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Early Childhood and Special Education

Gesell Institute

Shape the future of education throughout Wisconsin by supporting the early childhood education and special education programs in the School of Education.

For many students, the idea of becoming a teacher is more than just a career choice–it is a calling. The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point was founded in 1894 as the Stevens Point Normal School, whose primary purpose was to prepare future teachers. Today, teacher preparation remains an integral part of our mission and we continue to be at the forefront of innovation in our field.