College of Education Departments & Centers

Director: Dana Brigson
507.457.5197
DBrigson@winona.edu

The Business Education program offers various learning opportunities such as online and face-to-face courses in order to better help students with busy schedules.

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Director: Jodi Saunders

507.457.2870
JSaunders@winona.edu

The Child Advocacy Studies program can provide a career in many fields including social services, healthcare, education and criminal justice.

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Department Chair: Dawnette Cigrand
507.457.5336
dcigrand@winona.edu

The Counselor Education program offers evening and weekend classes in addition to online, hybrid and face-to-face classes. The program will prepare you for a career in the field of counseling.

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Department Chair: Penny Warner

507.457.5362
PWarner@winona.edu

Early Childhood and Elementary Education prepares students for teaching in today's society. A Reading Instruction minor is also available.

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Department Chair: Rhea Walker

507.457.5353
RWalker@winona.edu

Education Studies contains both Business Education and Foundations of Education.

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Department Chair: Theresa Waterbury

507.457.5607
TWaterbury@winona.edu

Leadership Education strives to prepare students for school and organization management in ways that help each individual learner.

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Department Chair: Raymond Martinez

507.457.5557
rmartinez@winona.edu

The Physical Education and Sport Science program offers preparation for careers in physical education (teaching), coaching, sports administration and many others.

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Department Chair: Joel Traver

507.285.7189
Jtraver@winona.edu

The Rochester Education program includes Rochester Elementary Education, Austin Elementary Education, Master of Science in Education and Graduate Induction Program. Programs are offered in both Rochester and Austin.

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Department Chair: Jim Kirk


Special Education prepares students for working with students who have various disabilities including developmental and behavioral.

Director: Paula O'Malley
507.457.2358
pomalley@winona.edu

Contact Us:
claa@winona.edu

The Center for Licensure, Accreditation, & Assessment deals with data collection, analysis, reporting and more. The Center ensures that the College of Education continues to meet all Minnesota Board of Teaching requirements.

Director: Dr. Stephanie Bohlman
507.457.5178
sbohlman@winona.edu

Contact the Center for Student Success at CSS@winona.edu.

The Center for Student Success assists teacher candidates from pre-admission to their first semester at WSU and through the student teaching process prior to graduation.

We offer advising, answers to program questions, field experience placements, and student teaching placements.

We're ready to help you navigate your way through WSU's College of Education.

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Director: Eric Barnard

507.457.2940
EBarnard@winona.edu

The OERC offers various exciting events and opportunities to get outside and explore.

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Director: Cheryl Vogel

cheryl.vogel@winona.edu

The Children's Center provides education and care for children between the ages of six weeks and fourth grade.