Education Programs

Teacher Education Programs

Teacher preparation and other professional education programs are housed in the School of Education. Students can prepare to become teachers in technical or community college settings or in PK-12 school settings. Students may also pursue programs leading to certification in pupil services areas, administration, and other education-related professions. The School of Education is accredited by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. The School of Education serves as a resource center for students, schools, and the general public. The dean of the school serves as the certification officer at the University of Wisconsin-Stout.

Information about the School of Education, specific teacher education, and other professional education programs can be found online or by calling 715/232-1088.

You can find complete curriculum for specific licensure and non-licensure education programs in this bulletin under the specific program pages.

The UW-Stout School of Education Assessment System is designed so that candidate progress is reviewed at various points called benchmarks. The benchmark level reviews include:

  • Benchmark I: Acceptance into Teacher Education/Pupil Services Program
  • Benchmark II: Review of Progress; and
  • Benchmark III: Final Review.


Licensing agencies make periodic changes in requirements that may necessitate program changes. It is the student’s responsibility to make certain they have the most current information from their program director or faculty advisor to assure a program plan that will lead to licensure.

Graduate-level certification programs at UW-Stout meet state certification requirements in Wisconsin. As certification requirements vary by state, students contemplating certification in another state may wish to clarify the acceptance of their program at UW-Stout with the state in which they plan to work.

Criminal Background Checks

All applicants for graduate programs preparing practitioners for positions supervised or licensed by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction or the Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services will be required to complete a Background Disclosure Document and Department of Justice Criminal History Record Check. The cost of the record check is $15.00 and must be paid by the student. The results of the background disclosure and record check will not constitute a condition of admission to the university; however, the results may affect the student’s eligibility to participate in required clinical experiences and therefore affect program completion.