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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Adaptive Education Licensure Minor
Adaptive Education Licensure

Meant for education majors, the Adaptive Education Licensure minor includes courses focused on neurodiversity, learning and intellectual disabilties, as well as instruction inclusivity, to help you gain the specialized knowledge you need for your career.

Applied Behavior Analysis Online Certificate
Applied Behavior Analysis

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

Applied Kinesiology Online Master's
Applied Kinesiology

Professionals with an advanced degree in kinesiology are in high demand. Further your career in this growing and rewarding field with our fully online program.

Art Education Major/Emphasis
Art Education

Get exceptional training and earn licensure to teach art at the elementary and high school levels. With this major, you will take courses related to art and design, as well as instruction and teaching curriculum.

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 Science Education Major/Emphasis, Minor
Biology Science Education

Share your passion for biology with the next generation with a major in Biology Science Education. At UW-Whitewater, you will be prepared through a strong foundation of courses on middle school and high school education, biology, organic chemistry, and much more.

Business and Computer Science Education Major/Emphasis
Business and Computer Science Education

Combine your interests in teaching, computer science, and business. With this emphasis, you will take courses specializing in secondary education, teaching computer science and programming, and business education.

Business and Marketing Education Major/Emphasis
Business and Marketing Education

Have an interest in the advertisement and consumer behavior side of business, and want to teach about these subjects? UW-Whitewater is the perfect place to prepare for a successful career teaching students about the quickly changing field of business marketing.

Business Education Major/Emphasis, Online Master's
Business Education

Our Business Education program, the longest-running in the United States, combines the study of teaching with the study of business. You will learn valuable skills for a career in teaching business through courses focused on teaching in middle and high school levels, business writing, economics, and much more.

Chemistry Science Education Major/Emphasis
Chemistry Science Education

Are you interested in teaching the building blocks of all other scientific studies? Then a major in Chemistry Education is the start you are looking for to pursue a fulfilling career. With this major, you will take courses focused on chemistry, secondary education, and science education, diving into your interests right away!

Coaching Minor
Coaching

Have a passion for sports and athletics? Want to teach the next generation about the collabrative and physical skills that go into playing a sport? A minor in Coaching will allow you to take courses focused on coaching youth, the psycology behind coaching and mentorship, the history of athletics, strength and conditioning, and more.

Communication Education (Elementary or Secondary) Minor
Communication Education (Elementary or Secondary)

With a major in Communication Education, you will get the training you need to educate the next generation on how we process, transfer, and present information.

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

Demand for jobs related to Communication Sciences and Disorders is at an all-time high, and UW-Whitewater's program provides outstanding training. With courses like hearing and speech science, science writing, race and ethnic studies, anatomy, psychology, human development, and more, you will acquire the skills needed for a successful career.

Community Sport and Recreation Certificate
Community Sport and Recreation

Learn how to manage, coach, and organize community and children's sports, as well as the fundamentals of leisure and recreation.

Corporate Wellness Certificate
Corporate Wellness

A healthy workplace, and employee wellness and wellbeing, are critical to an organization’s success. Learn best practices in health promotion, fitness, nutrition and safety.

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.

Disability in Community, School and Society Minor
Disability in Community, School and Society

Embark on a focused study on the societal connections of students who require special education. You will take courses specialized in subjects such as legal compliance in special education, characteristics and interventions, and inclusivity in curriculum.

Dyslexia and Language-Based Learning Disabilities Online Certificate
Dyslexia and Language-Based Learning Disabilities

This online certificate prepares professionals with undergraduate degrees in education or related fields to provide intensive reading intervention based on the science of reading.

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

If you have previous coursework in early childhood education, and want to support the care and learning of children, this non-licensure bachelor's program may be for you. You'll choose an emphasis in leadership or teaching in this online degree designed for working professionals.

Early Childhood Education Major/Emphasis, Online Bachelor's
Early Childhood Education

Our earliest teachers shape our introduction to learning. If you have an interest in teaching young children, an Early Childhood Education degree will prepare you to succeed in this important and rewarding career. Our courses will provide you with an understanding of child developement and education, care from birth to age three, interacting with a diverse range of families, and much more.

