Program Subject Areas

The UW-Madison teacher certification program currently offers five distinct school subject areas: English, mathematics, science, social studies and world languages. You may apply for multiple subject areas but must select one before enrollment. Students will be placed into cohorts based on their subject area and take university courses and engage in fieldwork associated with those courses. Methods of instruction and student teaching experiences are specialized within each content area.

Stand Out With an English as a Second Language (ESL) Certificate

As part of your master’s program, you’ll have the opportunity to earn your ESL certificate. Not only is the ESL certification in high demand across the country’s schools, the skills you’ll learn will allow you to positively impact your classroom. As an ESL certified teacher, you can provide equitable opportunities for multilingual learners in your classroom. 

 Students who complete the secondary education degree program will be certified in their subject-area specialization and ESL.  

Magnifying Glass on top of an open dictionary