Earn your teaching licensure for 4K-9th grade

Enhance your teaching abilities, master classroom management techniques, and develop learning strategies to effectively lead an elementary classroom. Cultivate the confidence and expertise needed to establish an engaging and dynamic learning environment for students ranging from 4K to ninth grade. This flexible online program is designed for individuals currently in the field of education or those aspiring to embark on a rewarding career in teaching.

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 at the 4K-9th level in Wisconsin schools.

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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 certified in 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 during the year
  • Small class sizes with individual attention
  • To earn only the teacher licensure, the program can be completed in 2 years. Earning 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 discussion, 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.

You can expect to become the kind of educator you always dreamed of becoming. Here’s how we make that happen: You’ll learn relevant teaching strategies to implement in the classroom, while also staying ahead of the curve on new technologies that can enhance your instruction. You’ll learn the challenges that face educators today, including school law, legal rights and teacher responsibilities, while examining relationships with parents and community. You will focus on the teacher as a role model, both in and out of the classroom. All the while, you’ll build your portfolio and demonstrate growth and competency in teaching standards. Of course, you’ll be expected to complete your student-teaching requirements, and in doing so you’ll gain invaluable field experience inside the classroom. And through it all, you’ll leave this program a more capable and confident educator, ready to shape the young lives of your students.

Licensure / Certifications
WI DPI - Elementary Teacher Licensure (#2088) 4K-9th Grade

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