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The focused mission of the College of Education and Professional Studies is to prepare creative, reflective, and ethical practitioners who value diversity, promote social justice, and utilize empirical evidence to inform their practice.

The College of Education and Professional Studies is home to approximately 1400 students preparing for professional careers in communicative disorders, counseling, exercise and sport science, school psychology, social work, and teaching.

Teacher Education, a large component of the College of Education and Professional Studies, has been a major commitment of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls since its founding in 1874. The university's teacher education programs have received national recognition for excellence and are fully approved by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.

Diversity and Inclusivity

The UWRF College of Education and Professional Studies (CEPS) has as one of its central values respect for diversity. The CEPS is committed to being inclusive of all people within and served by the various programs offered through the college.

College Events

College News

Welcome New and Returning Students!

  • Communicative Disorders, celebrating 50 years of excellence!
  • New Master of Science in Clinical Exercise Physiology offered.
  • New Physical & Health Education major offered.
  • Congratulations to the Social Work department!  Successfully re-accredited by the Council on Social Work Education, through 2021!
  • Congratulations to the School Psychology Program!  Successfully accredited by the National Association of School Psychologists, through 2020!