About the School

The UW-Madison School of Education, like its peers, prepares a variety of certified professional educators, with degree and certification programs in such areas as elementary and secondary education, educational leadership, special education, and counseling. But the School houses a much broader and more diverse array of undergraduate and graduate programs than traditionally-based education schools — from studio art, modern dance and theatre to exercise science and occupational therapy. 

The School's excellence flows from a dedicated, top-caliber faculty and staff — many of whom are nationally and internationally prominent in a broad range of fields.

Image of Dance, Kinesiology and Art Programs

Along with traditional teacher certification programs, undergraduate and graduate students have access to a wide range of programs. Art, Dance, Theatre & Drama, and Kinesiology are just a few of the diverse program opportunities housed within the School of Education.


The 2018 edition of U.S. News &
World Report's Best Graduate
School rankings rated our
School of Education programs:

• No. 1 Curriculum/Instruction

• No. 1 Educational Psychology

• No. 2 Administration/Supervision

• No. 3 Secondary Education

• No. 4 Counseling/Personnel Services

• No. 4 Education Policy

• No. 4 Elementary Education

• No. 7 Special Education

Note: Not all programs are ranked by U.S. News & World Report each year

Learn more about these rankings in this report