School of Education

We offer challenging education programs that prepare highly qualified and successful teachers, leaders, and student services professionals.
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Pathways to Educator Certification

Which pathway is right for you?

The School of Education (SOE) has been preparing teachers and educators since 1891 to work in child care facilities, primary schools, middle schools, secondary schools, higher education, and more.

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High School Student

I’m a high school student interested in early childhood or pre-K12 teaching and want a Bachelor’s degree.
Education Programs
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Associate Degree Graduate

I’m attending a technical college or two year UW-System school and I am interested in teaching.
Transfer Programs
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Paraeducator

I’m a paraeducator with an Associate degree who wants to complete a degree while continuing to work.
Online Programs
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Licensed Educator

I’m a licensed educator seeking professional development, as a non-degree seeking or graduate student.
Multiple Options
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Career Changer

I’m working in a field other than education and want to change careers, have an Associate or Bachelor degree.
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Technical College Instructor

I’m working in industry and want to become a technical college instructor, have an Associate or higher degree.
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Why UW-Stout?

  • You'll get involved right away in your major, and receive hands-on teaching with small class sizes.
  • High Job Placement - in 2019-2020 graduates had a 99% average job placement for teaching majors.
  • Experience a wide variety of educational opportunities—study abroad & study across the nation with our National Student Exchange.

UW-Stout's programs meet the educational requirements for professional licensure or certification in Wisconsin, and it may meet the educational requirements for professional licensure or certification in other states. However, UW-Stout has not determined that this program meets the criteria for states other than Wisconsin. Please visit the following website for more information.


School of Education

All School of Education News

With successful alum like Jones, university stands out in national survey

After a recent national survey, UW-Stout has a clearer picture of career satisfaction and success among graduates from two recent classes.

Colfax teachers Thorn, Dickinsen recognized through university’s School of Education

A UW-Stout alum along with a teacher who collaborates with the university’s School of Education have received awards from a statewide organ

New online early childhood education program offers working adults flexible access to teaching degree

Personalized learning plans allows for easy transfer of credits