UW-Oshkosh Collaborative Degrees

Alternative Careers in Teaching (act!) Program

About Act!

The Alternative Careers in Teaching program (act!) is an individually tailored, alternative pathway to initial Wisconsin licensure as a secondary (grades 6-12) mathematics or science teacher or as a Technology Education teacher (grades K-12). The program is tailored to adult career-changers looking for an alternative path to licensure that is flexible, fast and convenient.

Act! is a partnership with UW-OshkoshUW-Manitowoc, UW-Marinette, UW-Fox Valley, UW-Fond du Lac and UW-Sheboygan.

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For more information about the program and how to apply, please visit Alternative Careers in Teaching program (act!).

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BS - Human Services Leadership

The nationally accredited UWO Human Service Leadership program provides a course of study that prepares students for human services administration and management, and, to serve in key leadership positions in human services locally and across the world.

The UW College System is an integral partner in the collaborative degree program, providing pre-advising to potential HSL Collaborative degree students and hosting courses regionally. The academic excellence and educational preparation offered through the Colleges lay the foundation for successful HSLC students. The UW-Extension provides technical assistance in instructional design and vital technological connections for the program’s distance education delivery.

The Collaborative Degree Program advantage:

  • The HSLC degree program fits the career path of traditional and non-traditional students
  • General education courses are completed through the associate (AAS) degree program at the UW College and the credits transfer to UWO. Students enter the HSLC program as juniors.
  • UWO Human Services Leadership courses and field placements are held in the region for an in-demand degree; students don’t need to travel to the UW-Oshkosh campus for courses
  • Dedicated, well trained faculty with diverse education and experience provide instruction and mentoring to students
  • Small class size and cohorts allow students to know instructors and fellow students well
  • Students have access to the UW Oshkosh and UW College libraries, technology, and academic support system
  • Consortium agreements with collaborating institutions make financial aid available for qualifying students
  • Field placements provide experiences for students to apply learning in local agencies and build mentoring relationships with leaders in the community
  • The community and its stakeholders benefit from the involvement of students who are trained in cutting-edge and research-based best practice in the industry
  • Read more at Collaborative Degree Advantage

For more information contact the UW-Sheboygan Student Affairs office at 459-6633, or at www.uwosh.edu/collabdegree/hs 

Transfer credits? Most students transfer approximately 60 credits to UW Oshkosh. Credits now transfer easier than ever! Contact an advisor to find out how to apply your credits to this program.

To enroll or for more information, contact:

UW-Sheboygan: (920) 459-6633, or email Pam Fitzer or Patti Leick
UW Oshkosh: (920) 424-0115, UW Oshkosh Website Info

Bachelor of Liberal Studies (BLS)

UW-Sheboygan graduates can transfer between 60 and 90 credits to the UW Oshkosh Bachelor of Liberal Studies program. The courses are delivered completely online, and most students can complete the program in as little as two years.

Students who pursue a BLS degree focus on leadership, critical thinking and conflict management skills. A Liberal Studies degree allows students to combine coursework in a number of disciplines to help them develop a broad base of skills. Courses include:

  • Contemporary global issues and problems
  • Research and reporting skills
  • Workplace and communication trends
  • Conflict resolution
  • Administrative leadership and behavior
  • Project planning and implementation
  • Managing people at work

Online programs at UW Oshkosh offer the flexibility that students need with the same academic quality of the on-campus programs.

 Students can declare their degree with the following emphases:

UW-Sheboygan graduates can also transfer into the following online degree programs at UW Oshkosh:

For more information on the program, contact Laurie Kuehn at kuehnl@uwosh.edu or (920) 424-0692. You can also view all online degrees at UW Oshkosh to download program curriculum planners and learn more.

BS in Education (Pre-K-Grade 6 licensure)

This degree program with UW-Oshkosh will offer students a BS degree leading to licensure in teaching Pre-K to Grade 6. All classes will be taught on the UW-Sheboygan campus and are designed to build upon the Associate's degree program offered by UW-Sheboygan. UW-Oshkosh professors will be on campus to teach classes for the full cohort project. The Sheboygan BS-Education program will function as a cohort model offering courses in multiple delivery formats, including accelerated learning, online, distance education and collaborative community-based training. A UW-Oshkosh advisor will hold regular appointments on the campus for students enrolled in the program. For program and course details, as well as information on the admission process, email program advisor Suzanne Doemel doemels@uwosh.edu, or check in Student Affairs or call (920) 459-6633.

UW-Oshkosh BS-Education (Pre-K-Grade 6 licensure) Program

BS in Nursing

This collaborative degree program is a partnership of UW-Sheboygan, UW-Manitowoc, Lakeshore Technical College and UW-Oshkosh and available to individuals currently working in the nursing field in Sheboygan and Manitowoc counties. (Students entering the program will already have a two-year degree in nursing and wish to complete their bachelor’s degree in the field.)

The program debuted in summer 2005 with a one-credit orientation session, followed by classes beginning in fall 2005 on both the UW-Manitowoc and UW-Sheboygan campuses. Required nursing courses and needed general education courses will be offered on both campuses each semester. Specific UW-Oshkosh nursing courses will be taught by UW-Oshkosh nursing faculty, on a rotating basis on the three participating campuses.

For enrollment information for the BSN program, please contact the Student Affairs Office at 920-459-6633.

UW-Oshkosh BSN degree completion program