Pathways to Becoming a Teacher
There are multiple ways to become a teacher through the department of Curriculum and Instruction at University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Bachelors of Science (BS)
The B.S. program is for undergraduate students intending to become teachers in elementary education, world language education, music education, or art education. (For how to apply, see Applying to B.S. Program.)
Masters of Science for Teaching (MS)
This streamlined, graduate-level program prepares students for teaching certification in both a specific content area at the secondary level (English, Math, Science, or Social Studies) and to work with English language learners (ESL certification).
This graduate-level program offers students who already hold early childhood, elementary or secondary teaching licenses an add-on certification in the area of English as a second language.
This graduate-level program is linked to the English as a Second Language (ESL) program described above, and offers students who meet requirements for ESL certification and are proficient in another language the option to become certified in bilingual education.
Other Certification Programs
For students in the Masters program, the department offers several advanced certification and license programs.