School of Education, Professional & Continuing Education

Temporary Office Closure

In response to COVID-19, the School of Education Office and the Office of Field Experience staff will be working remotely beginning Friday, March 20, 2020 and will do so until further notice. For School of Education business, please contact Jill Kirkpatrick (785-8134) or Leah Davis (soe@uwlax.edu). For Office of Field Experience business, please contact Cheryl Russell (soefieldexp@uwlax.edu).  Please contact Ashley Cree (acree@uwlax.edu) for licensure and certification questions. 

The largest gift ever to School of Education benefits elementary education majors

Alice Svec makes $1.3 million gift from her estate to the UW-La Crosse Foundation. Her estate gift will support future educators forever.

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 and Extended Learning.

Our Bloggers

A day in the life of an SOE students and graduates!

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.

Jillian Medugno

Jillian Medugno

SOE Graduate, teaching overseas
Audrey Presser

Audrey Presser

SOE Graduate, 2nd Grade Teacher
Jesse Gilbertson

Jesse Gilbertson

Social Studies/History Education

Hear from our alumni

Elizabeth Gulden, '05

Elementary/Middle School Education

"The early childhood program at UW-La Crosse is absolutely second to none!"

Learn more about Elizabeth Gulden, '05 

Sarah Compton , '11

Professional Studies in Education

"One thing that still resonates with me is how to incorporate student choice, which improves behavior, motivation and retention."

Learn more about Sarah Compton , '11 

Trent Rasmussen, '19

Educational Leadership Certificate (5051 licensure) and Director of Instruction (5010 licensure)

"You can see in students' faces when they are excited about learning something new or you affirmed who they are or what they just did. Who knows what those things will mean to them later on — that’s what is really exciting."

Learn more about Trent Rasmussen, '19