What can I do with a major in...Teacher Education?
Course catalog | Department website
Pedagogy is the art, science, and profession of teaching. Education is the process of acquiring knowledge, skills, ideas, habits, and values through instruction, studying, and life experience. The Teacher Education Program at University of Wisconsin-Parkside places a special emphasis on preparing teachers to work in urban, multicultural schools.
What skills will I develop?
- Proficiency in curriculum development and teaching, including pedagogy (teaching methods, strategies, graphic organizers), and evaluation.
- Ability to develop new and powerful approaches to reaching and engaging diverse students in meaningful learning activities.
- Ability to provide effective and equal learning opportunities for all students.
- Thorough knowledge of teaching, learning, and development, and instructional technology
- Knowledge of academic and fine art instruction, including English, history, math, science, social studies, literature, storytelling, arts, music, drama, physical education, emergent literacy, reading, and language arts.
- Elementary School Teacher
- Middle School Teacher
- High School Teacher
- Academic Advisor
- Admissions Counselor
- Alumni Relations Coordinator
- Athletic Coach
- Autism Line Therapist
- Child Life Specialist
- Curriculum Writer
- Educational Resource Specialist
- Nutrition Educator
- Preschool Teacher
What can I do to find out if teacher education is for me?
- Talk with a student earning a teaching license
- Meet with the teacher education advisor
- Research careers in the education field
- Conduct informational interviews
- Network with professional educators
- Volunteer or work part time in an education-related position
- Join Parkside’s SWEA Club
- Visit the UW-Parkside Career Center