College of Education

Preparing Educators for 21st Century Learners

Few professions are as critical to a healthy society as teaching, counseling, and leadership.

The College of Education at Winona State University offers high-quality, cutting-edge undergraduate and graduate programs that lead the way in research-informed best practices.

Our programs are fully accredited by external professional agencies and are thoughtfully crafted by our experienced faculty. You’ll also have a wide range of hands-on learning opportunities earlier in your education than you would elsewhere.

We're proud that our teacher candidates and graduate students complete our programs feeling prepared, confident, and excited for a rewarding career.

If you’re looking for an education that will help you create the future and improve our world at the same time, you’ve found it!

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Adaptive Climbing

Winona State has the largest climbing center of any university in the Midwest, and now WSU is one of only two Midwest institutions with a certified adaptive climbing center.


Alumni Reopen School

WSU alumni Megan ‘06, Tony ‘16, and Anna ‘17 reopened a local elementary school for kids in the rural Rollingstone area and are making a difference with their degrees.


Post-Pandemic Support

Our licensed teachers at the Children’s Center are addressing development delays in children’s social and emotional skills caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.


Childhood Dream Come True

Alum Alex Tracy '21 wanted to turn his childhood dream of becoming a Social Studies teacher into a real-life career. Learn how his experiences at WSU guided him along the way.