Economics Education Major/Emphasis, Minor
Economics Education

Help students understand the inner workings of the world economy and how it will affect their day-to-day lives. With this major or minor, you will take courses focused on secondary education and instruction, business and social studies education, microeconomics, and more!

Education – Kindergarten through 12th grade Major/Emphasis
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 – Kindergarten through 9th grade Major/Emphasis
Education – Kindergarten through 9th grade

Become a licensed teacher for kindergarten through 9th grade. With courses in curriculum and instruction, special education, math, science, reading education and more, our Elementary and Middle School Education major will prepare you for a fruitful career. Choose an emphasis in dual licensure, social justice or STEM/STEAM.

Education – Middle School through High School Major/Emphasis
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 Literature and Language Arts Education Major/Emphasis, Minor
English Literature and Language Arts Education

Share your love of language, communication and comprehension by choosing a major or minor in English education. You'll take courses focused on reading, writing, analyzing literature, curriculum, instruction, and more, as you prepare for a career in teaching.

Fitness and Wellness Entrepreneurship Certificate
Fitness and Wellness Entrepreneurship

From accounting to marketing to fundraising, learn the business skills needed to succeed in sport fitness and wellness in a corporate or organizational leadership setting.

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.

French Education Minor, Major/Emphasis
French Education

Have a love for the French language and a desire to teach? The French Education major at UW-Whitewater is the perfect way to combine these two passions, allowing you to take courses in intermediate and advanced French, and teaching curriculum and instruction at a middle and secondary level.

General Science Education Minor
General Science Education

Provide elementary students with a base understanding of science and the experimental process with a minor in General Science Education.

Geography Education Major/Emphasis, Minor
Geography Education

Teach students a broader view of the world. At UW-Whitewater, a major or minor in Geography Education will give you the proper training to teach geography classes to secondary level students with courses focused on different geological lenses.

German Education Minor, Major/Emphasis
German Education

Combine your love of the German language and your interest in teaching. With a major or minor in German Education, you will deepen your understanding of the language with courses on phonetics, civilization, and German literature, as well as courses focused on instruction and the teaching of curriculum to middle and secondary level students.

Health Education Minor, Certificate
Health Education

Do you have a passion for teaching current and relevant topics such as mental health, nutrition, fitness, sleep, sexual health, and drug safety? If so, UW-Whitewater's Health Education minor is right for you. Take courses on human health and performance, kinesiology, special education, and instruction/teaching curriculum to secondary level classrooms.

Health Promotion Minor
Health Promotion

With a minor in Health Promotion, you will explore knowledge, attitudes, and experiences in differing health fields and learn how health education, health maintenance, and wellness affect various populations. Take courses related to kinesiology, exercise science, health in sport performance, and many more connected topics.

Higher Education Leadership Master's
Higher Education Leadership

This field offers a wide array of opportunities, and completing a degree in Higher Education Leadership at UW-Whitewater will prepare you for a position of your choice in a higher education setting.

History Education Major/Emphasis, Minor
History Education

It has been said that those who don't understand history are bound to repeat it. Give next generation an education on the past in order to build the wisdom they will need for the future by pursuing a degree in History Education. Take courses on both national and international history, social studies education, international studies, middle and secondary level curriculum and instruction, and more.

Human Performance Major/Emphasis, Online Bachelor's
Human Performance

Prepare for a rewarding career in kinesiology and performance sciences with a major in Human Performance. Train for many health-related fields ranging from athletic training to physical therapy. You'll take courses on motor control, the structure and wellness of the human body, nutrition, exercise and sports studies, and much more.

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, this minor will allow students to grow to become leaders in either the Army, Air Force or civilian career fields. With courses focused on developing strong leadership skills, diversity understanding, and discussion of worldy issues, you will get the training you need for a military-related and/or leadership-oriented career.

