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Teaching & Learning Department

Formerly Curriculum and Instruction

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The Teaching and Learning department at UW Oshkosh prepares undergraduate and graduate students to become skillful practitioners, reflective professionals and change agents in their schools and communities.

Preservice and inservice teachers become knowledgeable in culture, subject matter, learning theories and diversity, as well as skillful in creating curriculum and using different pedagogical strategies to foster learning among all students.

Prospective Undergraduate Students

Curious about becoming a teacher? Not sure what it all entails? Click here to learn more about the admission preparation, majors and minors available, as well as Steps to Licensure and information for high school students, transfer students, or other non-current students interested in this program.

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The department’s undergraduate programs prepare students for licensure in a variety of age ranges, from early childhood through adolescence (PK-12). Students can specialize in a variety of language and learning ability areas with an English as a Second Language major, Bilingual Hmong and Bilingual Spanish minors, and Dual Regular / Special Education Licensure Programs.




Teachers with regular Wisconsin teaching licenses can enhance their professional knowledge and skills with the University’s master's program in Teaching and Learning. Emphases include the following options:

Elementary Education (Individually Designed Program)

English as a Second Language (ESL)

ESL/Bilingual Education (Spanish/English or Hmong/English)

Math Intervention

Secondary Education (Individually Designed Program)


Update for Master's Level students

Program changes that impact the MSE in T&L core course offerings are being discussed. Instead of offering “one size fits all” courses, topic specific and certificate-based programs are being explored.

Currently, the proposed MSE-T&L Math Intervention master's program may substitute topic specific courses for the following core courses: Elem Ed 705 Curriculum Planning and Differentiating for Instruction and Elem Ed 716 Issues in PK-12 Education. 

The MSE-T&L master's program in ESL/Bilingual Education may substitute Elem Ed 381 for Elem Ed 705.


Chair: John Lemberger

ADA: Lynn Payne and Tamra Plath


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