Elementary Education Programs

Elementary Education Undergraduate Program

The undergraduate Elementary Education program has a dynamic faculty who will help you develop a strong knowledge base in your discipline and the pedagogical skills to teach it. Our most important resource is the faculty, who represent a possess a diverse array of philosophies, cultures and academic backgrounds. The program is approved by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.

The Department of Teacher Education'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.

Elementary Education 


Elementary Education Undergraduate

Graduate Program

Elementary Education, Master of Science in Education, Initial 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


Communicative Disorders

Geology-Earth Science Certification





Anthropology (*1)




Dance Education 

Earth Science (*2)

Economics (*1)


French-with an EA-A major 

Geography (*1)

German-with an EA-A major 

Health Education

History (*1)



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


Music (Choral or Instrumental options)

Health and Human Performance 

Agricultural Education


Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages 

Modern Language (French, German, and Spanish options) 

Health Education


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. 

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

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

Coaching - only with a Physical Education major. 

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


(*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