​Prospective First-Year Students

Thank you for your interest in the Professional Education Program at UW-Stevens Point. We are excited that you are exploring the idea of becoming a teacher through our teacher certification programs​. Our staff in the School of Education Academic and Career Advising Center​ is happy to assist you with your college search. 

Best Colleges for Education Majors

Praised for its program outcomes, graduation and retention rates, advising services, student organization opportunities and vast program options, UW-Stevens Point was ranked second in the U.S. on’s Best Colleges for Education Majors list two years in a row.

Visit Campus

There is nothing quite like a campus visit. It is the best way to discover why so many students think UW-Stevens Point is the ideal fit. Campus visits can be scheduled through the Office of Admissions​

Daily visits through the Office of Admissions are offered regularly when classes are in session. We recommend that students interested in teaching also schedule an appointment with a School of Education adviser while they are on campus for a daily visit. Appointments with a School of Education adviser can be made by calling our School of Education Academic and Career Advising Center, 715-346-2040. Both in-person and virtual visits are available.

ViewPoints are comprehensive visit programs where you and other prospective students learn more about campus. Presentations include information on admissions, financial aid, student life, and career services. Students and families have the opportunity to meet with academic departments during the visit.

Apply Early to UW-Stevens Point

The School of Education advising staff recommends applying early to UW-Stevens Point​.

Classroom Visits

We receive numerous requests by high school students wanting to visit a School of Education class. Due to the small class size of education courses at UW-Stevens Point and in order to respect the learning environment for our students, we cannot accommodate these requests. 

High School Preparation

To help prepare yourself for a career in teaching, you should complete a competitive college-preparatory high school curriculum focusing on courses in child development, language arts, mathematics, a variety of sciences, and psychology. We highly recommend taking advantage of any volunteer opportunities to work with students or job shadow a classroom teacher.

Job Placement

University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point graduates in the School of Education typically have some of the highest career outcome rates in full-time teaching jobs within their first year after graduation in the UW System.​ Job placement for teaching graduates is at an all-time high.