Become a highly qualified teacher in urban schools.

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.

Credits120
Careers
  • Skilled teacher
  • Urban educator
Cost Per Credit$512
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.

Consortium schools

The following schools are part of the 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 the director, Jennifer Becker at Jennifer.becker@cuw.edu or 262.243.2093 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 an adult accelerated program for working adults. Classes meet 1 evening per week. The  program 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.

• 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 program 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.

Locations

In addition to our main and online campuses, Concordia has center locations which offer accelerated undergraduate and graduate programs close to where you live and work. The Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education - Project INVEST program is available at the following:

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