A William Woods University student and resident of Wright City is student teaching this semester.
Kristy Duello, an elementary and early childhood education major is at Wright City Middle School, teaching with Sandra Romero and Holly Shipley.
William Woods University has been preparing teachers for most of its 138-year history. 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, biology, English, mathematics, physical education, social science, speech and theatre. An early childhood education endorsement is available for those wishing to work in preschools.
Graduate programs offered by William Woods include a master of education (M. Ed.) in administration, curriculum/instruction or athletics/activities administration and a specialist of education (Ed. S.) in school administration or curriculum leadership. There are currently 1,197 enrolled in the master of education programs, 187 in the specialist of education program and 45 pursuing additional certification at the graduate level throughout the state.