Becoming a teacher with MTEC

Our model of personalized coaching-into-practice aligned to teaching standards lies at the core of our certification programs and Professional Learning Services. Whether you are an individual seeking initial licensure or a veteran teacher seeking to further your career, you will be provided with a highly qualified mentor to guide and support your professional growth.

Why Choose MTEC for certification?


With over 25 years of service, Milwaukee Teacher Education Center has transformed learning through effective teaching. Our teacher certification programs and professional learning services prepare educators through hands-on experiences.


Participants work in a school as the paid teacher-of-record. This model is ideal for participants who learn best through experience.


Participants in the MTEC certification programs receive one-on-one support from a highly qualified mentor who provides formative feedback, “coaches into practice,” while modeling effective teaching strategies that work best with diverse populations of students.


Partnered with Mount Mary University for the Initial Teacher Certification program. A highly recognized Milwaukee-based institution of higher education, Mount Mary University espouses a commitment to urban teaching through a social justice lens.


Certification programs range in length from 6–16 mos.


Programs lead to a Wisconsin teaching license through DPI, with the focus on being able to effectively teach students living in urban areas. Gain and apply knowledge of the urban context to teaching and implement research-proven practices.

MTEC’s Program is for you if:

You already hold a bachelor’s degree and are…

Looking to Change Careers

Have a Passion for Teaching 

– OR ARE A –

Current Teacher Seeking to Advance
Their Current License

Current Paraprofessionals or
Substitute Teacher

Certifications We Offer

Regular Education (1-8)

Special Education (K-12)

Math (9-12)

Science (9-12)

Bilingual (K-12)

Computer Science (9-12)

Initial Certification

MTEC’s Initial Teacher Certification Program is an innovative teacher preparation program offered jointly by MTEC and Mount Mary University to recruit and prepare highly qualified candidates to become certified teachers

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6737 W. Washington St. Suite 1420
West Allis, WI 53214


Phone 414.342.1569
Fax 414.342.1577

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