Earn your master’s in education and Wisconsin teaching license in one convenient program

Concordia’s Accelerated Program for Teacher Licensure (CAPTL) offers several tracks for students who already have their bachelor’s degrees and are looking to enter the field of teaching. Our customizable program allows you to take classes online or in-person in a convenient 8-week format, with a wide variety of initial and add-on teacher licensures to choose from.

Cost Per Credit$646

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Program Overview

The CAPTL program prepares post-baccalaureate students to earn their initial teaching license in Early Childhood, Elementary, Special Education, or Secondary Education through the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. Current teachers may also earn their add-on licensure in ESL, Bilingual, and Gifted and Talented. 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. 

What to Expect
  • Classes are small and students receive personal attention from faculty, who are top leaders in the educational field
  • Online and center-location options allow you the flexibility to choose your own electives and program completion time
  • Portfolio-based assessment process aligned with the Core Propositions of the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards
  • Learn techniques to provide more opportunities for student engagement and to enhance learning
  • Ideal for working adults who want to become licensed teachers in Wisconsin while earning their Master's Degree in Education - Teaching and Learning
Concentrations / Specializations

For those who do not have a teaching license:

If you have previously earned a bachelor's degree and are seeking your initial teaching license, choose from the following:

For those who do have a teaching license:

If you currently hold a Wisconsin teaching license, you may earn an add-on licensure and master's in education in one of the following:

Licensure / Certifications
Earn Initial Teacher Licensure, Early Childhood, Elementary, Secondary, Special Education, ESL, Bilingual, Gifted and Talented, and Alternative Education

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