Master of Arts in Education Focus in Teacher Education (With License) – Online

MPath – Marian’s engaging online education platform

Become a Teacher in Wisconsin

Marian University’s online graduate program is designed to match quality instruction with convenience and personal support, making it easier than ever for you to earn a high-quality graduate degree. Earn your Master of Arts in Education – Teacher Education focus through MPath, Marian’s engaging online education platform. With MPath, Marian has transformed the way adult learners like you acquire new concepts and skills. You’ll move efficiently through your teacher education program with clear and measurable competencies.

Other benefits include:

  • Visually track your progress as you master new subject matter. 
  • Engage in personalized learning experiences facilitated by faculty and tailored to your needs.
  • Individualize your online program communication feed based on your preferences.
  • Actively communicate with faculty and peers each step of the way to create your own professional network.
  • Apply your learning through field experiences.

As an MAE student at Marian University, you’ll have the ability to earn a high-quality advanced degree with the convenience and efficiency of our unique self-paced program. With MPath, Marian’s distinctive online learning platform, you’ll master new skills at your own pace. Take 1.0 to 3.0 credits at a time based on your family and work commitments. Marian University is ready to help you become a teacher in Wisconsin.  Classes start every month, so apply today. 

Education needs leaders like you. Become a teacher in Wisconsin through Marian’s teacher education degree.

Start Your Career as a Teacher

Job Outlook for Teachers

Earn More with a Master’s

Career Paths Median Salary Job Growth
Elementary School Teacher $59,450 3%
Middle School Teacher $59,660 3%
High School Teacher $61,660 3%

Source: BLS 4/27/2020, National Council on Teacher Quality/NCTQ 4/27/2020

Learn to Teach Children in Grades 1-8 with Hands-On Field Experiences.

Train to become a future teacher with Marian University’s high- level of personalized support and in-the-classroom experience. As a student you’ll learn from both field experiences and a semester of student teaching.  

Your classroom management skills will be built during 100 hours of field teaching experiences and one semester of student teaching. 

SPE 613A Exceptional Education Etiology – 10 hr. field experience
TCH 621A Intermediate Literacy – 20 hr. field experience
TCH 628B Delivering Mathematics Instruction – 10 hr. field experience
TCH 630B Delivering Science and Health Curriculum – 10 hr. field experience
TCH 632B Planning Language Arts Curriculum – 10 hr. field experience
TCH 660B The Instructional Cycle: Teaching – 20 hr. field experience
TCH 660C The Instructional Cycle: Assessment – 20 hr. field experience

Student teaching = 1 semester

  • TCH 665 A Clinical Practice and Seminar – 1 full semester 

While this is an online program, you will have constant support from the Education Department and your cooperating teacher from your practice site.   

  • A Marian University supervisor will perform in-class observations during your program.    
  • Your cooperating teacher from your practice site will be your regular go-to.   
  • Your Placement Coordinator will assist you with your clinical placements.

Field experiences start with introductory tasks such as observing licensed teachers and studying their instructional decisions. Then you will progress into implementing approaches within the planning-teaching-assessment cycle, managing a classroom, and creating differentiation strategies.

The Path to Becoming a Teacher

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MPath Online Program Schedule: Flexible Program

The online Master of Arts in Education, focus Teacher Education (with license), is designed for professionals who are dedicated to furthering their education with the convenience of a program custom-made to fit their lives. The Flexible Program provides 6 convenient start dates, more than 20 classes to choose from every four weeks and the ability to set your pace and customize your own completion plan. 

As a Marian MPath student you’ll have the chance to move through the Flexible Program with a clear path ahead to your MAE and the start of a new career in education. Comprehensive distance learning support and a robust, interactive learning experience round out your education on your way to success. Marian recognizes where you’ve come from and what you need to move forward into the future you are envisioning. 


At Marian, we aim to develop leaders who make a positive impact in the field of education. Our teacher education program is crafted for professionals like you who have earned a bachelor’s degree and want to become teachers in grades 1-8. As a student in the program, you’ll integrate content, pedagogy and professional studies through dynamic classroom and applied learning experiences.

Wisconsin DPI Licensure: Graduates are qualified for the Middle Childhood-Early Adolescence license. 

Core Courses

Master of Arts in Teacher Education majors will take courses covering topics such as:

  • Literacy in the primary and intermediate grades
  • Planning and delivering science and health curriculum
  • The instructional cycle
  • Collaboration and co-teaching
  • Special education law

For more details regarding this program, view Marian’s Academic Bulletin.

Teacher Education Department Mission

The mission of Graduate Level Teacher Education Program (TCH) is to prepare candidates who already have a bachelor’s degree for the teaching profession by providing candidates with the knowledge, skills, and experience necessary to assist them to develop the pedagogical, content, and technological skills necessary to function effectively as a teacher in the areas of elementary and middle school education.

Program Learning Outcomes

After completion of this program, candidates will demonstrate:

  1. An understanding of the teaching standards, including the knowledge, skills, and dispositions expected of a professional teacher.
  2. Academic competence in a broad base of general education and in a major appropriate for the licensure being sought and demonstrate knowledge of a variety of effective teaching methods and materials (including technology) which utilize skills that effectively apply content knowledge and knowledge of children and adolescents to the learning environment.
  3. The ability to design instruction effectively using a variety of instructional strategies and adapting instruction to encourage the development of critical thinking, problem solving, and performance skills for all students. Candidates also reflect on the instructional process to improve future teaching and learning experiences.
  4. An understanding and an ability to design, assess, and evaluate (both formal and informal) assessments for student learning and reflect on the assessment process to improve future teaching and learning experiences.
  5. An understanding of a diverse student population and apply appropriate instructional strategies and assessments that acknowledge sensitivity to students’ diverse learning needs.

Professional Standards

Admission to the Program

  1. Earned a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.75 of 4.00 upon completion baccalaureate degree.
  2. The student will meet one of the following criteria:

a) Reported passing scores on all components of the Praxis Core Test


Reading            156
Writing             162
Mathematics   150

b) ACT score of 23 or SAT score of 1030 (These scores must be less than 10 years old.)

c) Score of “Sufficient” or higher of all sections listed below of the Next-Generation Accuplacer Exam:

i) Writing 250
ii) Reading 250
iii) Arithmetic 276
iv) Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra, and Statistics 250

  1. Proficiency in Oral Communication course (grade of “C” or better). [This course will be used in GPA calculation for Demonstration of Content Knowledge: Oral Communication.]
  1. Proficiency in College English (writing) course (grade of “C” or better) [This course will be used in GPA calculation for Demonstration of Content Knowledge: Written Communication. Literature courses will not be used to fulfill this requirement unless it is indicated on the student’s transcript that the course was “writing intensive”.]

Progression Requirements

  1. The student must meet one of the following:

a) A passing score on the standardized test(s) approved by the state superintendent related to the declared program that will result in licensure

b) A 3.0 GPA or higher in the content area to be licensed, based on a transcript review of undergraduate degree and required content-related methods courses.

For those teacher candidates who opt to use the Content Area GPA in lieu of the Praxis II score, a transcript review will be conducted by the Director of Teacher Education and Licensure Officer upon application for Clinical Practice to verify required GPA.

**Must be completed prior to student teaching TCH 665**

  • A passing score on the Wisconsin Foundations of Reading Test (Pearson)

**Must be completed prior to student teaching TCH 665**

  • EdTPA Portfolio