Urban Learning Collaborative (ULC) Partnership

Mount Mary University partners with the Urban Learning Collaborative (ULC, formerly MTEC) to offer you opportunities to earn your initial Wisconsin state teaching license and the Master of Arts in Education degree. 

Initial state teacher certification is granted through the Urban Learning Collaborative (ULC), while the master’s degree is awarded by Mount Mary University. More information about available license areas and requirements is available on the ULC web site: https://urban-learning.org/

Certification Requirements:

The ULC Initial Certification requires 18 credits. You’ll take the following courses at Mount Mary:

  • EDU 670: Managing the Learning Environment (3 credits)
  • EDU 603: Reading/Language Arts Methods (3 credits)
  • EDU 604: Math Methods (3 credits)
  • EDU 654: Assessment (3 credits)
  • EDU 703: Exceptional Learners (3 credits)
  • EDU 742: Instructional Strategies (3 credits) 

The complete ULC program requires additional learning experiences. Follow the link to their website for more information: https://urban-learning.org/


Initial Certification & Master’s Degree Program Curriculum Requirements

If you wish to achieve both initial state certification and earn a Master of Arts in Education degree, you must complete all of the above requirements, plus these additional 15 credits:

  • EDU 700 Diversity Among Learners (3 credits)
  • EDU 715: Seminar – Issues & Problems Affecting Education (3 credits)
  • EDU 740: Curriculum Design (3 credits)
  • EDU 705: Introduction to Professional Inquiry (2 credits)
  • EDU 706: Instructional Project (4 credits)

How to Apply to the ULC Initial Teacher Certification Program

The process begins with an application through the Urban Learning Collaborative (ULC). Visit their web site for more information: https://urban-learning.org/