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  • Courses are taught by academically and professionally qualified faculty who combine sound theoretical knowledge with practical, real-world experience.
  • Instructors recognize the knowledge and perspective that students contribute to the learning process by encouraging engagement in the classroom.
  • Students have an opportunity to meet one-on-one with instructors and advisors to discuss individual goals, interests and special needs.
  • Our small class size promotes a sense of community and facilitates individualized instruction.
  • A recent analysis of graduates found that 100% of the students who complete the Edgewood College Special Education License program receive DPI certification and are placed in special education teaching positions within one year of graduation.
  • The Special Education program was developed in conjunction with the goals and objectives of the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction and the National Council for Exceptional Children.
  • Edgewood College has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as a “Best National University,” among “America’s Best Colleges” by Forbes, and a “Best in the Midwest College” by Princeton Review.
  • Courses are offered on evenings and weekends to accommodate busy schedules.
  • Take one class, two classes or three classes. Begin in the fall, spring, or summer. It’s up to you!
  • You will have the opportunity to work in a team-based setting that mirrors the professional work settings of classrooms and business offices.
  • Collaboration with fellow students and schools and other organizations is encouraged and supported.
  • Students’ previous academic and experiential accomplishments are highly valued in degree and licensing programs, and often result in even more timely completion.

School districts and other educational entities partner with Edgewood College to provide graduate-level credit opportunities for professional development courses.

Depending upon course rigor and content, PD courses may count towards a graduate degree (with advisor approval) or a licensing program in the School of Education.

All PD courses can be used towards WDPI license renewal and as evidence toward Professional Development Plans (PDPs).

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