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

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

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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Field Experiences

The responsibility of the Office of Field Experiences is to provide quality field experiences for students enrolled in the teacher education program at UW-Stevens Point. These experiences, such as student teaching, involve our students and instructors in practical activities with cooperating teachers and administrators in actual schools and educational agencies.
Hired Before Graduation
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Hired Before Graduation

Tanner Schlender ’22

Tanner Schlender was hired before graduation at Think Academy in Wisconsin Rapids as a 4th 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 Study.com.
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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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Alumni Map

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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Student Resources

Our School of Education faculty and staff are caring, involved and committed to student success. They are dynamically responsive to the changes happening in education and offer outstanding support to our students’ professional preparation.
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Advising

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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Scholarships

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

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UWSP Education program was ranked second in the nation according to Study.com.
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Full-time undergraduate students enrolled in our teacher preparation programs
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“When deciding to attend UW-Stevens Point, I knew I wanted to stay close to my family. I wasn’t quite sure what to expect as a non-traditional transfer student. Little did I know, the university and its community would grow to be a part of my family.”
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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.
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College Days for Kids

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Gesell 4K Graduation

Gesell Pre-School & 4K

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Harju Center for Equity in Education

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​PK-18 Council for Central Wisconsin

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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
715-346-2040
Sydney Bueno

Sydney Bueno

  • Assistant Professor – Special Education
  • Director – School of Education Graduate Programs
  • Liaison – Project Search
  • College of Professional Studies Diversity Task Force
715-346-2354
Perry Cook

Perry Cook

  • Professor – Science Education
  • Director – Harju Center for Equity in Education
  • Director – Elementary Methods Block Program
715-346-3263
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
715-346-3223

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DPI Accreditation

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