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

With a minor in Library Media for the K-12 age range, you will be given the training you need to be educators through literature, agents of change, and leaders within your school and community. Take courses focused on literature for youth, navigating digital media, curriculum design and instruction, and more!

Library Science Minor
Library Science

A minor in Library Science will feature courses on subjects ranging from information organization, to children's literature and educational foundations, and give you the training you need for many different career paths such as librarian and information management specialist.

Mathematics Education Major/Emphasis, Minor
Mathematics Education

Have a knack for explaining mathematical concepts to others? A major in Mathematics Education will provide you with the proper training for a career as a licensed math teacher for middle level or high school level learners. The minor can train you to teach children at the elementary or secondary level the problem-solving skills that will last a lifetime.

Music Education Major/Emphasis
Music Education

Spread your love of music to the next generation with a degree in Music Education at UW-Whitewater. With courses focused on musical aspects, such as aural skills, performance, and music history, combined with courses on curriculum and instruction, you wil be well prepared to teach.

Philosophy Education Minor
Philosophy Education

If you have a passion for discussing abstract ideas surrounding the human experience and existence, consider a minor in Philosophy Education. Take courses on contemporary moral issues, ancient Greek philosophy, logic, secondary education and curriculum, and much more, which will prepare you for teaching students to analyze knowledge and to think critically.

Physical Education Post-Baccalaureate, Online Certificate
Physical Education

In this online program, you will learn about basic education principles, how to build a PE Curriculum, how to teach in and manage a gym space, and skills and strategies for many different sports, games, and athletic activities. In just a few semesters, you can have your Wisconsin Physical Education Teaching License and be on your way to creating a healthier tomorrow for your students.

Physical Education, Health Education and Adapted PE Major/Emphasis
Physical Education, Health Education and Adapted PE

Get licensed to teach physical education and health in Wisconsin to children from the ages of kindergarten to 12th grade. Courses will explore special education, motor skills, kinesiology, exercise psychology, wellness, curriculum and more.

Physics Science Education Major/Emphasis, Minor
Physics Science Education

Take courses on engineering and technology's relation to physics, secondary level education and curriculum, mathematics, and science education, preparing you to help students begin a path that can lead to numerous career choices, from computers and technology to power and energy.

Political Science Education Major/Emphasis, Minor
Political Science Education

In this program, you will study subjects such as the legislative process, secondary education and curriculum, political theory, international relations, history and more, giving you the knowledge and training to educate future politically literate and empowered citizens.

Pre-Athletic Training Certificate
Pre-Athletic Training

With a certificate in pre-athletic training, students will engage in courses and hands-on learning in heath, biology, sports, nutrition, exercise, and performance.

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/Emphasis, Minor
Psychology Education

Help students understand their own behavior, emotions, and brain anatomy while studying those in others. You will take courses on subjects ranging from special education and secondary education/curriculum to emotion perception and psychopathology, all preparing you for a successful career as a Psychology educator.

Recreation Leisure Studies Minor
Recreation Leisure Studies

Help people get more out of their leisure time by teaching activities at places such as parks, pools, gymnasiums, or trails. With this minor, you will take courses on subjects such as diversity within instruction, human performance studies, kinesiology, sports and exercise studies, and more.

Social Studies (Elementary Education) Minor
Social Studies (Elementary Education)

In this minor, you will take courses on national and international history, psychology, geography, education and curriculum, as you prepare to teach topics in social studies to elementary school children.

Sociology Education Major/Emphasis, Minor
Sociology Education

To make a positive 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. With this major, you will take courses on many subjects including the sociology of news and the mass media, gender, racial, and religious sociology, secondary education, and much more.

Spanish Education Major/Emphasis, Minor
Spanish Education

Learning a new language is a priceless experience for children's growing minds. Be the person who encourages this growth with a Spanish Education major. UW-Whitewater will provide you with courses on Spanish phonetics, civilization, and literature, as well as middle and secondary education/curriculum, properly preparing you for a career in teaching Spanish.

