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Teaching programs for Early Childhood Education (ECE) licensure

Become a skilled and compassionate early education teacher at Concordia with our enriching curriculum, dedicated faculty, and reasonable class schedules.

We have an accelerated virtual program, Project Invest, where you earn your bachelor's degree and Wisconsin teaching license.

And if you already have a bachelor's degree and are looking to earn your initial teacher's licensure, you can become a student in our Concordia Accelerated Plan for Teacher Licensure (CAPTL) program, with online classes to fit your professional and personal schedules.


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8-week courses for quicker completion.
Master's programs can be completed in 2 years.


Professors create innovative projects and course experiences based on your professional needs.


Convenient payment plans, scholarships, school partnerships, and Financial Aid options make funding your education easy.

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Earn your bachelor's degree and initial licensure virtually

Streamline your bachelor's degree in early childhood education and your WI teaching license through Project Invest

  • Offered virtually - classes meet via Zoom 
  • Accelerated 8-week courses
  • 120 credits
  • Transfer up to 84 credits
  • Eligible for financial aid 
  • Eligible for Uncommon Scholarships
  • Consortium agreements for local schools in Wisconsin

Interested in our self-paced online options? Check out our other online bachelor's in education programs.

  • You do not need to be working at one of these schools to apply, but the following schools are part of the original Project INVEST consortium. Project INVEST continues to grow.
    • HOPE Christian Schools
    • LUMIN Schools
    • Milwaukee College Prep
    • Menomonee Falls School District
    • Brown Deer School District
    • Messmer Catholic Schools
    • Saint Anthony School
    • Saint Marcus
    • Seton Catholic Schools

Early Childhood & Elementary Education licensures


Our post-baccalaureate ECE and Elementary Education program endorses you to teach both early childhood education and elementary education, so you will have licensures for birth-8 years old and 4k-9th grade. You'll graduate with the educational skills and confidence to teach multiple age groups.

  • Online coursework
  • 52 Credits
  • In-person student teaching component
  • Available as a license only or combine with your master's in education for greater advancement in your school district
  • Eligible for Uncommon Scholarships.
  • Financial aid available for degree-seeking students.

Funding your education

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

*Uncommon Scholarships and financial aid are available for qualifying students.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Students will earn an Early Childhood teaching license (Birth - 8 years old) through our Project Invest Program.

Students in our CAPTL program will earn an Early Childhood License and an Elementary Education (4k-9th grade) teaching license.

Project Invest is only available virtually with start dates every eight weeks.

For students seeking a bachelor's degree + license, the answer is no. You must complete the coursework for your bachelor's in order to teach in the state of Wisconsin.

For post-baccalaureate students, you may take only the licensure curriculum. However, the only difference between the licensure only option and the master's degree is a practicum. So we encourage students to do both! Plus, qualifying degree-seeking students are eligible for financial aid.