College of Education and Human Sciences
We prepare you to change lives
At UW-Eau Claire, we prepare you to make a difference in people's lives. Our commitment to the highest standards of academic excellence will prepare you to become an engaged professional who is a creative and critical thinker, evidence-informed practitioner and culturally responsive individual.
Integrity, collaboration and social justice
College of Education and Human Sciences graduates transform lives every day. They enhance the lives of others in an increasingly diverse society and follow unique career paths in education, healthcare, business, government, and non-profit agencies.
Volunteer work with cancer survivors leads Blugold down new career path
A service project that put her in touch with cancer survivors has helped Blugold Heidi Kafura rethink her future.
Education alum earns national teaching award
Local high school science teacher and newly hired elementary school principal Adam Keeton has been honored by the National Association of Geoscience Teachers.
Eight alumni of UW-Eau Claire to receive Alumni Association awards
Eight alumni are receiving awards from the UW-Eau Claire Alumni Association May 23 at a luncheon and ceremony in conjunction with spring commencement.
Special education major Karen Fraser reflects on study abroad at the University of Ghana
UW-Eau Claire sophomore special education major Karen Fraser shares her thoughts about her study abroad experience at the University of Ghana
Three Blugolds receive 2015-16 Fulbright U.S. Student awards
A current UW-Eau Claire student and two recent Blugold graduates have been offered 2015-16 Fulbright U.S. Student awards for English teaching assistantships abroad.
student athlete AND safety advocate
Many students focus on what they will take from this campus when they graduate. Mat Rieckhoff wanted to be sure he also left something behind, which he hopes is a safer Blugold community.
Student finishes half marathon despite challenges of chronic disorder
Shelby Knispel-Greene talks about facing the challenges of rheumatoid arthritis and continuing to accomplish her goals.
Three faculty honored for mentoring student scholarly projects
Three UW-Eau Claire faculty recently were honored for their skill and dedication in mentoring student scholarly projects.
Prestigious scholarship takes Blugold to South Korea for summer
Pa Nyia Thao, a communication sciences and disorders major, has been awarded the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship for student abroad this summer in Korea.
Students score big at UW System research symposium
Three UW-Eau Claire students were among presenters at the UW System Symposium for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity to take top honors April 24 at UW-Milwaukee.
2015 College of Education + Human Sciences Scholarship Awards Celebration + Reception
Students in the College of Education and Human Sciences were honored during the spring scholarship awards ceremony on April 15, 2015.
UWEC students tackle marathon class
UW-Eau Claire students have been training for the upcoming Eau Claire Marathon through a long-distance running class.
Poetry event brings Robert Frost collection to life
Campus, community members to read from UW-Eau Claire’s rare and extensive Robert Frost collection during April 27 poetry event.
Working like a dog: Canine visitors help schoolchildren improve reading skills
The UW-Eau Claire College of Education and Human Sciences is participating in a therapy dog reading program at Eau Claire area elementary schools that helps students improve their reading skills.
Future teachers gain skills in diverse urban classrooms
English education major Alison Wagener spent just a week working with students in an urban Milwaukee middle school but the experience made an impact that she thinks will last a lifetime.
Alumni return to share advice with current students
UW-Eau Claire alumni are passionate about their experiences and are eager to share what they have learned with the next generation of Blugolds.
Co-teaching gaining popularity in student-teacher training
The university has partnered with Eau Claire schools to use a co-teaching model in an effort to improve student achievement and better prepare student teachers.
Growing job market offers more opportunities for college grads
There is good news for Blugolds looking forward to graduation in May. According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers, job outlook hiring projections of college graduates are rising.
College of Education & Human Sciences Award Banquet + Reception
Each year, the College of Education and Human Sciences awards over $118,000 in scholarships to students who have made outstanding achievements.
Plan for success: Summer Session 2015
Taking a course or two during Summer Session could be a game-changer for reducing a student's time to graduation.
Blugold sports red as coach with Wisconsin Badgers
Erik Helland, a 1987 University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire graduate, is in his second season as the men’s basketball strength and conditioning coach for the UW-Madison Badgers.
Spreading the word: UW-Eau Claire students want R-word to go away
UW-Eau Claire Best Buddies program campaigns to end the use of the "R word."
Ten undergraduate researchers named McNair Scholars
Ten UW-Eau Claire students have been selected to participate in the prestigious Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program.
Pride AND Performance: Documentary follows freshmen through first year in celebrated Blugold Marching Band
BMB! That’s all you have to say to high school students across Minnesota and Wisconsin, where being a Blugold is the marching band benchmark of excellence.
Education majors to offer free foreign language classes
UW-Eau Claire students enrolled in "Teaching Foreign Languages in Grades 1-8" will offer a series of exploratory foreign language classes for elementary school students in grades 1-5.
"The College of Education and Human Sciences departments are an interrelated and collaborative group that share a mission of developing and enhancing human potential through a liberal education and professional studies."
Carmen Manning, Dean, College of Education and Human Sciences
Known for producing high-achieving graduates
- In 2013, the pass rate on the Association of Social Work Boards examination was 97% compared to the national average of 78% for first-time test takers.
- During the 2013-2014 academic year, of the 195 students taking the Praxis II content exam, the median score for UW-Eau Claire teacher candidates was on average 8 points higher than the national sample across all content disciplines.
- On the Foundations of Reading test for select teacher education students, the UW-Eau Claire pass rate was 90% compared to the state passing rate of 85%.
- In the span of 2012-2014, the Communication Sciences & Disorders student pass rate on the PRAXIS was 97% compared to the national average of 84%.
- Communication Sciences & Disorders report a 100% employment rate.
- Our athletic training graduates have a 99% pass rate on their certification exam. In addition, they have a 98% job placement rate.
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