COVID-19 Update

Our operational status

Classes for Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 are a mix of in-person, online, and hybrid modalities. We recommend email and/or Canvas as the best way to reach faculty and instructors. Academic departments are minimally staffed.

For more information: UWL's COVID-19 info hub

Congratulations to our December graduates! 

We are so proud of you and are celebrating with you!

A fall 2020 congratulations type board filled with messages from various ES instructors. Another fall 2020 congratulations message type board filled with well wishes and advice to December graduates from ES instructors.

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Our focus

The primary purpose of the Department of Educational Studies (DES) is to advance teaching and learning while preparing teacher leaders for a global society.

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. 

We prepare students to...

  • Engage in reflection
  • Celebrate diversity
  • Research practice
  • Focus on teaching
  • Engage in service
  • Use technology
  • Create school partnerships
  • Construct knowledge
  • Be globally responsive



Art & Education in Japan

This faculty-led program in Japan will focus on the mission of the School of Education (SOE) “to become a leader in the preparation of globally responsive teachers.” 

This program will offer firsthand cultural and diverse experiences in modern Japan. Examples include preschool, elementary, middle school visits, interacting with and/or teaching to Japanese students, and learning how they learn subjects including the English language (i.e., English as a foreign language) in schools. These experiences will support teacher candidates to develop their knowledge and skills and to apply them in a global context. 

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Application for Admission to
EC-MC, MC-EA, EC-A, and SPE will open January 27, 2020
(link will be live once application opens)

More information on requirements for admission to the EC-MC or MC-EA programs can be found here.  

More information on requirements for admission to EC-A (Art, Music, World Languages) programs can be found here.  

More information on requirements for admission to the Special Education program can be found here.