School of Education Undergraduate Programs
Why Study Education at Westminster?
"In my classes I try to create a place where you'll have the opportunity to grow and develop into a competent and child-centered teacher," says Heidi Van Ert, Education Associate Professor.
Our curriculum takes a practical, multifaceted, student-centered approach to preparing teachers. A major focus of our program is providing diverse field experiences. Students are placed in multiple school settings, and our faculty provide constructive feedback in every course. Faculty members are approachable and always willing to help students achieve individual academic and career goals. In conjunction with field experiences, we offer a partnership program that establishes personal and professional relationships with in-service teachers who serve as mentors during field experiences; and a highly successful job placement program for graduating students.
The Westminster Difference
- Inspiring professors. You will find every member of your faculty approachable and willing to help you achieve your goals. Our small class sizes ensure that the faculty know each student well. The methods professors are exemplary teachers with many years of experience.
- Extensive and diverse field experiences. During the program, you are placed in a variety of school settings with veteran mentor teachers. And every placement is supported by our faculty who provide you constructive feedback on your practice lessons and observations. Our graduates are well-prepared for the diverse student bodies in today's schools.
- Portfolio. You will create a portfolio that documents your progress and augments your professional credentials.
- Highly successful job placement. Westminster education graduates are in demand in every surrounding school district!
Undergraduate Programs and Endorsements