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Advanced Certification Elementary (ACE)

Edgewood College

21 months
645 USD/credit 11057 USD/year
645 USD/credit 11057 USD/year
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If you already have a Bachelor’s degree, completing the Edgewood College Advanced Certification Elementary (ACE) program will satisfy the requirements needed to receive your teacher’s license in Wisconsin.


Advanced Certification Elementary is a post-baccalaureate program designed to prepare you for initial licensure in elementary Regular Education (777) and Middle Childhood-Early Adolescence (72) with the option of earning a Master of Arts in Education degree with a concentration in Teaching and Learning through the completion of three additional courses. The Advanced Certification Elementary (ACE) program offered by Edgewood College was developed in conjunction with the goals and standards of the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction and the Association for Childhood Education International.

What’s more, you’ll work with experienced faculty leaders who offer responsive and supportive advising and are dedicated to helping you meet your individual and professional goals. We will guide you through the process of applying for your DPI license and provide assistance in helping you find a teaching position.

Program Highlights

  • Cohort model starts once a year in August (Fall)
  • Licensure courses can be completed in 21 months
  • Courses offered in the evening or weekends
  • Also features optional add-on licensure certification in English as a Second Language (ESL) and Bilingual Education
  • Courses can be applied to a master’s degree by completing 6 additional credits
  • During practicums and student teaching, students have the opportunity to work with experienced teachers in their own or other classroom settings.
  • Students’ previous coursework may be counted towards licensure.
  • Our small class size promotes a sense of community and facilitates individualized instruction.
  • Edgewood College has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as a “Best National University,” among “America’s Best Colleges” by Forbes, and a “Best in the Midwest College” by Princeton Review.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Integrative Classroom Environments 
  • Diversity in the Classroom 
  • Child Development and Exceptionalities 
  • Children's Literature 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 21 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Provide evidence of a baccalaureate or more advanced degree from a United States regionally accredited or equivalent post-secondary institution with a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.75 on a 4.0 scale for regular admission status
  • Complete and submit application
  • Request that official transcripts for all undergraduate and graduate academic credits received 
  • Provide two letters of recommendation from college or university professors, supervisors, and/or professional colleagues
  • Submit a written statement listing the reasons why you think you will be successful in graduate school
  • Submit passing Entrance Exam Scores prior to the start of classes.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    11057 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 645 USD per credit during 21 months.
  • National

    11057 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 645 USD per credit during 21 months.

Living costs for Madison

1015 - 1752 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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