Why Education?


Wake Forest University’s Department of Education seeks to prepare future teachers, school leaders, and educational policy makers while informing students across disciplines for caring and effective service in classroom, school, community, nonprofit, and public policy positions.

Students from majors and minors across the Wake Forest campus benefit from taking courses in the Department of Education to learn more about topics such as teaching, learning, policy, literacy, technology, research, leadership, community engagement and social justice.

What Do We Offer?

The Department of Education offers one major in Elementary Education for prospective elementary school teachers and teacher leaders.

Two minors are housed within the Department of Education. The minor in Secondary Education is intended for prospective high school teachers and teacher leaders in the fields of English, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies.

The minor in Schools, Education, and Society is intended for students who have an interest in any of the educational topics mentioned above but are not pursuing a teaching license. Students in the SES minor come from majors across the Wake Forest campus, including but not limited to Communication, Economics, English, Health & Exercise Science, Mathematics, Politics & International Affairs, Psychology, and Sociology.

The Department of Education also houses the university’s College-to-Career Course Series, which is designed to provide Wake Forest students with a unique opportunity to receive course credit to explore personal attributes that influence future academic and professional decisions and to consider the factors that create a meaningful, fulfilling life after Wake Forest.

Four Master of Arts in Education programs are available for prospective graduate students.

Prospective students and faculty advisers can find information about courses and programs in our Start-up Kit for Prospective Students.

For a list of course for the current semester, see the Spring 2021 Course Flyer.

Undergraduate Program Information

Undergraduate students with an interest in pursuing a major or minor in the Department of Education are encouraged to consider the following programs:

Graduate Program Information

Undergraduates from Wake Forest University and other academic institutions may also want to consider one of three M.A.Ed. programs in the Department of Education.

Contact Information

The Department of Education’s main office is located in B201 Tribble Hall. General inquiries may be directed to education@wfu.edu.

To get in touch with us, see the department’s Contact Information or Faculty & Staff pages.