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.

Cost Per Credit$690

Online courses with weekly assignments and one virtual Zoom session per course


You need to have earned your bachelor's degree for this program. No teaching experience is required.

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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 to teach at both the early childhood and elementary education levels. 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) and Elementary (#2088)

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