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William Penn University has a long, honored history of having high educational standards. We acknowledge the importance of developing content and pedagogical knowledge, teaching skills, and dispositions to prepare education seekers. The ability to teach goes hand in hand with the ability to lead. With hours of hands-on experience and student teaching opportunities, WPU students are well-prepared to teach when they graduate.

The mission of the Education Division is to develop effective educational leaders. The division develops teachers by challenging them to become highly qualified classroom leaders who continue to learn and engage within their diverse learning communities.

The William Penn Education Programs are accredited by the Iowa Department of Education.

Distance Learning

At William Penn, we understand completing your education degree on our traditional campus may not be an option for you. That’s why we offer a Distance Learning delivery option, specifically designed for busy individuals who want to earn an elementary education degree, a K-12 education degree in PE/Health/Coaching, or an endorsement at night and on weekends. With the use of an online platform and the dedication of our instructors, our Distance Learning delivery option offers you the flexible scheduling you need to achieve your goals.


Elementary Education
Secondary Education


Education Division Mission
Education Student Guidebooks
InTASC Standards


NameOffice PhoneEmailTitleOffice
Betsy Anderson, M.A.641-673-1051emailInstructor – Special EducationPenn 109
Robb Beane, M.Ed.641-673-1333emailAssistant Professor | Secondary Methods Coordinator | Student Teaching Supervisor / Sec EducationPenn 103
Angie Dawson, B.A.641-673-1032emailDistance Learning Academic AdvisorPenn 110
Shane Ehresman, Ed.S.641-673-1193emailAssistant Professor | Director of Distance LearningPenn 110B
Stephen Henderson, Ed.D.641-673-1335emailAssociate Professor of EducationPenn 110C
Jenna Hibler, M.S.641-673-1050emailDistance Learning Academic AdvisorPenn 110A
Nicole Lindenman, M.S.641-673-1118emailDistance Learning Placement CoordinatorPenn 110A
Jamie Nelson, M.A.E.641-673-1034emailInstructor | Elementary Education / Special EducationPenn 101A
Dana Oswald, M.A.641-673-1113emailAssistant Professor of Education, Assessment Coordinator, Licensure OfficialPenn 110
Melissa Schettler, M.A.641-673-1320emailAssistant Professor | Elementary Education / ReadingPenn 101B
Tabitha Sinclair641-673-1100emailEducation Division Office ManagerPenn 101
Papae Wymore, M.A.641-673-1073emailAssistant ProfessorPenn 102