About

The Elementary and Middle Education program prepares individuals to teach in grades K-9. A hallmark of the program is its focus on providing real-world experiences in schools guided by dedicated mentor teachers and university supervisors and aligned with academic coursework.

What Sets Our Program Apart?

  • Real world classroom-based field experiences in a variety of grades with students from diverse backgrounds.
  • Cutting-edge teacher preparation curriculum taught by highly-qualified faculty.
  • Flexible and accessible scheduling that includes evening courses, and full and part-time scheduling.
  • Choice of a content concentration in English, Mathematics, Science, or Social Studies
  • Cohort Model ensures support throughout the program.

Who Should Consider the Program?

  • Traditional undergraduate students or transfer students.
  • Career changers who have already completed a bachelor’s degree.
  • Students interested in earning a master’s degree and teacher certification.

How to Apply

Undergraduate Program

Earn a Bachelor’s degree in Education and your teaching license. Refer to the Curriculum tab for more information regarding the program, admission criteria, and application process.

Post-Baccalaureate Program

Already have a Bachelor’s degree and are interested in returning to school to earn your teaching license? Refer to the Curriculum tab for more information regarding the program, admission criteria, and application process.

Applications for Spring 2022 admission are still being accepted. The deadline for fall admission is March 1.

Graduate Program

Are you interested in earning your Master’s degree and your teaching license? This is a focus area in the Curriculum and Instruction Master’s degree program. Refer to the Curriculum tab for more information on earning your teaching license. See C&I Master’s degree program for more information on the graduate program.

Contact Us

For more information or questions about Undergraduate & Post-Baccalaureate admissions.

Maggie Kaczmarek
kaczmarm@uwm.edu

For more information or questions about the program, contact an Elementary and Middle Education, K-9, program academic advisor.

Office of Student Services Advising
(414) 229-4721
soeinfo@uwm.edu

Academic Advising
(Last names A – L) – Kristin Roosevelt
(Last names M – Z) – Tammy Badura

Tara Serebin
Elementary and Middle Education, K-9, Program Director
serebin@uwm.edu

Curriculum

Contact an Elementary and Middle Education, K-9 program academic advisor to discuss program requirements more in-depth.

Office of Student Services Advising
(414) 229-4721
soeinfo@uwm.edu

Academic Advising
(Last names A – L) – Kristin Roosevelt
(Last names M – Z) – Tammy Badura

Undergraduate Program

Requirements

Elementary and Middle Education, K-9 Academic Catalog Undergraduate Requirements

Academic Catalog Requirements Sheet

  • Visit the Academic Catalog webpage linked above, then click on the Print Options link in the lower right hand column
  • Click the Download Page (PDF) link
  • Print or save the condensed program requirements document

Admission Criteria & Application

  • Mandatory meeting with academic advisor in the semester following 40 credit semester.
  • Minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5.
  • Earn a C or better in all courses.
  • Successful completion of dispositions and field evaluation from CURRINS 300.
  • Successful completion of MATH 175 and ENGLISH 102 (or placement of 4 or higher on English placement test).

Currently enrolled Elementary and Middle Education, K-9 students ready to begin Professional Semester 1 should complete the admission review form found below. This form should only be completed one semester prior to the semester in which you intend to begin the professional program.

Admission Review Form

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  • Once the Submit button is clicked, the form will be submitted and the page will reload.

Post-Baccalaureate Program

Have you considered returning to school to become a teacher? Consider the new UWM teacher education program to earn your teaching license for Grades K-9?

Applications for Spring 2022 admission are still being accepted. If you have questions about the program, please contact us!

Admission Criteria & Application

  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
  • A minimum GPA of 2.5 on all coursework completed for undergraduate credit.
  • The Elementary and Middle Education, K-9 Program currently accepts applications from post-baccalaureate students throughout the year.
  • Applications for Spring 2022 admission are still being accepted.
  • Download the application form for more information and to begin the application process.

Post-Baccalaureate Program Application (PDF)

Explore the Program Further!

Students who already hold a bachelor’s degree can earn their teaching certification by successfully completing our post-baccalaureate teaching certification program. It’s possible that coursework completed as part of your bachelor’s degree could be applied towards our program. Please complete the web form below to find out if any of your previous course work can be used to fulfill certification requirements.

Request for Transcript Evaluation Form (for post-baccalaureate students only)

Graduate Program

Would you like to earn your master’s degree along with your teaching license for Grades K-9?

At UWM, you can do both! Please contact us if you would like to discuss how to move toward your professional aspirations.

Faculty

profile photoJennifer BrownsonSenior LecturerTeaching and Learningjbrowns2@uwm.eduEnderis Hall 313
profile photoDeAnn HuinkerProfessor; DirectorTeaching and Learning; Center for Math & Science Education Research(414) 229-6646huinker@uwm.eduEnderis Hall 363
profile photoTara SerebinLecturer & Program DirectorTeaching and Learningserebin@uwm.eduEnderis Hall 333

Career

Career Planning and Resource Center
The Career Planning and Resource Center is available to UWM students and alumni, offering assistance with job exploration, preparation, and managing the complex process of applying for jobs.