Alternative Careers in Teaching

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Alternative Careers in Teaching

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The Alternative Careers in Teaching program (ACTis an individually tailored, alternative pathway to initial Wisconsin licensure as a secondary (grades 6-12) teacher in English, Computer Science, mathematics, science, the social studies or technology engineering education (grades K-12).

The program is program is tailored to adult career-changers looking for an alternative path to licensure that is flexible, fast, and convenient.  Requirements for entry into the ACT program include:

  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution.  Individuals best suited for the ACT program have an undergraduate degree in English, Computer Science, mathematics, science, one of the social studies, technology and engineering education or a closely related field. 
  • An overall GPA of 2.75 or higher.

The ACT program is a cooperative program between the University of Wisconsin Colleges and the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh.  The program is structured to meet the needs of the adult learner.  To be contacted by a program representative, please fill out the Contact Info form.


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