The Teacher Education Certification Program offers an alternative pathway to certification for non-traditional students who possess a baccalaureate degree and are interested in making a career change. The program prepares students for teaching grades 1-8 and qualifies them for the Middle Childhood-Early Adolescence license offered through the Department of Public Instruction.
Upon completion of the 35 credit licensure program, students can choose to apply to the master degree program, complete 8 additional credits, and earn a Master of Arts in Education degree.
This standards-based program reflects the integration of content, pedagogy, and professional studies and is comprised of 35 credits, which includes field experiences and clinical practice (student teaching). Classes are held primarily evenings and online in spring, summer and fall, to meet the needs of students presently working in other careers. Currently, courses are offered in Appleton, Fond du Lac, Wausau and West Allis. Following the program schedules and course requirements, students can complete the program in six semesters or approximately two years.
43 credits as follows:
35 credits:Teacher Certification courses
TCH 600 Orientation to the Program, 0 cr.
TDE 616 Educational Foundations, 3 cr.
TDE 618 Advanced Educational Psychology, 3 cr.
TDE 640 Education in the Age of Technology, 2 cr.
TCH 620 Literacy in the Primary Grades, 3 cr.
TCH 621 Literacy in the Intermediate Grades, 3 cr.
TCH 626 Principles of Curriculum and Assessment, 3 cr.
TCH 628 Mathematics Curriculum and Instruction, 3 cr.
TCH 630 Science and Health Curriculum and Instruction, 3 cr.
TCH 632 Social Studies and Multicultural Curriculum and Instruction, 3 cr.
TCH 601 Field Experience One, ½ cr.
TCH 602 Field Experience Two, ½ cr.
TCH 645 Clinical Practice and Seminar (grades 1-3), 4 cr.
TCH 655 Clinical Practice and Seminar (grades 4-8), 4 cr.
TCH 665 Clinical Practice and Seminar, 2-8 cr.*
TDE 612 Action Research, 3 cr.
TDE 613 Action Research in Education: Reporting the Findings, 2 cr.
AND 3 credits from the following:
TDE 628 Classroom Strategies and Practices, 3 cr.
TDE 636 Understanding Alternative and Non-Traditional Learners, 3 cr.
TDE 638 Effective Schools' Research: What Works, 3 cr.
TDE 658 Analyzing Student Achievement in Diverse Learning Contexts, 3 cr.
TDE 645 Differentiated Instruction, Response to Intervention, and Understanding by Design, 3 cr.