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Mission & Goals

The School of Education commits itself to the education of leaders who will enrich lives, transform communities, and better the world.

Academic Departments

The UW–Madison School of Education houses 10 diverse departments and a broad array of undergraduate and graduate programs — from elementary and secondary education to studio art, modern dance, and theatre to exercise science and occupational therapy.

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The University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Education’s success as an institution rests in large part on the people who teach its classes, lead its departments, administer its units, and support its programs.

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Congratulations! You’re part of a distinguished group— over 45,000 teachers, artists, therapists, researchers, entrepreneurs, and public intellectuals. Our alumni span the globe, but are proud to still support our School.

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Stay in touch with the UW–Madison School of Education through publications, newsletters, and news stories about our alumni, students, faculty, and staff research and accomplishments.

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Get involved and engage with the UW–Madison School of Education by attending or participating in one of our many upcoming events.

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The financial support we receive from loyal alumni and friends is essential to the continued excellence of the School of Education.

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Contact & Visit

The School of Education is spread across many buildings on and off campus, but most departments and units are housed in the Education Building, Educational Sciences, Teacher Education Building, Lathrop Hall, and more.