Earn your bachelor鈥檚 in education and a Wisconsin teaching license online to become a 4-12th grade ELA teacher

Learn how to teach reading, writing, listening, and comprehension to secondary education students. You will master these ELA skills so that you can implement effective lessons and learning strategies in 4th-12th grade classrooms. Through online courses and clinical experiences classrooms, you will gain the expertise and experience to utilize curriculum that builds the knowledge of your students.

Cost Per Credit$490

Start at the beginning of any 8-week session during the fall, spring, or summer trimester.

Online Format

A flexible program to fit your busy life schedule.

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Program Overview

This accelerated secondary education teacher licensure program is 100% online. You will earn your bachelor's in education AND a valid Wisconsin license to teach 4th-12th grades. This accelerated program can be completed within three years or at a pace you prefer. It is an accessible, flexible, and affordable teacher program that gives individuals the opportunity to serve students in grades 4-12 as a trusted and skilled math teacher

Demonstrate your ability to read and evaluate a variety of texts. You will further develop your analytical and creative writing skills. With this solid foundation, you can pass on effective ELA skills to students in grades 4-12. Learn to build and enhance their communication skills to ensure academic success in all their classes.

Watch Dr. Adam Paape, Assistant Dean for School of Education, present a brief overview of the accelerated teacher program for elementary and secondary education.


What to Expect
  • 100% online 
  • Courses are in 8-week sessions
  • Option to start the program at the beginning of any 8-week session
  • Professors with real world experience
  • Clinical experiences and student teaching experiences can occur anywhere in the U.S. 
  • Clinicals start in year one of the program
  • Program leads to WI teaching licensure in 4-12th grade
  • This program accepts up to 6 credits of Prior Learning Assessment (PLA). 
    • Submit a narrative on your previous lived experiences that are related to secondary education and how they align with the program's objectives. This is submitted after you have enrolled and started courses.
    • Pay a reduced rate for these PLA credits
  • Transfer up to 84 credits
  • Option to earn Public Education (PLA can be used towards the 9 elective credits for public education candidates), Lutheran Teaching Diploma (LTD) and Christian Teaching Certificate (CTC)
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