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Education

Grow your passion for teaching and learning as an education major.

Why Teach

Become an effective educator

You'll take classes that emphasize the knowledge, skills, and competencies required for successful teaching in the 21st century  classroom. Your studies will focus upon research-based, developmentally appropriate instructional practices. Field experiences are integrated with course work beginning in the freshman year.

You can specialize in early childhood, middle level or secondary education with a focus on social studies, science, mathematics, or English.

Explore our programs

Early Childhood Education (ECE)

You'll earn an undergraduate degree that is centered on the education of preschool and elementary age children (pre-kindergarten through grade 4).

Special Education Certification (PreK-8)

The Special Education Option will prepare you to teach students with disabilities in general education inclusive settings and in special education settings (pre-kindergarten through grade 8).

Elementary/Middle Level Education (English & Math)

This program will prepare you for a career teaching English/language arts and mathematics in grades 4 through 8.

Elementary/Middle Level Education (Social Studies & Math)

This program will prepare you for a career teaching social studies and mathematics in grades 4 through 8.

Elementary/Middle Level Education (Science & Math)

This program will prepare you for a career teaching science and mathematics in grades 4 through 8.

Elementary/Middle Level Education (English & Science)

This program will prepare you for a career teaching English/language arts and science in grades 4 through 8.

Elementary/Middle Level Education (Social Studies & Science)

This program will prepare you for a career teaching Social Studies and science in grades 4 through 8.

Secondary Education

This program will prepare you for a career in teaching grades 7 through 12. Secondary education majors can choose one of the following concentrations: English (Creative Writing or Literature), Chemistry, Biology, General Science, Mathematics and Social Studies.

Master of Education

This degree has specialized focus areas, as well as a five-year dual degree and certification program (Bachelor to Master).  

Master of Arts in Teaching

This degree is designed for individuals who already have a bachelor's degree, but are looking for Secondary Education Licensure.

The WU advantage

Practical experience

You'll have the opportunity to get in a classroom as soon as your freshman year. We provide countless chances to apply what you learn.

Strong educational content

As a student in the Department of Education, you'll learn classic theories of learning alongside modern pedagogical strategies.

Student teaching

You'll spend a semester in a local classroom where you will gain invaluable experience for your teaching career.

PDE Accreditation

The Department of Education at Waynesburg University is accredited for its elementary, elementary/middle, and secondary education programs through the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE).

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