Both the elementary/ middle and middle/ secondary licensure programs are overseen by Wisconsin's Department of Public Instruction.
Teacher education programs lead to teacher certification in the following content majors/minors:
Broad Field Science (secondary must minor in biology, chemistry, or physics) Chemistry (secondary)
In addition to the previous majors, the following content areas can be added as a minor or area of certification:
Broad Field Social Studies: Candidates seeking an EA-A license in one of the social sciences (History, Political Science, Economics, Psychology, or Sociology) should also plan to obtain the Broad Field Social Studies minor during their course of study. This plan will enhance opportunities for employment as a social studies teacher in Wisconsin.
Bilingual-Bicultural: The following courses are required for Bilingual-Bicultural certification: EDUC 4240, EDUC 4230, EDUC 4277, and ENGL 4110. In addition, students must demonstrate second language proficiency through completion of an OPI (oral proficiency interview).
English as a Second Language: The English as a Second Language minor allows students to deepen their knowledge of teaching English Language Learners. Second language fluency is not a requirement. The ESL minor is available for all Education majors and students in other colleges who are interested in obtaining the knowledge and skills for working with and understanding people who speak English as a second (or third) language.
Details on how to seek certification in other states can be found online and via individual states' websites.