Since 1925, the Faculty of Education has been delivering programs that foster the holistic development of all students. The Faculty is engaged in research and service that impact the quality of life of citizens at the local, state, and national levels. We work closely with students to build the knowledge and skills to meet the challenges of the 21st century. As a community of scholars, the Faculty is actively engaged in positioning students to navigate the inevitable changes within their professions and in society. Offering programs across three academic departments, the Faculty of Education is committed to cultivating a vibrant and engaged academic community at WSSU.
Centers & Initiatives
The UNC Educator Quality Dashboard is an interactive on-line tool for viewing and analyzing data on educator preparation in North Carolina. The dashboard allows for increased transparency and ease in data access for education stakeholders, including educators, administrators, policymakers, parents, and students. The key outcome and performance indicators reflected in the dashboard are organized into the following categories: Recruitment and Selection, Educator Preparation, Performance and Employment, and University-School Partnerships.
The educator preparation programs of Winston-Salem State University are accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and approved by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. CAEP, the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation manages accreditation oversight of legacy NCATE Accredited educator preparation programs transitioning to CAEP Accreditation. Educator preparation programs included in the 2015 NCATE accreditation decision were:
- B.S., Birth through Kindergarten Education, Teacher Licensure concentration
- B.S., Elementary Education
- B.S., Teaching with concentrations in Middle Grades Education English/Language Arts, Middle Grades Educ n ation Mathematics, Middle Grades Education Science, Middle Grades EducatioSocial Studies, Secondary English Education, Secondary Mathematics Education, and Special Education
- B.S., Physical Education, Teacher Licensure concentration
- B.S., Music Education
- M.A., Teaching with concentrations in Middle Grades Education English/Language Arts, Middle Grades Education Mathematics, and Middle Grades Education Science
- M.A., Teaching of English as a Second Language
The WSSU Therapeutic Recreation Program is accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Park, Recreation, Tourism and Related Professions (COAPRT). accredits baccalaureate programs in parks, recreation, tourism, sport management, event management, therapeutic recreation, and leisure studies offered at regionally accredited institutions within the United States and its territories, and at nationally accredited institutions in Canada, and Mexico. The WSSU TR Program has been accredited since 1997. COAPRT is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Association (CHEA).
- Winston-Salem State University Educator Preparation Program Data 2018-2019
- Winston-Salem State University Educator Preparation Program Data 2017-2018
- Winston-Salem State University Educator Preparation Program Data 2016-2017
- Winston-Salem State University Educator Preparation Program Data 2015-2016
- Winston-Salem State University Educator Preparation Program Data 2014-2015
- Winston-Salem State University Educator Preparation Program Data 2013-2014
The Faculty of Education believes that a diverse faculty, staff, and student body is essential to our educational mission. Our commitment to diversity reflects the broad goals and aspirations embraced by Winston-Salem State University since its founding. Diversity is one of the critical components of our unit's conceptual framework and is the basis of our commitment to teaching, leadership, and service. Our search for faculty, staff, and students represents a diligent attempt to identify persons who represent diversity with respect to ethnicity, race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, national origin, socioeconomic backgrounds, and abilities. Our non-discriminatory policies reflect our commitment to foster mutual respect for all who work and study in our community. We explicitly assert our commitment to social justice, fairness, and respect for all.