The Department of Teaching and Learning offers programs for bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. We prepare teachers at the undergraduate and post-baccalaureate level to work in settings serving culturally and linguistically diverse children.

Our department features an American Sign Language studies degree, as well as training for interpreters of American Sign Language. We are committed to social justice, equity, and advocacy for children, youth, and families. We educate students to be effective, evidence-based practitioners and leaders, prepared to serve diverse communities situated locally, regionally, and globally.

At the undergraduate level, the department offers teacher education programs for Early Childhood (grades PK-3), Middle Childhood Through Early Adolescence (grades 1-8), Early Adolescence Through Adolescence (grades 6-12), and Early Childhood Through Adolescence Level (PK-12), in regular and special education. The department offers interpreter training and American Sign Language programs at the undergraduate level. At the graduate level, the department offers Masters degrees in Curriculum and Instruction (with multiple specializations) and Exceptional Education, certificates in a wide variety of specialty areas, and participates in the School-wide Urban Education Doctoral Program.

American Sign Language

Teacher Certification Programs

Graduate Studies in Curriculum and Instruction

Curriculum & Instruction Graduate Studies

Graduate Studies in Exceptional Education

Post baccalaureate students have the option to combine teacher certification with a master’s degree program. Additionally, we have a masters’ option involving a specialized focus other than certification. Please click on the program title for information.

Master of Science in Exceptional Education

Additionally, students in the Urban Education Doctoral degree program can specialize in Special Education. Please click on the program title for information.

Urban Education Doctoral Program

Certificate Programs

Our certificate programs provide in-depth knowledge and experience and can be taken for undergraduate or graduate credit. Please click on the program title to explore our two certificate options.

Autism Spectrum Disorders

Transition for Students with Disabilities

Contact Us

For more information or questions about the program

(414) 229-4721
soeinfo@uwm.edu