Complement knowledge gained in the classroom with fulfilling experiences that help you build a successful career and a better world. The School of Education encourages its students to expand their academic experience by offering opportunities in study abroad, research, leadership, and more.
The Global Engagement Office connects the School of Education community with resources, knowledge, and support to engage in and carry out globally focused initiatives, including study abroad experiences.
The Network Fellows Program, funded by WCER, pairs UW–Madison graduate students with civic, education, and community-based organizations to apply what they have learned through coursework in high-impact, real-world settings.
Community-based learning experiences and volunteering can help students gain valuable experience and insight that will bolster their future profession in the arts, education, or health, as well as allow them to develop interpersonal, multicultural, and reflective skills.
Through its many affiliated research projects, the School of Education forges new paths in many fields. View some of the research opportunities that attract top-quality students, faculty, and scholars from around the globe.
WEC is a unit within the Wisconsin Center for Education Research (WCER) that conducts and supports program evaluations within the preK–12 education system through partnerships with school districts, professional associations, state agencies, education-based community organizations, and Cooperative Educational Service Agencies.
The Teacher Education Center can help you navigate the process of becoming a teacher and give you the tools you need to be successful in your academic journey, including the student teaching and field experience.
WCER Fellows are enrolled in any doctoral program in the School of Education. They will gain a wealth of skills by engagement in a diversity of research experiences, without increasing time to degree completion. Fellows will be immediately and consistently integrated into research projects that allow them to gain experience and generate academic products that will allow WCER Fellows to secure jobs.
Student Leadership Opportunities
In many departments, students are given opportunities to serve in leadership positions that will enhance their education and provide valuable skills for future career development. Speak with your program coordinator to find out if there are any available opportunities in your program.