UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

The Teacher Education Department's diverse selection of programs prepare candidates to teach in K-12 schools. Through rigorous coursework and hands-on instruction, our programs create teachers who are committed to a lifetime of learning. 

Our programs are specially designed both for candidates seeking initial teacher certification and for professionals currently working in education. The Department of Teacher Education provides an opportunity for candidates of all ages and experience levels to attain the skills necessary to become outstanding professional educators who inspire their students.

Early Childhood Education

Licensure

Early Childhood Add-On Licensure


Degree Completion

Early Childhood Bachelor's Degree Completion


Minor

Early Childhood


Elementary Education

Majors

Elementary Education Undergraduate Degree

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Graduate Program

Master of Science Initial Teaching Certification


Secondary Education

Early Adolescence Programs - Teaching students who are 11-21 years old.

Comprehensive Majors

Broad Field Science Licensure: Biology, Chemistry, Physics

Broad Field Social Studies

Broad Area English

Physical Science


Majors

Communicative Disorders

English

Mathematics

Physics


Minors

Anthropology (*1) (not offered for licensing)

Biology 

Chemistry 

Coaching  

Dance Education 

Economics (*1)

English 

French-with an EA-A major 

Geography (*1)

Health Education

History (*1)

Mathematics 

Physics 

Political Science (*1)

Spanish-with an EA-A major 

Sociology (*1)

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages-with an EA-A major

Early Childhood Programs-Teaching a variety of ages in school settings.

Comprehensive Majors

Art  

Music (Choral or Instrumental options)

Health and Physical Education

Agricultural Education


Majors

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages 

Modern Language (French and Spanish options) 

Health Education


Minors

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, or TESOL, only with an EC-A

French - only with an EC-A Modern Language or TESOL major. 

Spanish - only with an EC-A Modern Language or TESOL major.   

Coaching - available with an education major (K-12). 

Adapted Physical Education - requires a major in Health and Human Performance (K-12) education.

Note:

(*1) Cooperatives. Wisconsin law requires that teachers of economics, social studies and agriculture complete adequate instruction in consumers' cooperatives and cooperative marketing. Students in agriculture can satisfy this requirement by successful completion of AGEC 240 or 355. Students in Economics and social sciences can satisfy this requirement by successful completion of TED 433 or AGEC 240 or 355. 

(*2) If you are interested in teaching economics, geography, history, political science, psychology or sociology, please see Social Science, Broad Field.

Principal Licensure

Graduate Program

Principal Licensure, Master of Science in Education - Professional Development


Other Graduate Programs

STEMteach

Reading Teacher Certificate 

Reading Specialist 

Shared Inquiry Community