Secondary Education (Grades 4 - 12) and K-12 Education Subject Area Majors and Minors (M)
Our program is so much more than lectures and classrooms; it’s led by a nationally-recognized, award-winning faculty with extensive middle school and high school teaching experience. We’ve also produced a variety of scholarship work and have received numerous departmental awards. But the best part is what this all means for you: a more effective, flexible program you can finish in fewer semesters.
All of our secondary & k12 department programs prepare graduates for licensure in Wisconsin in Grades 4 through 12, or for kindergarten through 12 in specific subject areas. You could be among our graduates who advance to serve in a myriad of educational contexts as teachers, school administrators, and counselors in schools spanning the entire k12 spectrum. You also have a chance to expand your teaching experience in placements throughout the United States and globally. In fact, many of our students honed their skills in classrooms in Japan, Uruguay, Shanghai and the Czech Republic.
Teaching is an amazingly rewarding journey—take your first step with us at Concordia University Wisconsin.
Concordia currently offers teaching majors for Grades 4-12 (early adolescence through adolescence) as approved by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction and leading to a Wisconsin license in the following subject areas: Science (broadfield), English and Language Arts, Mathematics, and Social Studies (broadfield). Theology is offered as a non-licensable major.
Note that requirements are subject to change according to new state guidelines See the Chair of Secondary Education for further detail on these majors and for requirements for teaching minors.
NOTE: Students must select at least one licensable subject area major.
Theology Major and Minor
The theology major and minor are not licensable subjects in the state of Wisconsin. See requirements as listed in the School of Arts and Sciences section.
K-12 Licensable Subject Area Majors and Minors
Concordia currently offers teaching majors for Grades K-12 (approved by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction and leading to a Wisconsin license) in the following subject areas: Art education, Business education, Music education, Physical education, and Spanish education. A student may also complete any additional majors or minors from the secondary education program section in addition to a K-12 major.