Teacher Education

WSU has a long and storied national and international history of innovation and leadership. We were the first normal school (public teachers' college) west of the Mississippi, the first home of the National Education Association (NEA), and the source of the first teachers recruited 150 years ago by Argentina's first democratically elected president, who promised to build that nation's new democracy "with teachers and not soldiers".  Recently, WSU students and faculty from the Colleges of Education and Liberal Arts traveled to renew this Argentina connection

To keep up with changing educational needs of communities throughout Minnesota, we plan to build an Education Village to provide future teachers with the preparation, support and inspiration they need to be successful in the 21st century classroom.

If you are interested in a career as an educator, you have come to the right place.  We currently offer 22 Undergraduate Teacher Licensure programs, 1 Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Licensure program, and 4 Graduate programs.  Many of our licensure areas area considered to be high demand areas.

Teach21 is the name we've given to the Bush-funded transformations of our teacher education programs.  The reasons to enter the teaching profession are many and varied.  We will help you along your journey as you answer the question, "Why teach?"