act! Program Description
Alternative Careers in Teaching (act!) is an exciting teacher licensure program specifically designed for working professionals with a bachelor's degree and at least five years of work experience who desire a career teaching secondary level (middle and/or high school) mathematics or science.
act! is a cooperative program between the UW Colleges and UW-Oshkosh. Successful candidates are licensed by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction through the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh College of Education and Human Services.
Why does act! exist?
To address the shortage of qualified and certified mathematics and science teachers in Wisconsin and throughout the country.
Your Timeline to Teacher Certification
Because the act! program is individually tailored to each participant, progress to certification is determined partially by the candidate’s desired completion time and partially by the amount of work the candidate must accomplish to qualify for licensure. Expected completion time will vary from as short as 18 months to 3 years.
Program designed into phases
The three-phase program will include steps to make sure applicants want to move into a teaching career, assess applicant work experience in order to determine what further courses they will need, courses at UW-Oshkosh and UW Colleges using distance education and on-site classes and extensive practice teaching.
Record of Teaching Expertise for Licensure
- EDU 201, 3 UWC Credits
- EDU 211, UWC
- EDU 300, 3 UWC Credits
- EDU 330, 3 UWC Credits
- Reading 440, 3 UWO Credits
- Math Methods , 3 UWO Credits
- Science Methods, 3 UWO Credits
- Student Teaching -Full time, 18 weeks, 10 UWO Credits
Experience course and non-course
- Technology Component
- Speech Component
- Conflict Resolution Component
- Ethnic Studies Component
Content Courses based on need and review of transcript
Evidence of competency may include:
- Life experience documentation
- Prior course work documentation
- On-line courses
How can I find out more?
Contact project coordinator Dr. Dubear Kroening at 920-832-0117 or firstname.lastname@example.org