Education Major

Through extensive field experiences and dynamic on-campus learning, Wooster teacher candidates are deeply rooted in sound theoretical and pedagogical understanding.

The College of Wooster is a CAEP accredited institution. Students who complete the Education major are fully licensed to teach in the state of Ohio. Those who plan to teach elsewhere find that Ohio’s high standards for licensure provide them with a sound preparation for teaching and also allow them to pursue licensure in other states with relative ease.

Wooster students graduate with no less than 700 hours of experience in the classroom. A hallmark of Wooster’s Education major is its partnerships with area educators and schools and its emphasis on field and clinical experiences. Throughout the Education major and licensure process, students are immersed in hands-on, experiential education in area classrooms and schools both before and during the student teaching experience. These activities allow teacher candidates to authentically experience the profession by providing them with opportunities to actively participate in P-12 classrooms. This weaving of theory and practice promotes on-going professional development and prepares teacher candidates effectively for Student Teaching and future teaching experiences.