You’ve come this far with an undergraduate degree and a passion for making a difference in education. Build on that foundation with a master’s degree or Ph.D. that can help you improve the lives of students and cultivate the next generation of learners. The Department of Curriculum and Instruction offers options in graduate degrees that appeal to professional interests in both instruction and research.
Below, you will find more information about the support and resources available to UW–Madison School of Education students, including funding and employment opportunities, student organizations, and the forms and documents that will help you enroll and progress through your degree program.
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Employment and funding opportunities
- Current Graduate Assistantship Opportunities in the Department
- UW Student Job Center: Focuses on student job opportunities including assistantships in other departments and offices at the university.
- Graduate School Fellowships support: Provides assistance to graduate students, staff and faculty on campus-wide funding issues, particularly those related to internal and external fellowships.
- School of Education Fellowships: Through the generosity of alumni, the School of Education offers 10–12 scholarships each year for current graduate students. Information is sent out in early February by the Curriculum and Instruction graduate program coordinator, with the application due in late March. Fellowships are awarded later in the spring for the following academic year.
- Travel and Data Preparation Funds for Dissertators in the Department: Obtain information from the Curriculum and Instruction Graduate Programs office.
- The Graduate School Vilas Travel Grant: Grants to support travel for conference presentation and research.
- School of Education Doctoral Research Program: The program offers a cross-disciplinary program of professional enrichment designed for School of Education graduate students who intend to pursue careers as researchers in education and education-related fields.
- Teacher Education
All forms have been moved to the C&I Handbook.
Graduate student organizations
- CIRCLEup: CIRCLEup is a group of UW–Madison graduate students working to build greater community and support in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction.
- Teaching Assistant Association (TAA): TAA represents all graduate teaching and project assistants in negotiating the employment contract under which they work.
- Curriculum and Instruction International Student Association at UW-Madison – Wisconsin Involvement Network (WIN)
- Graduate School Academic Policies and Procedures: This document (sometimes referred to as “Guidelines” or “Handbook”) helps answer questions about Graduate School academic and administrative policies and procedures.
- The Guide to Graduate Student Life: Designed by graduate students, this guide offers useful hints for navigating the Madison community and being a graduate student.
- Office of Child Care and Family Resources (OCCFR): Students of the Department of Curriculum and Instruction are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the resources and services of OCCFR, which promotes the development and implementation of a coordinated child care and family support system on campus.