Program Highlights

As an Edgewood College graduate you’ll earn more than just certification to receive a license, you’ll be prepared and empowered to be an effective classroom teacher.  

Our courses are designed to challenge, explore and foster the development of culturally-responsive teaching practices to educate students in secondary schools. Culturally responsive teaching connects students' cultural knowledge, prior experiences, and performance styles to academic knowledge and intellectual tools in ways that legitimize what students already know. Teachers who complete ASP are individuals who transcend their own cultural biases and preferences to establish and develop patterns for learning and communicating that engage and sustain student participation and achievement.

Courses proceed sequentially over four terms:



  • Social Foundations
  • Instructional Foundations
  • Initial Practicum


  • Learner Foundations
  • Pedagogical Foundations


  • Methods of Teaching and Learning
  • Advanced Practicum


  • Capstone Assessment
  • Student Teaching

Our small class size promotes a sense of community and facilitates individualized instruction.

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

Our faculty combine sound theoretical knowledge with practical, real-world experience.

Our faculty offer responsive and supportive advising and are dedicated to helping you meet your individual and professional goals.

License and Degree Requirements

Secondary License Sequence

  • ED 596 Accelerated Secondary Program Orientation (0 cr)
  • ED 635 Diversity in Schools (3cr)
  • ED 602 Curriculum Planning (3cr)
  • ED 604 Adolescent Development (3cr)
  • ED 652 Secondary Content Literacy (3cr)
  • ED 640 Methods of Teaching & Learning I (3cr)
  • ED 651 Methods of Teaching & Learning II (3cr)
  • ED 660 edTPA Seminar (2cr)
  • ED 693B Supervised Field Teaching (2cr)

Master of Arts in Education: additional coursework requirement for the Master’s

When a candidate also seeks a Master of Education degree, completion of the following courses is required, in addition to those the Secondary License Sequence (34 credits total):

  • ED 603 Introduction to Educational Research (3cr)
  • ED 692 Research Capstone Project (3cr)
  • 2 additional graduate-level courses (6 credits) as approved by your advisor

Optional Add-On ESL License

Licensure in English as a Second Language (ESL 395) may be secured by ASP candidates through the addition of three ESL courses. ESL (395) license allows the license holder to teach the English language to English Language Learners while supporting core academic subject instruction provided by the classroom teacher at the grade or developmental level specified on the license. ESL Course Site

Tuition and Financial Aid

Edgewood College is committed to making a life-changing education more affordable and accessible to more people than ever before. As part of the Graduate Affordability Promise, courses in the Secondary Licensure program are now $668 per credit.

Based on current tuition rates, the estimated total tuition cost to complete the license requirement would be approximately $15,064.

Another 12 credits complete the Master’s degree (34 credits total). These credits are offered at the regular graduate tuition rate of $1032 per credit. The projected total tuition cost to achieve both the license and the Master’s degree would be $28,312.

*$668/credit and $1032/credit is the 2020-21 (beginning Summer 2020). Costs are expected to increase each year.


Financial Aid

Graduate students are eligible for financial aid in the form of Federal Stafford Loans. Learn more about Stafford Loans, including eligibility requirements and application instructions.

Our admissions and financial aid counselors have worked with thousands of students who have questioned how they could afford to complete their graduate education. They will use their experience to suggest creative solutions for financing your education. We work with students and organizations to manage tuition reimbursement plans, extend tuition discounts to various corporate partners in the region, offer third party billing and monthly payment plans, and work with veterans to maximize their available aid.

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher with a min. cumulative GPA of at least a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale from a regionally-accredited postsecondary institution.
  • Complete and submit graduate application (including $30 fee). Priority application deadline is December 1. 
  • Request that official transcripts for all undergraduate and graduate academic credits received from any post-secondary institutions be sent directly to Graduate and Professional Studies Admissions.
  • Provide two  letters of recommendation from college or university professors, supervisors, and/or professional colleagues.  In combination, these letters should attest to the probability of your success in graduate school and as a teacher.
  • Submit a personal statement speaking to your interest in becoming a teacher and how your previous background experiences have guided your decision to pursue a teaching license.
  • Additional entrance exams in desired content area may be required. 

The priority application deadline for the Accelerated Secondary Program is December 1.

All required application materials should be submitted by the deadline. Applications received after the deadline will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

International Students may have additional admission requirements. Learn more.

Transfer Credits

You may submit up to 12 semester hours of graduate credit for consideration of transfer to Edgewood College for application to a degree program. Approval of the respective department is required. To be considered for application to a degree program, a course must have been taken within the past five years. For more information about transfer credits, please contact your admissions counselor.

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Out of State Licensure

Although Wisconsin maintains high standards for our teacher education programs, there is not simple reciprocity between Wisconsin and all other states. Each state sets their own requirements for teacher licensure, but will generally allow for Wisconsin teaching and administrator licenses to be transferred. Specific requirements are left to each state’s department of education, which are linked below.

State Licensure/Certification Disclosure for Teacher Licenses
The information below reflects whether this program meets the educational requirements for licensure or certification in the specified states.
Satisfies Educational Requirements:
WI, IL, CO, CT, DE, HI, IN, IA, KS (secondary), LA, MA, MI, MN, MO, MT, NE, NY, NC, PA, RI, TN, TX, VT, WA, WV, WY
Does Not Satisfy Educational Requirements:  
AL, AK, AZ, AR, CA, FL, GA, ID, KS (elementary), KY, ME, MD, MS, NV, NH, NJ, NM, ND, OH, OK, OR, SC, SD, UT, VA

State Licensure/Certification Disclosure for School Administration Licenses
The information below reflects whether this program meets the educational requirements for licensure or certification in the specified states.
Satisfies Educational Requirements:
No Determination Made:
All states are referenced here


Please contact Drew Silver, Clinical and Advising Coordinator, with additional questions.