Gain a solid foundation in the history, philosophy, educational psychology, curriculum, instruction and management involved in the rapidly growing area of Alternative Education.
The University of Wisconsin-River Falls has developed the courses that will effectively prepare teachers and administrators to work in alternative education settings. Each two-credit course is offered completely online in an asynchronous format.
To qualify for Wisconsin certification in alternative education, students will complete four core classes (eight credits) and a certification portfolio as specified by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.
Students will also complete a practicum concurrently with the four core classes. To do so, students need to be working in an alternative education program or arrange to have access to a program so that observations can be made and conversations held with practitioners.
Students will need to meet the general admission requirements for graduate study at UWRF.