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UWSP’s education program ranked second in nation

Metro Wire Staff

The education program at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point has been ranked as second in the nation according to Study.com.

The site’s “Best Colleges for Education Majors” list ranked UW-Stevens Point’s education program highly for program outcomes, graduation and retention rates, advising services, student organization opportunities and vast program options.

“UW-Stevens Point’s School of Education has a passion for excellence,” said Lynda Fernholz, chair of the program, adding that students and faculty work together and push themselves to be the best.

“Our graduates gain the knowledge and confidence to create classrooms and schools that effectively educate children of all backgrounds and learning needs, for today and for the future,” she said. “At UW-Stevens Point, we build relationships that last a lifetime.”

UW-Stevens Point offers bachelor’s degrees for education within early childhood, elementary, science, social studies, English, music, and other areas, as well as a master’s degree and a doctoral degree in Educational Sustainability.

The professionals on staff provide support with advising, student teaching experiences, licensure, career development, and placement and a thriving scholarship program. Students are also involved in several award-winning education organizations.

Study.com compiled the list focusing on schools that were accessible, affordable and offered quality programs. The rankings were gathered using statistics from the Department of Education and student reports. For more information on the methodology, go to Study.com.

Stevens Point Normal School was founded in 1894 for teacher preparation.

Today, UW-Stevens Point’s School of Education remains at the forefront of innovation in teacher education. For more information on the university’s offerings, go to www.uwsp.edu/education.