College of Education & Professional Studies

ACADEMIC PROGRAMS

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.

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Applied Behavior Analysis Online Certificate
Applied Behavior Analysis

Prepares professionals to work with individuals with special learning and behavior needs.

Art Education Major
Art Education

Combine your love for art with your love for teaching. We offer a comprehensive program that prepares you for a career teaching art to students from kindergarten through high school. 

Athletic Coaching Education Minor
Athletic Coaching Education

Get off the sidelines and into the game. We offer a minor in Athletic Coaching Education to help prepare you for a career coaching the next generation of athletes.

Austism Specialist Online Certificate
Austism Specialist

Designed for professionals with undergraduate degrees in education or related fields to work with individuals on the autism spectrum using advanced knowledge and skills specific to autism spectrum disorders and that are evidence based.

Biology Education Major
Biology Education

Share your passion for biology with the next generation as an educator in biology. At UW-Whitewater, you will be prepared through an education in biology as well as classroom skills to build your career in biology education.

Business and Marketing Education Major, Online Master's
Business and Marketing Education

If you would like to teach business or marketing, we have the program for you. With the longest-running business education program in the United States, you will receive the education you need to start your career on the right foot.

Chemistry Education Major
Chemistry Education

Are you interested in teaching the building blocks of all other sicentific studies? Then, a major in chemistry education is the start you are looking for to pursue a fulfilling career.

Communication Sciences and Disorders Major, Minor, Master's
Communication Sciences and Disorders

If your goal is the help people through speach pathology or audiology, the program at UW-Whitewater is your best start. The comprehensive program we offer will prepare you for the career of your dreams.

Counselor Education Master's
Counselor Education

The Counselor Education Program at UW-Whitewater provides graduate-level training, preparing students to counsel in a variety of clinical or school settings.

Early Child Care and Education Online Bachelor's
Early Child Care and Education

With a degree in Early Child Care and Education, you can help young children (age birth to three) prepare for their future learning. Our comprehensive program builds the unique skills necessary to succeed in your career.

Early Childhood Education Major
Early Childhood Education

With a degree in Early Childhood Education, you can help young children (age birth to three) prepare for their future learning. Our comprehensive program builds the unique skills necessary to succeed in your career.

Economics Education Major
Economics Education

Every day there are headlines in the news about the economy. Teaching economics is a key to helping your students understand the inner workings the world economy and how it will affect their day to day lives.

Education – 1st through 8th grade Major
Education – 1st through 8th grade

If you desire to teach first through eighth grade, the Elementary Education program is what you need. You will learn the skills needed to succeed in elementary education and lead to your state licensure.

Education – Kindergarten through 12th grade Major
Education – Kindergarten through 12th grade

The Early Childhood through Adolescence program prepares you to teach all ages, from grades K-12, in Wisconsin public schools. 

Education – Middle School through High School Major
Education – Middle School through High School

As a student at UW-Whitewater, you’ll have the advantage of strong academic departments and resources across the university — this is where you’ll develop your subject matter expertise.

Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis Master's
Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis

UW-Whitewater and the UW-Madison have combined resources to provide a distinctive Educational Leadership Co-op program that offers courses leading to certification as a K-12 Principal, Director of Instruction or Director of Special Education/Pupil Services.

Emerging Technology for Digital Learning Online Certificate
Emerging Technology for Digital Learning

Gives students key skills in understanding current trends, research skills to explore effectiveness of learning technologies, and experience working with emerging learning technologies.

English Education Major, Minor
English Education

Do you have a way with words? If so, you can help others by pursuing a degree in English Education. With a variety of pathways to choose from, you can create the career you want.

ESL/Bilingual Education Minor
ESL/Bilingual Education

English as a scond language (ESL) and Bilingual-Bicultural Education are exciting and rapidly growing fields in need of many dedicated and well-prepared teachers. 

Foundations of Learning Design Online Certificate
Foundations of Learning Design

Learn how to design learning experiences in today's world in various settings and understand instructional design theories, practices, models and learner needs.

Geography Education Major
Geography Education

Help students build a broader view of their world by pursuing a geography education degree. Where in the world should you do that? UW-Whitewater of course!

