The College of Education and Professional Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is committed to the development of professionals who are lifelong learners, creators of knowledge, and leaders of character and integrity. Responding to the changing needs within our global society, our programs prepare professionals to actively engage in an open democratic society inclusive of diverse populations. As a premier center for global learning, the College's focus on depth of learning and academic excellence provides our students with the requisites to be leaders dedicated to change in their communities.
The College of Education and Professional Studies prepares the largest number of teachers in Wisconsin among 33 institutions. More than 2,200 students are enrolled in seven departments: Communication Sciences & Disorders; Counselor Education; Curriculum and Instruction; Educational Foundations; Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Coaching; Leadership, Military Science and Aerospace Studies; and Special Education.
Within the College, there are close to 100 faculty and academic staff members of which 90% have earned doctorates. In addition to teaching and research obligations, faculty and staff are actively involved in professional and specialty organizations. Many hold regional, state, national and international offices and serve on professional committees and advisory boards.
The administrative offices and several departments of the College of Education and Professional Studies are located in Winther Hall, named after the College's first dean, Adolph I. Winther. The Communication Sciences & Disorders Department is located in the Roseman Building and the Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Coaching Department is located in the Williams Center.
In the internship program, outstanding teacher education students may spend a semester developing skills and expertise in participating school districts throughout southeastern Wisconsin while meeting the student teaching requirements. In addition, students in the Occupational and Environmental Safety & Health program are regularly assigned internships within a company or a government agency according to their interests.
For all students pursuing teacher licensure programs, there are two points of admission. The first is admission to UW-Whitewater and the second is admission to Professional Education. Students must be admitted to Professional Education in order to take upper-level courses for licensure required for their degree programs. In order to apply for admission to Professional Education, students must meet all of the Basic Eligibility Requirements and submit their application materials during one of the designated admission cycles for their program. There are admission cycles during the fall, spring and summer terms. While most programs admit during all three terms, the Early Childhood Dual Licensure program accepts applications during the fall only and the Elementary/Middle Education program admits in fall and spring, but not summer. There are two application cycles during each term – Regular and Continuous. More information about admission to Professional Education can be found at the websites linked above.
The College of Education and Professional Studies is the home of the Wisconsin Instructional Technology Resource Center (WITRC). Staff of this center maintain the 33 technology classrooms and labs in the College, checkout portable equipment and house a collection of educational software to help university faculty, students and public school teachers integrate instructional technology into the curricula.
A full-time coordinator of technology resources assists in facilitating a technology-based teaching/learning environment through faculty/student workshops, seminars and consultation.
Whitewater, WI 53190
(262) 472-1515 (Fax)
Katy E Heyning, Dean
College of Education & Professional Studies