Seven William Woods University education majors are student teaching in mid-Missouri this semester.
The students, along with what they are teaching and where, are:
Brittany Cox of Rolla, Mo., second-grade at Bartley Elementary School and ninth-grade English at Fulton High School in Fulton, Mo.
Erica Hogan of Fulton, Mo., fourth-grade at Bush Elementary School in Fulton, Mo.
Heather Oetjen of Prior Lake, Minn., first-grade at Fairview Elementary School in Columbia, Mo.
Tara Schulte of Jefferson City, Mo., fourth-grade at Blair Oaks Elementary School in Jefferson City, Mo.
Nancy Stodgel of Auxvasse, Mo., English at Mexico High School in Mexico, Mo.
Matt Thompson of Desloge, Mo., physical education at Helias High School in Jefferson City, Mo.
Kaycee Wyatt of Wathena, Kan., art at McIntire Elementary School and Fulton High School in Fulton, Mo.
William Woods University has been preparing teachers for most of its 140-year history. WWU offers majors leading to teacher certification in elementary education, middle school education and special education.
A total of 119 students have declared education as their primary major on campus; 39 additional students are pursuing the evening bachelor of science degree in elementary education. There are also four students pursuing their education certificate.
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 848 enrolled in master of education programs, 189 in specialist of education programs and 20 pursuing additional certification at the graduate level throughout the state. An additional 37 students are registered for doctoral courses leading to the Ed.D.
William Woods University education majors who are student teaching this semester are, left to right, front row, Tara Schulte, Kaycee Wyatt, Heather Oetjen; back row, Nancy Stodgel, Matt Thompson, Shari Means (director of student teaching), Erica Hogan and Brittany Cox.