Alternative Education License (DPI #1952)




The Alternative Education licensing program is a six-credit certification that helps teachers, school administrators, and community members develop practices that allow all types of students to become successful – especially children who may be at-risk.

Choose to be a leader of positive change and resilience for those who have lost their way – in places that may even include jails or detention centers. Among the many skills you will learn, you will possess the knowledge to allow all types of students to thrive academically, socially, and spiritually in their educational settings.

Area of Study Education
Next Start Date August 31, 2015




Total Cost


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Higher Learning Commission of the NCACS
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Goals / Objectives

  • Identify students in an academic setting who are or have the potential to be at risk academically, behaviorally, or socially.
  • Develop strategies to incorporate Response to Intervention (RtI) and Positive Behavior Interventions and Support (PBIS)
  • Understand social, personal, cultural, and community dynamics in relation to the education of students who are at risk.
  • Pursue the #1952 DPI license.
  • Know the various delivery systems for educational interventions and the role of the teacher in each system.
  • Familiarity with alternative education as integral part of  community services.
  • Use practices designed for early interventions to “last chance” scenarios.

Career Outlook

  • Counseling
  • Youth Development
  • K-12 School Teacher
  • Community Education
  • Curriculum Coordinator

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Alternative Education License

Wisconsin DPI License #1952

Portfolio I (EDG 927)

Course Description

Portfolio I is the first step in the required assessment process for the Masters in Education degree. Students complete the initial setup of their portfolio and develop rationales for each standard in their program.
Educating Students at Risk (EDG 632/932) - Credits: 3

Course Description

EDUCATIN G STUDENT S AT RISK intends to help identify students in a K-12 setting who are or have the potential to be at risk academically, behaviorally or socially. The course also intends to help develop attitudes, skills and techniques to be effective teachers of the at-risk student. Response to Intervention (RtI) and Positive Behavior Intervention System (PBIS) are discussed. The course looks at social, personal, cultural and community dynamics in relation to the education of students who are at risk.
Alternative Education (EDG 633/933) - Credits: 3

Course Description

ALTERNATIVE EDUCATION studies the nature of the alternative education K-12 program in the public schools and the impact on the community. Various delivery systems and the role of the teacher in each system are addressed. Alternative education, as a part of a community process, is discussed. Discussion will range from early intervention to “last chance” programs.


Integrating Technology to Enhance Online Instruction (At-Risk Programs) (EDG 995) - Credits: 3
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