Health Education Minor
Health Education

Make a difference in the life of students by teaching the knowledge and skills of mental, physical, and social health in the same way that math, science, and language-arts are taught.

Health Promotion Minor
Health Promotion

Explore knowledge, attitudes, and experiences in differing health fields and learn how health promotion, health education, health maintenance, and wellness affect various lay and professional populations.

History Education Major
History Education

It has been said that those who don't understand history are bound to repeat it. Give next generation the wisdom they will need for the future by pursuing a degree in history education.

Human Performance Major, Online Bachelor's
Human Performance

Prepare for a rewarding career in fields based on kinesiology and performance sciences. This is your start toward a career in anything from athletic training to physical therapy.

Instructional Design and Learning Technology Online Master's
Instructional Design and Learning Technology

Empowers you to design state of the art learning experiences and lead innovation in your ever-changing field.

Leadership and Military Science Minor
Leadership and Military Science

Through experiential and collaborative learning, students will grow to become leaders in either the Army, Air Force or civilian career fields.

Leadership in Instructional Design and Learning Technology Online Certificate
Leadership in Instructional Design and Learning Technology

Focused on helping students to develop new programs and initiatives, prepare for leading learning technology units, and lead change in an organization.

Library Media K-12 Minor
Library Media K-12

As a library media specialist, you serve the needs of the needs of all children at schools and small public libraries to be information specialists, teachers, instructional partners, administrators, change agents, and leaders. 

Library Science Minor
Library Science

A minor in library science will prepare you for a variety of careers - from librarian to knowledge management specialist. 

Mathematics Education Major
Mathematics Education

The education and experience you gain will add up to a career as a licensed mathematics teacher for middle level or high school level learners.

Music Education Emphasis
Music Education

Music has always been a part of your life, always defined who you are. If you’re inspired to turn that passion into a career you love, the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is the right place for you to prepare for a future of performance, composing, teaching or succeeding in another music-related role.

Physical Education Major
Physical Education

After completing this program, you will be licensed to teach physical education in Wisconsin to children from kindergarten to grade 12.

Physics Education Major
Physics Education

There are elements of physics in fields from computers and technology to power and energy. You can help students begin a path that can lead to numerous career choices with a physics education major at UW-Whitewater.

Producing Effective Learning Experiences Online Certificate
Producing Effective Learning Experiences

Focuses on qualifying students in instructional design and becoming learning technology professionals that can produce dynamic, engaging, and effective learning experiences.

Professional Studies Master's
Professional Studies

Develop skills and knowledge in three core areas: research, practice and professional voice through a sequence of courses and individually guided activities culminating in a substantial capstone project.

Psychology Education Major
Psychology Education

With a psychology education degree from UW-Whitewater, you can help students understand their own behavior, emotions, and thought while studying those in others.

Recreation Leisure Studies Minor
Recreation Leisure Studies

Everyone loves their leisure time. If you want to help people get more out of it through organizing, managing, or  teaching activities at places like parks, pools, gymnasiums, or trails, a degree in recreation leisure studies may be right for you.

Social Studies Education (Broadfield) Major
Social Studies Education (Broadfield)

Follow the path to your licensure to teach social studies with a degree from UW-Whitewater.

Sociology Education Major
Sociology Education

To make a difference in society, it's important to understand how it works. You can provide that education to the next generation with a sociology education degree from UW-Whitewater.

Special Education Major, Minor, Online Bachelor's, Online Master's
Special Education

One most in-demand disciplines in education is that of special education. This program prepares professionals for working with persons with exceptional educational needs (EEN), from birth to adulthood.

Special Education for Non-Education Majors Minor
Special Education for Non-Education Majors

One most in-demand disciplines in education is that of special education.

Sports Management Minor
Sports Management

The Sports Management minor is well-suited for students focused on the business side of the sports industry.

Strength and Conditioning Minor
Strength and Conditioning

Our program helps students who want to become professional strength and conditioning coaches, as well as those who are interested in sport coaching, personal training, athletic training, or physical therapy.

Theatre Education Major, Minor
Theatre Education

Learn everything from the front of the house to behind the scenes of a theatre production in a hands-on, multi-disciplinary approach.

Transition Specialist Online Certificate
Transition Specialist

Prepares educators, independent living professionals, and Transition specialists to work effectively with gifted adolescents and young adults.

