Teacher Education

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Teacher Education

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.

Our Mission 

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.




For more information please follow the link for a video on a first hand student testimonial of the Elementary Education Program. 

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Teacher Education
Office: 257 Wyman Education Bldg