Elementary Education

Elementary Education

TYPE: Major/Minor
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

  • Becoming an elementary teacher has been my dream for as long as I can remember. I recall feeling devastated in Kindergarten when I couldn't make a star to grade papers as my teachers did, so I kept making stars on scratch paper until I mastered it. Like then, I am determined to face and conquer the challenges to become an effective education professional. The support I receive from Foundation donors greatly assists me along my journey, and I am immensely thankful. Read more.
  • The support I have received allows me to worry less about the finances and focus more on my studies. The scholarships hold so much meaning to me and make me feel honored to be a recipient. Read more.
  • I thank all the Foundation donors for putting their trust and confidence in me through scholarships. My final goal is to become an elementary or middle school special education teacher, and scholarships such as what I received help make this goal possible.
  • It is truly a blessing to have help from scholarships and the wonderful donors that support them. Like the donors supporting me, I am attending UW-Superior for Elementary Education and possess a deep care for all students. It is exceptionally encouraging to be supported by such loving community members. I am truly thankful.
  • Scholarship support helps take away financial stress from my final year of college. I am very grateful for the generosity in granting me an award. Due to the gracious gift I am better able to finish my Elementary Education degree and prepare for my future as a teacher.

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GRADUATE PROGRAMS

We have several Graduate-level programs available.

TEACHING K-12 AND HIGH SCHOOL

Interested in teaching high school or a K-12 subject -- physical education, art or music? See the secondary and K-12 teacher certification requirements in the course catalog or the Department of Education.