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Schools Offering Teaching Programs in Wisconsin

Each year, approximately 2.3% of Wisconsin graduates receive degrees in teaching. Thus, Wisconsin's 52 teaching schools put out approximately 3,866 teachers each year.

Top Schools

University of Wisconsin-Madison, which is located in Madison, is the top-ranked school in Wisconsin that has a teaching program. It received a ranking of 12th in the country in 2010. In 2010, University of Wisconsin-Madison graduated 126 students from its teaching program. Students at University of Wisconsin-Madison paid $8,983 per year in tuition fees.

The second-ranked school in Wisconsin with a teaching program is Marquette University, which is located in Milwaukee. In 2010, it was ranked 25th nationwide. In 2010, 47 students graduated from Marquette University teaching program. The tuition rate at Marquette University was $30,462 per year.

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, which was ranked 25th nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in Wisconsin that has a teaching program. It is located in Whitewater. 268 students graduated with degree in teaching from University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in 2010. University of Wisconsin-Whitewater charged in-state students $6,836 in tuition fees per year.


If you choose to attend a Wisconsin teaching school, average tuition will be $12,345 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $3,339 per year to $36,312 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Wisconsin teaching schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Lawrence University - located in Appleton, students are charged $36,312 per year
  2. Beloit College - located in Beloit, students are charged $35,038 per year
  3. Marquette University - located in Milwaukee, students are charged $30,462 per year

The teaching schools that charged the lowest tuition rates in Wisconsin were:

  1. Blackhawk Technical College - located in Janesville, students are charged $3,339 per year
  2. Lakeshore Technical College - located in Cleveland, students are charged $3,355 per year
  3. Gateway Technical College - located in Kenosha, students are charged $3,379 per year

A teaching degree from a Wisconsin school... what next?

Primary school education administrator, education administrator, business teacher, computer science teacher, and mathematical science teacher are the professions of choice for a majority of teaching graduates in Wisconsin. Wisconsin had 72,880 teachers in 2010. 710 of these teachers were english teachers, 3,370 were primary school education administrators, and 2,610 were education administrators. The following counties have the largest number of Wisconsin teachers:

  1. Milwaukee County - 20,530 teachers
  2. Columbia County - 9,700 teachers
  3. Barron County - 4,250 teachers

Projected Growth

The government projects that, by 2018, the number of teachers in the state of Wisconsin will grow to 67,460. This would require a 1% growth in the field.


teachers in Wisconsin earn $66,928 per year on average. However, Wisconsin teacher earned anywhere in the range from as less than $16,070 per year to more than $160,840 per year in 2010. Teachers in the following Wisconsin counties make the highest salaries on average:

  1. Columbia County - $66,714 per year
  2. Milwaukee County - $65,901 per year
  3. Ashland County - $65,328 per year

Teachers in the following counties in Wisconsin make the lowest salaries on average:

  1. Winnebago County - $54,890 per year
  2. Sheboygan County - $55,456 per year
  3. Buffalo County - $55,797 per year

The teachers with highest average salaries in Wisconsin were:

  1. Health Specialties Teacher - $103,610 per year
  2. Primary School Education Administrator - $88,970 per year
  3. Education Administrator - $88,350 per year

The teachers with lowest average salaries in Wisconsin were:

  1. Special Education Teacher - $51,130 per year
  2. Kindergarten Teacher - $47,410 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in teaching in Wisconsin and to compare salaries with various related fields such as early childhood education or special education, take a look at the graphs and charts below.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Associate's Degree in Teaching in Wisconsin
  • Bachelor's Degree in Teaching in Wisconsin
  • Master's Degree in Teaching in Wisconsin
  • Certificate in Teaching in Wisconsin

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 28,070 $52,110 6.2%
Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education 12,820 $52,240 -9.6%
Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary 4,290 $103,610
Postsecondary Teachers, All Other 3,640 $51,330 32.8%
Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 3,370 $88,970 -4.8%
Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 3,160 $47,410 16.6%
Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 3,160 $51,130 -2.8%
Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 2,640 $65,390 -5.0%
Education Administrators, Postsecondary 2,610 $88,350 -18.4%
Business Teachers, Postsecondary 2,160 $81,910 33.3%
Education Teachers, Postsecondary 1,650 $52,830 14.6%
Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers and Instructors 1,450 $60,780 11.5%
Instructional Coordinators 1,060 $62,990 -24.3%
Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary 1,000 $69,320 4.2%
English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 710 $59,260 -36.0%
Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary 590 $77,740 25.5%
Career/Technical Education Teachers, Middle School 270 $59,120 -42.6%
Social Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary, All Other 230 $80,220 9.5%

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