Teach the Next Generation
Check out our seven specialty majors
to see if one is right for you!
As you grow into your teaching education, you will work with your adviser to put together a plan of study that will allow you to specialize in an area for which you have talent and passion.
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.
You will take a wide array of courses providing you with both the fundamentals of classroom teaching and the specific knowledge needed within your chosen specialty. Everyone takes classes like:
SPD 470 Student Teaching in Special Education
EDU 465 Classroom Management for the K-12 Educator
EDU 435 Curriculum Standards & Assessment
EDU 310 Human Relations/Multiculturalism
EDU 311 Educational Psychology
EDU 201 Foundations of Education
EDU 220 Technology for Teachers
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.
Ashley Digmann, Ed.D.
Melissa Weber, Ed.D.
Mindy Childs, M.Ed.
Stephanie Gelderman, M.S.
Tressa Wede, M.Ed.
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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.