Elementary Education

A student teacher helping a student

Teach the Next Generation

You can have a profound impact on the next generation when you enroll in an education program at DWU. Our education department is housed within an on-campus elementary school, giving you unparalleled access to students, teachers and real-world classrooms. Your classroom and student teaching experience will help you develop the skills you need to be a confident teacher.  And your “kids” will love you for it!

What's the Difference?

  • Attend classes, meetings and labs within a preK-5 elementary school located right on our campus
  • Learn from DWU’s amazing professors; our low student to teacher ratio provides valuable one-on-one time with your mentors
  • Complete more than 300 hours of classroom experience
  • Design your unique one-semester student teaching capstone
  • Specialize in elementary education or check out our other education majors: biology, English, history, math, music or special education

Student Teaching

You will complete more than 300 hours of classroom experience, so you’ll start your teaching career with confidence.  Because our education department is attached to a local elementary school, you will engage in those classroom activities very early in your DWU education. Your one-semester student teaching experience will be the capstone of your time at DWU.

Check Out Our Other Education Majors

Biology Education

English Education

History Education

Math Education

Music Education

Special Education

Get to Know Your Professors

Become a teacher and learn from our fabulous teachers! Our low student-to-teacher ratio offers valuable one-on-one interaction with professors.

Any Questions?

Contact us anytime! Call admissions at 605-995-2650, or email us at admissions@dwu.edu.

We would love to share information with you via email, or we will mail it right to your front door.