The Center for Educational Renewal focuses on education and promoting positive social change through the education of exemplary teachers. The Center partners with local agencies, develops alternative ways for preparing teachers, and promotes meaningful study of the problems of today’s educational systems.
One alternative program, Georgia TAPP at Wesleyan, placed dozens of teachers in local elementary schools, mostly Title 1 designated. Another program, Pioneer Teachers Program, allowed an opportunity for the best paraprofessionals from Bibb County to come back to college to complete their degrees at night and on the weekends and then return as full-fledged teachers to the local school system they already know so well. These programs exemplify Wesleyan’s commitment to helping solve the problems our community faces.