School of Education
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Undergraduate program areas within the School of Education include physical education/health and teacher education. The school also includes graduate programs in counseling psychology and teacher education. Programs include:
The School of Education has a rich history at UW-Platteville. The university has been preparing teachers since the first Normal School was established in 1866. The school takes great pride in this tradition and is committed to the continuation of quality in its educational offerings and programs.
The degree programs build on the School of Education theme, Best Practices Make the Difference. Best practices follow a developmental, reflective model. Best practices teachers are defined as professionals who are aware of the developmental stages of their students as well as their own professional developmental needs. Best practices teachers are growing in their skills of providing developmentally appropriate instruction and effective teacher strategies to assist students in becoming reflective thinkers. Best practices teachers are themselves reflective thinkers.
The School of Education administers professional education programs at UW-Platteville and is responsible for the preparation of teachers. The School of Education is responsible for all professional and clinical programs; serves as a resource center for students, faculty, program directors, and administrators; maintains appropriate student records; and maintains appropriate records for accreditation and Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction program approval, and for National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education/Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation approval.
The mission of the School of Education is to serve the pre and in-service needs of professionals in southwestern Wisconsin and beyond.
Baccalaureate: The undergraduate curriculum prepares candidates for initial licensure as professional educators.
Post Baccalaureate/Graduate programs: A variety of programs (e.g., cross-categorical, education administration, reading licensure) are provided to assist teachers to extend their licensure areas and to build professional portfolios.
Partnership: The School of Education is committed to the UW-Platteville mission, including the provision of programs in teacher education and a specialized program in middle school education. Multitudes of formal and informal partnerships exist within the university community, local school districts, and other agencies and industries wherein reciprocal services are provided.
Domain 1: Planning and Preparation
- demonstrate knowledge of content and pedagogy demonstrate knowledge of students
- select instructional goals
- demonstrate knowledge of resources
- design coherent instruction assess student learning
Domain 2: The Classroom Environment
- create an environment of respect and rapport establish a culture for learning
- manage classroom procedures
- manage student behavior
- organize physical space
Domain 3: Instruction
- communicate clearly and accurately
- use questioning and discussion techniques
- engage students in learning
- provide feedback to students
- demonstrate flexibility and responsiveness
Domain 4: Professional Responsibilities
- reflect on teaching
- maintain accurate records
- communicate with families
- contribute to the school and district
- grow and develop professionally
- show professionalism
Please contact the School of Education for further details regarding the assessment plan.
The Education Office of Special Programs provides administrative support to many teacher education programs and, in particular, the cross-categorical special education, educational administration, English language learner, and bilingual education programs that lead to licensure by the Wisconsin DPI. More information can be obtained by calling 608.342.1276 or 1.800.208.7041.
A limited number of students are permitted to complete an internship in lieu of regular student teaching. Intern candidates must have a minimum G.P.A. of 3.00. Intern candidates are carefully screened by faculty and are interviewed by school districts as part of the selection process. The intern works in a team relationship with one or more teachers in the school system, spends a full semester under contract with the school district, is licensed by the DPI and receives compensation for duties performed. Contact the coordinator of Clinical Experiences for more information.
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University Services Program Associates:
Academic Department Associate:
University Services Associates:
Mary Jo Durni