Dean's Welcome

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Dean's Welcome

Dean's Welcome

Fred Yeo giving a speech at a commencement ceremony As Dean of the College of Education and Human Services, I’d like to extend a warm welcome to you from all of us at the College. As you look through our website, we hope you’ll get a sense of why we believe this college is unique in Wisconsin.

UW Oshkosh started as a teacher’s college in 1871 and what was then known as the Oshkosh State Normal School quickly became Wisconsin’s foremost institution for educating teachers, utilizing many innovations for the time. The school was the first such school in the nation to have a kindergarten and introduced practice teaching (student teaching) in 1872.

While a lot has changed since those early years, we continue to set the pace for teacher and human services education:

  • We have one of the best special education programs in the state and the only one in Northeast Wisconsin.
  • We offer the only online human services degree in the Midwest.
  • We are the only university-affiliated Head Start program in the state.
  • The college’s unique K-12 School District and CESA Outreach Programs create long-lasting connections with area school districts to better understand their challenges and determine specific program needs.
  • We have partnerships with over twenty K-12 school districts in northeast Wisconsin.
  • We host two regional K-12 and University advisory groups that explore better ways to collaborate for the improvement of education in our region.
  • The College is one of the founding members of the Wisconsin Rural Schools Alliance and along with CESAs and K-12 districts, are deeply invested in improving Wisconsin’s many rural schools.
  • We have a superb reputation for preparing excellent teachers, from early childhood education up through school administration.  

Many of our pre-service teachers explores  new boundaries through teaching abroad, in urban and rural schools and in tribal schools.

We also offer a range of professional development opportunities for those seeing additional teaching licensure along with programs to help adult learners transition into teaching careers.

I encourage you to explore our site to learn more about the people, programs and activities that make the College of Education and Human Services a unique, creative and wonderful place to learn and grow.  I think you’ll see why our College is a leader in teacher and human services education.

I would also encourage you to come visit us on campus and talk to our professors and staff to learn more about our programs.

Dr. Frederick Yeo, Ed.D., JD
Dean, College of Education and Human Services
University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
800 Algoma Blvd.
Oshkosh, WI 54901
Office Phone: (920) 424-3322
Fax: (920) 424-0858

The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh — Where Excellence and Opportunity Meet.