Accelerated Teacher Education Program

Do You Aspire to Become a Teacher?

Your Timing is Impeccable

With the Accelerated Teacher Education Partnership at Edgewood College, the future is now, the job is included, and you can be credentialed in 12-24 months. Students will partner with a sponsoring school district* and begin where they normally end – in the physical classroom. During the academic year, aspiring teachers will complete their coursework while simultaneously student-teaching under the mentorship of another teacher. Classes are asynchronous and 8-weeks in length.

  • Tuition Offset (consult your School District for specific details)
  • Obtain Teaching License
  • Earn your Master of Arts in Education Degree
  • Tuition Reduced 45% to $325/credit, for a total program cost of $9,750 (30 credit Master's Degree)

Students can expect a high-quality student teaching experience within a supportive collaboration between Edgewood College and the sponsoring school district. In just one year, you could earn your teaching license, master’s degree, have job placement – and your school district may offset your tuition (consult your School District for specific details). Our response to the teacher shortage is paving a way for aspiring teachers to answer their calling.

*Students not employed by a partnering school district are eligible to enroll under the partnership program. The cost per credit is $660 with a total program cost of $19,800.

Complete in 12 months
6 Starts Per Year
8-Week Courses

This accelerated partnership is geared toward:

  • Working adults & career changers
  • Recent college graduates interested in teaching
  • Emergency-Licensed (Tier 1) teachers already working in schools


To learn more about applying to the program and how it can help you achieve your goals, please contact Graduate Admissions via email or by calling (608) 663-4299.

Are You a School District Looking to Hire Aspiring Teachers?

Think Outside the Box With Us

We know teaching is more than a job, it’s a calling. Sharing a similar mission, Edgewood College is committed to educating the educators that will inspire and teach your students. Our Dominican values of truth, compassion, justice, partnership, and community are woven into the traditional liberal arts education all students receive.

The Accelerated Teacher Education Partnership was designed to serve as a solution to the ongoing teacher shortage. The impact on children and current teachers compels us to do more. We have always been motivated to ensure highly effective teachers are educated, trained, and licensed, and now that demand is greater than ever. We have developed a partnership opportunity for your school district that focuses on increasing the number of teachers available to serve your students, improves teacher satisfaction and positively impacts teacher retention.


  • A new teacher will be credentialed within 12 months; elementary, secondary, or cross-categorical special education. At the end of 12 months, student-teacher will have earned both a license and a master’s degree.
  • Coursework is delivered asynchronously allowing student-teacher to be in your classroom, paired with a teacher mentor.
  • Tuition discount offered to partner schooling school district employees who are participating in the partnership program.
  • New pathway to rebuild the pipeline of teachers within your district.
  • Remove the obstacles of time, cost, and identifying individuals who want to teach.


  • Aligning with content area, identify teacher mentors within your school district. Teaching mentors will be paired with student-teachers for the entire school year.
  • Partner school district may offset student-teacher’s tuition costs.


To learn more about this partnership, please contact Mike Meissen via email at or by calling (608) 663-2846.

Partner School Districts  as of December 7th, 2023:

Albany School District

Barneveld School District

Beaver Dam Unified School District

Butternut School District

School District of Belleville

School District of Cambridge

Columbus School District

Deerfield Community School District

DeForest Area School District

Diocese of Madison Catholic Schools

Edgerton School District

Elkhorn Area School District

Elmbrook Schools

Fall River School District

School District of Fort Atkinson

Janesville School District

School District of Lodi

McFarland School District

Middleton-Cross Plains Area School District

School District of Milton

Monona Grove School District

Mount Horeb Area School District

New Glarus School District

Oregon School District

Pardeeville Area School District

Portage Community School District

Randolph School District

Rio School District

Sauk Prairie School District

Stoughton Area School District

Sun Prairie School District

Verona Area School District

Waterloo School District

Waunakee Community School District

Weston School District

Wisconsin Heights School District

Have questions?
Submit your details below or call 608.663.4299 for more information.