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Follow your passion by Earning a teaching degree from the UW-Stevens Point School of Education

Help students overcome obstacles in learning and find innovative ways to inspire them by becoming a teacher through the School of Education at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.

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Why choose the School of Education at UW-Stevens Point?

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.

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Field Experiences

Our programs provide students with frequent opportunities for hands-on learning in K-12 classrooms. Beginning with practicum experiences all the way through student teaching, our teacher candidates are able to practice and refine their knowledge and skills under the supervision and guidance of cooperating teachers and our own faculty who have dedicated their careers to education and a lifetime of student learning.

Maddie Kocian
Elementary Education; Special Education

Hired Before Graduation

Maddie Kocian ’23

Maddie Kocian was hired before graduation at Houdini Elementary in the Appleton Area School District as a 2nd grade teacher.

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Ranked #2 in the U.S.

For the second year in a row, the education program at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point has been ranked second in the nation according to

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Community and Centers

Through many School of Education centers and programs, our students may observe the development process in young children and then apply principles discussed in teaching method classes to real life situations.

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Where are they now?

UW-Stevens Point School of Education alumni live and work all over the world—so if you’re looking for networking opportunities close to a new home or contact info for fellow Pointer in another city, you’re in luck. Looking for a fellow UWSP teacher near you? Start with our map.

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Academic Programs

The School of Education is the hub of teacher preparation programs at UW-Stevens Point. We prepare future teachers who are majoring in early childhood education, elementary education, physical education or special education. The School of Education also supports students seeking certification in K-12 and secondary education.
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You’ll find the skills and knowledge you receive through our education programs make you highly sought after as a teacher.
Cathy Scheder, Ed.D. in Educational Sustainability


Whether you are looking to earn your master’s or doctoral degree, initial teaching licensure/certification, or adding on another teaching licensure/certification to your resume, we have you covered!

Student Resources

Because we are just the right size, we can open up all kinds of opportunities for you.
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Academic and career advisers help students develop plans to meet their educational, career and life goals.
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Field Experiences

Our programs provide students with frequent opportunities for hands-on learning in K-12 classrooms.
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Each year, the School of Education awards nearly $100,000 of scholarship money to recognize students with high scholastic achievement and a dedication to the profession of teaching.
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Teacher Licensing

UW-Stevens Point works with area teachers who want to gain their initial licensure, additional certifications and more!

By the Numbers

UWSP Education program was ranked second in the nation according to
Full-time undergraduate students enrolled in our teacher preparation programs.
Since 2018, we have placed student teachers in 206 different districts in Wisconsin.
“In my classroom every student will have the opportunity to share one positive moment of their day before we start class.”
Paige FranzPhysical Education
“I was inspired to become a teacher by seeing the difference my parents are able to make on each of their students.”
Payton WesterElementary Education
“In my classroom, my students will learn how to use their voices to articulate ideas.”
Lori LangeEd.D. in Educational Sustainability
“In my classroom, my students will always be on their toes with excitement to learn!”
Ambria HegnaEarly Childhood Education
“In my classroom, my students will be free to express themselves no matter their gender identity, sexuality, race, ethnicity, religion, and disability. ”
Oliver BronkEnglish Education
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Supporting education from Pre-K to Doctorate and Beyond

The UW-Stevens Point School of Education works very closely with our professional educators and emerging education students in all of our programs.

Meet Your Faculty and Staff

Our faculty will remind you of your favorite elementary, middle and high school teachers, the ones who saw your potential then and still do.
Maggie Beeber

Maggie Beeber

  • Coordinator of Undergraduate Advising – School of Education
  • Teacher Certification Officer – School of Education
Sydney Bueno

Sydney Bueno

  • Associate Professor – Special Education
  • Director – School of Education Graduate Programs
  • Liaison – Project Search
  • College of Professional Studies Diversity Task Force
Perry Cook

Perry Cook

  • Professor – Science Education
  • Director – Harju Center for Equity in Education
  • Coordinator – Elementary Methods Block Program
Lynda Fernholz

Lynda Fernholz

  • Assistant Dean – School of Education
  • Professor – Literacy
  • Faculty Co-Adviser – Aspiring Educators
  • Faculty Adviser – Student Chapter Wisconsin/Nicaragua Partners of the Americas

News and Events

Stay up-to-date with all the happenings, news and events in the School of Education.
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DPI Accreditation

UW-Stevens Point’s teacher education programs are accredited by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.