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Earn your secondary education teacher licensure in an online program

Enhance your teaching abilities, master classroom management techniques, and develop learning strategies to effectively teach in specialized subjects of education. Cultivate the confidence and expertise needed to establish an engaging and dynamic learning environment for students ranging from 4th to 12th grades. 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.

Credits34
Cost Per Credit$715
Online Format

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

Teacher License

Earn licensure to teach at the 4th-12th grade level in Wisconsin schools.

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Program Overview

In this post-baccalaureate program, you will earn your initial Wisconsin teacher license to be certified in secondary education. Your selected area of specialization will determine the grade levels you can teach at from K-12th, 4th-12th, or 6th-12th. Concordia develops caring, skilled, and reflective teachers that will be servant leaders in public, private, and parochial schools.

You will first build the foundations for teaching through online courses. Our comprehensive curriculum helps you develop teaching methods in various content areas at the secondary education level. Pre-student teaching, clinical hours in schools, and student teaching are necessary to build your teaching experience and confidence as you learn to engage with a variety of students.

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 in January, March, July or August
  • 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 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
  • (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.

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Concentrations / Specializations
  • Art #1550 (K-12th)
  • Business Education #1250 (4th-12th)
  • English/Language Arts #2300 (4th-12th)
  • Mathematics #1400 (6th-12th)
  • Physical Education #1530, #1860, #1910, #1540 (K-12th)
  • Science #2600 (4th-12th)
  • Social Studies #2700 (4th-12th)
  • World Languages - Spanish #1365 (K-12th)
Licensure / Certifications
WI DPI – Secondary Licensure

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