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School of Education

You will be exposed to a variety of classroom experiences, mentored by certified and talented teachers, and work with a wide range of student populations in the public schools. On campus, small interactive classes and a dedicated and accessible faculty whose priorities are teaching and advising allow students to benefit from a highly personalized educational experience.

Our education graduates are active learners and decision makers. From their first day in the classroom, teachers are prepared to lead and instruct at the level they have chosen. Moreover, our program stresses fundamental Wesleyan values: appreciation for the breadth and richness of culture, and a respect for the dignity, diversity, and worth of individuals.

In addition to completing requirements for initial certification at the undergraduate level, teacher candidates who already possess an undergraduate degree with the equivalent of a major in a content area may seek initial certification at the master’s level through the Post-Baccalaureate Accelerated Initial Certification program.

Elementary Education (K-6) Major – B.A.

Optional Endorsements that can be added to the Elementary Education major:

  • Early Education Endorsement (PreK-K)*
  • Mathematics (5-9)*
  • General Science (5-9)*
  • Social Studies (5-9)*

Secondary Education Major – B.A.

  • Biology (9-Adult)
  • Chemistry (9-Adult)
  • English (5-Adult)
  • General Science (5-Adult)
  • Mathematics (5-Adult)
  • Physics (9-Adult)
  • Social Studies (5-Adult)

Combined Elementary/Secondary Education (PreK-Adult) Major – B.A.

  • Music


  • Education (non-certified)

Program Learning Outcomes

Approved and accredited by:

West Virginia Department of Education
National Council for Accreditation of
Teacher Education
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Suite 500, Washington, DC 20036

Student and Alumni Profiles

Recent Wesleyan graduates have been employed in the following states: Florida, Georgia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia, and…