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Teacher Certification

Teacher Certification PhotoEarning your teacher certification is easier, faster, and more affordable than you might think!

In as little as 24 months, you can complete your teacher certification from one of the top Christian colleges in the nation, while taking steps toward making a positive difference in the lives of your students.

Wisconsin Lutheran College's teacher certification program also helps existing educators earn their Wisconsin state teacher's license.

Transition to Teaching

  • Wisconsin Lutheran College's teacher certification program is perfect for mid-career professionals and college graduates interested in becoming a teacher
  • All 33 graduate-level credits can be applied toward a Master of Arts in Education degree
  • Licensure for early childhood, elementary, secondary, or wide-range education available

Why choose Wisconsin Lutheran College?

At Wisconsin Lutheran College, we are committed to making a positive impact on education, one learner at a time. Our curriculum is focused on increasing student achievement and developing lifelong learners, while enhancing the knowledge, skills, and experiences of our graduate students.

At Wisconsin Lutheran College you can:

  • Earn your degree efficiently, saving you time and money;
  • Enroll in a college consistently ranked in the top tier of liberal arts colleges in the nation;
  • Study results-oriented curriculum focused on student achievement;
  • Make a positive impact on your classroom and professional life.

Are you ready to transition to teaching? Achieve your potential and become a teacher who makes a difference! To learn more, complete the request info form or contact your personal enrollment advisor at 414.443.8782.

Program Requirements

Click on the desired certification level to see the program requirements:

Early Childhood Education (Early/Middle Childhood)
Certification/Licensure (36 cr. Total)
Foundations
(15 cr.)

EDU 511 Educating the Exceptional Individual & Clinical
EDU 521 Strategies for Instruction and Classroom Management
EDU 551 Human Relations for Educators
EDU 621 Curriculum Design and Technological Integration
EDU 622 Best Practice in High Performance Instructional Methodologies

Applications
(21 cr.)
EDU 531 Content Area Literacy & Clinical
EDU 580 Early Childhood Curriculum, Assessment, and Methods & Clinical
EDU 583 Elementary Curriculum 1 & Clinical (Reading & Social Studies)
EDU 584 Elementary Curriculum 2 & Clinical (Science & Math)
EDU 624 Assessment and Evaluation for Academic Success
EDU 691 Practicum 1: Teacher Candidacy/Portfolio
EDU 691 Practicum 2: Teacher Candidacy/Portfolio
Master’s Degree (6 - 9 cr. Total)
Research
(3 cr.)
EDU 692 Education Research Design
Reflection
(3-6 cr.)
EDU 693 Capstone: Integration of Theory into Practice (Sem. 1)
EDU 693 Capstone: Integration of Theory into Practice (Sem. 2)
(Optional, depending on research)
Elementary Education (Middle Childhood/Early Adolescent)
Certification/Licensure (36 cr. Total)
Foundations
(18 cr.)
EDU 511 Educating the Exceptional Individual & Clinical
EDU 521 Strategies for Instruction and Classroom Management
EDU 523 Instructional Strategies in the Middle School & Clinical
EDU 551 Human Relations for Educators
EDU 621 Curriculum Design and Technological Integration
EDU 622 Best Practice in High Performance Instructional Methodologies
Applications
(18 cr.)
EDU 531 Content Area Literacy & Clinical
EDU 583 Elementary Curriculum 1 & Clinical (Reading & Social Studies)
EDU 584 Elementary Curriculum 2 & Clinical (Science & Math)
EDU 624 Assessment and Evaluation for Academic Success
EDU 691 Practicum 1: Teacher Candidacy/Portfolio
EDU 691 Practicum 2: Teacher Candidacy/Portfolio
Master’s Degree (6 - 9 cr. Total)
Research
(3 cr.)
EDU 692 Education Research Design
Reflection
(3-6 cr.)
EDU 693 Capstone: Integration of Theory into Practice (Sem. 1)
EDU 693 Capstone: Integration of Theory into Practice (Sem. 2)
(Optional, depending on research)
Secondary Education (Early Adolescent/Adolescent)
Certification/Licensure (36 cr. Total)
Foundations
(18 cr.)
EDU 511 Educating the Exceptional Individual & Clinical
EDU 521 Strategies for Instruction and Classroom Management
EDU 523 Instructional Strategies in the Middle School & Clinical
EDU 551 Human Relations for Educators
EDU 621 Curriculum Design and Technological Integration
EDU 622 Best Practice in High Performance Instructional Methodologies
Applications
(18 cr.)
EDU 531 Content Area Literacy & Clinical
EDU 585 Secondary Curriculum and Methods & Clinical
EDU 624 Assessment and Evaluation for Academic Success
EDU 650’s Selected Course from Technology Specialization
EDU 691 Practicum 1: Teacher Candidacy/Portfolio
EDU 691 Practicum 2: Teacher Candidacy/Portfolio
Master’s Degree (6 - 9 cr. Total)
Research
(3 cr.)
EDU 692 Education Research Design
Reflection
(3-6 cr.)
EDU 693 Capstone: Integration of Theory into Practice (Sem. 1)
EDU 693 Capstone: Integration of Theory into Practice (Sem. 2)
(Optional, depending on research)
Wide-Range Education (Early Childhood Through Adolescent)
Certification/Licensure (36 cr. Total)
Foundations
(18 cr.)
EDU 511 Educating the Exceptional Individual & Clinical
EDU 521 Strategies for Instruction and Classroom Management
EDU 523 Instructional Strategies in the Middle School & Clinical
EDU 551 Human Relations for Educators
EDU 621 Curriculum Design and Technological Integration
EDU 622 Best Practice in High Performance Instructional Methodologies
Applications
(18 cr.)
EDU 531 Content Area Literacy & Clinical
EDU 580 Early Childhood Curriculum, Assessment, and Methods & Clinical
EDU 585 Secondary Curriculum and Methods & Clinical
EDU 624 Assessment and Evaluation for Academic Success
EDU 691 Practicum 1: Teacher Candidacy/Portfolio
EDU 691 Practicum 2: Teacher Candidacy/Portfolio
Master’s Degree (6 - 9 cr. Total)
Research
(3 cr.)
EDU 692 Education Research Design
Reflection
(3-6 cr.)
EDU 693 Capstone: Integration of Theory into Practice (Sem. 1)
EDU 693 Capstone: Integration of Theory into Practice (Sem. 2)
(Optional, depending on research)
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