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 2 Education courses, students who have a 3.0 GPA on the most recent prior 60 credit hours OR who have earned a 21 or higher composite ACT score OR who have completed and passed the MDE Praxis Core exam 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 W's Educator Preparation Program (EPP).