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Options for your future

Explore your passions and choose a career that will be personally fulfilling and meaningful. The College of Education and Human Sciences prepares you to help people learn, expand their potential and improve their lives. While some of you know exactly what field you want to work in, we understand that many of you are undecided. This is a great time to explore all of the options and see what fits your interests and passions, and what will ensure a great start to your career.

The College of Education and Human Sciences offers the following programs:

  1. Our adaptive music certificate is an add-on certificate program for music education majors looking to become more informed and inclusive in their teaching.

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  2. American Sign Language instructor speaking with community member

    The American Sign Language (ASL) certificate allows you to gain a deeper understanding of language and culture within the Deaf community.

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  3. Become an effective advocate for children who are victims or survivors of child abuse. Our child welfare certificate is beneficial for those who wish to work in areas such as child protective services, foster care or adoption.

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  4. CSD students studying

    Learn how to diagnose, treat and support those with communication, cognitive and swallowing challenges through a comprehensive and diverse curriculum. Our renowned CSD program will help you learn how to evaluate and best assist individuals across a variety of ages and disorders, helping you launch into careers like speech-language pathology and audiology.

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  5. Blugold Elementary Education graduate Abbi Holzmann portraits in a Northstar Middle School classroom.

    Earn your license to teach grades 4K-9 in Wisconsin elementary- and middle-level schools with a bachelor's degree in elementary-middle education. Explore topics like social justice and inclusive practices to learn effective teaching strategies for all learners.

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  6. Workout and weight room area in McPhee

    Prepare to enter the world of health promotion, strength and conditioning, personal training and fitness management with a bachelor's degree in exercise science.

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  7. Better understand the rewards and challenges associated with aging, and what you can do to make a positive impact on others, with a minor in gerontology.

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  8. Workout and weight room area in McPhee

    Gain a well-rounded foundation of knowledge in human movement. Learn by doing through internships, community partnerships and research opportunities.

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  9. The master of education in professional development is a blended weekend and online 30-credit cohort program designed specifically for the professional development of educators.

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  10. Student taping an ankle during a UWEC soccer game

    Prepare to become an athletic trainer with a master's degree in athletic training. Through clinical experiences, impactful research and interprofessional practice, our rigorous program will give you the skills you need to succeed.

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  11. Students in the CSD graduate program studying in the classroom

    Take your bachelor's degree in communication sciences and disorders (CSD) to the next level with a master's degree in CSD. Our accredited program will provide you with the skills and experience needed to stand out in your future career as a speech-language pathologist.

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  12. Athletic training students practicing rehabilitation techniques

    Interested in becoming an athletic trainer? Our pre-athletic training program will prepare you for the next step in your career.

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  13. Interested in becoming a chiropractor? Our pre-chiropractic program will prepare you for the next step in your career.

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  14. Interested in becoming an occupational therapist? Our pre-occupational therapy program will prepare you for the next step in your career.

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  15. Interested in becoming a physical therapist? Our pre-physical therapy program will prepare you for the next step in your career.

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  16. Workout and weight room area in McPhee

    The rehabilitation science degree — the first of its kind in the UW System — is for those interested in physical therapy, occupational therapy and chiropractic care.

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  17. Learn how to motivate and lead athletes of all ages and abilities through a minor in science of coaching. This minor is designed to prepare you for work in a variety of athletic and recreational settings.

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  18. Social work students

    Make the world a better, brighter place with a degree in sociology. Rooted in experiential learning, this program focuses on ways you can be a voice for the voiceless and help to improve society.

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  19. The only program of its kind in this region, this major is a dual-licensure program aimed at supporting Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction guidelines requiring that all students be taught in the least restrictive — and most inclusive — environments possible. Graduates leave with licensure in both early childhood special education and early childhood regular education, and can teach children from birth to third grade.

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  20. Prepare to work with all learners, including those with autism, intellectual disabilities, sensory and physical disabilities, as well as those who are gifted or learning English as a second language. Graduates are licensed to teach special education in K-12 classrooms as well as math, science, social studies and language arts in regular education, K-9 classrooms.

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  21. Gain the skills, tools and certification necessary to teach instrumental and choral music to grades K-12. Our instrumental emphasis provides specialized courses and learning opportunities for those specifically interested in teaching band and/or orchestra.

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  22. Prepare to become a certified physical educator for students in early childhood through adolescence (pre-K-12) with a teaching - kinesiology, physical education bachelor's degree.

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  23. Combine your passions for math and education with a teaching - mathematics bachelor's degree. Completion of the program licenses you to teach all math courses to students in grades 4-12.

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  24. Learn how to motivate student-athletes of all ages and abilities with a minor in teaching - science of coaching. Completion of the minor qualifies you for a pre-K-12 license in coaching, and prepares you for a career leading athletes in a variety of sports.

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  25. Students in an English as a Second Language classroom

    Our teaching of English to speakers of other languages minor is designed for teachers looking to teach English to speakers of other languages in an American school. Completion of the program leads to licensure in TESOL.

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  26. Design your own minor with the topical minor program. This is an excellent choice for Blugolds who have a specific career or professional goal in mind.

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I love being a Blugold because from the minute I started my freshman year, the Eau Claire campus felt like home! The professors here at UWEC want students to succeed, and I have felt supported and challenged to be the best student I can be. There are so many opportunities being a Blugold has to offer, and I have taken full advantage of them — studying abroad, becoming an RA, and volunteering as a campus ambassador.

Abby Stangler Elementary Education
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