Elementary Education

Shannon Barnard"At William Woods University the professors made teaching fun and enjoyable. They taught me to never give up when I struggled. Their motivation and encouraging words drove me to succeed and go after my passion. The education department at WWU prepares future teachers to step foot in their own classrooms. Learning doesn't stop after you leave the doors of the education department at WWU. Professors still keep in contact with me about my teaching styles and new techniques to use in my classroom." Shannon Barnard, education graduate, elementary teacher at Jefferson City Public School

Middle School Education

Katie Stainer"The education I received from William Woods University has allowed me to become the teacher I always wanted to be. The professors were knowledgeable and made learning practical. The information I learned from my education classes, I now use every day in my own classroom. WWU provided me with wonderful opportunities to practically apply, observe and teach Taiwanese students via video conferencing and then travel to Taiwan to teach them in person. Without the education and experience I gained from William Woods, I would find teaching more difficult than it already is!" Katie Stainer, education graduate, middle school social studies teacher at Hannibal Middle School

Secondary Education

Sarah Zolinski"The greatest thing about the education department here at William Woods is the faculty. We have some phenomenal teachers. Not only are they knowledgeable and supportive, but in contrast to what you might find at a larger research university, our education faculty has a broad background of teaching experiences in elementary and secondary schools. It is refreshing to have instructors who not only know the theory and the research, but can share their insights well beyond information found in a book." Sarah Zolinski, education graduate