The UW-Platteville School of Education has earned its reputation as a leader in teacher preparation since opening as Wisconsin’s first teacher’s college in 1866. In the generations since, we’ve helped thousands of teachers become leaders in the classroom and in their communities, thanks to our dedicated faculty and focus on place-based education.

Our carefully crafted curriculum will guide you in incorporating the unique needs of your surrounding culture into the lessons presented in the classroom. More than just your content area, you’ll also learn about the impacts social justice and equity issues have on your students and their families, and how you can help them learn, adapt, and thrive. Much of our work focuses on responding to needs in the rural areas that make up over 70% of Wisconsin’s public schools, yet our place-based approach can apply to communities large and small.

You’ll put these lessons into practice with practicum experience, student teaching, and other opportunities with local and nation-wide placements. Plus, our active student organizations and study abroad offerings allow you to explore your areas of interest in more depth. This broad and flexible training will prepare you for a career in a field that’s always in-demand.