Education Village

The Education Village is located a few blocks east of Main Campus.

The Education Village houses the College of Education and features a variety of state-of-the-art classrooms, resource centers, our campus rock climbing center, and a study lounge.

Academic Departments

Early Childhood & Elementary Education
Located in Helble Hall, the Department of Early Childhood & Elementary Education prepares the next generation of teachers for young children through middle school students.
Early Childhood & Elementary Education Department
A group of children dressed in winter clothes outside the WSU Children's Center.
Physical Education & Sport Science
Located in the Wabasha Recreation Center, the Department of Physical Education & Sport Science (PESS) helps students become PE teachers, coaches, and sports managers.
Physical Education & Sport Science Department
Students play a casual game of football on the green at WSU campus.

Helble Hall

Helble Hall is at the far eastern edge of the Education Village and includes classrooms, the WSU Children’s Center, and study spaces.

A large group of people gather for a presentation in the Helble Hall Atrium.

The atrium is a spacious study area for students to study and hang out between classes.

And with a large projector above, this is also a venue for guest speakers, fundraisers, and other events.

Students work together in a classroom at Helble Hall.

Helble Hall has multiple high-tech learning spaces on the second floor equipped with laptop charging stations, SmartBoards, and moveable desks and whiteboards.

There are also 55 monitors throughout the Education Village that any student can connect to.

A student works on a laptop in front of large windows overlooking WSU Education Village.

The Bridge is a study lounge located above the atrium. Here students have a view of the outdoor green space and bluffs.

The design of the floor includes quotes from educators and innovators, which are what the Education Village stands for.

Children’s Center
The Children’s Center provides education and care programs for children aged 6 weeks old through Grade 4.

This first-floor center serves about 200 children of Winona State students, employees, and local community members.

It’s also an opportunity for education students to gain student teaching experience.

Children’s Center
Three kids play with toys together in the WSU Children's Center.

Wabasha Recreation Center

The Wabasha Recreation Center is in the middle of the Education Village. This center includes the rock-climbing facility and Outdoor Education & Recreation Center.

Climbing Center
With nearly 6,000 square feet of climbing surface and 2 bouldering walls, our campus climbing wall is the largest university climbing wall in the Midwest.

The climbing wall is open to both students and community members. 

Climbing Center
A student climbs up a bouldering panel at the WSU Climbing Center.
Outdoor Education & Recreation Center
The Outdoor Education & Recreation Center (OERC) rents camping gear and equipment for explorers of the great outdoors.

The OERC also hosts excursions on land and water that are guided by certified Wilderness Leaders.

Students canoe on the backwaters of the Mississippi River.

Cathedral Hall

Cathedral Hall is at the far western edge of the Education Village.

This building features offices for the Dean of the College of Education and other administrators. Cathedral Hall is also home to an education museum, 2 classrooms, an auditorium, a large ITV conference room, and a testing center.

A student gives a presentation to a class.
A meeting room in Cathedral Hall on the WSU Winona campus.
Students work on laptops in a large classroom space.