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Crafting classroom leaders

The department of education for equity and justice at UW-Eau Claire gives you the knowledge, tools and skills needed to lead students and make a positive impact on their lives. Discover your own teaching style through learning contemporary lesson-planning and teaching techniques, firsthand experience in local K-12 schools and cultural immersion experiences. Prepare to join the ranks of Blugold teachers who lead their students towards a bright future.

Austin Burzynski, Elementary Ed and Science of Coaching

UWEC: A family tradition

By pursuing a major in elementary education and a minor in the science of coaching, Austin Burzynski is pursuing his dream of being a teacher and a coach. He's also building his family’s Blugold legacy. A first-generation college student raised by a single mom, Austin is the fifth in his immediate family to graduate from UW-Eau Claire.

“Really there was never a ‘plan’ that we were all going to attend UWEC as we all kind of had our own reasons for coming to school here,” Austin said. "For me, UW-Eau Claire offered everything I wanted in a university. It’s one of the best degrees you can get in the Midwest and I can play college football here.

"We do take a lot of pride with being Blugolds. It’s a bond that brings us together.” 

What do you want to teach?

UWEC offers a variety of teaching majors and minors. Find the fields that interest you most and what grade levels most suit your skills. Experienced faculty in subject areas across the university ensure that you will be well versed in whatever subject you choose. They'll also show you how to make positive impacts on your students' lives through collaborative leadership, compassion and insight. Your experiences at UW-Eau Claire will prepare you well for a bright career in teaching.

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Expand your educational enthusiasm and get involved outside of the classroom. We have opportunities to travel and to join student organizations, as well as many other offerings that add knowledge and experience to your years as a Blugold.

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