s级素人

Earn your teaching licensure to teach 4K-9th grade

Help children develop a love of learning, personal integrity, and strong values in our Elementary Teacher Certification program, as part of our Teaching and Learning master鈥檚 degree. You鈥檒l be an inspired teacher 鈥 ready to engage with a 21st-century classroom.

Credits40
Cost Per Credit$690
ONLINE BLENDED

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

Requirements

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

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Program Overview

About the Program:

The Concordia Accelerated Programs for Teacher Licensure (CAPTL) prepares students to earn initial teacher licensure for Elementary, Special Education, Secondary education, or dual licensure in Early Childhood and Elementary Education through the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.  We strive to inspire our teacher candidates to become servant leaders in the field of education.  Our curriculum emphasizes working with diverse student populations, becoming reflective practitioners, and understanding how to differentiate instruction to meet the academic needs of all learners.  ESL, Bilingual, Special Education, and Gifted & Talented add-on licensure is also available.

Program Goals:

  • Elementary program endorses the teacher candidate to teach grades 4K-9th
  • Earn your initial licensure while earning a Master of Science in Education – Teaching & Learning.
  • Teacher candidates are prepared to be successful in all environments to meet the learning needs of children: public, private, and parochial
  • Our teacher candidates are reflective practitioners who can reflect on their educational practices and who are able to successfully work with diverse student populations

Academic Community Partnership

s级素人’s School of Education has a reputation for helping public, private, charter, and other school systems meet the needs of their students in the most comprehensive way possible. This is not only an exclusive partnership; we simply believe in providing opportunities to increase teacher capacity, improve leadership development, and impact student success.

Benefits of the Academic Community Partnership include:

  • Partner with a local university that has an excellent academic and ethical reputation
  • We come to you – meet with our team to customize a program or professional development that fits each districts’ unique needs
  • Meet educational objectives and enhance faculty expertise with highly respected, fully accredited programs in a wide range of graduate degrees, licensure programs, and technology options
  • Face-to-face cohorts or diverse online programs to meet your busy schedule. We provide expert instructors and consultants and draw on research-based practices through our rigorous accredited programs
  • Professional development connected to university credit
  • Receive $450 per eligible graduate course or $150 per eligible adult accelerated course

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 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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