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Elementary Education (K-6) (BA)

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Amanda Bock
​Associate Professor of Special Education
Robin Vincent
Associate Professor of Education

Nurturing Potential, Creating Impact: Explore Elementary Education at WPU

If shaping young minds and building the foundation for future generations is your passion, then the Elementary Education program at William Peace University is the perfect place for you. Crafted by seasoned educators deeply connected to the North Carolina public education system, our program opens doors to a wealth of resources and opportunities, providing an enriching environment for your learning and growth.

Dive into the intricacies of early childhood learning and explore the future of elementary classrooms and K-12 education. Our dedicated professors will challenge you to delve into the latest teaching methods through relevant coursework, extensive practicum, field experiences, and immersive student-teaching opportunities. The learning environment in our education program covers all essential content areas for aspiring educators, fostering mentorship and experiences that are unique to our program.

A Distinctive Partnership with Wake County Public School System

Our Elementary Education degree program establishes a close partnership with the Wake County Public School System, recognized as one of the best in North Carolina. This collaboration provides our students with unparalleled access to excellent learning environments, extensive resources, valuable professional contacts, and exclusive student-teaching opportunities not available elsewhere.

In essence, our graduates are well-prepared, connected, and poised to make a meaningful difference upon graduation, with many advancing to pursue master’s degrees and ultimately teaching in higher education.

Elementary Education

Join us in shaping the future of education

The Elementary Education program at William Peace University provides the knowledge, experiences, and connections you need to embark on a rewarding journey in the field of education. Enrich your understanding of early childhood learning and contribute to the growth of future generations. Embrace the transformative experience of becoming an educator.

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This education major, crafted in collaboration with the Wake County Public School System, is tailored to meet the needs of educators. While most of our graduates go on to work in teaching or administration roles in both public and private schools, the versatility of an education degree opens doors to various career paths.

WPU education graduates have gone on to jobs such as: 

  • CCR Teacher, Wake County Public Schools
  • 4th Grade Teacher, Wake County Public Schools
  • Special Education Teacher, Johnston County Public Schools
  • 6th Grade Integrated Language Arts Teacher, St. Mary’s Catholic High School, VA
  • Occupational Course of Study Teacher, Wilson County Schools
  • ASD Teacher, Osceola County School District
  • Exceptional Children’s Resource Teacher, Zeb Vance Elementary School
  • 5th Grade Teacher, Millbrook Elementary Magnet School

WPU graduates have also been accepted into the following programs: 

  • East Carolina University, Special Education
  • Hawaii Pacific University, Social Work

Frequently Asked Questions

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Elementary teachers need an education degree, competencies in multiple subject areas, and teacher certification from the state board of education.

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Yes, the dual licensure obtained through this program allows graduates to work in both public and private educational settings, providing flexibility and diverse career options.

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Yes, the program is designed to equip you with licensure in both Elementary Education (K-6) and Special Education General Curriculum (K-12), offering a dual qualification for a broader range of career opportunities.

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Absolutely. Many graduates choose to further enhance their expertise by pursuing additional specializations or earning a master’s degree, expanding their career opportunities in the field of education.

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The partnership provides extensive resources, valuable professional contacts, and unique student-teaching opportunities within one of North Carolina’s premier school systems, enriching your educational experience and connections in the field.

Related Programs

Elementary Education (K-6) and Special Education General Curriculum (K-12) (Dual BA)

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