Earn your bachelor’s and Wisconsin teaching license online to become a social studies teacher for 4th-12th grades

Learn to teach the various topics that are included in today’s social studies curriculum to elementary through high school students. Give them the knowledge to develop an appreciation and understanding of history, and the current events and issues in our diverse society. You can help create good citizens that will lead the future right in your own social studies classroom

Cost Per Credit$490

Start at the beginning of any 8-week session during the fall, spring, or summer trimester.

Online Format

A flexible program to fit your busy life schedule.

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Program Overview

This accelerated secondary education teacher licensure program is 100% online. You will earn your bachelor's in education AND a valid Wisconsin license to teach 4th-12th grades. This accelerated program can be completed within three years or at a pace you prefer. It is an accessible, flexible, and affordable teacher program that gives individuals the opportunity to serve students in grades 4-12 as a trusted and skilled teacher.

Watch Dr. Adam Paape, Assistant Dean for School of Education, present a brief overview of the accelerated teacher program for elementary and secondary education.

Learn to guide your students through a myriad of perspectives and social structures, and be able to adapt teaching lessons for the next generation of thinkers. Develop effective teaching practices for your students to learn about historical and current events.

What to Expect
  • 100% online
  • Courses are in 8-week sessions
  • Option to start the program at the beginning of any 8-week session
  • Professors with real world experience
  • Clinical experiences and student teaching experiences can occur anywhere in the U.S. (practicum does not have to be in Wisconsin)
  • Program leads to WI teaching licensure in 4-12th grade
  • This program accepts up to 6 credits of Prior Learning Assessment (PLA). 
    • Submit a narrative on your previous lived experiences that are related to elementary education and how they align with the program's objectives. This is submitted after you have enrolled and started courses.
    • Pay a reduced rate for these PLA credits
  • Transfer up to 84 credits
  • Option to earn Public Education (PLA can be used towards the 9 elective credits for public education candidates), Lutheran Teaching Diploma (LTD) and Christian Teaching Certificate (CTC)
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