Why come to Winthrop University for teacher education? As the flagship institution for preparing future educators, the Richard W. Riley College of Education maintains an intense, clinically-based curriculum. Through a Partnership Network with nine surrounding school districts, courses are planned and delivered by both university faculty and practicing teachers thus exposing candidates to relevant pedagogical trends and issues. Candidates are not only prepared upon graduation, they are highly effective educators ready to meet the diversity and demands characterized by 21st century classrooms.
“Everything is an interactive learning experience here – you literally learn on the job!”
Middle School major
Class of 2013
The Curriculum and Pedagogy department houses programs for both initial licensure (B.S. in Early Childhood Education and B.S. in Elementary Education) and advanced study (Master of Arts in Teaching Early Childhood Education, M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction, and M.Ed. in Literacy).
The Counseling, Leadership, and Educational Studies department offers Bachelor of Science degrees in Middle Level Education, Special Education, and Family Consumer Science; provides leadership to the Social Studies Teacher Certification Program; and offers The Master of Arts in Teaching Degree. MED Programs in Counseling, Educational Leadership, Special Education, and Middle Level Education offer students opportunities for advanced study in a variety of disciplines.
The Department of Physical Education, Sport and Human Performance houses the Physical Education Teacher Education (PETE) program.