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Dr. Jeremy Vittek
Assistant Professor, Director/Chair
Email: jvittek@wju.edu
Phone: 304-243-4370

Department of Professional Education


Teachers are leaders - leaders who understand human growth and development, and who can develop strategies to help all students learn. Teachers know their subject matter and can communicate it in ways that meet the learning needs of diverse students. With a wealth of skills, knowledge and expertise, teachers are not only indispensable in the classroom, but are extremely well qualified for a multitude of careers in the ever-changing job market.

Why choose Wheeling Jesuit University?

The Professional Education Program at Wheeling Jesuit is built on a high-quality, Jesuit core foundation, and couples our content-rich University course work with early and extensive field experiences in local schools. This provides a wealth of opportunities for experiential learning. Your work at Wheeling Jesuit - facilitated by a well-credentialed and experienced faculty - will prepare you for the dynamic educational environments of the twenty-first century.

Wheeling Jesuit's Bachelor of Arts in Education is designed for undergraduate students seeking teacher licensure. In addition, Wheeling Jesuit has a Master's in Education Leadership degree that can be completed in as little as 12 months, entirely online. Therefore, students can potentially complete an undergraduate education degree and leave with a master's degree in just one additional year. Wheeling Jesuit also offers the Accelerated Certification for Teaching (ACT) Program, an 18-month online pathway for those who already hold a bachelor's degree and are seeking teacher certification for grades 5 - Adult.

Our Professional Education Program offers teacher licensure in:

  • Biology (Grades 9 - Adult)
  • Chemistry (Grades 9 - Adult)
  • Physics (Grades 9 - Adult
  • General Science (Grades 5 - Adult)
  • English (Grades 5 - Adult)
  • French (Pre-Kindergarten - Adult)
  • Social Studies (Grades 5 - Adult)
  • Elementary Education (Grades Kindergarten - 6)
  • Mathematics (Grades 5 - Adult)
  • Spanish (Pre-Kindergarten - Adult)
  • Special Education (K-6 or 5-Adult)


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