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Secondary Education at Viterbo

Teaching is not a job, it is a calling. Today’s teachers are part of a professional community that promotes lifelong learning, community engagement, and empowerment. Teaching introduces students to new and exciting topics that will help form the future aspirations and career paths of tomorrow’s leaders.

At Viterbo, these ideas are at the core of all of our education programs. Our education faculty have extensive experience in the classroom and are dedicated to training teachers to become ethical leaders and exceptional educators. Viterbo graduates have over 100 hours of field experience prior to student teaching and receive extensive training in both their content area (e.g., music, biology, or mathematics) and the theory and practice of being a teacher. 

It is a great time to become a teacher, and teachers are in high demand. Viterbo’s exceptional placement rates and licensure pass rates attest to our program’s strengths and success of our graduates.

Apply or plan a visit today to get started on your education and  career in education.

Program Highlights

  • Classroom experience begins freshman year
  • Dual advisement with education and content specific advisors
  • Paid internship opportunities
  • Professional development opportunities
  • High licensure exam pass rates
  • Strong relationships with local school districts



Featured Alumni

Kara Brandau

"Viterbo was the perfect school for me because of its size, opportunities, and atmosphere. The small class sizes made it possible for professors to know the students and created an environment that allowed me to become the teacher that I am. I have continued my educational journey through the Masters of Education program at Viterbo and would recommend it to anyone entering the teaching profession."

Kara Brandau '02  
High School Math Teacher
Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau School District

Career Examples

  • Community college instructor
  • High school teacher
  • Kindergarten teacher
  • Middle school teacher
  • Special education school teacher

Graduate Schools/Employers of Alumni

  • Black River Falls School District
  • Lake Mills Area School District
  • La Crosse School District
  • La Farge School District
  • Onalaska School District
  • Sparta Area School District
  • University of Wisconsin-La Crosse