Professional Studies in Education

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

IPSE students at Fall for Education Conference

Why should you choose one of our graduate programs?

Communities of learning

Our programs work to build a dynamic, connected, and inspired community of learners dedicated to transforming the profession of education to create a world where every child can learn. Our graduates are defined by their desire to inspire those around them to live caring and meaningful lives.

Mission, Vision, and Values

Students working together at conference.


A top-ranked institution

For the 20th consecutive year, UWL has remained the top ranked comprehensive campus in the UW system. We also remain Wisconsin’s top-ranked public university among our peers according to U.S. News & World Report’s America’s Best Colleges listing. This resource also ranks UWL 6th for Best Regional (public) Universities in the Midwest and named our institution a Best Value School.

UWL clocktower with fall leaves.


Experience transformation

"I have to admit that when I saw the word “transformative” used for one of the outcomes of the program it was with some curiosity as to how that was measured or even described by the participants. Yet, person after person was able to share with me how each viewed the transformative process so that when educators went back to their buildings, others did see a change in those who had participated and principals indicated that the changes were felt at the building level itself." Diane Rauschenfels, External Reviewer March 2016

Student and faculty participate in the commencement hooding ceremony.


Notable Alumni

Michelle Griffin-Wenzel recently was recognized as Wisconsin’s Outstanding Biology Teacher Award winner at the National Biology Teachers Association annual conference. Michelle is a graduate of the UWL ME-PD Learning Community program. 

Every year, the Outstanding Biology Teacher Award (OBTA) program attempts to recognize an outstanding biology educator, in grades 7-12 only, in: each of the 50 states, Washington D.C., Canada, Puerto Rico, and overseas territories.

Michelle Griffin-Wenzel receives award.


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