Collaboration & Outreach
Alternative Careers in Teaching is a teacher licensure program designed specifically for working professionals with a bachelor's degree and at least five years of work experience who desire a career teaching secondary level mathematics or science. It is a cooperative program between the UW Colleges and UW Oshkosh.
The Center for Wisconsin Rural Communities and Education is focused on initiatives that improve the educational, economic and social needs in the state's rural areas.
The K-12 Schools Advisory Councils were created to provide a forum for discussing and resolving educational issues that affect K-12 schools and higher education in the UW Oshkosh COEHS service area. By developing partnerships between K-12 schools and higher education this advisory council hopes to further the education of all students
Collaborative Degree Program
Established between the UW Oshkosh College of Education and Human Services and UW College Campuses, the Collaborative Degree Program conveniently offers individuals in the workplace or individuals wanting to stay close to home the opportunity to complete a UW Oshkosh Bachelor's Degree in
- Early Childhood Education (pre-K to grade 6)
- (cross-categorical, K-12)
Collaborative Licensure Programs
Student completing bachelor degree and elementary education licensure at a private college (see list below) may concurrently complete special education endorsement (licensure) through UW Oshkosh. Courses are completed online (evenings) along with two on-campus Saturday sessions for hands-on learning each semester
An affiliate of the National Writing Project, the Fox Valley Writing Project is a proven, professional program for FVWP kindergarten through post-secondary teachers. This innovative effort between UW Oshkosh College of Education and Human Services and area school districts brings teachers together to share strategies for teaching writing and improving their personal writing skills.
Human Services Advisory Council
Designed to better create Human Services Leadership curriculum and programs, this council includes human services agencies leaders from throughout the area to give insights on current community issues and feedback on current program partnerships.
The Rural Pre-college Program brings to the UW Oshkosh campus Native American, Latino, Hmong and rural Wisconsin high school students who have strong academic and leadership backgrounds and have the potential to become the first in their families to attend college. Each summer, 15 to 20 students are selected to participate in the week-long program at UW Oshkosh.
Teacher in Residency Program
This unique Teacher in Residency program, developed in partnership with the Appleton Area School District, provides selected student teachers from the college an opportunity for an intensive full-semester placement that includes involvement in school-wide initiatives, weekly discussions with peers and mentors and opportunities for compensated school duties.
Each year, a dozen College of Education and Human Services students take a four day trip to engage with diverse students and see successful innovations in education. Students who participate in this program will have a much broader perspective in their field and will also have the opportunity to challenge their own thinking about schooling in these settings.
Supported by the Wisconsin Cooperative Education Services Agency (CESA) districts, the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, UW System and rural school districts, the Wisconsin Rural Schools Alliance strives to meet the unique needs of rural schools in the state.