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.
Students may apply to Teacher Education who:
Have a cumulative 3.0 GPA or higher at the conclusion of the semester prior to their program’s “methods” semester (e.g., for Elementary Education, at the conclusion of the Block 2 semester, before entering the Block 3 semester),
who have earned a 21 or higher composite ACT score
who have completed and passed the Praxis Core exam required by MDE.
This step is required to be recommended to MDE to complete any MUW undergraduate education program leading to licensure with the Mississippi Department of Education. Please see “Program Progression” for additional details.
Early Childhood Development
For prospective early childhood education leaders.
For prospective teachers interested in teaching at the K-6 level.
Please note: All entering freshmen and transfer School of Education undergraduate students will begin their major as Early Childhood Development. Students express interest in Elementary Education and who meet the qualifications to be admitted to Teacher Education may apply to become an Elementary Education major.
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 W's Educator Preparation Program (EPP).