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Dr. Rita Chen appears on News Channel 8's Assignment Education: Student Bloggers
Admission Application to School of Education/Department of
Educational Studies Due date: Friday of Week 3 for
DES Admission Application
SPE Due date: Friday Week 3 for each semester
SPE Admission Application
Department Address & Phone
335 Morris Hall
1725 State Street
La Crosse, WI 54601
Carol Angel, Ph. D.
Ph: (608) 785-8135
Ph: (608) 785-8132
Ph: (608) 785-8152
Dept. Fax: (608)
The primary purpose of the Department of Educational Studies (DES) is to advance teaching and learning while preparing teacher leaders for a global society. Our teacher preparation programs, in collaboration with our public school partners, contribute to the teaching profession by producing teachers who believe that all students have the ability to achieve high standards, who adapt their teaching to reach all students, and who respect the diversity of all students. We prepare teacher candidates to become teachers who ground curriculum in the lives of students; who embrace multicultural perspectives and uphold just teaching practices; value academically rigorous curriculum; and are culturally sensitive. Our graduates are reflective practitioners who continuously improve their abilities and are responsive to best practices.
The Vision of the
Department of Educational Studies is to develop teacher
candidates into effective teacher practitioners who are globally
responsive teacher leaders dedicated to supporting all students
and committed to a quality education for all.
To accomplish the mission and vision of DES we have established the following priorities:
Engage in reflection
Focus on teaching
Engage in service
Create school partnerships
Be globally responsive
The Department includes teacher education programs at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.