Accelerated Elementary Education Online

Become an elementary teacher faster and complete coursework while you are in the classroom. Learn as you go with highly qualified faculty and staff as your mentors, and an up-to-date teaching curriculum to instruct your pedagogy.

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Make a difference—become an elementary classroom teacher

Our Accelerated Teacher Education Partnership is designed to help individuals become certified teachers in a shorter time, between 12 and 24 months. The elementary program is for those who want to teach elementary regular education for early years through pre-adolescence (ages 6-13, usually grades 1-8). In this program, students can partner with a school district and get real-life experience in a physical classroom. Aspiring teachers will work with experienced mentors while also completing coursework. The credits earned can be used towards a Master of Arts in Education.

Our program offers asynchronous and 8-week long classes, which means students have a flexible schedule to manage studies and work. This program is made specifically for emergency-licensed teachers, career changers, recent college graduates, and working adults. To finish the program and receive the teaching license, students need to complete all coursework, have a GPA of 3.0 or higher, get positive feedback from clinical instructors, pass either the Wisconsin Foundations of Reading Test or the Edgewood College Alternative FoRT Reading Portfolio, and successfully complete the teacher performance assessment at the end of the program.

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TUITION
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Pay your tuition with flexible payment plans

We understand finances are an important factor in considering your higher education options. Our online programs are competitively priced and can be paid by the course for added flexibility.

Tuition rates listed apply to the 2023-2024 academic year. More detailed information about tuition and financial aid can be found here.

Explore our tuition options tailored to your teaching location:

  • For educators teaching in an Edgewood College approved partner school district, tuition is $9,750, with a rate of $325 per credit hour.

  • For those teaching outside of a partner district, tuition is $19,800 at a rate of $660 per credit hour.

See here for a full list of Edgewood College partner school districts. Don’t see your school on the list? Reach out to Mike Meissen via email at mmeissen@edgewood.edu or by calling (608) 663-2846 to learn more about the partnership and how you can partner with us.

Financial aid
Financial aid is available to those who qualify and who are U.S. citizens. Complete the Free
Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at www.fafsa.gov.

Edgewood College Federal School Code: 003848

Contact us:
Phone: 608.663.4300
Fax: 608.663.3495

International Students Email: onlineadmissions@edgewood.edu
Email: ecentral@edgewood.edu
Mailing address: 1000 Edgewood College Dr. Madison, WI 53711

Begin your program at your convenience

Our online programs are designed to fit your schedule. Find your ideal start date below.

8-Week Format

Term 

Start Date  

Application Deadline 
 Summer    6/10/24 6/1/24
Fall I  8/26/24 8/12/24
Fall II  10/21/24 10/7/24

Course registration is due the day before courses begin for each term.

Admissions requirements

1.  Completed graduate application.

2. Official transcripts for all undergraduate and graduate academic credits received from each United States regionally accredited or equivalent post-secondary institution attended should be sent directly to the Admissions Office.

3. Evidence of a baccalaureate or more advanced degree with a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.75 on a 4.0 scale for regular admissions status. The cumulative grade point average is computed on the highest degree held at the time of application to the Edgewood College graduate program.

4. Two letters of recommendation from college or university professors, supervisors, and/or professional colleagues addressing the applicant’s potential for success in graduate school.

5. A written personal statement explaining what the applicant hopes to gain from participation in the program, what the applicant brings to the program, and how specific background experiences will aid in the success of the applicant as a student.

6. Demonstrated content proficiency through completion of an undergraduate major or major equivalent coursework in the academic disciplines of the licensure(s) being sought (within the fields of science, social studies, English, and/or mathematics).

7. All Division of Education students seeking clinical placements and/or WDPI licensure must comply with the State of Wisconsin requirement for a Criminal Background Check. This background check is required prior to official admissions to licensure programs. Edgewood College uses https://www.viewpointscreening.com/edgewood for all Education background checks.  Completion of this required background check is mandatory before any field placement in a school, an integral part of the field work associated with courses throughout each program.

Courses are designed to provide you up-to-date teaching knowledge 

To complete the Accelerated Teacher Education Partnership online program, students must complete 24 credit hours of coursework and fulfill their clinical teaching experiences.

The initial licensure sequence includes 24 credits of coursework, supervised clinical field experiences, and supervised student teaching. These credits can then be applied toward a 30-credit Master of Arts in Education degree.

 

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