Teacher Education

Teacher preparation 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. 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 and specific teacher education programs, minors, and other subprograms can be found online at the School of Education website or by calling 715/232-1088.

Pre-education is the initial designation for students interested in becoming a licensed teacher in a PK-12 educational setting. 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 PK-12 Teacher Education Program;
  • Benchmark II: Admission to Student Teaching;
  • Benchmark III: Program Completion.

Certification

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. Certification requirements vary by state. Students contemplating teaching certifications in another state may wish to clarify the acceptance of their program at UW-Stout with the state in which they plan to teach.