Xee Vang ’05, MSE ’08
Gegan Elementary School
Menasha Joint School District
The Curriculum and Instruction master’s program added to my tools for success in teaching and provided me with a greater understanding and appreciation for the diverse students in my classroom.
The most important thing I got out of the program is that no matter where I am in the teaching career, there's always room to grow. Curriculum and Instruction is always changing. And to be a more effective teacher, I have to keep myself up to date with what is expected of me.
As a full-time teacher, I appreciated the faculty’s commitment to helping me become better in teaching along with the instructors’ understanding that students’ need to balance the demands of daily teaching with the program coursework. I received my undergraduate from UW Oshkosh and know the professors. They are wonderful and are very helpful and are considerate.
Leanne Doyle MS ’10
Director of Continuing Education
UW-Fond du Lac
The Educational Leadership program has given me the ability to see the world of PK-20 in broader terms: internationally, nationally, the state of Wisconsin and this region of the state.
The College of Education and Human Services has a reputation for excellence. I found the faculty to be intellectually stimulating, passionate about their subjects and challenged us students.
I cherish both the applied research and the independent study in applied research as they taught me how to understand and execute research.
Since having completed my research on blended learning, I have presented at two conferences. And I have been told, and do believe, that with my degree and extensive work experience, I will be quite marketable in higher education.
Melanie Sickinger MS ’03. '10
Math and reading support teacher
Wrightstown Elementary School
I was drawn to the Reading Education program because of its strong reputation within the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.
UW Oshkosh faculty members challenged and encouraged me to develop meaningful learning opportunities, which she put to immediate use in the classrooms of the Wrightstown Community School District, where she serves as a reading and math support teacher.
The combination of face-to-face and online classes allowed for increased flexibility in my schedule.