Teaching Certification

for Undergraduate and Degreed Students

Licensure Categories and Levels

General Education Licensure Options

  • Early Childhood (EC) Ages Birth through 8
  • Early Childhood through Middle Childhood (EC-MC) Ages 6 through 11
  • Middle Childhood through Early Adolescence (MC-EA) Ages 6 through 13
  • Early Adolescence through Adolescence (EA-A) Ages 10 through 21

Special Education Licensure Options

  • Dual Early Childhood and Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE)
  • Special Education Cross-Categorical (80), with Licensure in:
    • Cognitive Disabilities (CD)(810)
    • Emotional Behavioral Disabilities (EBD)(830)
    • Learning Disabilities (LD)(811) - (MC-EA or EA-A)
  • Visual Impairment (VI)(825) - (MC-A) - Graduate level only
  • For students "on-the-job" hired under a Wisconsin emergency license:
    • Cross-categorical (801) with concentration (non-licensed) in: (MC-EA or EA-A)
      Cognitive Disabilities
      Emotional and Behavioral Disabilities
      Learning Disabilities

Specialty Licenses

Application Process for Transfer or Degreed Students:

  • Complete a Silver Lake College Graduate Application.
  • Official transcripts from all regionally approved post-secondary institutions attended must be sent to the Admissions Office.  The Registrar will evaluate course work and results will be forwarded to you.
  • Request a transcript evaluation to apply your credits previously earned to your area of certification.
  • Copies of current teaching license, if applicable, must be submitted.
  • An interview will be arranged with an education faculty member from your particular area of certification. Formal acceptance into the Teacher Education Program will be granted after the following requirements have been met.

Entrance to Program Requirements:

  • Submission of formal application to Director of Teacher Education
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale)
  • Passing scores on the three components of PPST
  • Demonstration of competency in computer technology
  • Completion of the following core courses or their equivalent with at least a C grade:
    • Teaching Diverse Learners
    • Orientation to Teacher Education
    • Media Production Techniques
  • Completion of State Background Check
  • Formal Interview with Program Director and Director of Teacher Education
  • Recommendation of Teacher Education Committee

We are here to help you as you begin your customized journey at Silver Lake College. Should you have any questions, please contact admissions counselor, Ryan Roberts, at (800) 236-4752, ext. 204 or email ryan.roberts@sl.edu.