Are you ready to become a teacher? You can learn about UW–Madison’s teacher certification programs and steps to getting certified on our “Become a Teacher” page. Connect with an advisor to plan a pathway that matches your goals and interests.
When you are ready to become a teacher, the Teacher Pledge program is here to provide financial aid. Pledge to work at a Wisconsin PK-12 school for three to four years after graduation, and we will provide financial support equal to the equivalent of in-state tuition and fees, testing, and licensing costs during your time enrolled in a teacher education program.
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"I always wanted to teach in Wisconsin, but this (Teacher Pledge) solidified it for me while taking a significant weight off of my shoulders after choosing to do a fifth year here at UW."Olivia Rigg, BS Physical Education
Teacher Pledge Eligible Undergraduate Programs
Support the physical and emotional well-being of children and adolescents with a degree in Physical Education.
Become an equity-minded teacher fostering high academic achievement in all students.
Become an equity-minded educator, fostering positive outcomes for all by working with students with disabilities and their families.
Prepare for a career teaching music--choral, band, strings, or general music in PK-12 schools.