Alternative Education

Note: the UW-Whitewater AEPL Program is not currently accepting new students. Please check back on this page for news on the updated program information and options available.

The TAES Certificate will prepare licensed teachers and other professionals working with youth in recognizing and developing the knowledge, skills, and dispositions necessary to work in alternative educational settings and will result in an add-on WI-1952 license. This on-line program consists of a sequence of three 3-credit courses. The program is designed so that participants can complete their program during a 9-week summer session.

Licensure and TAES Certificate Requirements

Wisconsin Teacher License, based upon a bachelor degree.Alternative Education
Two years of successful full-time classroom teaching experience preferred for our program but not required by DPI for licensure.

The program is also open to teachers licensed outside of Wisconsin, and other teachers and individuals who work with children, and results in the TAES Certificate without licensure.

Required Course Work (9 units)
SECNDED 705 Politics, Literacy, and Critical Pedagogy (3)
SECNDED 706 Learning, Diversity, and the Marginalized Student (3)
SECNDED 709 Learning and Teaching for Empowerment (3)

AEPL Program Portfolio
An additional field experience in an alternative education setting may be required.