Make a difference through an education career

At Alverno, we’re masters at teaching — it’s why U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks us among the nation’s top colleges for “best undergraduate teaching.” It’s also why educators from 40-plus countries have come to Alverno to study our unique teaching and learning methods. So what better place for you to learn how to become a teacher?

Whether you’re looking for an undergraduate teaching degree or a graduate program to help you advance and develop a new specialty, Alverno will set you up for success throughout your education career.

Undergraduate Teacher Education

We prepare students for licensure to teach at the following levels:

We also offer an English Language Learner minor for education majors.


Undergraduate Education Program Minor

Majoring in something other than education? Expand your career options with an Adult Education minor.


Paraprofessional/Degree Completion Programs

Earn a bachelor’s degree and advance your education career with these options, which are open to men and women:


Graduate Education Programs

Certificate and Licensure Programs

Our co-ed Licensure to Master’s programs allow those who already have an undergraduate degree to become a teacher.

If you have an initial teacher education license, we offer advanced licensure options. Find a list here.

Master of Arts in Education

This co-ed program is designed for current teachers as well as those who work in instructional design, training, human resources, or organizational development in business, government and nonprofit agencies. Learn more.

Doctorate in Education

Educators looking to grow as leaders will find dissertation support from day one of our fully online EdD program, which focuses on developing executive-level skills for classroom innovation, administrative leadership or the business world. We offer two tracks: K-12 leadership and higher education leadership.

portrait of Patricia Luebke, Dean, School of Professional Studies

“Alverno-educated teachers and school leaders truly stand apart. As reflective practitioners and lifelong learners, our graduates assess their own learning and performance alongside that of their students and school communities. Alverno education graduates bring confidence and professionalism to their work and are deeply committed to equity and the success of all students.”

— Patricia Luebke

Dean, School of Professional Studies


Discover how Alverno will get you ready for what’s next. We invite you to get in touch with us to learn more.

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