WWU Offers B.S. in Elementary Education Degree at Night

William Woods University is expanding its offerings for working adults in the Columbia area by introducing a bachelor of science in elementary education (BSEE) degree program in the evening.


It is the same elementary education degree program students complete during the day on the Fulton campus—but classes will be at night. The BSEE prepares students to teach in grades 1-6. The degree program is approved by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and fully accredited.


An information meeting will be held at 5 and 7 p.m. Dec. 20 at WWU’s Columbia campus, 3100 Falling Leaf Court. An orientation will be held at the same times and location on Jan. 8.


For more information on this new opportunity for mid-Missouri residents, contact Martha Wayne, academic advisor in the university’s Graduate & Adult Studies program, at 1-800-995-3199, (573) 592-4380 or mwayne@williamwoods.edu.


The evening program will allow working adults to complete the bachelor’s degree and earn certification while they continue working full-time. Those who have previously completed a bachelor’s degree can take the cohort to complete the certification requirements without having to complete a second degree.


The BSEE offered in the evening is a degree-completion program requiring 50 transferable credit hours and a minimum 2.8 GPA from a regionally accredited college or university to be admitted. In addition, students must be at least 23 years old and have taken the C-Base test that is required for all education majors.

Once all common studies courses are completed, students attending evening classes may obtain a BSEE degree in 28 months, including student teaching. Because of the length of this program, several breaks are included in the schedule.


Students will take one course at a time. Each six-week class meets twice a week, either on Mondays and Wednesdays or Tuesdays and Thursdays for four hours.


The BSEE degree program requires students to complete 52 hours of specific education and subject area courses and an additional 15 hours of student teaching and educational seminar. The student teaching will be completed in a public school classroom during a 12-week block at the end of the program.


All instructors in the BSEE program are part of the Education Division, assuring students the same educational experience they would have attending the day program in Fulton.


For more information about the university’s Graduate & Adult Studies program, visit WilliamWoods.edu/evening.