Office of Professional Educator Services
The Office of Professional Educator Services (OPES) is committed to helping education majors complete their programs to become certified teachers in a timely and efficient manner. The OPES team is here to assist with admission to teacher education, with prompt and informed advisement for all education majors, with the placement and supervision of all field experiences including student teachers, and with the application process for teacher certification and advanced degrees.
Praxis Test Preparation
The Praxis® tests measure the academic skills and subject-specific content knowledge needed for teaching. The Praxis tests are taken by individuals entering the teaching profession as part of the certification process required by many states and professional licensing organizations.
COMMITMENT TO EQUITY AND DIVERSITY
Recruitment in Equity and Diversity in Teaching Program
At Western Kentucky University, the Recruitment in Equity and Diversity in Teaching Program is committed to increasing the number of teachers in Kentucky classrooms through recruitment and retention efforts. The program is dedicated to assisting students who are pursuing teacher education as a major and collaborates with the Kentucky Department of Education and area school districts in bringing resources together.
Scholarship Opportunities & Financial Support
WKU offers generous scholarships that may help you further reduce the cost of the Hilltopper experience.