UW-Platteville’s elementary-middle teacher preparation program will help you gain the skills necessary to positively influence students’ academic achievement as well as their social and emotional growth. Our elementary-middle program will prepare you to teach Pre-K through 9th grade students in general subject areas, and as a broadly trained and flexible teacher, your degree will be highly marketable upon graduation. While the licensure band of this degree program is broad, you can customize your program by choosing a range of electives that suit your passions. The education we offer now is built on a proud history, as UW-Platteville opened as the first teacher’s college in the state of Wisconsin in 1866. In the generations since, we’ve trained thousands of teachers.

Our School of Education faculty has created a dynamic program that responds to your needs and the schools and communities that you will serve. Our new program features a place-based framework with a rural education focus, which supports our data that 80% of our graduates go on to teach in rural communities in the Midwest and throughout the country. No matter where you end up teaching, our place-based framework will equip you with the essential tools and skills to be responsive change agents in your future schools and communities.

Unique to UW-Platteville, there is a promise of financial relief backed by the university through a program that will help you repay your loans once you've graduated from the School of Education. Learn more about LRAP.