The Education Department is committed to the preparation of highly qualified school personnel who effectively model social justice in a diverse 21st century learning community. Students become critical thinkers, effective practitioners and leaders who meet the diverse educational needs of P-12 students in an evolving 21st century global society.
Students in all teacher education programs take advantage of professional courses and services, including admission to teacher education, field experiences, pre-clinical, and student teaching under the guidance of experienced cooperating teachers and university supervisors. Students, who complete requirements for baccalaureate degrees in education with satisfactory performance on PRAXIS examinations, also satisfy the requirements for teacher licensure as outlined by the North Carolina State Department of Public Instruction.
Programs of Study
The Office of Field and Clinical Experiences (OFCE) plays a critical role in the preparation of teacher education majors and teacher licensure candidates at Winston-Salem State University. The major responsibilities of the OFCE include facilitating all education related field experiences. The OFCE works closely with administrators in local school systems and other approved settings that will provide placement opportunities to support teacher education majors and teacher licensure candidates in becoming highly qualified teachers in their respective areas.
The Curriculum Materials Center (CMC) is the resource center affiliated with the Teacher Education Program at Winston-Salem State University. It primarily supports the faculty and students that are enrolled as teacher education majors. However, all students and faculty of Winston-Salem State University are encouraged to use the facility.
As education candidates evolve into teachers who model social justice for all students, they demonstrate the following Core Propositions:
- Teachers are committed to students and their learning.
- Teachers know the subjects they teach and how to teach those subject to students.
- Teachers are responsible for managing and monitoring student learning.
- Teachers think systematically about their practice and they learn from experience.
- Teachers are members of learning communities.
- Teachers are committed to and demonstrate social justice in their teaching, administration, and professional practice.
Students from North Carolina accredited community colleges who complete an associate degree of arts or an associate degree of science may transfer to Winston-Salem State University's Teacher Education Program as juniors.