William Woods Education Majors Begin Student Teaching

Six William Woods University students are doing their student teaching in Mid-Missouri this semester.


Shannon Preston, an art education major from Fulton, is student teaching at Bush Elementary School and Fulton High School. John Ford, a unified science major from Fulton, is at South Callaway High School in Mokane.


Preston is working with Patty Verslues, who teaches grades K-5 at Bush Elementary, and Chris Daly, a Fulton High School teacher. Ford is working with Earl Williamson and Gregg Buschjost, both high school teachers.


Colleen Beck, an elementary education major from Jefferson City, is student teaching at Bush Elementary School. She is working with Janet Fischer, a second grade teacher. At Hermann Elementary School is Ginger Forsythe, an elementary education major from Hermann. She is working with Joan Mundwiller, a second grade teacher.


At McIntire Elementary School is Shanna Lonsberry, an elementary education major from Elsberry. She is working with Beth Lickey, a second grade teacher. Megan Rice, an elementary education major from Mexico, is student teaching at McMillan Elementary School in Mexico. She is working with Cindy Coleman, a first grade teacher.


William Woods University has been preparing teachers for most of its 136-year history. Currently, 86 WWU students are pursuing either majors or minors in education. WWU offers majors leading to teacher certification in elementary education, middle school education and special education.


Students wishing to teach at the secondary level take certification courses in education and major in art education, English education, mathematics education, physical education, social science education, speech and theatre education or unified science.


An early childhood education endorsement is available for those wishing to work in preschools.


The Graduate & Adult Studies program at William Woods offers master of education programs in both administration and curriculum/instruction in locations throughout the state, as well as the specialist of education in school administration program. This degree prepares educational administrators to be certified for the superintendent’s certification.