Five William Woods University students are doing their student teaching this semester, four in the Fulton, Mo., area and one in Hazelwood, Mo.
Dustin Harper, an art education major from Oskaloosa, Iowa, is at Fulton High School and Bartley Elementary School. Jennifer Preiss, a secondary physical education major from Gerald, Mo., is at Fulton High School.
Stephanie Strother, an art education major from Fulton, is at South Callaway High School and Bush Elementary School. Casey Wyss, an elementary education major from Tebbetts, Mo., is at Callaway Hills Elementary School in Holts Summit, Mo. Benjamin Stockwell, a special education major from St. Louis, Mo., is at Hazelwood West High School.
William Woods University has been preparing teachers for most of its 136-year history. Currently, 85 WWU students are pursuing either majors 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, 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 more than 1,100 students enrolled in WWU’s graduate education programs throughout the state.