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Elementary Education

Preparing future elementary educators.

OKWU’s Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education prepares students for certification in elementary education in teaching grades 1-8. The elementary courses allow our students to develop their command of creative reading, nutrition, and other areas necessary in the field. Education courses teach expertise in the creation of lessons, assessments, and interactions with elementary students.

At its core, OKWU adheres to the values of The Wesleyan Church, including Scripture, Reason, Tradition, and Experience. We believe in groundbreaking theology focused on the transformation of broken people, and this focus on reaching people where they are is vital to our curriculum.

Graduates of OKWU’s B.S. in Elementary Education program are teachers, administrators, and leaders in education all over the world, fulfilling the calling of God on their lives. Many are in classrooms; others are in leadership positions, seeking to help others grow and change. All are encouraging those around them to take the necessary steps to grow in their faith and in their worlds.

Our Integration of faith with learning allows our students to:

  • Evaluate learning through the lens of a biblical worldview.
  • Develop teaching skills and content expertise in a Christian environment.
  • Learn to see each person as someone created in the image of God.
  • Be prepared for a teaching career in a public, private, or online setting.

At its core, OKWU adheres to the values of The Wesleyan Church, including Scripture, Reason, Tradition, and Experience. We believe in groundbreaking theology focused on the transformation of broken people, and this focus on reaching people where they are is vital to our curriculum.

Participate in leadership opportunities within the curriculum:

  • Educators Seeking Excellence (ESE) – A student leadership council for OKWU Education majors.
  • Field Experiences – Ten hours per semester of service-learning at accredited P-12 schools for three semesters.
  • Clinical Practice: Practicums – 30 hours per practicum of teaching/observation at an accredited P-12 district. Five practicums in specific learning areas.
  • Clinical Practice: Student Teaching – A minimum of 15 weeks in an accredited P-12 district site.

Meet the faculty.

Keri Bostwick

Keri Bostwick

Dean, Dean of Accreditation and Assessment
Amanda Dickinson

Amanda Dickinson

Director and Assistant Professor of Exercise Science and Sports Leadership
Jason Flick

Jason Flick

Director of Secondary Clinical Experiences, Instructor of Education
Greg Tackett

Greg Tackett

Instructor of Exercise Science

Experience OKWU

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