The Department of Education offers courses for students who wish to prepare for licensure as teachers in grades 9-12 in biology, chemistry, English, mathematics, social studies (history, government, economics, psychology, and sociology) and K-12 in Spanish and French. Students interested in earning their teaching credential can complete the introductory-level education courses and their chosen content area at Wofford prior to completing the final courses and licensure requirements at another institution. By completing the content and introductory education courses at Wofford, students will be well prepared to complete the certification process or pursuing degrees such as the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT), Master of Education (M.Ed.), or Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.). Dr. Ed Welchel, Chair of Education, coordinates the education courses and certification path. In order to be appropriately advised, students interested in earning their certification to teach should contact him as early in their academic careers a possible.
Wofford College and Converse College have entered an agreement allowing Wofford undergraduate students to transition into a Converse program of graduate study working toward initial teacher certification through the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) degree.
Read more about the Master in Arts in Teaching degree at Converse College