Bachelor of Arts
School of Education
Three- or Four-Year Degree
Westminster College has one of the best Teacher Education programs in the state. With extensive mentoring, close supervision, multiple practicum sites in diverse schools, actively engaged faculty and real-world practices, Westminster students going into the education field ready to face any challenge education has to offer.
- Inspiring professors. Every member of your faculty is approachable and willing to help you achieve your goals.
- Our small class sizes ensure that the faculty know each student well. You will be taught by exemplary professors 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. Every placement is supported by our faculty; they will provide you with constructive feedback and observations on your practice lessons.
- Portfolio. You will create a portfolio that documents your progress and augments your professional credentials.
How Long it Takes
Finish in 3 years. By following a clearly defined academic pathway, you can graduate in just three years (including two summers) and get out into the work field sooner to earn a salary and do what you love: teaching.
The Fast Track is designed for people who want to earn their bachelor's degree and teaching license in just three years. By focusing on teaching your first semester, and making full use of summer term, you can finish your program a full year ahead of other candidates. This includes a minor in areas like Teaching English as a Second Language, Special Education, Creative Arts or Montessori. Visit the Elementary Education department website