Teaching students to become teachers is a job we take seriously at Wesleyan. Our goal is to provide an environment for pre-service teachers to enhance their understanding of the nature of the learner; acquire, reflect upon, and use knowledge; and develop and implement instructional methods that make content meaningful, integrative, active, and challenging. We offer two paths for those interested in working in the field of education:
Majors: Elementary Education (Certification)
Minor: Educational Studies (Non-certification) and Reading
Did you know depending on where you teach your student loans may qualify for forgiveness under the Teacher Loan Forgiveness Program?
Choose between 3 different degree programs: bachelor of arts, bachelor of fine arts, or bachelor of science in nursing.
* Offered Spring 2021
Find out more about our Pre-Professional programs here.
Over the past 4 years, 100% of Wesleyan’s education graduates were employed in an educational field.
is the average GPA of Wesleyan education majors
of our candidates who submitted the new EdTPA teaching portfolio passed and are now certified to teach.
have been hired before graduation or have been accepted into prestigious graduate programs?
From the very first class you will be in a real school watching, interacting, and most importantly, learning from real teachers and real students.
Our goal is to inspire students to try new and innovative things. We strive to build relationships; address multiple learning styles; and incorporate creativity, storytelling, nature-smart learning, and play across the subject matter and content required of professional educators.
Within our courses you will find yourself publishing a children’s book, going on a scavenger hunt to demonstrate mathematical teaching methods, hosting a storytelling festival, traveling to outdoor playgrounds, hiking in our on-site arboretum, or dancing on table tops with the students at the Ron Clark Academy in Atlanta.
Education classes provide on-site observation, interactive, and eventually planning and teaching components. A 16-week student teaching experience in the senior year fully immerses the student in a single classroom.
Students can also serve as counselors at Kid’s College, a 4-week thematic educational summer camp hosted on campus for children ages 6-12. Since playing is how children enter a subject and make it their own, Kid’s College was created to encourage learning through creativity, imagination, and fun adventures.
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Many of our graduates have become instructional coaches or administrators within the school system. You’ll find Wesleyan alumnae in classroom and administrative positions at many Central Georgia schools including ACE Academy for Classical Education, Vineville Academy for the Performing Arts, Georgia Academy for the Blind, Heard Elementary, Springdale Elementary, and Hubbard Elementary.
"I am thankful for the growth I see in my students when they are truly pushed. Today I got to see one student truly SHINE. Courtney McCoy '19 has embraced her one year paid internship with the Bibb County Board of Education and has grown tremendously in her confidence, strategic planning, management, engagement, rapport...essentially EVERYTHING! I'm so proud of her and left her observation today feeling so positive and proud about what we're doing in the education department today."
Librarians choose materials for public, law, and business libraries, as well as for school media centers. They then instruct people to effectively use these resources, which include print and online media.
The library media specialist has many roles and responsibilities including teacher, instructional partner, information specialist, and program administrator
Serves as the educational leader, responsible for managing the policies, regulations, and procedures to ensure that all students are supervised in a safe learning environment that meets the approved curricula and mission of the school.
Works with students with a wide range of learning, mental, emotional, and physical disabilities. They adapt general education lessons and teach various subjects, such as reading, writing, and math, to students with mild and moderate disabilities.
Writers produce material for print and online media. To be a writer you must be able to express yourself well verbally and convey complex information in a creative way. Editors select the material that will be published.
A manager must be good at delegating work to others, assessing performance, giving constructive feedback, setting one's personal feeling aside when making decisions, and saying no when necessary.
Assists student with any school-related issues, including selecting classes, dealing with academic difficulties and social problems, and applying to college.
An instructional coordinator develops curricula for school systems and helps teachers develop new strategies and techniques. This career is good for someone who wants to impact childrens' education but prefers to not be in the classroom.
Support students' ability to learn and teachers' ability to teach. Apply expertise in mental health, learning, and behavior to help children and youth succeed academically, socially, behaviorally, and emotionally.
Montessori addresses the whole child, including physical, social, emotional, and cognitive growth, helping her become an independent learner by turning her attention outward, fostering community, collaboration, and respect for the dignity of others.
Wesleyan College is privileged to steward many arts and cultural events and share them with the community. Most are free and open to the public. Wesleyan art galleries are open M-F 1:30 – 5:00 PM and on Wesleyan Market Saturdays from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM.
Tour our beautiful 200-acre campus featuring Georgian architecture, lush green spaces, recreational facilities, residence halls, and worship center.
Wesleyan College is home to five NCAA Division III sports: soccer, basketball, volleyball, tennis, and softball. In addition, we offer an award-winning Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) Equestrian program.