Last year, Concordia University Wisconsin became the first school in the state to offer a three-year path to an elementary education degree for individuals who have no prior college experience.

Since then, Concordia has expanded its repertoire of three-year bachelor’s degree options in order to get even more highly qualified teachers into the classroom in less time.

The Wisconsin Department of Instruction has fully approved three of CUW’s accelerated, online education licensure programs:

In the media

TMJ4 reporter Stephanie Haines spoke with one of CUW’s accelerated students about her experience with the new program. Madeline McKinstry is on her way to earning a bachelor’s degree in elementary education.

McKinstry balances course work with a busy life as a mom of three (she’s currently pregnant with her third!), a job, and wife to a husband who is currently pursuing his undergraduate degree as well.

Click on the image below to view the TMJ4 segment.

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