Earn Your Master’s
Degree in Education
(With License)

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Become a Teacher in Wisconsin.

Earn Your Online Master’s Degree in Education (With License)

MAE Special Education with License 
MAE Teacher Education with License 

Supportive, convenient, engaging.

That’s education at Marian.

For non-teachers,  the online Master of Arts in Education (with License) degree programs at Marian University will help you connect your passion to a career shaping the education of children. Designed to match quality instruction with convenience and personal support, we’ve transformed the way adult learners acquire new concepts and skills. Our comprehensive support and robust, interactive online learning experience are custom-made for working professionals who want to take their career to the next level or in a new direction.

Marian University offers Education with Purpose so you can benefit from an affordable, valuable education that will help you make an impact on the world. If you are a professional in another field who wants to follow your passion into teaching, this is the right place for you.

Learn to Become a Teacher!

A critical component of online teacher education at Marian University is the opportunity for you to learn how to become a teacher through in-the-classroom training.  This supervised classroom exposure happens during both field and clinical experiences in your community. You’ll learn how to apply what you’ve learned in a hands-on environment through mentorship from an on-site teacher and observations completed by a Marian University supervisor. 

This real-world experience ensures that graduates are confident and prepared to lead a classroom.   

  • Practice skills and demonstrate knowledge through experiences that allow for practical application of theory  
  • Work with children in grades 1-8 or K-12 and reflect on and discuss those experiences in class 
  • Observe master teachers and study their instructional style, approaches to the planning-teaching- assessment cycle, and classroom management 
  • Plan and teach lessons to meet the needs of all students 

Marian University’s Engaging Online Education Platform Can Help You Complete Your License and Master of Arts in Education Degree

As a license and Master of Education student, you’ll benefit from Marian’s flexible MPath program structure designed to fit into your schedule. MPath provides 12 convenient start dates, more than 20 classes to choose from every four weeks and the ability to set your pace and customize your own completion plan. The flexible coursework design and ability to focus on fewer topics at once is custom-made for professionals who want to take their career to the next level and other professionals who want to pursue a career in education.  

Marian University offers two 100% online MAE programs for those aspiring to become teachers.

The MAE Special Education program is perfect for bachelor’s degree holders who want to follow their passion into a new career, paraprofessionals, and current licensed teachers wanting to specialize in special education.  Graduates will be prepared to teach students with special needs in grades K-12. Completion of the entire program leads to a Master of Arts in Education degree in Special Education with a license in cross categorical with a concentration in specific learning disabilities. 

As a student in the MAE Special Education program, you will prepare to meet the diverse learning needs of students as a licensed special education teacher in grades K-12. The special education focus provides a framework that will empower you to enhance the classroom experience and learning capabilities of students with disabilities. Finish your online coursework, field experiences, and student teaching in about two years. As a student in the program, you’ll complete your courses online and apply that knowledge through field experiences and full-time clinical practice within schools. 

Wisconsin DPI Licensure: Special Education for Cross Categorical (801) and Specific Learning Disabilities (811).  

 **To earn a teaching license, a graduate must seek licensure from the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.  

You’ll take online courses that cover topics such as: 

  • Exceptional education etiology
  • Collaboration and co-teaching 
  • Literacy intervention
  • Social-emotional support and mental health
  • IEPs and transition plans 

To help develop your confidence in the classroom 90 hours of field teaching experiences and a semester of student teaching provide hands-on learning. 

  • SPE 613A Exceptional Education Etiology – 10 hr. field experience
  • SPE 621A Literacy Interventions: Basic Reading – 20 hr. field experience
  • SPE 634B Elements of IEPs and Transition Plans – 10 hr. field experience
  • SPE 637B Social Emotional Support and Mental Health – 10 hr. field experience
  • TCH 660B The Instructional Cycle: Teaching – 20 hr. field experience
  • TCH 660C The Instructional Cycle: Assessment – 20 hr. field experience 

Student teaching = 1 semester 

  • TCH 665 A Clinical Practice and Seminar – 1 full semester 
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The online MAE Teacher Education degree is perfect for students who are bachelor’s degree holders looking to change careers or those who are already employed as paraprofessionals. Graduates of the program are prepared to earn their license to become teachers of students in grades 1-8.  As a student in the MAE Teacher Education program, you’ll integrate content, pedagogy and professional studies through dynamic classroom and applied learning experiences. Finish your online coursework, field experiences, and student teaching in about two years.  

Wisconsin DPI Licensure: Graduates are qualified for the Middle Childhood-Early Adolescence license.  

**To earn a teaching license, a graduate must seek licensure from the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.  

You’ll take online courses covering topics such as: 

  • Literacy in the primary and intermediate grades 
  • Collaboration and co-teaching 
  • Special education law 
  • Education theory 

Field teaching experiences that equal 100 hours and a semester of student teaching give students the hands-on learning time needed to feel confident leading a classroom.  

  • SPE 613A Exceptional Education Etiology – 10 hr. field experience 
  • TCH 621A Intermediate Literacy – 20 hr. field experience 
  • TCH 628B Delivering Mathematics Instruction – 10 hr. field experience 
  • TCH 630B Delivering Science and Health Curriculum – 10 hr. field experience 
  • TCH 632B Planning Language Arts Curriculum – 10 hr. field experience 
  • TCH 660B The Instructional Cycle: Teaching – 20 hr. field experience 
  • TCH 660C The Instructional Cycle: Assessment – 20 hr. field experience 

Student teaching = 1 semester 

  • TCH 665 A Clinical Practice and Seminar – 1 full semester 
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Start Your Career as a Teacher

Job Outlook for Teachers

Earn More with a Master’s

Career Paths Median Salary Job Growth
Elementary School Teacher $59,450 3%
Middle School Teacher $59,660 3%
High School Teacher $61,660 3%

Source: BLS 4/27/2020, National Council on Teacher Quality/NCTQ 4/27/2020

The Marian University Benefit

  • Marian is accredited through the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), a regional accreditation agency for institutions of higher education based in the North Central region of the United States.

  • Marian is a member of NC-SARA (National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements).

  • All of the on-campus Bachelor of Science and online Master of Arts in Education programs are approved educator preparation programs by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. The MAE programs provide graduates the authorizations of licensures and certification in Wisconsin.

  • Marian University holds programmatic accreditation for degrees in nursing, radiologic technology, and social work.

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