Teacher Education Program News
Fulbrights gaining experience, confidence teaching in other parts of the world
The saying “if you can dream it, you can do it” is coming true for Greta Wiederhold and Kaitlyn Zenner, recent University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire graduates now working as English teaching assistants abroad through the Fulbright U.S. Student Program.
Future teacher hopes to make a difference in nearby classrooms and around the world
When Maisee Yang graduates from UW-Eau Claire, she will take with her a long list of goals that she hopes to accomplish during her future teaching career. An elementary education major with a TESOL minor, she wants to teach close to home but also abroad.
UW-Eau Claire ramping up study abroad programs during spring semester
There still is uncertainty around international travel, but study abroad programs at UW-Eau Claire are ramping up again and students are eager to explore and learn in other parts of the globe. Ninety Blugolds are studying abroad this spring.
Blugold excited to begin teaching career despite ongoing pandemic
In January, Abbi Holzmann’s dream of being a teacher came true as she began her career at Northstar Middle School. While the pandemic has changed K-12 classrooms, it hasn't changed her passion for teaching.
Student uses summer research project to create drum line music for Blugold Marching Band
Now in his fourth year, Andrew Smits has enjoyed bringing the Blugold Marching Band's music to life during performances. This year, however, he took things a step further — he wrote and arranged the drum line music for the season.
Future teacher earns national Honors fellowship for world language teaching research
Jesselyn Nadolny's passion for languages and cultures — and her curiosity about the creative practices of world language teachers — has earned the future teacher a national Honors fellowship award that will fund her research.
New challenges for Blugold student teaching social studies during pandemic, political unrest
Cade Lambrecht began student teaching social studies as the COVID-19 pandemic and political unrest created new challenges for him. Fortunately, his UW-Eau Claire education and faculty mentors prepared him for success.
Blugolds embrace new opportunities to grow their cultural competency
The Center for EDI (Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion) Training, Development and Education offers Blugolds programming options that aim to enhance their understanding of EDI, while helping them become more culturally responsible and knowledgeable.
Blugold works to build cultural competence, understanding of white privilege
During his years as a Blugold, Alex Hintz worked to build his understanding of diverse populations so he could be a stronger ally for people of color and better meet the needs of his future students.
Future teacher finds adventure, joy and friendships studying abroad in Spain
Amanda Flandrich's year studying abroad in Spain has given her new friendships, memories and an even greater confidence in herself and in her plans to pursue a career as an immersion teacher.
Music alum connects with Latvian Blugolds overseas
Jacob Truby '10 never anticipated his move from the U.S. to Riga, Latvia, would connect him with fellow Blugolds. Since living in Europe, Truby has met two Latvian exchange students who attended UW-Eau Claire through a study abroad scholarship program.