Educational Studies Division
Teacher Education Certification Program
The Teacher Education Certification Program was designed as an alternative pathway to certification for non-traditional students who choose to earn a teacher certification after completing a bachelor’s degree in another field. A student who successfully completes the certification program is eligible for the Middle Childhood–Early Adolescence (MC–EA) (age s 6–13) teaching license from the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.
The Program provides teacher candidates with experiences that reflect the University’s broader mission of developing the whole person. Based on Marian’s Learning-Centered Conceptual framework, the content and design of the program was developed from guidelines and standards of various professional associations, research, and sound professional practice. All students take a common core of classes, ensuring the continuation of a common knowledge base.
The Teacher Education Certification Program is comprised of 35 graduate level credits, which include field experiences and Clinical Practice (student teaching) and can be completed in six semesters, fall, spring and summer. Courses are typically scheduled to meet two nights a week, Monday through Thursday, to meet the needs of students presently working in other careers.
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Locale: Small City
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