School of Education, Professional & Continuing Education

The School of Education, Professional, and Continuing Education (EPC) has a comprehensive and dynamic structure, where 23 programs across all colleges and schools at the university work collaboratively to support best practices in teaching, learning, and leading.   The major units within EPC include:

Our commitment both on and off campus supports an investment in strong education programs that lead, collaborate, and innovate to meet 21st century learning environments. 

Featured opportunity


Study abroad in China this summer with a faculty-led experience. Modern China offers a unique learning experience by providing students with a rich cultural blend of both contemporary and traditional perspectives.

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Who we are


The School of Education, Professional, and Continuing Education (EPC) has a comprehensive and dynamic structure, where 23 programs across all colleges and schools at the university work collaboratively to support best practices in teaching, learning, and leading. The major units within EPC include; Department of Educational Studies, Professional Studies in Education, Continuing Education and Extension.

A day in the life of an SOE student

Our Bloggers

Each semester, a few of our teacher candidates share their insights into the classroom both as a student and a future teacher. Follow along with their stories and get a glimpse of what it's like to be a School of Education student.

Audrey Presser

Audrey Presser

Elementary/Middle School Education (MCEA) Special Education Minor
Elizabeth Greene

Elizabeth Greene

Elementary/Middle School Education (MCEA), TESOL minor
Elyse Bley

Elyse Bley

Early Childhood/Elementary Education (ECMC), Spanish Minor
Jesse Gilbertson

Jesse Gilbertson

Social Studies/History Education

Hear from our alumni

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Kelly Anne Blount '06

Elementary/Middle School Education

"The courses that I took were extremely instrumental in sharpening my skills and helping me develop into the writer I am today."

Learn more about Kelly Anne Blount '06 

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Chris Gleason '02

Professional Studies in Education

"I think back fondly on our classes and the time we spent building community and constructing knowledge. It made a significant impact on who I am today."

Learn more about Chris Gleason '02 

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Jennifer Ekiss (Wenman) '13

Early Childhood/Middle School Education

"I don’t think I could have had an experience like this anywhere else had I not gone to UWL."

Learn more about Jennifer Ekiss (Wenman) '13