The Elementary Education program at William Penn University creates an organized learning experience designed to establish academic excellence. Professors produce leaders by leading exercises pertaining to social responsibility and group interaction. Team synergy is practiced so Elementary Education majors practice their critical thinking ability to format instructional exercise.
WPU students are placed regularly in an elementary school setting to demonstrate their effectiveness in a K–6 environment. The Elementary Education program is designed to facilitate key concepts within an elementary environment, while applying experience to better prepare students for future teaching opportunities.
After completing this program students will have developed complex problem solving skills and effective communication abilities, allowing them to be reflective practitioners in their classrooms. Recent graduates of William Penn’s Elementary Education program have been employed with the following schools:
(Practicum and Student Teaching)
Classroom experience provides preparation in teacher development. Students are required to enhance their teaching qualifications by assisting local elementary teachers in a professional setting. Once their education process is complete, students are than required to teach K–6 students for 16 week supports. Students practice their behavioral management, organization, and classroom management skills in a professional classroom environment. With hands on experience in an elementary setting, education students are ready to begin their careers shortly after completion of education requirements. Recent student teachers have been assigned to the following area school districts:
We are proud of the collaborative partnership we have with our local school districts. Our highly qualified Education TEAM strives to deliver an outstanding education for every student.
As one of the oldest buildings on the university campus, Penn Hall has undergone several transformations over the years; both structurally and functionality. Classrooms are located on all four stories, along with administrative offices located on the second level. All classrooms are easily accessible and are equipped with the tools and technology needed for students to be successful.
Students of the Elementary Education program will take the following courses:
In addition to completing the Elementary Education Professional Core, students will also complete at least one of the following areas: