Beginning Your Journey
Education is one of the most rewarding fields of study. As an educator, you will touch many lives. You will not only encourage children to explore their dreams, but give them the tools to do so. Here at The W, we offer many routes for you to gain entry into this rewarding field.
Please note: All entering freshmen and transfer Education students will begin their major as Early Childhood Development. After completing Block 1 Education courses, completing the MDE Praxis Core exam or earning a 21 or higher composite ACT score, and maintaining an overall GPA of 2.75 or greater, students may apply to become an Elementary Education major if interested.
Early Childhood Development
For prospective early childhood education leaders.
For prospective teachers interested in teaching at the K-8 level.
Specialty Subject Areas - Grades K-12
For prospective teachers interested in a specialty area at the K-12 level.
Prospective teachers who wish to teach at the 7-12 grade levels will major in the area they wish to teach while taking the classes necessary for licensure through the Division. Areas of secondary education offered by The W include Biology, English, History, Mathematics, and Physical Science.
Teachers and Prospective Teachers who wish to expand their skill set and receive certification in an additional area may complete add-on certifications.