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Preservice Teachers at UW Oshkosh

ArtsCore Options


ArtsCore Student Teaching Options are enhanced opportunities that place teacher candidates in select classrooms to collaboratively learn about and implement arts integration with ArtsCore supported cooperating teachers. Placements are in the Appleton or Oshkosh School Districts.

Highly qualified teacher candidates are interviewed by the districts prior to placement in schools.  

Additional coaching and mentoring is provided by an onsite coordinator whose role is to observe, critique, and advise each student throughout the semester.

ArtsCore offers a Teacher in Residency (TIR) and a Student Teaching Internship (WIP).

Teacher Candidate Roles & Responsibilities for both Teachers In Residency (TIRs) AND Interns:

  • Teacher candidate is mentored by a cooperating teacher (CT)
  • Teacher candidate has common meeting and planning time with CT
  • CT gradually releases more lead instruction, planning, and assessment to teacher candidate
  • CT regularly observes, reviews, and assesses progress of teacher candidate and provides constructive feedback
  • University supervisor observes teacher candidate four times throughout semester
  • Teacher candidate has opportunities to observe quality instruction
  • CT models classroom management strategies
  • Teacher candidate CANNOT substitute teach
  • Participate in all host teacher duties such as meetings, parent-teacher conferences, lunch/recess duties and scheduled in-service days.
  • CT completes final evaluation and final narrative at the end of placement

Additional Teacher Candidate Roles & Responsibilities for Interns ONLY

  • Teacher candidate holds intern license and is hired by district for a paid semester-long experience
  • Teacher candidate can carry up to 50% caseload independently
  • Principal is responsible for overseeing the placement and ensuring teacher candidate is receiving adequate support and common planning time with CT
  • Teacher candidate and cooperating teacher can spend up to $250 on professional development or instructional materials for classroom

For information on TIR placement, please contact the ArtsCore office.


Benefits of being an ArtsCore Teacher in Residency

Hear about TIR from Students

Bridge Day

Arts Integration Symposium

ArtsCore Student Organization


         Mission Statement

The ArtsCore Student Organization (ASO) is committed to the mission of the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh to further enrich the students and faculty of UW Oshkosh and the community at large. Students belonging to ASO gain experience related to the ongoing methodologies of integrating the arts into education and everyday life.

ASO provides opportunities for any student who wishes to integrate the arts into their work and subjects pursued during their college careers. Working from a multiplicity of artistic philosophies from across the Fine and Performing Arts genre.  Representing diverse geographical points of residence, ethnic and cultural backgrounds and perspectives, through on-campus visits, lectures, workshops, etc., student members will gain access to fresh and distinct artistic viewpoints and methodologies.

Email to get involved.

Upcoming Events:

Past Events:

  • Words of Wisdom from Wisconsin’s Teacher of the Year, Kaelee Heideman – October 26th, 2022
  • Light Night at the Paine – September 21, 2022
  • Chalk Walk with Aspiring Educators – April 26, 2022
  • STEAM Night –  April 18, 2022
  • Music and Picture Books – March 14, 2022


ASO is in partnership with Aspiring Educators.



ArtsCore Scholarship for Preservice Teachers

The Award: $1,500

Applicant must be a full-time undergraduate student enroll at the Oshkosh campus. Applicant must be admitted to the Teacher Education Program. Applicant must have a minimum of 60 credits completed and a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA. Additional academic success indicators may be considered at the discretion of the selection committee. Applicant must demonstrate commitment to, and potential for, a successful career as a professional educator at any level. They must further demonstrate an intent and capability to participate in ArtsCore initiatives to develop and share effective arts-integrated teaching strategies. Applicant must not be planning to student teach in upcoming academic year. Recipients of the ArtsCore Scholarship for Future Teachers are ineligible for this scholarship.

This award will be paid out in Fall 2023. The recipient is eligible to receive an additional year of the award, provided funding is available and they meet the renewal criteria listed below. Recipients are encouraged to participate in an ArtsCore student teaching option and will receive a larger renewal if they enroll in an ArtsCore Teacher in Residency (TIR) or Student Teaching Internship (WIP).

  • maintain full-time enrollment and a minimum 3.0 GPA
  • demonstrate commitment to, and potential for a successful career as a professional educator at any level.
  • complete at least one face-to-face meeting with ArtsCore Director, preferably during the fall semester
  • participate in a 3-4 day immersion experience in the Appleton or Oshkosh Area School District that will take place the 3rd or 4th week of January 2024
  • participate in ArtsCore initiatives to develop and share effective arts-integrated teaching strategies. Each applicant is required to attend or participate in a minimum of four ArtsCore events (examples include Bridge Day, ArtsCore Student Organization (ASO) events, ArtsCore Collaborative, UWO Titan Fest

Lesson Plans

Lesson Planning Basics with Lou Chicquette

Paid internships are offered each semester and summer. Internship applicants must be majoring in education. Watch a video testimonial from one of our past interns here.

Internship opportunities include:

  • Winnebago Area Literacy Council Arts Integration Internship
  • ArtsCore Paine Student Internship
  • Miravida Living Art Internship
  • UW Oshkosh Children’s Learning Center and Childcare Internship


To stay connected with ArtsCore upon graduation, click here to complete a short form.

To learn about professional opportunities for Early Career teachers, click here

For information on applying for teaching jobs in the Appleton Area School District, click here

For information on applying for teaching jobs in the Oshkosh Area School District, click here

To view current teaching vacancies on WECAN, click here