Undergraduate Education

Edgewood College was founded as a teacher's college, and with over 90 years of experience, we continue to excel in the area of teacher preparation. As a student in the School of Education, you will benefit from a wide range of experiences both in and out of the classroom. Your professors and advisors will help you determine your licensing interests, identify the school setting that best suits your strengths and develop a network of professional contacts. 

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Program Highlights

We place a strong emphasis on preparing teachers to meet the professional demands of contemporary education. Our Teacher Education program emerges from three major sources of influence: our tradition, our mission, and our profession. These influences are evident in the program's respect for and attention to diversity, in the participation in the professional community, and in the practice of continuous assessment, evaluation, and improvement. 

The practicum and classroom observation requirements allow you to have the opportunity to work with children in daycare centers, hospitals, nurseries, kindergartens, elementary and secondary schools, after-school programs, and other areas. With a grade school and high school on campus, you may also have the opportunity to do practicum work on campus! You are required to complete a minimum of 100 pre-student teaching hours, including 50 hours of multicultural experience, before your student teaching placement. 

Career Outcomes

Education is one of the largest programs at Edgewood College, and our many graduates have found homes teaching in local schools as well as schools across the nation and even the world! 

Most of our students who major in Elementary Education become certified to teach grades 1-8, although a degree in Elementary Education also allows you to work in after-school programs, tutoring programs, and in other educational settings. The Early Childhood Education major prepares you for work in a variety of public and private day care, preschool, and early elementary school programs. 


Out of State Licensure

Although Wisconsin maintains high standards for our teacher education programs, there is not simple reciprocity between Wisconsin and all other states. Each state sets their own requirements for teacher licensure, but will generally allow for Wisconsin teaching and administrator licenses to be transferred. Specific requirements are left to each state’s department of education, which are linked below.

State Licensure/Certification Disclosure for Teacher Licenses
The information below reflects whether this program meets the educational requirements for licensure or certification in the specified states.
Satisfies Educational Requirements:
WI, IL, CO, CT, DE, HI, IN, IA, KS (secondary), LA, MA, MI, MN, MO, MT, NE, NY, NC, PA, RI, TN, TX, VT, WA, WV, WY
Does Not Satisfy Educational Requirements:  
AL, AK, AZ, AR, CA, FL, GA, ID, KS (elementary), KY, ME, MD, MS, NV, NH, NJ, NM, ND, OH, OK, OR, SC, SD, UT, VA

State Licensure/Certification Disclosure for School Administration Licenses
The information below reflects whether this program meets the educational requirements for licensure or certification in the specified states.
Satisfies Educational Requirements:
WI, IL
No Determination Made:
All states are referenced here

 

Please contact Drew Silver, Clinical and Advising Coordinator, with additional questions.

Accreditation

The Teacher Education licensing programs are approved by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (WDPI). Edgewood College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

  • Edgewood College is a great place for Education majors because you have the opportunity to get out and work in the schools…so that you are prepared to student teach. The professors here care about your success.
    Meghan Ross

Faculty Spotlight

  • Julie Luecke

    Associate Dean for the Division of Education
    jluecke@edgewood.edu