Master of Science in Education - Teaching and Learning - Early Childhood Initial Licensure

This program prepares students to earn initial licensure for early childhood education through the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.

Education

Department of Graduate Education

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 licensure in Early Childhood Education through WI DPI.

Quick Facts

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Careers
  • Teaching Assistant
  • Special Education Teacher
  • Elementary School Teacher
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Program Overview

Children learn an astonishing amount in their early childhood. They are settling into their personalities and developing habits that may last them a lifetime. They need teachers who are not only excellent at their craft, but who feel comfortable being role models. During your time in this program, not only will you learn about teacher responsibilities, educational technology, and how to cultivate relationships with the community, but you will also grow in personal awareness, accountability, and critical thinking. You emerge a better educator and a better person.

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
What to Expect

Graduates will step into the classroom with a whole new set of “tools” to apply in their day-to-day work. As a graduate you will feel the thrill of applying effective techniques and seeing their impact on your students. You will gain a new appreciation for your students, for their parents, and for the community you serve. Most of all, you will feel confident as a leader, an educator and a role model.

Concentrations / Specializations
  • ESL/Bilingual
Licensure / Certifications
WI DPI- Early Childhood
Locations

In addition to our main and online campuses, Concordia has nine center locations which offer accelerated undergraduate and graduate programs close to where you live and work.

  • Appleton
  • Kenosha
  • Madison
  • Mequon

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