Teaching Program

School of Education

Teacher education is a campus-wide commitment. Wayland Baptist University maintains liberal arts focus and within this framework stress strong academic foundations. The university believes that its focus is to prepare teachers and leaders in education under the guidance of Christian educators whose focus is on academic, moral and spiritual preparation. The aim of the school is to prepare highly qualified professional educators and leaders in teaching and exercise and sport science. Students are encouraged in the professional preparation by a faculty committed to high ideals within a Christian campus and culture.

Courses of study offered through the school include teacher preparation in elementary, middle school, high school, and special education. Students seeking EC-6, 4-8, or special education certification will complete an academic major of their choice within the department of education, and students seeking the 7-12 certification will complete an academic major of their choice in an appropriate school or department. Within the department of exercise and sport science students may acquire certificates to teach physical education and pursue professional studies in various fitness and sport science professions.

The purpose of the professional program offered by the Don Williams School of Education is the preparation of students to assume positions as teachers, coaches, and leaders in the public and private schools and assume leadership in the various communities as fitness and healthspecialists, and sports administrators.