EDUCATION

A degree in education offers exciting opportunities. A degree in education at Wartburg offers outstanding classroom experiences. You can use your talents and abilities to become an effective and reflective teacher in a life of professional service and leadership. You will find job opportunities in education at any level, from pre-kindergarten through 12th grade.

By majoring in education, you can work with children in diverse classroom settings, share your interest in a content area, and impact the future. You can explore children’s literature, literacy, reading, curriculum, educational psychology, early childhood education, human relations, multicultural studies, teaching strategies and methods, educational technology, field placements, and special education.

If you are interested in secondary teaching certification or another emphasis, your primary faculty adviser will be from your major area. An education professor will serve as your secondary adviser.

Time in the Classroom
Wartburg education majors go into school classrooms during their first year, spending a minimum of 25 hours in teaching activities. Before graduation, you will be required to complete a 25-hour experience in a cultural setting significantly different from your own.

The Curriculum Library
Contains more than 6,000 textbooks, children’s books, and other resources, for education majors, is housed in the Vogel Library

NCATE

Wartburg College is one of two colleges in Iowa to be nationally recognized by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education for its elementary-education program and physical education program. 

May Term Course Brochures
• Human Relations – New York 
• Human Relations – Denver, Colo. 

Majors

Majors & Endorsements
Elementary education majors earn an elementary license with a K-8 endorsement in their selected area.  Secondary education majors earn a 5-12 license in their teaching major and other selected endorsement areas. Iowa licensure leads to licensure or certification in other states.

Endorsements

Christian Day School

Early Childhood

Elementary

Middle School

Secondary Education

Special Education

STUDENT ACTIVITIES

Wartburg education students are heavily involved in campus life. Below are a some of the organizations education majors tend to join.

Wartburg Association of Student Educators
A student-led educational organization dedicated to assisting all education majors by providing information, skills, and activities that promote professional development. Check us out on Facebook  or contact us via e-mail at wase@wartburg.edu.

Math Educators ClubA student-led organization focused on providing interactive games, helpful tips, jokes, and technological tools to enhance one’s mathematical knowledge for a future classroom. Like us on Facebook at or send us an e-mail at mec@wartburg.edu.

Other Organizations
Music therapy majors with a dual degree in music therapy and music education typically join the Wartburg Student Music Therapy Association. Science education majors enjoy being a part of the National Science Teachers Association.

Kappa Delta Pi 
Kappa Delta Pi, an international honor society in education, is dedicated to scholarship and excellence in education. Membership into Kappa Iota requires the following: junior standing, a cumulative grade point average of 3.5, and acceptance into Wartburg’s Teacher Education Program.

MENC – Music Educators National Conference
MENC is a professional, nationally recognized organization that is available for all Music Education Majors. The goal of MENC is to advance music education by encouraging the study and making of music by all. Music allows us to celebrate and preserve our cultural heritages, and explore the realms of expression, imagination, and creation resulting in new knowledge. Therefore, every individual should be guaranteed the opportunity to learn music and to share in musical experiences.

Alumni Outcomes

Wartburg graduates find satisfying jobs and are admitted into top graduate and professional schools. Wartburg alumni can be found in all 50 U.S. states and over 70 foreign countries. Below is only a sample of the types of positions Wartburg graduates from the Education Department have had in the past.

Sample of Alumni Positions from the Past Five Years:

  • Language Arts Teacher, Central City Community Schools, Central City
  • Teacher, Linn-Mar Community School District, Marion
  • Teacher, North Slope Borough School District, Barrow, Alaska
  • Teacher, Verrado Elementary School, Buckey, Ariz.
  • Special Education Teacher, Northfield Public Schools, Northfield, Minn.
  • Resource Teacher, Cedar Falls Community School District, Cedar Falls

Sample of Alumni Positions from the Past 15 Years:

  • Teacher, Logan Middle School, Waterloo
  • Social Worker, Early Intervention Services, Golden, Colo.
  • Special Education Coordinator, Edina High School, Edina, Minn.
  • Teacher, Fort Dodge Community School District, Fort Dodge
  • Principal, Maple River High School, Mapleton, Minn.
  • Senior Project Manager, GMAC Insurance, Waterloo
  • Mathematics Teacher, Glarion-Goldfield School District, Clarion

FACILITIES

Education facilities allow for collaboration and close interaction with faculty.

Using the latest tools in education. WORTH IT.

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FACULTY

Kelly Faga

Associate Professor of Education

Rita Jensen

Visiting Professor of Education

Richard Snyder

Assistant Professor of Education

Stephanie TeKippe

Assistant Professor of Education