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Teaching Majors

Very few occupations are as impactful and important as teaching. Teachers shape the minds of future generations of leaders and inspire their students to go out and make the world a better, more just place for everyone. For these reasons – and many more – skilled, caring teachers are always in high demand.

Follow your passion and join the frontlines of education by earning a degree in teaching from Winston-Salem State University. Our commitment to social justice and community service help make us one of the most respected teaching colleges in the country, and our graduates are sought-after both in North Carolina and across the nation for their empathy, expertise and experience.

Teaching major options at Winston-Salem State University

Select one of WSSU’s four teaching degrees and design a field of study that aligns with your personal and professional goals:

All four teaching degrees provide you with a solid foundation in topics such as child development, curriculum planning and promoting social justice through education. No matter which of our teaching degrees you choose, you’ll receive a world-class educational experience from one of the top colleges for teaching in the nation.


45,000 Hours of Community Service

Earn Your Degree in Teaching at Winston-Salem State University

There are a lot of reasons why we’re among the leading colleges for teaching in the region. For example, when you choose to earn your teaching degree at WSSU, you’ll be a part of a thriving community of distinguished faculty and peers committed to serving their communities through education.

Get hands-on experience in teaching

As a teaching major at WSSU, you’ll learn from experienced teaching mentors – and you’ll graduate with hours of practical experience working in classrooms. We offer practicums, internships and service-learning opportunities to ensure that you’re ready to enter the classroom even before you graduate.

Experienced and industry-connected teaching program faculty

For almost a century, WSSU’s faculty have inspired students and helped them become attentive and caring teachers. Thanks to our small class sizes, you’ll work closely with faculty members, benefitting from their dedication to diversity, social justice and equity both inside and outside the classroom. Our amazing faculty help us remain among the best colleges for teaching every year.

Building a Strong Community

When you choose to earn your degree in teaching from WSSU, you’ll join our ever-growing “Ramily” of students, faculty and alumni who share your passion for teaching and making a difference in the communities around them. We encourage you to collaborate with other teaching majors and learn from each other.

What You Can Do With Your Bachelor’s Degree in Teaching

With a bachelor’s degree in teaching, you can shape the lives of students as a middle school, high school or special education teacher. Thanks to foundational skills such as critical thinking, planning and public speaking, you’ll also be prepared for education-related careers in administration, policy and tutoring.

Our program also prepares you to continue your education in advanced teaching colleges to further improve your teaching skills.

Earning your BS degree in teaching from WSSU can open up a range of careers:

Career outlook for teaching graduates

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment for middle school teachers is projected to grow 7 percent over the next decade, with up to about 124,000 job openings each year. Employment for high school teachers is slightly better, with an expected 8% growth over the decade.

Explore Classes for the Degree in Teaching

Our intensive and well-rounded teaching program is a major reason why we’re among the top teaching colleges in North Carolina. As you earn your degree in teaching, you’ll master the fundamentals of classroom management, the psychology of education and integrating media and technology in the classroom.

Here are just some of the unique teaching courses that make us one of the best teaching colleges in the area:

View the full teaching majors program requirements and course catalog.

Your Experience as a Teaching Major at Winston-Salem State

Student Life at WSSU

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Support and Resources Available to You

Studying at Winston-Salem State University is about more than earning one of the top teaching degrees in the region — it’s also about joining our passionate Ramily. Discover WSSU’s rich student life, join a Black Greek Letter Organization and collaborate with your peers at the The Ideas Lab @ The College.

Choosing to dedicate your career to educating children is a big decision, and we believe that nothing should stop you from achieving that dream. That’s why we offer scholarships and grants for teaching majors. You may also be eligible for university-wide funding.

View more general financial aid information.

As a vital member of our Ramily, we work hard to ensure that you succeed every day — from orientation day to graduation day and beyond. You’ll have the support of our extraordinary Academic Success Counselors and Career Development Services, as well as access to Student Success Technologies to help you keep track of campus events and deadlines.

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Take the Next Step

When you choose to earn your teaching degree from Winston-Salem State University, you choose to invest in yourself and the students you will help throughout your career. You choose to pursue your passions. You choose one of the best colleges for teaching in the country.

Most importantly, you choose to #BeTheNext inspiring teacher, leader or administrator.

The WSSU community is embracing and accepting of everyone. I have always been able to find assistance from someone who cares — a professor, an advisor, or even a fellow student.

Ann C., Teaching BS

Bachelor’s Degree Programs Related to Teaching

Accreditation for the Bachelor of Science in Teaching at WSSU