A private comprehensive liberal arts college in Salt Lake City, UT, offering undergraduate and graduate degrees in liberal arts and professional programs. Website
Our unique learning environment

Advantages of our unique environment for learning

Coles-Ritchie and students at NABE Conference 2010
Professor Marilee Coles-Ritchie with students Alex Trager and Elizabeth Graham
at 2010 NABE Conference

  • Inspiring professors. With our student to faculty ration of 10:1, you will find every member of our faculty approachable and always willing to help you to achieve your individual academic and career goals. The methods professors are exemplary teachers with many years of experience in the schools and in preparing new teachers.

  • Extensive and Diverse field experiences. One of the strengths of our program is the multiple field experiences that each student completes before student teaching. You will be placed in a variety of school settings with veteran mentor teachers. And every placement is fully supported by our faculty who provide you with constructive feedback every step of the way.

  • Partnership program. We help you to establish personal and professional relationships with in-service teachers who serve as mentors during field experiences.We help you to establish personal and professional relationships with in-service teachers who serve as mentors during field experiences.

  • Portfolio. You will create a portfolio that documents your growth and progress and augments your professional credentials.

  • Highly successful job placement program. Westminster education graduates are in demand!

Undergraduate teacher education programs

        Majors

  • Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education (leads to Utah licensure for grades K-6)

  • Bachelor of Arts in Special Education (leads to Utah licensure in mild/moderate or severe special education for grades K-12)

    Minors and Certificates

    • Minor/license in Special education (this program is also an area of specialization in the Master of Education program)

    • Minor/endorsement in English as a Second Language (this program is also an area of specialization in the Master of Education program)

    • Minor in Creative Arts Education

    Graduate degree programs

    • Adult Learning Certificate and Master of education (ALC MED)

    • Master of Arts in Community Leadership and Certificate in Community Leadership

    • Master of Arts in Teaching for students with a bachelors degree who wish to earn a teaching license.

    • Master of Education, with endorsements in Special Education, English as a Second Language, Reading, Advanced Reading, and Montessorri Education.

    The teacher education programs at Westminster College are accredited by the Teacher Education Accreditation Council.