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Earn your early childhood and elementary teaching license in our online program

Establish a strong foundation of teacher skills and strategies in this program to become a licensed educator. From birth to third grade which is early childhood to elementary ed which is 4K to ninth grade, you will develop the expertise and confidence to meet the needs of these specific students. An flexible, online program open to individuals currently serving in education and those looking to start their teaching careers.

Credits52
Cost Per Credit$715
Online Format

This program runs in 8-week sessions with multiple start dates during the fall, spring, & summer.

Teacher License

Earn licensure to teach individuals from birth-3rd grade and PreK-9th grades.

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Program Overview

You need to have earned a bachelor's degree to be enrolled in this program. You will earn your Wisconsin teacher license to be dual-certified in early childhood and elementary education. We develop caring, skilled, and reflective teachers that will be servant leaders in public, private, and parochial schools.

Our relevant curriculum prepares you to work with diverse student populations and gives you the ability to differentiate instruction to meet the academic needs of all learners. In addition, classroom observation and student teaching will develop your abilities to effectively lead a classroom.

Students who desire licensure in another state must contact their state department of education for details about whether or not this coursework will meet state requirements. Students from outside of Wisconsin may earn the Master’s degree without teacher licensing.

What to Expect
  • Accelerated program 
  • Option to start the program at the beginning of any 8-week session
  • Small class sizes with individual attention
  • To earn only the teacher licensure, the program can be completed in 2.5 years. To earn your master's degree with the licensure will require an additional 6 months.
  • Online/Blended - Courses are taken online with others as a group, participating in weekly discussions, postings, assignments, etc. Each course has a definitive start and end date. Courses are 8 weeks long and each one will require one virtual Saturday session delivered via Zoom.
  • (45) clinical hours are required
  • Passing score on Foundations of Reading Test (FORT) is required for licensure 
  • (25) hours of pre-student teaching are required
  • You will student teach during your final semester of the program.
  • Transfer in up to 50% of your graduate credits.
  • Utilize the program, Degree Works, which is a web-based planning tool that helps you monitor your progress.
Licensure / Certifications
WI DPI- Early Childhood #1777 (Birth-3rd grade) Elementary #2088 (4K-9th grade)

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