College of Education and Professional Studies
Welcome to the College of Education and Professional Studies, or CEPS as we’re known around campus. We’re home to approximately 1,300 students in our undergraduate and graduate programs and we’re committed to preparing each and every one of them for their futures through a hands-on education full of high impact experiences.
We’re a college full of service-oriented majors like teaching and social work and our Falcons leave the nest prepared to serve. Diversity is one of our core values and we strive for inclusivity. Our award-winning faculty teach, guide and mentor you throughout your college career and beyond. As a student, you won’t just learn the ins and outs of your chosen field, but you’ll cultivate transferable skills that will last a lifetime. You’ll learn how to work with others, communicate across mediums and audiences, think critically and get creative.
So how will you gain these skills and get ready for your career? Hands-on experience, that’s how. Our education students spend time student teaching in real classrooms, communication sciences and disorders majors observe and work in our onsite Speech-Language and Hearing Clinic, while exercise and sport science majors use their practicums to gain real-world experience in the field. These opportunities, along with state-of-the-art active classrooms and laboratories, research work, small class sizes and personalized instruction all add up to one incredible education.
Educator Preparation Program
A cornerstone of our university since our founding in 1874, our teacher education programs have received national recognition and are fully approved by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. Our Education Preparation Programs support the development of teachers, school psychologists, school counselors, speech-language pathologists and health and human performance professionals. We aim to prepare professionals through both rigorous coursework and field-based practices, so you are proficient in your field and ready to educate the next generation. Learn more about your options at https://www.uwrf.edu/CEPS/EPP/Index.cfm.
Majors and Minors
- Adapted Physical Education*
- Athletic Coaching*
- Communication Sciences and Disorders
- Early Childhood*
- Elementary Education
- Exercise and Sports Science
- General Science (Elementary Education)*
- Health Education*
- Health and Physical Education
- Language Arts (Elementary Education)*
- Outdoor Education*
- Secondary Education
- Social Science (Elementary Education)*
- Social Work
- Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
- Agricultural Education
- Art Education
- Biology, with Broad Field Science
- Broad Field Social Studies, History Emphasis
- Chemistry Education
- Chemistry, with Broad Field Science
- Elementary & Early Childhood Education
- English Education
- Health and Physical Education
- Mathematics Education
- Music Education
- Physics, with Broad Field Science
- Spanish Education
- Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
We’re more than just undergraduate degrees! Our graduate programs provide flexible affordable options in a wide variety of interest areas, all tailored to help you succeed. Learn more here.
We know you may have questions, let us connect you to the answers! Whether you're looking for more information about one of our academic programs or you simply want details about things like internship requirements or what classes you might take, we're happy to help. Give us a call at 715-425-3774 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more information about our college.