Physical Education Teacher Education (PETE)

School of Education Teacher Pledge

In order to provide children with the best possible education, the School of Education is dedicated to strengthening and diversifying Wisconsin’s teacher workforce. To accomplish this goal, they are pledging to pay the equivalent of in-state tuition and fees, testing and licensing costs for all of our teacher education students. In return, students pledge to work at a Wisconsin educational institution for three to four years after graduation. The Teacher Pledge is open to all participating teacher education students — and is the first program of its kind offered by a public university.

More Information on Teacher Pledge Here

From the Program Director

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Letter from Program Director

To all of our Friends, Colleagues, Students, and Alumni,

Welcome to the Physical Education Teacher Education Program at the University of Wisconsin Madison! For over 110 years, we have been committed to advancing the mission of the university, along with that of our field, which embodies excellence in research and application.

Our vibrant faculty and academic staff represent a wide range of expertise which produces leaders in Physical Education and beyond, as well as numerous evidence-based practitioners over the years. Our proud Badger tradition of well-trained, compassionate and innovative graduates has served our community, state, and world for many decades.

The creative intellectual atmosphere of our department is coupled with numerous hands-on experiences led by our faculty and staff. Our community partnerships with educators, administrators and other stakeholders keeps our curriculum grounded in current practice contexts and fosters collaboration on research questions.

We attract some of the strongest students to our entry level and post-graduate programs, and they go on to became staunch Alumni supporters. We are grateful for these partnerships. Join us in continuing to strengthen our legacy of excellence in Physical Education.

On Wisconsin!

Cindy Kuhrasch

Program Director and Distinguished Faculty Associate