Oshkosh Collaborative Degrees

Alternative Careers in Teaching (act!) Program

Alternative Careers in Teaching is an exciting teacher licensure program specifically designed for working professionals with a bachelors degree and at least five years of work experience who desire a career teaching secondary level (middle and /or high school) mathematics or science.

act! is a cooperative program between the UW Colleges and UW Oshkosh. Successful candidates are licensed by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction through the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh College of Education and Human Services.

Why does act! exist?

To address the shortage of qualified and certified mathematics and science teachers in Wisconsin and throughout the country.

Your Timeline to Teacher Certification

Because the act! program is individually tailored to each participant, progress to certification is determined partially by the candidate’s desired completion time and partially by the amount of work the candidate must accomplish to qualify for licensure. Expected completion time will vary from as short as 18 months to three years.

For details, contact Dr. Tammy Ladwig at 920-832-0108 or tammy.ladwig@uwc.edu.

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

BA - Liberal Studies (Organizational Administration)

With an emphasis in Organizational Administration, UW Oshkosh’s BLS program is designed specifically to serve adult nontraditional students and is delivered on both campuses and online. UW-Manitowoc and UW-Sheboygan will each deliver courses onsite and make them available to the students on the other campus through compressed video. This collaboration offers UW-Manitowoc and UW-Sheboygan students the opportunity to earn credits toward both their associate and bachelor’s degree simultaneously. The third-largest university in the UW System, UW Oshkosh is reaching out to make its educational programs more accessible across the state. Adult learners often cannot attend classes on the traditional university schedule. With online and distance-learning, students need not make drastic sacrifices in scheduling their work and family lives — nor in the quality of the education they receive.

Applications are now being accepted to the Bachelor of Liberal Studies program at UW-Sheboygan.

For more information on this program or to talk to an advisor, please contact Jennifer Degener, Center for New Learning Recruitment Coordinator and Advisor, at degenerj@uwosh.edu, call (920) 424-0234. Visit The Center for New Learning for more information on this program or talk to an advisor to see if this program is right for you.

UW-Oshkosh BA in Liberal Studies (Organizational Administration) Program 

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