STEVENS POINT – The education program at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point was ranked second in the nation for the second year in a row, according to, the university announced this week.

The site’s Best Colleges for Education Majors list ranked UW-Stevens Point’s education program highly, noting its:

  • Variety of 20 undergraduate education programs
  • Exemplary and award-winning student organizations, including Aspiring Educators, Kappa Delta Pi, Wisconsin Health and Physical Education and others
  • 90 percent of education courses taught by professors with Ph.D.s

“UW-Stevens Point’s School of Education continues to display a passion for excellence,” said Lynda Fernholz, chairwoman of the program, in a news release.

“Our graduates discover their purpose and gain the knowledge and confidence they need to create classrooms and schools that effectively educate learners from all backgrounds and learning needs,” she said. “At UW-Stevens Point, we build relationships that last a lifetime.”

UW-Stevens Point offers bachelor’s degrees for education within early childhood, elementary, science, social studies, English, music, foreign languages and other areas, as well as a master’s degree and a doctoral degree in educational sustainability compiled the list focusing on schools that were accessible, affordable and offered quality programs. The rankings were gathered using statistics from the Department of Education and student reports. For more information on the methodology, go to