Get your secondary education masters and teaching license accelerated online.

The teenage years are a memorable time in any person’s life. Help create positive memories and a lifelong love of learning by becoming a secondary education teacher. Our program focuses on developing masterful teachers who are role models inside and out of the classroom. Deepen and broaden your skill set and personal awareness through this transformative program.

Cost Per Credit$669

Courses, interaction with professors, & group discussions are all online.


You need to have earned your bachelor's degree for this program. No teaching experience is required.

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Program Overview

About the Program:

The Concordia Accelerated Programs for Teacher Licensure (CAPTL) prepares students to earn initial teacher licensure for Early Childhood, Elementary, Special Education, or Secondary education through the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.  We strive to inspire our teacher candidates to become servant leaders in the field of education.  Our curriculum emphasizes working with diverse student populations, becoming reflective practitioners, and understanding how to differentiate instruction to meet the academic needs of all learners.  ESL, Bilingual, and Gifted & Talented add-on licensure is also available.

Program Goals:

  • Secondary program endorses the teacher candidate to teach specific subjects in Grades 4K-12th, 6th-12th and 4th-12th (depending on content area).
  • Earn your initial teacher licensure while earning a Master of Science in Education – Teaching & Learning.
  • The Secondary Teacher Licensure program teaches students how to teach that content area.
  • Choose an area to teach in which you already have content knowledge.
    • Major licenses available: Art Education, Broad field Social Studies, Science, Business Education, English/LA, Mathematics, Physical Education, World Languages (Spanish)
  • Teacher candidates are prepared to be successful in all environments to meet the learning needs of children: public, private, and parochial
  • Our teacher candidates are reflective practitioners who can reflect on their educational practices and who are able to successfully work with diverse student populations

Academic Community Partnership

Concordia University Wisconsin’s School of Education has a reputation for helping public, private, charter, and other school systems meet the needs of their students in the most comprehensive way possible. This is not only an exclusive partnership; we simply believe in providing opportunities to increase teacher capacity, improve leadership development, and impact student success.

Benefits of the Academic Community Partnership include:

  • Partner with a local university that has an excellent academic and ethical reputation
  • We come to you – meet with our team to customize a program or professional development that fits each districts’ unique needs
  • Meet educational objectives and enhance faculty expertise with highly respected, fully accredited programs in a wide range of graduate degrees, licensure programs, and technology options
  • Face-to-face cohorts or diverse online programs to meet your busy schedule. We provide expert instructors and consultants and draw on research-based practices through our rigorous accredited programs
  • Professional development connected to university credit
  • Receive $450 per eligible graduate course or $150 per eligible adult accelerated course

Students who desire licensure in another state must contact their state department of education for details about whether or not this coursework will meet state requirements.  Students from outside of Wisconsin may earn the Master’s degree without teacher licensing.

What to Expect
  • Accelerated program 
  • Option to start the program at the beginning of any 8-week session
  • Small class sizes with individual attention
  • To earn only the teacher licensure, the program can be completed in 2.5 years. To earn your master's degree with the licensure will require an additional 6 months.
  • Students starting the program in the fall will engage in a virtual format. This means you meet at a set time on a set day of the week.
  • Students starting in the spring will engage in an online format. This means you take courses when you want as long as they are completed at the end of each session. 
  • (45) clinical hours are required
  • (25) hours of pre-student teaching are required
  • You will student teach during your final semester of the program.
  • Transfer in up to 50% of your credits.
  • Utilize the program, Degree Works, which is a web-based planning tool that helps you monitor your progress.

Read a current student's testimonial here.

Concentrations / Specializations
  • Art
  • Broadfield Social Studies
  • Business Education
  • English/Language Arts
  • Mathematics
  • Physical Education
  • Science
  • World Languages - Spanish
Licensure / Certifications
WI DPI – Secondary Licensure

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