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:

EDU 164 (or options) Cultural Diversity and the Liberal Arts2

3

EDU 180 Orientation: Diversity and Portfolio1

3

EDU 280 Foundations of Education2

3

BUS 405 Corporation Finance

3

EDU 281 Child Growth and Development OR EDU 282 Adolescent Development

1

EDU 283 Educational Psychology

2

EDU 284 Curriculum

1

EDU 285 Elementary Methods OR EDU 286 Secondary Methods

1

EDU 287 Educational Exceptionalities

2

EDU 380 Reading, Writing and Technology Across the Curriculum

2

EDU 481 Professional Seminar

1

SED 300 Educational Measurement and Assessment

2

SED 400 Classroom and Behavior Management

3

SED 460 Adaptations and Modifications for Learning

2

Total Program Credits

22