Teacher Licensure

Post-baccalaureate options are intended to meet the licensing needs of the following individuals who:

  • hold a Bachelor Degree from an accredited institution but have no teacher education preparation
  • hold a Bachelor Degree with teacher education from an accredited institution but do not have a Wisconsin teacher license
  • are provisionally licensed in Wisconsin and seeking avenues to meet the deficiencies for a Wisconsin Educator’s License
  • hold a current Wisconsin teacher license and seek additional certification area(s)

Student Profile: Amy Christiansen

“I always wanted to be a teacher.” Neither of Amy’s parents went to college, and they were determined to see their kids go. Before she came to Silver Lake College, Amy had taken classes at four other colleges. With her husband’s military deployment and a young son to care for, her education had started and stopped. “My parents worried about my break,” Amy shared. They want me to have a job that I love, and not have it so hard.” Read more about Amy here

Teacher Licensure Program

The delivery of this program is an accelerated format that is conducted through evening, Saturday (once/twice a month) and summer course offerings to accommodate the special needs of the adult learner.  After a review of the transcripts for the desired program(s) is completed, the director of the respective program will outline the specific requirements, including courses, portfolio development, Praxis I and II requirements, clinic experiences and student teaching.  Since each individual’s experiences and needs are different, the program is designed to meet the professional needs of that individual for the specific licensure or certification.

The Teacher Education Licensure Core Courses include and are taken by all students seeking an initial WI teaching license:

EDU 180 Orientation: Diversity and Portfolio1

1

EDU 220 Foundations of Education and Learning

3

EDU 221 Human Growth and Differences in Development

3

EDU 222 Curriculum Development and Methods

3

EDU 320 Reading and Writing Across the Curriculum

3

EDU 321 Professional Seminar and Technology

3

SED 300 Educational Measurement and Assessment

2

SED 400 Classroom and Behavior Management

3

SED 460 Adaptations and Modifications for Learning

2

In addition to the CORE course, each license level has specific courses

 

Early Childhood (Early Childhood birth to 8)

EDU 266 Introduction to EC for Diverse Learners

3

EDU 364 EC Math and Science Curriculum and Methods

3

EDU 365 EC Social Studies Curriculum and Methods              

3

EDU 334 Integrating the Arts

3

EDU 462 EC Curriculum and Methods

3

EDU 224 Emergent Literacy and Language Arts

3

EDU 463 EC Program Administration

3

EDU 359 Clinic I

1

EDU 359 Clinic II

1

EDU 453 Student Teaching

varies

BIO 380 Environmental Education Workshop

0/1

Elementary Education (MC-EA ages 6-13)
Requires a minor from the list

EDU 381 Elementary Math and Science Curriculum and Methods

3

EDU 383 Elementary Social Studies Curriculum and Methods

3

EDU 334 Integrating the Arts

3

EDU 359 Clinic I

1

EDU 359 Clinic II

1

EDU 453 Student Teaching

varies

BIO 380 Environmental Education Workshop

0/1

Secondary Education (EA-A ages 12-18) Education Specific Courses

___443 Methods in your major or minor

2

EDU 359 Clinic I

1

EDU 359 Clinic II

1

BIO 380 Environmental Education Workshop
(Required of History and Science Majors)

0/1

___ 453 Student Teaching in your major or minor

varies

Other Education Program Requirements

  • Passing score on CORE (reading, writing and math) test or alternate ACT/SAT score
  • TB test
  • Background check
  • Completion of Portfolio levels 1,2 and 3 at specific points in the program
  • Wisconsin Foundations of Reading Test – Pass prior to interview for student teaching (required for EC and MC-EA licenses)
  • PRAXIS II – content area knowledge pass prior to student teaching
  • edTPA – completed during student teaching.  After August 2016 a passing score is required for DPI license.