The Undergraduate Teacher Education Program prepares teachers to impact student learning through research-based methodologies and strong, positive relationships.
We approach teacher education as a reflective, rigorous process through which teacher candidates learn about themselves, their students, and educational practice so our graduates positively impact student learning. This program offers a “dual certification” model in which students can combine regular certification with special education certification and graduate from our program with increased marketability.
Our program provides early and continuing experiences in public, private and professional development schools. We want to make sure that you’re in the classroom within your first two semester of program coursework so you can decide if this field is for you and begin the process of authentic teaching and learning. Program outcomes are grounded in the Wisconsin Teacher Standards for licensure. It is also aligned with the best practices in teacher education and closely connect with both the Literacy and Special Education departments.
We want you to be confident in your ability to teach any student, anywhere, within your certification areas. We integrate small classes, classroom experiences, current technology, and the firm commitment to make a difference in the lives of our graduates’ future students. We know that you are entering this field to make a difference in the world, and we want to make sure you’re ready to fulfill that dream.