Post-baccalaurate Teacher License


Post-baccalaurate Teacher License

Wisconsin Post-baccalaureate Teacher Licensure Program

Viterbo University's School of Education prepares educators who are grounded in Franciscan values and possess the knowledge and skills to be reflective decision makers for the 21st Century.    

The Post-baccalaureate licensure program is an accelerated program that offers initial licensure in the following content areas in as little as one year.
Teaching licenses can be earned in:

Post-Bac education courses are graduate-level courses. 6 credits may be applied toward Viterbo's Master of Arts in Education degree program.
Tuition for the 2018-19 school year is $385/credit.

The post-baccalurate licensure program offers three pathways:

Content-Area Licensure Program Format
For licensure in secondary education and K-12 content areas (Art, biology, broadfield science, broadfield social studies, business, chemistry, English langauge arts, mathematics, music, Spanish, and theatre arts.)

Program Schedule:
Summer: Classes begin each May in a blended format.Classes meet on campus one night each week, with the remaining coursework on-line.
Fall: Classes are on-line and face to face. A fifty-hour field experience is required during this semester.
Spring: Student teaching experience. This involves full days and is based on the academic calendar of the hosting school district. 

Cross-categorical Special Education Licensure Program Format
The Cross-categorical Special Education Licensure Program is fully on-line, and includes 27 credits of coursework and a full semester of student teaching. We offer rolling admission, so students may begin in the fall, spring, or summer semesters.

Elementary Education Licensure Program Format
The Elementary Education Licensure Program operates on a traditional undergraduate program format. Students should plan to attend face to face classes during daytime hours. Students who enroll on a full-time basis typically complete this program in two years.

Student Teaching:
The capstone for all licensure programs is a full semester of student teaching. Applicants holding an emergency license may student teach in their district of employment.

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university
  • 3.0 grade point average in content area
  • Completed application including written essay
  • Positive evaluation of dispositions for teaching

For more information on the Post-Baccalaureate Licensure Program, please contact Val Krage, program coordinator, at 608-796-3287 or

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