King F.A.M.E. Community Center in Seattle's Columbia City neighborhood. Our community campus is created in collaboration with other groups such as the Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center, where our commencements take place each residency. These partners provide spaces for workshops, computer labs, study areas and college administrative offices that support academic services and community life.
Our campus is walkable, accessible by wheelchair, and easily reached by public transit. As the most ethnically diverse zip code in the United States, the Columbia City neighborhood offers a truly culturally and linguistically responsive environment.
The majority of our meals are provided by El Pilón Restaurant, which serves as a much-cherished gathering place throughout the residency. Students also enjoy the many coffee shops and restaurants along Rainier Avenue.
The Seattle Site hosts the Individual Focus in Education (Non-Licensure) Degree Option of the BA in Education Program and the MA in Education Program. The model of learning available to Seattle site students includes a Spanish-English dual language approach with simultaneous translation. While not all of our students choose to focus their study in the dual language model, everyone benefits from a linguistically diverse community.
Goddard does not maintain year-round administrative offices in Columbia City. However, College staff are available to meet by appointment during the semester at The Center for Linguistic and Cultural Democracy.
The 8-day residency at the Seattle site does not include overnight housing; it is a day-only program.
Goddard College programs operating in the State of Washington are authorized by the Washington Student Achievement Council. For more information, please refer to Accreditation and Approvals. Goddard College's Education Program offered through the Seattle, WA site is not intended to lead to teacher certification. Washington State teachers are advised to contact their individual school districts as to whether this program may qualify for salary advancement.