Become a highly qualified teacher in urban schools through Concordia's bachelors in early childhood education program.

Concordia’s Project INVEST program aims to increase the number of skilled teachers – particularly diverse teachers –throughout Southeastern Wisconsin by streamlining the pathway to a bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education and Wisconsin Teacher Certification. The program is open to instructional aides or other non-licensed individuals who are already working in schools, and who have a desire to earn their bachelor’s and Wisconsin teaching license.


This program is offered in-person and online to fit your lifestyle!

Cost Per Credit$525
Program Overview

Every student deserves passionate and talented teachers. Yet, because teacher turnover rates in urban schools are statistically higher than in other settings, inner-city students are yearning for highly qualified teachers committed to making a long-term difference in their lives.

Project INVEST has expanded greatly since the beginning of the program. Project INVEST began by partnering with a consortium of schools, but has since expanded. The following schools are part of the original Project INVEST Consortium:

  • HOPE Christian Schools
  • LUMIN Schools
  • Milwaukee College Prep
  • Menomonee Falls School District
  • Brown Deer School District
  • Messmer Catholic Schools
  • Saint Anthony School
  • Saint Marcus
  • Seton Catholic Schools

Scholarship opportunities

If you are employed by a consortium school, you may be eligible for the Project Invest Scholarship.  Please contact us for more information about this scholarship.  If you are employed by a Christian School or an Alumni of Concordia University Wisconsin or Ann Arbor, you may be eligible to apply for an Uncommon Scholarship.

What to Expect

Project INVEST is built for individuals with jobs, working around your schedule so you can succeed. 

• Project INVEST is an adult accelerated program for working adults.
• Classes for project INVEST meet 1 evening per week.
• All project INVEST participants must fulfill the university requirements for a bachelors degree in addition to completing the necessary courses and experiences for a license from DPI which are embedded into the program.
• The project INVEST is a minimum of 120 credits and the length of the program depends on how many credits an individual student can transfer in and how those credits might meet program requirements.
• Students with an associate degree in education could complete the program in 5 semesters.
• Students with degrees in areas other than education and those without an associate degree will take longer to complete the program.

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