Concordia's Accelerated Program for Teacher Licensure

The CAPTL program

Options for current and new educators

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Concordia University teaching degree

Earn your Wisconsin teaching license

Grow your educational career while making a difference in students' lives with a Wisconsin teaching license.

Whether you are looking to add on to your existing teaching license or to break into the world of education, Concordia has options for you at the undergraduate, post-baccalaureate, and graduate levels.

Learn to develop an age-appropriate curriculum and learning environment for students' social, physical, emotional, and cognitive development needs through Concordia University's accelerated programs for teacher licensure.

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Online bachelor's in education

One of the main goals of this program is to have you teaching in a classroom in three years! You will earn both your bachelor's degree & initial WI teaching license. Upon graduation, you'll be able to teach at the elementary, middle school/junior high, or high school levels.

  • Approved by the WI DPI
  • Fully online teacher prep program
  • Accelerated 8-week courses
  • 120 credits
  • Eligible for Financial Aid & Uncommon Scholarships
  • Student-teaching near you

Early childhood education

Our bachelor's in ECE is available online too. Select courses require attendance in real-time via Zoom. These Zoom courses will be taken with other students at a set time during a weeknight. Making it easier to do work and school! You will graduate and be certified to teach individuals from birth to 3rd grade.

Elementary education

A teaching license in elementary education will prepare you to teach students cross-categorically in kindergarten through their freshman year in high school.

Secondary education

A degree in secondary education will license you to teach grades four through twelfth with a concentration in one of the following subject areas:

  • English & Language Arts
  • Social Studies
  • Math

Special education

Our newly approved Cross Categorical Special Education program will give you the licensure to teach k-12 students with disabilities in inclusive learning environments or as a lead teacher in a special education classroom. 

Earn your WI teaching license 

If you do not yet have a WI teaching license, but you have a bachelor's degree you can take our post-baccalaureate program to earn your initial teaching license, with the option to combine your license with your master's, in one of the following subject areas:

  • Early Childhood Education and Elementary Education Initial Licensures (Ages Birth - 9th Grade)
  • Elementary Education Initial Licensure (4k-9th)
  • Secondary Education Initial Licensure (4th-12th)
  • Special Education Initial Licensure (k-12th)

Save time and money

Combining a teaching license with a master's degree has multiple benefits:

  • Qualifying students may be eligible for financial aid
  • Puts you into a different salary bracket
  • Puts you one step closer to your doctorate or principal licensure
  • Sets you apart in the field

Plus, the only difference is a practicum. So we encourage students to do both!

If you already have a WI teaching license, you can enroll to earn an add-on teaching license in one of the following areas:

  • Cross Categorical Special Education K-12 (WI DPI #2801)
  • Alternative Education Licensure (WI DPI #1952) - (licensure only)

Why Concordia's Accelerated Program for Teacher Licensure?

Funding your degree

Concordia's payment plan allows you to break tuition into automatic monthly payments.

Scholarships and financial aid are available for qualifying students.

Ways to Save

Program webinar

Dr. Adam Paape, the program director, and the CAPTL admission counselor
present detailed information on our accelerated program for teacher licensure.


You will get information on courses, requirements, and the various teaching licensures we offer.
Plus, the FAQ section is sure to get all of your questions answered.