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Do you have a passion for learning? Are you interested in a rewarding career that can make a positive impact across communities, cultures, and borders? If so, join one of the best graduate schools for education in the nation to become a teacher.

At UW–Madison our teacher preparation programs are driven by a purpose to help you become an effective and caring teacher who will encourage and guide our next generation of leaders. Through earning a master’s degree and a teaching certification from UW–Madison, you can help lead the charge to evolve and transform students’ educational experiences. With our accelerated, in-person program, you can start your career in the next school year.

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When we invest in teachers, we help strengthen the future of education in Wisconsin. And that’s our goal. That’s why the UW-Madison School of Education developed the Teacher Pledge. You pledge to work at a Wisconsin pre-kindergarten through 12th-grade school for three to four years after graduation. We pledge to pay the equivalent of in-state tuition and fees, testing, and licensing costs. That means you’ll earn a master’s degree with no student debt when you finish the pledge.

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Great educators continue to learn — and grow. UW Madison’s School of Education is committed to supporting all our students during their program and into their teaching careers. We’ll help you connect with our extensive network of teaching alumni and access professional learning opportunities, like the Early Career Teaching Institute — a one-week intensive learning experience for educators.

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Now that you’ve decided that teaching is the right path for you, it’s time to apply for the UW-Madison Teach Master’s program. The application process is easy. Learn how to get started.

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