UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls
The Teacher Education Department is the home of innovative programs in the fields of early childhood, elementary, middle school and secondary education. Our department, which is a member of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, prepares students to be leaders in education. Through comprehensive programs staffed by experts in their respective fields, the department develops creative, ethical and skillful educators who value diversity, social justice and hard work.
Teacher Education students can be found in nearly every department on campus. Our programs include a diverse selection of majors and minors in areas like chemistry, dance education, art and economics. Students in our early childhood, elementary and secondary education programs receive comprehensive instruction to become mindful and respected practitioners in their field.
We offer working professionals an early childhood education degree completion and certification program, a graduate reading program, and a principal licensure program with flexible online, night and weekend classes. Our novel STEMteach program allows candidates with science, technology, engineering and math expertise to become teachers in middle and high schools. Meanwhile, we are the only public university in the country with a Montessori graduate program for elementary education, and one of two in the nation to offer a graduate-level Montessori program in early childhood education.
The University of Wisconsin-River Falls teacher education programs are designed to develop self-reflective practitioners in the areas of early childhood, elementary, middle school, and secondary education. We serve both those seeking initial certification and practicing professionals, with a view towards helping them develop the pedagogical, content, and technological skills necessary to function effectively in and contribute positively to an ever-changing, diverse, and democratic society. Our intention is to work with our neighbors to promote richly satisfying, just, and sustainable relationships with the St. Croix Valley and the planet.