The University of Wisconsin-Superior was founded as a teacher education college in 1893. That strong heritage of innovation and quality has guided our education programs for more than a century. Today, UW-Superior is still regarded as a frontrunner in PK-12 education programs. Our graduates are leaders in their field, making a lasting difference in students’ lives. The need for dedicated and highly skilled educators has never been greater and with a degree from UW-Superior, opportunities abound.
As an elementary education student, you will work with children in local classrooms early in your program and throughout your time at UW-Superior. Our instructors not only teach the latest in instructional methods but also provide techniques to support social-emotional development in diverse and inclusive classrooms.
The elementary education major prepares you to teach grades K-9 and requires an instruction minor.
Student Teaching – You will complete a full semester of student teaching at the end of your degree and licensure program. Our Field Experience Coordinator will help you find a student teaching placement that fits your individual goals in a location that works for you.
Licensure – Our programs are designed to align with Wisconsin state licensure requirements. However, many students apply for licenses in other states, such as Minnesota and Michigan. We encourage you to check with your state’s Department of Education to determine if there are additional requirements.
There is a well-documented nationwide shortage of teachers, and UWS elementary education teachers are in high demand. The vast majority of our graduates find teaching jobs upon graduation, and many have multiple opportunities to choose from.