Learn about the unique qualities of teacher preparation at Winthrop. Learn about the education core curriculum at Winthrop that immerses education majors in P-12 classrooms as early as the sophomore year.
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!”
-Hollie Sierra Middle School majorClass 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 Family and Consumer Sciences, Middle Level Education, and Special Education (that includes 3 areas of certification), a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) degree, and Master of Education degrees in Counseling and Development, Educational Leadership, and Special Education Intervention. Additionally, we offer a Graduate Professional Certificate in Middle Level Education and the newly added licensure endorsement for Project-Based Learning (9hrs.).
The Department of Physical Education, Sport and Human Performance houses the Physical Education Teacher Education (PETE) program.