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Unlock Your Teaching Potential With Our Bachelor’s Degrees in Education

Take The Next Step in Your Education Career at William Peace University’s School of Professional Studies

William Peace University founded the online School of Professional Studies to support working adults who want to earn a college degree on their own schedule. The 100% online programs offer accredited, high quality degrees in a wide range of career fields. For those who aspire to a career in the classroom, the School of Professional Studies offers three degrees that align with the needs of educators at various stages of their career.

  • Bachelor of Arts in Education (K-6) without Licensure
  • Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education (K-6)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Dual: Elementary Education (K-6) and Special Education: General Curriculum (K-12)

At the WPU School of Professional Studies, the time to start creating a better tomorrow for your career is today.

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Benefits of William Peace University’s Education Programs

The Benefits of William Peace University’s Education Programs

In WPU’s School of Professional Studies, students benefit from faculty members who focus on helping each individual student reach their full potential. Our goal is to shape the educators of tomorrow. Our education degree programs are designed to inspire, educate and empower individuals who want to make a lasting impact on future generations.

If you’re passionate about education and ready to take the next step in your journey, you’re in the right place. Our students enjoy:

  • Accelerated programs allow you to earn your license in as little as four semesters.
  • Flexible, hybrid class schedules and learning options (online and on-campus).
  • Faculty who are experienced K-12 teachers.
  • Small class sizes and personal attention from faculty and staff.
  • If you do not work in a school, WPU’s Field Placement Coordinator will arrange field experiences in K-12 classrooms for you.
  • Multiple opportunities to teach and observe in various educational settings.
  • Extensive network of district relationships to facilitate career opportunities.

William Peace University’s Education Degree Programs

William Peace University offers three degree programs and one non-degree program through the School of Professional Studies. Students can complete these programs fully online and each student is assigned an academic support coach to help them every step of the way.

William Peace University’s Education Degree Programs

William Peace University offers three degree programs and one non-degree program through the School of Professional Studies. Students can complete these programs fully online and each student is assigned an academic support coach to help them every step of the way.

Bachelor of Arts in Education (K-6) without Licensure

This program is a comprehensive major that focuses on curriculum development, best practices in the classroom and culturally responsive teaching. The program is designed for students who have a passion for education but do not plan to immediately pursue a teaching license. It is perfect for students who want to work in support roles, educational policy, curriculum development or other education-related careers that do not require a teaching license.

In addition to courses in teaching math, reading, science and social studies, courses in the program include:

  • Foundations of Digital Media and Learning
  • Lesson Design and Classroom Assessment
  • Classroom Management
  • Literacy Intervention and Diagnostic Assessment
  • Culturally Responsive Teaching

Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education (K-6)

For those who aspire to leading a classroom, WPU’s accelerated, online elementary education program with licensure prepares you to achieve your career goal. The experienced WPU faculty offers both the theoretical underpinning of modern education and the practical advice on applying those theories in the classroom.  Graduates develop expertise in multiple subject areas and teacher certification from their state board of education.

In addition to courses in teaching math, reading, science and social studies, courses in the program include:

  • Early Experiences for Prospective Teachers
  • Exceptionalities in Education
  • Literature in the Classroom 
  • Practicum for Elementary Education
  • Classroom Management in the 21st Century Classroom 
  • 21st Century Teacher Leadership 

Bachelor of Arts in Dual: Elementary Education (K-6) and Special Education: General Curriculum (K-12)

In this program, you’ll develop the specialized skills needed to instruct students with high-incidence disabilities, including learning disabilities, ADHD and mild autism. Graduates are prepared to lead a classroom as a special education teacher or work as a general education teacher with skills to support struggling students.

In addition to courses in teaching math, reading, science and social studies, courses in the program include:

  • Special Education Methods for General Curriculum
  • Practicum for Special Education
  • Literacy Assessment and Intervention in Special Education
  • Professional Teaching Seminar 
  • Instructional Technology 
  • Culturally Responsive Teaching
  • Literacy Methods for Diverse Learners
  • Lesson Design and Classroom Assessment

Non-Degree Education Licensure Programs

William Peace University also offers a non-degree program for those who have a bachelor’s degree and want to become a North Carolina teacher. They include:

  • Special Education: Adapted Curriculum Licensure 
  • Elementary Education (K-6) Licensure 
  • Dual Licensure (Elementary Education and Special Education: General Curriculum (K-12))
  • Elementary Education (K-6) Residency Licensure 
  • Special Education: General Curriculum K-12 Residency Licensure 
  • Special Education: Adapted Curriculum Residency Licensure

Why William Peace University?

William Peace University is an accredited and award-winning institution in downtown Raleigh, N.C. The university features professors who love to teach, strong student support and a wide range of online degree programs in business, psychology, criminal justice, HR management, education, nursing and interdisciplinary studies. Among all WPU graduates, 100% are employed or in graduate school within one year of graduation.

Online degree programs from the WPU School of Professional Studies focus on supporting working professionals who benefit from earning a college degree on their own terms.

Online, Flexible and Affordable College Degrees

Online classes allow you to attend class when it fits your schedule.

You decide whether to take just one class or more – you earn your degree at a pace that works best for you.

Accelerated program tracks allow you to earn your degree faster.

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Founded in 1857, William Peace University is an accredited, award-winning educational institution. Located in the heart of Raleigh, North Carolina, WPU is proud to call one of the best cities in America its home.

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