WUSEA is an organization whose goal is to foster relationships between education majors/minors as well as with the faculty and staff through building relationships with the community, engaging in professional development, and participating in community service. WUSEA’s membership is open to current or prospective education majors and minors. WUSEA takes part in a number of events throughout the year. These include:
- Taking part in community service events at Ark and The Rocking Horse Center
- Holding professional development events such as student teacher forums and first year experience forums
- Building relationships with the campus and the department by increasing university awareness of the club (for example, the Scholastic Book Fair)
(formerly known as Education Honorary)
The Education Department is committed to producing the finest teachers possible for the nation's youth. We feel responsible, furthermore, for identifying those pre-service teachers who possess unusually strong affective and intellectual characteristics, which are desirable in teachers. The faculty commits itself to interact with such students to promote their development in a manner more personalized and intense than is possible through regular course structures.
This international education honor society consists of students who apply and meet the requirements for membership. Students majoring or minoring in education are eligible for membership if they have earned a GPA of 3.50 or higher in education courses and an overall GPA of 3.30. Membership recruitment occurs during each spring semester. Students must complete an application, provide a list of extracurricular activities, and write a short essay in response to a given prompt. Applicants must also have completed 36 semester hours and be enrolled in or have completed all education entry-level courses. In addition, they need to have exhibited qualities of leadership, commitment to teaching, critical analysis, etc. that distinguish them as scholars and potential leaders. Application materials are considered by current members through a blind review process.
Because the quality of their teacher education program at Wittenberg will determine, to a large degree, the success of their teaching careers, students have a legitimate right to be involved in decisions affecting their professional training. Therefore, an advisory board composed of students pursuing certification in the Teacher Education Program was established in 1968.
The purposes of the Advisory Board are to have a voice and vote in curriculum and policy decisions of the Department. To communicate the concerns of students to the Department. Provide a communication link between faculty and students and to help the Education Department strengthen the Teacher Education Program.
Board members are elected in the spring of each school year and serve for one academic year. There are twelve members of the Advisory Board representing both students majoring and minoring in the Teacher Education Program.