College of Education Departments & Centers
Child Advocacy Studies
Director: Jodi Saunders
The Child Advocacy Studies program can provide a career in many fields including social services, healthcare, education and criminal justice.
Department Chair: Dawnette Cigrand
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.
Early Childhood & Elementary Education
Department Chair: Penny Warner
Early Childhood and Elementary Education prepares students for teaching in today's society. A Reading Instruction minor is also available.
Department Chair: Rhea Walker
Education Studies contains both Business Education and Foundations of Education.
Department Chair: Theresa Waterbury
Leadership Education strives to prepare students for school and organization management in ways that help each individual learner.
Physical Education & Sport Science
Department Chair: Raymond Martinez
The Physical Education and Sport Science program offers preparation for careers in physical education (teaching), coaching, sports administration and many others.
Department Chair: Joel Traver
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.
Department Chair: Jim Kirk
Center for Licensure, Accreditation, & Assessment
Director: Paula O'Malley
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.
Center for Student Success
Director: Dr. Stephanie Bohlman
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.
Outdoor Education & Recreation Center
Director: Michael Henderson
The OERC offers various exciting events and opportunities to get outside and explore.