The School of Education at Westminster College offers experiences that will expand your knowledge of classroom interaction while offering comprehensive, current research-based educational theory and practices. Our programs offer authentic, hands-on experiences that matter in the real world of teaching and learning.
Our undergraduate teacher candidates and education specialists benefit from wide-ranging educational field experiences during their time at Westminster, from foundational courses to Teaching and Learning Laboratories and capstone courses. These experiences provide a meaningful, authentic component to your education and career groundwork and can lead to valuable networking opportunities, including full-time employment after graduation.
The School of Education is also the home of the area’s oldest graduate school, which was founded in 1944 as a service to public school teachers. Our graduate programs include a master’s degree in education for elementary and secondary teachers, as well as programs dedicated to the preparation of principals, superintendents, guidance counselors, and reading specialists (K-12) combined with special education specialists (PreK-8).
Jump-start your future and become part of the next generation of leaders in curriculum and instruction, STEM, children’s and young adult literacy, special education, and community service. Lead the change that will transform your students and create real change in diverse educational environments.
At Westminster, learning isn’t limited to the college classroom. In each of our 50+ majors and pre-professional programs, your education will be enhanced by the purposeful combination of expert classroom instruction and hands-on learning opportunities. Internships, undergraduate research and studying abroad are just a few of the real experiences our students get that lead to real success after graduation.
Teachers, researchers, experts, mentors...our faculty members are all these things and more to their students. They trained at universities around the globe, but they chose to teach and conduct research at Westminster because of the focus on student development and success. Their dedication to mentoring and teaching is evident in our students’ success when it comes to graduation rates, post-graduation employment and graduate and professional school acceptance.