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Teacher (Education) Certification & Licensure

Choosing to become a teacher, at any stage in life, is choosing to make a difference in our world. Whether you have just completed a college degree, or are looking for a career change, Mount Mary University offers programming in multiple disciplines leading to teacher certification for all grade levels. See areas of teacher training and licensing.

Teacher Certification Requirements

To gain licensure, you must fulfill the same professional requirements for certification as undergraduate students, including 100 hours of fieldwork prior to student teaching and full-time student teaching during your final semester. It is possible to complete the education coursework within two years, including summers, but actual time to completion will depend on which certification/minor area you select and previous coursework completed.  Consult the Undergraduate Bulletin (PDF) and Curriculum Guide list for more details on requirements and courses for this certificate.

Take the Next Step

The education program requires admission to the university, as well as admission to the education program. The program is open to women and men. You will first need to apply online to Mount Mary University using the Undergraduate Post-baccalaureate Certificate/Second Degree Application and submit all official transcripts from any colleges or universities previously attended.

During your first semester at Mount Mary, you will receive application materials for the education program. You may need to take several education courses prior to full admission to the program. See the Undergraduate Bulletin (PDF) for specific program admission requirements.

To learn more about the education post-baccalaureate certificate program, contact the Admission Office.

Graduate Certificate Programs in Education

Mount Mary offers several programs for current teachers or those who want to gain additional certification or earn a masters degree in education while also earning a teaching license. 

  • Reading Teacher (316) License Program - a coeducational program for licensed teachers who want to be certified by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.  This program can be completed separately or as part of the Masters of Arts in Education program. 
  • Waldorf Teacher Certification Program - for men and women who wish to teach in Waldorf schools.  This program leads to Waldorf Certification through the Great Lakes Waldorf Institute but does not lead to licensure by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.