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The College of Education is a member of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education. All programs are accredited by the North Central Association, the state of Wisconsin and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.


The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction approves the teacher preparation program offered by Marquette University. This approval includes the middle childhood/early adolescence (grades 1-8) sequence, the early adolescence/adolescence (grades 6-12) sequence and the majors and minors described in the following pages. A student who satisfactorily completes an education major (professional course sequence) and an academic major, demonstrates mastery of the College of Education standards as evidenced by satisfactory performance on selected assignments and obtains passing scores on the appropriate Praxis II content area test can be recommended for certification in Wisconsin. Completion of course work is a necessary but not sufficient condition for certification. The professional judgment of faculty, supervisors, and Teacher Education Program administrators enters into the final decision. A student must complete an application for certification and pay a processing fee to the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI). Applications are available in the Office of Teacher Education, Schroeder Complex 146, or on the DPI website.

Changes mandated by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction are ongoing. These changes may require revision of the programs of study and the certification procedures described on the pages which follow.

A student who plans to teach in a state other than Wisconsin after graduation should recognize that reciprocal certification agreements with other states change from time to time. The student should directly contact the respective state’s department of education to obtain its certification requirements and licensure application procedures. If specific courses are needed for certification other than those required for Wisconsin, students should plan their programs of study accordingly. Certification levels available to Marquette students are middle childhood/early adolescence (grades 1-8) and early adolescence/adolescence (grades 6-12).