Teacher Education

Thayer School of Education

ABOUT TEACHER EDUCATION

Thayer School of Education prepares our undergraduate students to face the challenges of 21st-century education, whether they’re planning a career in the classroom or in a complementary role in education.  The School of Education shapes the next generation of education specialists by providing a comprehensive and hands-on experiential approach as outlined in our Conceptual Framework.

The School of Education offers 11 undergraduate education majors across grades K-12.

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Elementary Education Grades K-6

ABOUT ELEMENTARY EDUCATION

The Elementary Education major seeks to equip you with the skills necessary to effectively mentor children in their early educational journey. In doing so, you will learning the skills needed to teach grades K-6.

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

ELEMENTARY EDUCATION FOUR YEAR PLAN

The Four Year Academic Plans are standard templates for how a degree can be completed in eight (8) consecutive Fall & Spring semesters.  There is varying flexibility in the exact course sequence depending upon individual student circumstances, major curriculum and course availability.  Students should consult with their Faculty Advisor for course sequencing, degree planning and other considerations.  Students are ultimately responsible for their degree planning.

Reading/Elementary Education

ABOUT READING/ELEMENTARY EDUCATION

The Reading/Elementary Education major equips you to teach reading up to the 12th- grade level and qualifies you to teach all other subjects up to the 6th-grade level.

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

READING/ELEMENTARY FOUR YEAR PLAN

The Four Year Academic Plans are standard templates for how a degree can be completed in eight (8) consecutive Fall & Spring semesters.  There is varying flexibility in the exact course sequence depending upon individual student circumstances, major curriculum and course availability.  Students should consult with their Faculty Advisor for course sequencing, degree planning and other considerations.  Students are ultimately responsible for their degree planning.

 

PROGRAM CONTACT

Dr. Melanie Keel

704-233-8079

m.keel@wingate.edu

 

 

4+1 Master of Arts in Elementary Education

ABOUT 4 +1

The streamlined approach of the Thayer School of Education’s 4 + 1 program eliminates the need for two separate schools and six or more years of study.  You’ll earn a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education in four years, followed by an intensive one-year program to earn your Master of Arts in Elementary Education degree.  With field experiences embedded in each graduate course, the hands-on experiences from your first four years continue without a hitch.

 

PROGRAM CONTACT

Dr. Rebekah Kelleher

704-233-8077

rkellehe@wingate.edu

PROGRAM CONTACT

Dr. Rebekah Kelleher

704-233-8077

rkellehe@wingate.edu

Middle Grades Education Grades 6-9

ABOUT MIDDLE GRADES EDUCATION

The middle grade years are a unique and challenging time for many children.  They’re discovering new traits about themselves while dealing with the growing pains that come with adolescence.  For this pivotal time for children, it’s important to focus on a content area you’re passionate about so students can benefit from your enthusiasm.  If you plan to teach grades 6-9, you will choose one of the following middle grades concentrations:

  • Language Arts 

LANGUAGE ARTS FOUR YEAR PLAN

  • Mathematics 

MATHEMATICS FOUR YEAR PLAN

  • Science 

SCIENCE FOUR YEAR PLAN

  • Social Studies 

SOCIAL STUDIES FOUR YEAR PLAN

THE FOUR YEAR ACADEMIC PLANS ARE STANDARD TEMPLATES FOR HOW A DEGREE CAN BE COMPLETED IN EIGHT (8) CONSECUTIVE FALL & SPRING SEMESTERS.  THERE IS VARYING FLEXIBILITY IN THE EXACT COURSE SEQUENCE DEPENDING UPON INDIVIDUAL STUDENT CIRCUMSTANCES, MAJOR CURRICULUM AND COURSE AVAILABILITY.  STUDENTS SHOULD CONSULT WITH THEIR FACULTY ADVISOR FOR COURSE SEQUENCING, DEGREE PLANNING AND OTHER CONSIDERATIONS.  STUDENTS ARE ULTIMATELY RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR DEGREE PLANNING.

 

PROGRAM CONTACT

Dr. Sarah Harrison-Burns

704-233-8128

shburns@wingate.edu

 

Secondary Education Grades 9-12

Biology and Education

ABOUT BIOLOGY AND EDUCATION

A degree in Biology and Education is where your interest in science and exploring the world around you comes together with your passion for helping others.  Our coursework addresses both sides of this equation with one streamlined program.  While strengthening your foundation in biology and chemistry with increasingly focused coursework, you will dive into the dynamic world of educational psychology and human communications.

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

BIOLOGY AND EDUCATION FOUR YEAR PLAN

The Four Year Academic Plans are standard templates for how a degree can be completed in eight (8) consecutive Fall & Spring semesters.  There is varying flexibility in the exact course sequence depending upon individual student circumstances, major curriculum and course availability.  Students should consult with their Faculty Advisor for course sequencing, degree planning and other considerations.  Students are ultimately responsible for their degree planning.

 

PROGRAM CONTACT

Dr. Eddie Case

704-233-8056

e.case@wingate.edu

 

 

English and Education

ABOUT ENGLISH AND EDUCATION

Throughout your four years, you take courses that range from intensive studies of literary theory to surveys of different literary genres. You also get the foundation you need to succeed as the leader of your own classroom, with courses in educational psychology and a study of the teaching profession. 

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

ENGLISH AND EDUCATION FOUR YEAR PLAN

The Four Year Academic Plans are standard templates for how a degree can be completed in eight (8) consecutive Fall & Spring semesters.  There is varying flexibility in the exact course sequence depending upon individual student circumstances, major curriculum and course availability.  Students should consult with their Faculty Advisor for course sequencing, degree planning and other considerations.  Students are ultimately responsible for their degree planning.

 

PROGRAM CONTACT

Dr. Melanie Keel

704-233-8079

m.keel@wingate.edu

 

History and Education

ABOUT HISTORY AND EDUCATION

You’ll discover if education is the right choice for you right from the start.  The first education class you take has you conducting a practicum at a local high school. Courses in education and history give you the knowledge and skills you need to succeed as a teacher in grades 9-12.

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

History and Education Four Year Plan

The Four Year Academic Plans are standard templates for how a degree can be completed in eight (8) consecutive Fall & Spring semesters.  There is varying flexibility in the exact course sequence depending upon individual student circumstances, major curriculum and course availability.  Students should consult with their Faculty Advisor for course sequencing, degree planning and other considerations.  Students are ultimately responsible for their degree planning.

 

PROGRAM CONTACT

Dr. Tarra Ellis

704-233-8078

t.ellis@wingate.edu

 

Mathematics and Education

ABOUT MATHEMATICS AND EDUCATION

Our Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Education is a double degree guaranteeing you the opportunity for a rewarding career. You take at least 32 hours of upper-level math courses.  That’s considered a full math major.  Getting to know discrete mathematics intimately and linear algebra concretely gives you the tools you need to be a successful teaching in grades 9-12. 

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

Mathematics and Education Four Year Plan

The Four Year Academic Plans are standard templates for how a degree can be completed in eight (8) consecutive Fall & Spring semesters.  There is varying flexibility in the exact course sequence depending upon individual student circumstances, major curriculum and course availability.  Students should consult with their Faculty Advisor for course sequencing, degree planning and other considerations.  Students are ultimately responsible for their degree planning.
 

PROGRAM CONTACT

Dr. Janet Jenkins

704-233-8076

j.jenkins@wingate.edu