Are you interested in a career as a licensed teacher? Check out Concordia University's online and accelerated programs.

It’s time to make a difference as a licensed teacher

Are you wondering how to make a difference? Do you have a passion for teaching? If you’re asking these questions, consider becoming a licensed teacher.

At Concordia University we offer online, accelerated bachelor’s degree programs in elementary and secondary education. Plus, you can earn your Wisconsin teaching license to start your career in education.

Earn your degree and license online

We know that pursuing a degree and balancing your personal life is not easy. So, these student-friendly programs allow you to manage your school goals with your professional and personal demands. The courses are online, flexible, and convenient in 8-week sessions. Start dates are in January and July of each year.

In our teaching programs you will:

  • Develop the skills, learning strategies, and understanding to teach students in rural and urban schools.
  • Get licensed to teach at a grade level that fits your interests and abilities.
  • Learn to create a collaborative and welcoming classroom through student teaching experiences.

Options in our accelerated teacher education program

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First, our elementary education accelerated program will prepare you to teach grades K- 9. During the program, there are clinical field experiences every semester that prepare you for the classroom. Become a well-rounded teacher with core courses like Curriculum and Methods STEM and The Art and Science of Teaching Reading.


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Next, is our secondary education program with an English and language arts concentration. Within the courses, you will learn how to teach reading comprehension, writing, and critical thinking skills. You will also take classes like Advanced Writing and Survey of American Literature. As a result, you will be ready to teach grades 4-12.


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Another option is our secondary education degree with a social studies concentration. Its focus is on in-classroom experiences and engaging courses. You will be able to teach students different social structures and global perspectives. Be ready to take classes like World Civilizations and Principles of Economics.


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Lastly, is our K-12 cross-categorical special education program. You will establish the skills and confidence to teach students with varying disabilities. This is done through clinical field experiences and specialized courses like Curricular Adaptations for Learners with Disabilities and Assessment Strategies for Diverse Learners.


Ready to become a Concordia student?

If you have an interest in CUW’s accelerated education programs, check out more here.


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