Four William Woods University students are taking their specialties out in the field this semester by student teaching in Fulton.
Student teachers from Fulton are Crystal Benton, an education major, who is at Fulton Middle School teaching with Linda Baysinger; and Joseph Davis, an elementary education major, who is at McIntire Elementary School with Cami Web.
Lucas Breneman, a physical education 9-12 major from Mexico, is at North Callaway High School, teaching with Tim Turlington and Mike Emmons. Lydia Gaboury, a physical education K-12 major from Columbia, is at Fulton High School with Don Dobson and Bush Elementary School with Billy Cannon.
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.