Shape the lives of young learners

Grow professionally and personally with this transformative program aimed at developing master teachers who utilize empathy and awareness to help their students blossom. Build your portfolio, understand critical issues for in education, and learn how to be a role model for your students. This program allows you to earn your initial teacher licensure in Early Childhood and Elementary Education through WI DPI.

Credits51
Cost Per Credit$630
Careers
  • Teaching Assistant
  • Special Education Teacher
  • Elementary School Teacher
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Program Overview

The Concordia Accelerated Programs for Teacher Licensure (CAPTL) prepare students to earn initial teacher licensure for Early Childhood, Elementary, Special Education, or Secondary 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, and Gifted & Talented add-on licensure is also available.

Program Goals:

  • Early Childhood program endorses the teacher candidate to teach ages Birth-Grade 3 AND Elementary program endorses the teacher candidate to teach 4K-9th
  • Earn your initial teacher 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

Concordia University Wisconsin’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
  • Small class sizes with individual attention
  • Program length: 36 months
  • Meet face-to-face on campus one evening/week OR
  • Offered in a flexible hybrid online class format
  • Transfer in up to 6 graduate credits
  • Professors with real world experience
Licensure / Certifications
WI DPI- Early Childhood and Elementary
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 Master of Science in Education - Teaching and Learning - Early Childhood and Elementary Initial Licensure program is available at the following:

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