Undergraduate and Licensure Programs
The Curriculum and Instruction Department in the UW-Whitewater College of Education & Professional Studies (COEPS) provides students with the opportunity to prepare for careers as teachers. Students may choose the Early Childhood Program, the Elementary/Middle(MCEA) School Program or a Middle/Secondary School Program. In each of the programs, students earn Department of Public Instruction (DPI) licensure.
As they move through their coursework, students combine a commitment to education with a strong liberal arts foundation, a teaching major and the study of teaching. All students engage in at least three school-based field experiences that allow them to apply their knowledge to actual classroom situations.
Upon graduation, students will have gained extensive knowledge of their subject areas and teaching. They will also have been given the opportunity to grow as instructional decision makers, preparing them to be effective teachers and instructional leaders in our changing schools. See Professional Education Graphic for a picture of the entire teacher education sequence.
Graduate, Master's and Certificate Programs
The C&I Department also has a number of reputable graduate, master's and certificate programs.