William M. Maguy School of Education
The history of the William M. Maguy School of Education (WMSE) was established upon the foundation provided by Proteus, Inc. Since 1967, the non-profit organization began providing Adult Basic Education and ESL educational services to farmworkers in Tulare County having an estimated 200 program completers and graduates. The original mission was “To assist the poor of Central California in meeting their employment and education needs by conducting educational and training programs on their behalf as well as expanding the range of job opportunities available to them.” Later, in November 1972, the organization was incorporated and expanded to include the counties of Kings, Kern and Fresno. Proteus started providing vocational training in 1978. Previous vocational trainings included: Sheet Metal, Automotive, Welding and Oilfield Roustabout. In 1994, Proteus opened its first Shipping and Receiving class. Since then, Proteus established several other vocational trainings, additional academic offerings and became a leader at improving the quality of life of individuals by providing quality services that meet or exceed the customer’s expectations. Today, in addition to education, Proteus also provides programs to families and individuals some of which include: workforce development, youth services, community service programs, energy services, foster care and others.
In 2006, Proteus decided to honor its past CEO and founder, William M. Maguy and changed its school name from Proteus School of Education to “William M. Maguy School of Education.” This name change provided the school with a new identity and distinguished itself separate from the organization as a whole. WMSE exists for the students by striving to provide classes that not only meet industry standards, but will make students marketable in their field of education. What makes WMSE unique is the school’s mission, which is focused on the student’s success.
To provide quality education through career and technical hands-on training and academic instruction that will empower students to obtain marketable skills that lead to employment and self-sufficiency.
State Approval to Operate
William M. Maguy School of Education is a private postsecondary institution approved to operate by the California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE). Approval to operate means the institution is compliant with the minimum standards contained in the California Private Postsecondary Education Act of 2009 (as amended) and Division 7.5 of Title 5 of the California Code of Regulations.
Students may access the Bureau’s website by using the following link www.bppe.ca.gov.
William M Maguy School of Education (WMSE) is an approved institution by California State Approving Agency for Veterans Education, a division of the California Department of Veterans Affairs (CalVet), under Title 38, U.S. Code.
William M Maguy School of Education (WMSE) is an approved training provider under the State of California Eligible Training Provider List (ETPL).
William M. Maguy School of Education has been accredited through the Western Association of Schools and Colleges since 1995 and has recently been approved through June 30, 2021.