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Since its inception as a teacher-training school in 1871, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh has been a recognized leader in education. Today, the College of Education and Human Services (COEHS) is proud to be preparing the next generation of professional leaders in education, human services and counseling, who will set the pace in education reform and social change in an increasingly diverse environment.

The College of Education and Human Services understands that collaboration and outreach activities can positively support the needs of our communities.

Alternative Careers in Teaching

Alternative Careers in Teaching (ACT) 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.


ArtsCore, a partnership between the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, the Paine Art Center and Gardens, and regional public school districts, seeks to support pre-service and early career teachers in their efforts to teach in and through the arts by developing and implementing programming designed to enhance their competence, confidence, and resiliency to do so.

Center for Additional Teaching Licensure

The Center for Additional Teaching Licenses offers you a fully accredited plan that provides you with customized opportunities for growth and advancement. Our program is individually tailored to help currently licensed teachers obtain additional licenses that will enhance their professional flexibility. The Center can help you obtain an additional teaching license if you:

  • Hold a valid Wisconsin teaching license (initial, professional, master, or lifetime)
  • Have a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Can show proof of a successful student teaching experience of 10 weeks or longer.

Center for Literacy Educators and Leaders

The Center for Literacy Educators and Leaders is the first choice of teachers and school leaders who want to improve literacy learning. Our internationally recognized faculty and staff offer professional development, consultation and graduate programs to improve PK-12 students’ reading, writing, speaking, listening and interpreting of media.

Center for Accessible & Inclusive Education

The Center for Accessible & Inclusive Education offers professional development opportunities for faculty and staff. Expert faculty within the Department of Special and Early Childhood Education can support your training needs on a variety of topics.

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.

Rural Pre-college Program

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.