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Gordon T. & Ellen West College of Education

Welcome to Midwestern State University's
Gordon T. and Ellen West College of Education

Mission Statement

Our mission, as a community of learners, is to prepare successful, reflective professionals through the use of best practice. Although the West College of Education has its roots in the preparation of teachers, principals, and school counselors, we also seek to prepare individuals who want to work as dyslexia specialists, reading specialists, educational diagnosticians, general counselors, human resources specialists, training and development specialists, and professionals in sports and leisure studies.


The West College of Education believes that learning changes both individuals and society.  Developing resiliency and tolerance enhances an individual’s potential.  Through education, the individual becomes a critical thinker and an effective problem solver.  Individuals with a cause beyond self contribute to an informed, democratic, and synergistic society.  Our faculty continually strives to establish a reflective and collaborative community to enhance the potential of both the learner and society. They are caring and devoted to our mission and philosophy. 

Whether you seek a career in education or any of the other fields that share our college, we want you to walk away with the knowledge, experience, and confidence to step into a role as a leader in your field.


 WCOE NEWS: Kinesiology Major Announced as 2015 Hardin Scholar

The West College of Education is proud to announce Kinesiology major Mary Martha Brady as this year's selection for Hardin Scholar, the highest academic honor bestowed to a student at Midwestern State University. In order to be considered for Hardin Scholar, among other criteria, applicants must be a full-time senior and must have demonstrated achievements or ability in one or more areas of citizenship, campus honors, campus activities and organizations, scholarly pursuits, and/or contributions to the community. Ms. Brady will receive a $3,000 scholarship. 

Mary Martha Brady
Kinesiology Major