You know your favorite teachers, the ones who made a difference? If you’re reading this, we’re guessing that you want to become one of those teachers. Whether you want to teach elementary or high school students, Northland College can help get you there. We offer certification in Elementary/Middle Education and in Middle/Secondary Education in math, science, and social studies.
We give you the tools to establish a trusting environment and to foster the group dynamics essential to run a successful classroom. Our education courses provide you with the tools to teach content and the skills to help shape the character of children and adolescents. We also give you an environmental background that so many schools are looking for today. In fact, over ninety-five percent of our education majors from the last five years are employed in the K-12 field.
Join classmates and committed faculty who will get to know you personally and help you become a teacher who makes a difference.
Education: Elementary/Middle (Grades 1-6)
This focused four-year program, including student teaching, includes project- and problem-based teaching and learning strategies for student success in the classroom. We offer an integrated curriculum that will train you to think across disciplines and deliver the knowledge, skills, and mindset that will help you succeed in indoor and outdoor classrooms. Our program is fully accredited by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. Graduates are eligible for teacher licensure for grades 1-6.
- Elementary/Middle Education Education Major (B.S.) Requirements
Education: Secondary in Science, Math, or Social Studies (Grades 7-12)
This focused four-year program, including student teaching, allows you to teach high school science (biology, chemistry, or geoscience), math, or social studies. We offer an integrated curriculum that trains you to think across disciplines and delivers the knowledge, skills, and mindset required for you to be successful in indoor and outdoor classroom settings. Our program is fully accredited by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. Graduates are eligible for teacher licensure for grades 7-12.
- Secondary Education Major (B.S.) Requirements
Students from around the state said they wanted more time in the classroom. We responded with a two-semester clinical residency program integrated with classwork. Students complete over 200 hours and they love it! We are the only college in the state to offer this much undergraduate time in the classroom—double what the state requires. You will complete this residency before you start student teaching.
You will receive 12 credits for a student teaching semester that includes eighteen weeks of full time student teaching and a monthly seminar. During this semester, you will be in the classroom of an area private or public school following the daily schedule and semester calendar of the cooperating school, under the direct supervision of cooperating teachers and college supervisors. The focus of this interactive seminar will be on curriculum, human relations, career development, and reflective practices.