The Warren Wilson College teacher candidate is a reflective innovator serving in communities with head, heart, and hands.
In 2007-08 the current Teacher Education Program will be phased out. Beginning in the fall of 2008 we plan to offer an innovative licensure program, a high-quality model for teaching based on what makes Warren Wilson College a special place. Although still in planning stages, the program is expected to be a focused professional year completed in addition to a bachelors degree earned at Warren Wilson College or elsewhere. The Teacher Education Program will continue to partner with local educators and will be able to provide more intensive real-school experiences to future teachers. The new program will prepare knowledgeable and skilled K-12 teachers. These educators will practice experiential education based on academic disciplines, work, service-learning, global awareness, and environmental stewardship.
The current Teacher Education Program sets specific goals for future educators. Beyond meeting basic North Carolina licensure requirements, graduates must exhibit knowledge, skills, and dispositions demonstrating:
The current Teacher Education Program is approved by the state of North Carolina and is fully accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education. The programs Title II pass rate for 2006-2007 is Praxis I = 100% and Praxis II for elementary education = 100%.