University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Education
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|University of Wisconsin–Madison
School of Education
|Dean||Julie K. Underwood|
|Academic staff||430 (Fall 2010)|
|Admin. staff||260 (Fall 2010)|
|Students||3,029 (Fall 2010)|
|Undergraduates||1,877 (Fall 2010)|
|Postgraduates||1,138 (Fall 2010)|
|Location||Madison, Wisconsin, USA|
The University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Education is a college within the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Although teacher education was offered at the university’s founding in 1848, the School was officially started in 1930. Now composed of eight academic departments, it is the third largest school or college at the university. U.S. News & World Report ranked the overall graduate program seventh in the country (tied with the University of Pennsylvania), with three departments—Curriculum & Instruction, Educational Psychology and Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis—receiving the number one ranking in 2006. Julie K. Underwood became the School’s dean in August 2005.
Eight departments make up the School of Education. The largest, Curriculum & Instruction, offers teacher certification for undergraduates and master's and Ph.D. programs. Students can also earn a bachelor's, master's and Ph.D. degrees through the Department of Rehabilitation Psychology & Special Education. Art, the second-largest department, has undergraduate and graduate programs in art education, graphics, the 2-D area and the 3-D area. The Department of Kinesiology has three undergraduate and seven graduate areas of specialization. The Dance Program (part of Kinesiology) was the first of its kind at any American university and is only for undergraduates. The other four departments—Counseling Psychology, Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis, Educational Policy Studies, Educational Psychology—are designed specifically for master's and Ph.D. students.
Because of its wide range of departments, the School of Education is housed in many buildings throughout the UW–Madison campus. The Education Building, located in the heart of campus on Bascom Hill and built in 1900, originally housed the College of Mechanics and Engineering. The building is scheduled to be completely renovated by the end of 2010. The George Mosse Humanities Building is home to the Art Department, which has additional studio and gallery space scattered around campus. Kinesiology is housed in the Natatorium, with Occupational Therapy in the Medical Sciences Building; Dance is located in Lathrop Hall; Curriculum & Instruction is in the Teacher Education Building; Educational Psychology and Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis are in the Educational Sciences Building; and Rehabilitation Psychology & Special Education is located at 432 N. Murray St.
Journals and publications 
Three times a year, the School’s External Relations Office publishes a newsletter, Campus Connections, which is sent to over 40,000 alumni.
Notable faculty, past and present 
- Michael Apple, leading educational theorist
- Gloria Ladson-Billings, leading educational theorist
- Harvey Littleton, founder of the American studio glass movement
- Thomas S. Popkewitz, leading educational theorist
Notable alumni 
- Jane Kaczmarek, actress, Malcolm in the Middle
- Mark Tauscher, football player, Green Bay Packers
- Dale Chihuly, glass artist
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