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Your Students Are Waiting for You

Some jobs are just jobs. Some are professions. Teaching is a calling. The training needed to become an accomplished, professional educator takes time and effort. But the passion to teach is something many of our students felt long before joining our program. Often it’s “that one teacher” who transforms school into a life-changing experience.

Across the nation, there’s a growing awareness of the importance of education and the need to sustain and reward teachers. In fact, in a recent Pew Research survey, education ranked third among voters’ top priorities in 2019. Bottom line? Our region, nation, and even the world want and need students just like you to choose teaching as a career. Your students are waiting for you!

Kevin Cervantes in the recording studio

“Being in a city school … was a difference maker. Seeing all those kids. Seeing that they need a role model. I thought, this is my path.”

Kevin Cervantes
UW-Green Bay B.S. Education

Become a Teacher. Your students are waiting for you. Apply to UW-Green Bay

Become a Professional with a License to Teach

UW-Green Bay’s teacher education program is approved by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. The program is designed to prepare entry-level teachers with relevant content, professional knowledge and skills to effectively meet the future learning needs of a changing school population. To review professional licensure and certification requirements, use the professional licensure guide.

UW-Green Bay offers teacher licensing programs:
  • Early Childhood
  • Elementary and Middle School
  • Middle and High School
  • Pre-K through 12
  • English and Language Arts
  • Social Studies
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Bilingual
  • World Languages (French, German and Spanish)
  • Art
  • Music
  • Theater

Experience is the Best Teacher

You’ll become a teacher by teaching. Early clinical experiences—in classrooms with students—will allow you to observe and participate in actual educational settings. Often you’ll be working with students from various ethnic, cultural and economic groups, adult learners and exceptional needs children. Many of our student-teachers tell us the experience of personally connecting with their classroom is one of their most profound learning experiences while earning their degree. And our own dedicated, world-class faculty is behind you every step on the way.

Majriela Macedo UW-Green Bay B.S. Education

“Stepping into kindergarten, right then and there, I knew I wanted to be a teacher when I grew up.”

Majriela Macedo
UW-Green Bay B.S. Education


"Wisconsin public schools, like schools across the country, are facing historic teacher shortages."
Wisconsin Dept. of Public Instruction

Governor Tony Evers

“We must do everything in our power to ensure that educators know the work they do is valued and that they mean something to our kids and the people of our state.”

Tony Evers
Governor of Wisconsin
Previously served as Wisconsin Superintendent of Public Instruction

Program Chair, Education Professor Pao Lor

“Being a teacher is a noble profession. Many people become educators to ‘make a difference’ in the lives of the students with whom they work, the schools or educational settings where they work, and for the betterment of society as a whole… We look forward to working with you.”

Pao Lor, Ph.D.
Program Chair, Professional Program in Education  

Education Program at a Glance

7% Growth in teaching jobs
Nationally through 2028,
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
20+ majors minors, licensure and certification opportunities
 
$54,998 average teaching salary in Wisconsin
Wisconsin Average Annual Salary
2016-17 School Year, The Washington Post

 


Matt Daily student teaching at an elementary school in the UW-Green Bay Education program.
Career Options
UW-Green Bay offers multiple education license programs, whether your goal is to work with early childhood, elementary-level, or secondary-level students.

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Brooke Soto (middle) with her class in Berlin, Germany.
Teaching Across the World
UW-Green Bay students have taught in the Midwest, Colorado, Arizona, Scotland, New Zealand, France, China, Thailand, Portugal and Mexico. 

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Education student Kyle student teaching at an elementary school
Classroom Experience
Learn from classroom experience early in the program. Choose a student teaching placement in your hometown, in Green Bay, or almost anywhere in the world. 

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Education Students teaching Wildlife Sanctuary Oaks 4-K Program
Thorough Preparation
Students are well prepared for their licensure and for the classroom.  

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Become a Phoenix

UW-Green Bay has excellent teachers, internships, research opportunities, and a great record of placing students into jobs and graduate programs. Learn More

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Why Our Program Earns You a Gold Star

You’ll gain strong content knowledge, mastery of teaching techniques and the introductory experience needed to launch a successful, respected and in-demand career.

  • Personal attention from acclaimed professors.
  • Classroom experiences early in the program.
  • Student teaching placement almost anywhere in the world.
  • A choice of multiple license programs.
  • Opportunities to pursue a Bilingual/Bicultural Education and/or English as a Second Language license.

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Contact Us

920-465-2137
education@uwgb.edu

For more information on the Professional Program in Education at UW-Green Bay, please contact us!

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