Alternative Careers in Teaching

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The Alternative Careers in Teaching program (act!) is an individually tailored, alternative pathway to initial Wisconsin licensure as a secondary (grades 6-12) mathematics or science teacher or as a technology education teacher (grades K-12). The program is tailored to adult career-changers looking for an alternative path to licensure that is flexible, fast and convenient.


  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution. Individuals best suited for the act! program have an undergraduate degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) related field.

  • Experience working in a math or science field (including experience while in the program)


The act! program is a cooperative program between the University of Wisconsin Colleges and the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh structured to meet the needs of the adult learner. 

For more information on the program, or to learn how to take part, email Dr. Michael Beeth or call 920-424-3330. 


The act!program,its students and research on the program have been supported in part by the National Science Foundation under Grant Numbers DUE-1660736, 0934682 and 0833324. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed through the act! program are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.