Lifelong learning starts early

Help children develop a love of learning, personal integrity, and strong values in our Elementary Teacher Certification program, as part of our Teaching and Learning master’s degree. Not only will you become a “master teacher,” you’ll be an inspired teacher – ready to engage with the a 21st century classroom.

Cost Per Credit$614
  • Special Education Teacher
  • Elementary School Teacher
  • Teaching Assistant
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Program Overview

Our approach is to inspire you to become a Christian servant leader who incorporates integrity and excellence into your delivery of educational services. The goal is to form your students into lifelong learners fueled by curiosity and shaped by virtue. This program will prepare you to earn initial licensure for elementary education through the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction – and will also earn you a Master of Science in Education. Courses are offered in an accelerated 8-week cohort format, and can be taken face-to-face.

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

You can expect to become the kind of educator you always dreamed of becoming. Here’s how we make that happen: You’ll learn relevant teaching strategies to implement in the classroom, while also staying ahead of the curve on new technologies that can enhance your instruction. You’ll learn the challenges that face educators today, including school law, legal rights and teacher responsibilities, while examining relationships with parents and community. You will focus on the teacher as a role model, both in and out of the classroom. All the while, you’ll build your portfolio and demonstrate growth and competency in teaching standards. Of course, you’ll be expected to complete your student-teaching requirements, and in doing so you’ll gain invaluable field experience inside the classroom. And through it all, you’ll leave this program a more capable and confident educator, ready to shape the young lives of your students.

Concentrations / Specializations
  • English/Language
  • ESL
  • ESL/Bilingual
  • German
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Spanish
Licensure / Certifications
WI DPI - Elementary 1st-8th Grade (Middle Childhood-Early Adolescence)

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 - Elementary Education Initial Licensure program is available at the following:

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