Teaching Wisconsin’s Teachers, Strengthening America’s Future

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.

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), Elementary and Middle Education (grades K-9), Early Adolescence Through Adolescence (grades 6-12), and Early Childhood Through Adolescence Level (PK-12), in regular and special education. We also offer American Sign Language/English Interpreting and American Sign Language Studies 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.

Our Programs

American Sign Language/English Interpreting, BS

Education, BS

Exceptional Education, BS

Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Certification

The School of Education offers a diverse and comprehensive offering of post-baccalaureate programs leading to teaching certification and licensure.

The Post-Baccalaureate term is used by the School of Education to describe students who already have an undergraduate degree but want to return to school to obtain a teacher certification in order to teach in Wisconsin Public Schools.

For a list of available post-baccalaureate programs, visit the Licensure / Certification webpage.

Curriculum and Instruction, MS


Exceptional Education, MS

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.

Urban Education, PhD

Our department offers specializations in Curriculum & Instruction, Exceptional Education, and Mathematics Education as part of the Urban Education Doctoral Program.


Accelerated Master’s Degree (BS/MS)

Earn your BS in Special Education, plus a Master’s in Exceptional Education in just 5 years!

Undergraduate Certificates

Graduate Certificates


Mathematics Education

Contact Us

For more information or questions about the program and admissions.

Office of Student Services
(414) 229-4721