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William Penn University has a long, honored history of having high educational standards. We acknowledge the importance of implementing teaching techniques to enhance a positive learning environment for education seekers. The ability to teach goes hand in hand with the ability to lead. With hours of hands-on experience and many 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 pre-service 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 Public Instruction.

Educating Educators

For students who want to make a difference through education, William Penn University is the place to do that. We equip students with the latest teaching techniques, the newest technology, the most up-to-date strategies and classroom teaching tools. Students leave William Penn with not only a teaching license, but are also eager to share what they have learned with children and young people.

Distance Learning

At William Penn, we understand that completing your education degree on our traditional campus may not be an option for you. That’s why we offer a Distance Learning program, specifically designed for those busy individuals that want to earn an elementary education degree or endorsement, on their own terms. With the use of an online platform and the dedication of our instructors, our Distance Learning program offers you the flexible scheduling you need to achieve your goals.


Elementary Education
Secondary Education


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