WSU's Education Village will prepare teachers whose knowledge and skills are closely aligned with the needs of school districts and communities in Southeast Minnesota and beyond. Our goal is to create a common vision of WSU's Education Village philosophy and mission as a national model to ensure excellence in pre-service and in-service teaching and as an inspiration for excellence in teaching and learning.
Education Village Innovations
Enthusiastically recruit the best and brightest students to be teachers from backgrounds that represent the growing diversity of state, regional and national communities.
Require clinical experiences early in the pre-service teacher’s college education and continue clinical experiences throughout the program with progressive responsibility.
Create a state-of-the-art, technology-infused learning environment showplace that prepares teachers to be "teaching and learning change agents."
Use data and assessment analytics to provide accurate feedback on learning and ensure that every student can be, and is, successful.
Provide robust professional development experiences for in-service teachers and uphold the "WSU Guarantee" that ensures excellence in preparation for all WSU graduates.
Cultivate awareness, knowledge and skills to increase the teacher exposure and development of cultural competencies in schools, communities, and the region.
Recognize the importance of teaching as the noble profession it is and should be.
Honor Historical Significance
Honor the historical significance of Winona State University's Normal School heritage and it's impact on the city, region, state, nation and the world.
Working collaboratively with community partners to enrich, inform, and promote quality education for Minnesotans.