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Information Technology Education (PK-12)

About

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 the information technology supplemental endorsement, you’ll be ready to teach computer science, computer programming, keyboarding, and even web design and networking to grades pre-kindergarten through grade 12.

Sample Program of Study

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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: 41
To graduate from WSC: 120 hours minimum (education programs may require more)


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


Schools: Business and Technology, Education and Counseling


Departments: Computer Technology and Information Systems, Educational Foundations and Leadership


Accreditation: National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, Nebraska Department of Education

Information Technology and Education Scholarships

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 degree to teach information technology.

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

Skills Learned

  • Computer troubleshooting
  • Introductory computer programming
  • Server security and management
  • Advanced web design
  • Instruction and teaching methods
  • Presentation and public speaking
  • Leadership and organization
  • Communication
  • Critical thinking and problem solving
  • Planning and coordinating
  • Professional code of conduct

 

Careers

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
  • Career development specialist
  • Teaching assistant

Employers

Employers

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

 

Learn from the Best

Our faculty are accomplished, with 85% of our full-time faculty having the highest degree in their field. Several are highly regarded as experts and have been recognized with notable honors and awards. And 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.

Student clubs and organizations

Clubs and Organizations

WSC Service Learning

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

Opportunities

  • Northeast Nebraska Teachers 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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