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Teacher Education Departments and Programs

Most teachers focus on a certain age or needs group, and so WCU teachers prepare to work with a range of populations ranging from pre-school and kindergarten, elementary and middle grades, to secondary education. They can also receive specialized education to work with exceptional children.

If you’d like to help tone bodies as well as minds, majoring in health and physical education prepares you to teach in elementary, middle, and secondary schools. Our graduates are qualified to teach health, physical education, exercise, and dance.


We prepare Western teachers-in-training, with special talents in art, Spanish, and music to mold learners from kindergarten through high school.  If you hope to teach older children and prepare the college-bound, a Bachelor of Science in Education degree (or another graduate or licensure program) allows you to focus on English, comprehensive science, biology, mathematics, chemistry, or social sciences. The Human Services department will prepare you for a career in birth-kindergarten, counseling or school administration and the Psychology Department will prepare you for a career as a school psychologist.

Whatever your specialty, you can be assured that you’ll get the best of both worlds: dedicated education professionals and world-class teachers in every discipline.


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