Edgewood College was founded as a teacher's college, and with over 80 years of experience, we continue to excel in the area of teacher preparation. As a student in the School of Education, you will benefit from a wide range of experiences both in and out of the classroom. Your professors and advisors will help you determine your licensing interests, identify the school setting that best suits your strengths and develop a network of professional contacts.
Why Edgewood College
At Edgewood College, we place a strong emphasis on preparing teachers to meet the professional demands of contemporary education. Our Teacher Education program emerges from three major sources of influence: our tradition, our mission, and our profession. These influences are evident in the program's respect for and attention to diversity, in the participation in the professional community, and in the practice of continuous assessment, evaluation, and improvement.
Education is one of the largest programs at Edgewood College, and our many graduates have found homes teaching in local schools as well as schools across the nation and even the world!
Most of our students who major in Elementary Education become certified to teach grades 1-8, although a degree in Elementary Education also allows you to work in after-school programs, tutoring programs, and in other educational settings. The Early Childhood Education major prepares you for work in a variety of public and private day care, preschool, and early elementary school programs.
The practicum and classroom observation requirements allow you to have the opportunity to work with children in daycare centers, hospitals, nurseries, kindergartens, elementary and secondary schools, after-school programs, and other areas. With a grade school and high school on campus, you may also have the opportunity to do practicum work on campus! You are required to complete a minimum of 100 pre-student teaching hours, including 50 hours of multicultural experience, before your student teaching placement.
The Teacher Education licensing programs are approved by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (WDPI). Edgewood College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
Edgewood College is a great place for Education majors because you have the opportunity to get out and work in the schools…so that you are prepared to student teach. The professors here care about your success.Meghan Ross