Elementary Education

Elementary Education

TYPE: Major
DEGREE: B.A./B.S.
DEPARTMENT: Department of Education

LOCATION: On-Campus

Founded in 1893 as the Superior Normal School, the University of Wisconsin-Superior was created to educate teachers. Since our founding, UW-Superior has been a frontrunner in the UW System for its offerings in PK-12 education. Teacher education graduates are highly regarded by their employers; and many have won teaching awards at the district, state, and national levels. Education students work with children in local classrooms early in their program. Our Field Experience Coordinator assists in finding each student an individual placement in a classroom. Education programs are subject to change to be in alignment with the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.  

Elementary Education K-9

This major prepares students to teach grades K-9 and requires the instruction minor. Additional licensure options are available in Early Childhood Education and Special Education.

With the K-9 Elementary Major, students may also choose to minor in one of the following subjects:

Employment Outlook

More than 90% of education graduates find jobs teaching in PK-12 schools, but some continue to graduate programs or the private sector.

While our programs are designed to align with Wisconsin state licensure requirements, many students apply for licenses in other states, such as Michigan and Minnesota. Students are encouraged to check with their state’s Department of Education to determine if there are additional requirements.

SPOTLIGHTS

  • It is through generous donors, like those that support the scholarship I received, that make secondary educational opportunities possible for nontraditional students like me. Read more.
  • I kindly thank the Foundation donors for generously awarding me a scholarship and helping me achieve my dream of becoming a teacher. I was thrilled when I received the award letter, and I am very appreciative as the award will allow me to focus on student teaching. Thank you!
  • I’ve known I wanted to be a teacher since I was a seventh grade student, when I was inspired by a teacher. The scholarships I’ve received help me afford my education and get me one step closer to my dream. Read more.
  • The scholarships I have received through the UW-Superior Foundation have given me the opportunity to continue working towards my dreams. Thank you for your generosity! Read more.
  • By receiving a Foundation scholarship my financial burden has lightened and I can focus on my academics and my music. The award boosted my confidence and reinforced my desire to give back to future generations as the teachers and donors at this university have done for me. Read more.

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GRADUATE PROGRAMS

We have several Graduate-level programs available.

NOT FINDING YOUR MAJOR?

The individually designed major gives you the flexibility of self-designing your own major to suit your unique interests and career goals. Working closely with an advisor, you may choose classes from a variety of subjects to create a custom course of study.