Education (Teaching) Pathway

Education pathway.

Elevate Your Opportunity to Make an Impact

Teach young minds in today's diverse classroom and help to shape future leaders with a degree or certificate from FSW!

With transformational education initiatives focused on social justice and practical experiences, the Education (Teaching) Pathway programs at FSW will train you be a positive and engaging educational practitioner in settings from birth to high school.

"I love being able to see the kids come in not knowing how to read, not knowing certain things like sight words... and being able to see that lightbulb turn on."

- Joe Merrill, FSW Graduate, Lake Park Elementary Teacher

Teachers are the future!

Teaching is the profession that makes all other professions possible! It is an exciting and challenging role in our society that directly influences a child’s life. Our outstanding faculty and staff will work closely with you to ensure you are equipped with the required tools to be agents of change in the lives of your students, their families, and the community. Our faculty will strive to help you ignite a love of learning and support your educational aspirations.

A program in the Education (Teaching) Pathway may be for you if you:

  • are passionate about teaching and learning
  • want to count on a job after graduation
  • want to shape future generations to make the world a better place

Hands-on Learning in the Classroom

In our AS, BS, and CCC programs, you will take part in field experiences where you can practice your teaching skills by working in real classrooms.

In fact, during the final internship for the BS in Elementary Education, teacher candidates work their way up to full classroom take-over!

The School of Education offers rigorous and demanding education programs. Setting high expectations and requiring you to meet these expectations enables you to capture the knowledge and skills needed to be a successful educator. Explore the programs in this Pathway by selecting where you'd like your program to lead you.

If You Want to...

Then You Should Explore...

Transfer to a University or complete your bachelor's at FSW AA Transfer Pathways
Enter the workforce or pursue specialized bachelor's degrees Associate in Science (AS) Degree Programs
Enter the workforce or pursue advanced degrees Bachelor's (BAS or BS) Degree Programs
Enhance skills for a specific job Certificate (CCC, ATC, PSAV) Programs

AA Transfer Pathways

If you want to transfer to a University or complete your bachelor's at FSW, an Associate in Arts (AA) degree can be tailored so you can transfer into any major in the State University System. 

Elementary Education 

Associate in Science (AS) Programs

If you want to enter the workforce immediately upon graduation or have an interest in pursuing a specialized bachelor's degree program (like our Elementary Education Bachelor's Degree Program), one of these two-year degree programs might be for you.

Early Childhood Education

College Credit Certificate (CCC) Programs

If you want to enhance your skills for a specific job, this type of program might be for you. CCCs require fewer credits and they may apply to an associate degree. 

Child Development Specialization Certificate

Inclusion Specialization Certificate

Preschool Specialization Certificate 

Bachelor of Science or Applied Science (BS or BAS) Programs

If you want to enter the workforce immediately upon graduation or have an interest in pursuing advanced degrees (masters, doctorate), this four-year degree obtained by completing 60 hours of general education courses (usually an AA or an AS) followed by 60 hours of major specific coursework might be for you.

Elementary Education 

Customize your own path!

Our Associate in Arts (AA) degree can be tailored to prepare you for ANY bachelor's degree program. Contact one of our champions for more information.

For questions about this Pathway, contact one of our Champions!

Brenda Knight


David Koehler

Recruiting and Advising Specialist

Kelly Roy

Professor, Early Childhood Education Coordinator

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