Special Education Major/Emphasis, Online Bachelor's, Online Master's
Special Education

One of the most in-demand disciplines is special education. Our programs will prepare you for working with individuals with exceptional educational needs (EEN), from birth to adulthood, with courses on working with parents of students with EEN, inclusive curriculum and instruction, behavior and academic intervention, and much more.

Sports Management Minor
Sports Management

Well-suited for students wishing to focus on the business side of the sports industry, the Sports Management minor includes courses on recreation management, kinesiology in sports, comercial recreation, and more.

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. With courses focused on kinesiology, exercise science, nutrition, and more, a minor in Strength and Conditioning will prepare you for a successful career in helping people push the limits and practice personal wellness.

Teaching ESL/Bilingual-Bicultural Minor
Teaching ESL/Bilingual-Bicultural

English as a second language (ESL) and Bilingual-Bicultural Education are exciting and rapidly growing fields in need of many dedicated and well-prepared teachers. With our minor, take courses focused on integrating inclusive cultural and linguistic knowledge into the elementary and high school curriculum of your future classroom.

Theatre Education Major/Emphasis, Minor
Theatre Education

Train future actors, directors, costume designers, stage managers, stage crew and more. Our program will give you experience in both the front and back of the stage, and preparation to teach elementary through high school curriculum.

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/Emphasis
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
Adaptive Education Licensure Minor
Art Education Major Factsheet Four Year Plan Learning Outcomes
Biology Education Major / Minor Factsheet
Biology Education - Biology Cell/Physiology Emphasis Four Year Plan Learning Outcomes
Biology Education - Biology Ecology/Field Emphasis Factsheet Four Year Plan Learning Outcomes
BUSINESS EDUCATION Major Four Year Plan Learning Outcomes
Business Education - Business & Marketing Education Comprehensive Emphasis
Business Education - Business and Computer Science Education Comprehensive Emphasis Four Year Plan
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 Child Care and Education - Leadership Emphasis Non-Licensure (BA/BS) Emphasis
Early Child Care and Education - Teaching Emphasis Non-Licensure (BA/BS) Emphasis
Early Childhood Education Major Factsheet Four Year Plan Learning Outcomes
Economics Education Major / Minor Factsheet Four Year Plan Learning Outcomes
Elementary/Middle Education Major Factsheet Learning Outcomes
Elementary/Middle Education - Dual Licensure: Adaptive Education Emphasis Four Year Plan
Elementary/Middle Education - Dual Licensure: Bilungual/Bicultural & ESL Emphasis Four Year Plan
Elementary/Middle Education - Social Justice Literacy Emphasis Four Year Plan
Elementary/Middle Education - STEAM/STEM Emphasis Four Year Plan
English Education Major / Minor Factsheet Four Year Plan Learning Outcomes
French Education Major / Minor Factsheet Four Year Plan Learning Outcomes
General Science Elementary Education Minor Factsheet
Geography Education Major Factsheet Four Year Plan Learning Outcomes
Geography Elementary Education Minor Factsheet
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
History Education Honors Emphasis
Human Performance Major Factsheet Four Year Plan
Leadership and Military Science Minor
Library Media K-12 Minor
Library Science Minor
Mathematics Education Major Factsheet Four Year Plan Learning Outcomes
Mathematics Minor - Elementary Education Minor Factsheet Learning Outcomes
Mathematics Minor - Secondary Education Minor Factsheet Learning Outcomes
Physical Education Major Factsheet
Physical Education - Health Education and Adapted PE 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 and Elementary Education Minor Factsheet
Social Studies Broadfield Major / Emphasis Factsheet Four Year Plan Learning Outcomes
Social Studies Broadfield - Economics I 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 I 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
Sport Management Minor Learning Outcomes
Strength and Conditioning Minor Learning Outcomes
Teaching English as a Second Language Minor
Teaching English as a Second Language for Adults Minor
Teaching English as a Second Language/Bilingual-Bicultural Minor
Theatre Education Major / Minor Factsheet Four Year Plan Learning Outcomes