Master of Science in Education – Teaching and Learning – Elementary Education Initial Licensure

Prepare for initial licensure for elementary education through the Wisconsin DPI with our Teacher Certification – Elementary.


Department of Graduate Education

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.

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.

Educator discounts

  • Students at one of our many Preferred Educational Partnership Schools can join a cohort at Concordia in the area of education and get 24% off of their tuition.
  • Educators currently working in a Christian K-12 school may receive a 25-percent tuition discount on any graduate-level education program or 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 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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