Leave a legacy as an educator

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.

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.

  • Classes meet one evening/week
  • Classes are 8 weeks in length
  • Transfer up to 84 Credits

Project Invest is offered in a virtual format.

Application process

Submit the online application at: www.cuw.edu/apply.

Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended must be sent directly to the CUW Center at which you are enrolling. Prior grade point average should be a minimum of 3.0 to be considered a full admit. Prior associate’s grade point average between 2.75-2.99 may be considered for conditional admit pending departmental approval.

Scholarship opportunities

  • If you are employed by a consortium school you are eligible to apply for the Project Invest Scholarship
  • If you are employed by a Christian School you are eligible to apply for the Christian Community Scholarship
  • If you are employed by a Partnership school you are eligible to apply for the Academic Partnership Scholarship

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

If you are a school administrator interested in joining the Project Invest Consortium, please contact the director, Dr. Tanya Johnson at Tanya.Johnson2@cuw.edu.

If you are interested in taking courses and learning more about the admission process, please contact Jonathan Cain at jonathan.cain@cuw.edu