World Languages Education Major
World Languages Education

As the world has grown smaller, the importance of fluency in world languages has only grown. At UW-Whitewater, your love of languages will be encouraged and fostered to serve you well into the future.

Program Type Factsheet Four Year Plan Learning Outcomes
Art Education Major Factsheet Four Year Plan Learning Outcomes
Biology Education Major / Minor Factsheet
Biology Education - Cell/Physiology Emphasis Four Year Plan Learning Outcomes
Biology Education - Ecology/Field Emphasis Factsheet Four Year Plan Learning Outcomes
Business and Computer Science Comprehensive Major Four Year Plan
Business and Marketing Comprehensive Major Four Year Plan Learning Outcomes
Chemistry Education Major Factsheet Four Year Plan Learning Outcomes
Communication Sciences and Disorders Major / Minor Factsheet Four Year Plan Learning Outcomes
Early Child Care and Education Major Factsheet
Early Childhood Education Major Factsheet Four Year Plan Learning Outcomes
Economics Education Major / Minor Factsheet Four Year Plan Learning Outcomes
Elementary Education Major Factsheet Four Year Plan Learning Outcomes
English Education Major / Minor Factsheet Four Year Plan Learning Outcomes
ESL for Adults Minor
ESL/Bilingual Education Minor
ESL/Bilingual-Bicultural Education Minor
French Education Major / Minor Factsheet Four Year Plan Learning Outcomes
General Science Elementary Education Minor Factsheet
Geography (Education - Elementary) Minor Factsheet
Geography Education Major / Minor Factsheet Four Year Plan Learning Outcomes
German Education Major / Minor Factsheet Four Year Plan Learning Outcomes
Health Education Minor Learning Outcomes
Health Promotion Minor Four Year Plan Learning Outcomes
History Education Major / Minor Factsheet Four Year Plan Learning Outcomes
Human Performance Major Factsheet Four Year Plan
Leadership and Military Science Minor
Library Media K-12 Minor
Library Science Minor
Mathematics Education Major / Minor Factsheet Four Year Plan Learning Outcomes
Mathematics Education - Elementary Minor Factsheet Learning Outcomes
Mathematics Education - Secondary Minor Factsheet Learning Outcomes
Music - Music Education General Emphasis Factsheet Four Year Plan Learning Outcomes
Physical Education Major Factsheet
Physical Education - Health, Human Performance and Recreation Emphasis Factsheet Four Year Plan Learning Outcomes
Physical Education - K-12 Emphasis Factsheet Four Year Plan Learning Outcomes
Physics Education Major / Minor Factsheet Four Year Plan Learning Outcomes
Political Science Education Major / Minor Factsheet Four Year Plan Learning Outcomes
Psychology Education Major / Minor Factsheet Four Year Plan Learning Outcomes
Recreation Leisure Studies Minor Factsheet Learning Outcomes
Social Studies - Elementary Ed. Minor Factsheet
Social Studies Broadfield Major Factsheet Four Year Plan Learning Outcomes
Social Studies Broadfield - Economics Emphasis Factsheet Learning Outcomes
Social Studies Broadfield - Geography Emphasis Factsheet Learning Outcomes
Social Studies Broadfield - History Emphasis Factsheet Learning Outcomes
Social Studies Broadfield - Political Science Emphasis Factsheet Four Year Plan Learning Outcomes
Social Studies Broadfield - Psychology Emphasis Factsheet Learning Outcomes
Social Studies Broadfield - Sociology Emphasis Factsheet Learning Outcomes
Sociology Education Major / Minor Factsheet Four Year Plan Learning Outcomes
Spanish Education Major / Minor Factsheet Four Year Plan Learning Outcomes
Special Education Major / Minor Factsheet Four Year Plan
Special Education - Adaptive Education Licensure Minor
Special Education - Cross Categorical with CD Emphasis Emphasis Learning Outcomes
Special Education - Cross Categorical with LD/EBD Emphasis Emphasis Learning Outcomes
Special Education for Non-Education Majors Minor
Sport Management Minor Learning Outcomes
Strength and Conditioning Minor Learning Outcomes
Theatre Education Major / Minor Factsheet Four Year Plan Learning Outcomes