Wayne State College
A Degree in Computer Programming

Information Technology Education (PK-12)


You’ve always been knowledgeable about computers, and you know that the world of technology is a growing and rapidly changing field. The future rests on technology, so it’s important that students understand the basics of computers and how to use them for different functions and purposes. With an endorsement to teach information technology, you’ll be ready to teach computer science, computer programming, keyboarding, and even web design and networking to students in elementary school through high school.

Note: The Information Technology Education supplemental endorsement is not a standalone program. You must also select a field endorsement or two subject endorsements to receive your B.A. or B.S.

Sample Program of Study




99.8% of WSC grads are employed or in grad school

Percent of recent WSC graduates employed or in graduate school
based on the most recent graduate survey

Fast Facts

Degrees offered: B.A., B.S.
In addition to choosing the Information Technology supplemental endorsement, you will also need to select two subject endorsements or one field endorsement to receive your B.A. or B.S.

Hours required:
For supplemental endorsement: 15
General education: 30
To graduate from WSC: 120 hours

Popular pairings: Middle Level Education (5-9), Elementary Education (K-8), Coaching (7-12)

Schools: Business and TechnologyEducation and Behavioral Sciences

Departments: Computer Technology and Information SystemsEducational Foundations and Leadership

Accreditation: National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, Nebraska Department of EducationCouncil of Accreditation for Educator Preparation (CAEP)

Licensing and Certification: Wayne State academic programs are designed to prepare students for licensure or certification in Nebraska. If you plan to pursue licensure or certification in a state other than Nebraska, please check that state's licensing board to determine their licensing requirements. Authorization may be required from them prior to beginning a clinical or field experience in that state. Learn more.

Scholarships and Aid

In addition to having the region’s most affordable tuition, we offer thousands of dollars in scholarships every year.  Learn more about scholarships and financial aid for your Information Technology Education degree.

Our Focus is Results

Wayne State has the keys to your success and offers just what you need to become well prepared for the real world.


Skills Learned

  • Computer troubleshooting
  • Introductory computer programming
  • Server security and management
  • Web and multimedia design
  • Instruction and teaching methods
  • Emerging technology
  • Leadership and organization
  • Communication
  • Critical thinking and problem-solving
  • Planning and coordinating
  • Professional code of conduct



Possible Careers

  • Computer science teacher
  • Information technology teacher
  • Computer programming teacher
  • Network and technology advisor
  • Vocational instructor
  • Corporate trainer
  • Web design instructor
  • Computer repair technician instructor
  • Web development instructor
  • Career development specialist
  • Teaching assistant



  • Middle schools
  • High schools
  • Business schools
  • Vocational schools
  • Colleges and universities
  • Training centers
  • Businesses and corporations
  • Non-profit organizations
  • Government agencies
  • Career development centers
  • IT companies


Learn From the Best

Our faculty are accomplished professionals that have been recognized as experts in their fields. With a low student-to-faculty ratio, you'll be sure to receive an excellent education in a personalized setting with a friendly atmosphere.

Outside the Classroom

At Wayne State College, you’ll have opportunities to enhance your education by participating in clubs, organizations, internships, and more.

WSC Service Learning


Make a difference in the community while learning skills you can apply toward your future career! Wayne State’s Service-Learning program has received national awards in recognition of outstanding community service, with more than 400 students participating in Service-Learning projects each semester.

Computer Student Activites


  • Northeast Nebraska Teacher Academy (NENTA) - Develop your classroom skills and get paid at the same time.
  • Community events – Conduct workshops to help teach computing topics to local senior citizen groups, help promote the technology recycling program, serve as a judge for the Web Wizardry Competition, and even present at local schools for technology career days.
  • Study Abroad - Earn credit toward your degree while experiencing exciting global adventures overseas.
Student Teaching and Clinical Practice for Education Majors

Clinical Practice

Before graduating with your degree to teach information technology, you will complete a semester of clinical practice in a school district chosen with the help of your advisor. During this semester, you will work closely with an experienced teacher to gain classroom experience. Internships are not required as part of this program; however, Career Services is available to help students find employment opportunities.

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