Gain a solid foundation in the history, philosophy, educational psychology, curriculum, instruction and management involved in the rapidly growing area of Alternative Education. Who Should Enroll: Licensed Wisconsin educators seeking a WI 952 license Any educator wishing to learn more about teaching in alternative education settings Current alternative educators who would like to continue their professional development. All classes are online in an asynchronous format - you can log on anytime. Participants will be able to interact with fellow educators from all over the state and country. Each class is completed in approximately six weeks. Practical experience is incorporated throughout the courses. Both theoretical and practical experiences are based on a reflective practice model. Courses are approved by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction for 952 certification. To qualify for Wisconsin licensure in alternative education, students must complete the four core classes (eight credits) and a certification portfolio as specified by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (external site). Students will complete a practicum experience in an alternative education setting concurrently with AED 701, 702 and 703. Students may begin the program any time and complete the courses in any order. To successfully complete the practicum, students need to be working in an alternative education program or arrange to have access to a program so that observations can be made and conversations held with practitioners.