Wisconsin does not provide supplemental education for grades K-5, but does for some students through grades six through eight, and most students in grades nine through 12. Wisconsin Virtual School, the state’s online campus, and the Wisconsin eSchool Network, a consortium of 19 districts, comprise the Wisconsin Digital Learning Collaborative, which saw a combined 20,000 online course enrollments in 2014. There are many blended programs, as well as 32 fully-online schools serving over 7,000 students
|SCHOOL NAME||GRADE LEVELS||CITY||SCHEDULE||TYPE||PHONE NUMBER|
|21st Century e School||K - 12||Middleton||Both Live/On-Demand||Public||(608) 829-9027|
|Maranatha Virtual Academy||K - 12||Watertown||Both Live/On-Demand||Private||(920) 206-2323|
|Wisconsin Connections Academy||K - 12||Appleton||Both Live/On-Demand||Public||(920) 993-7076|
|21st Century eSchool||K - 12||Middleton||Both Live/On-Demand||Public||(608) 829-9027|
|Jedi Virtual School||6 - 12||Whitewater||Both Live/On-Demand||Public||(262) 473-1469|
|Milwaukee Area Technical College||9 - 12||Milwaukee||Both Live/On-Demand||Private||(414) 297-6282|
|iQ Academy Wisconsin||6 - 12||Waukesha||Live/Synchronous||Public||(866) 382-4062|
|Monroe Virtual Middle School||6 - 8||Monroe||Live/Synchronous||Private||(888) 947-6437|
|Insight School of Wisconsin||9 - 12||Grantsburg||Live/Synchronous||Public||(866) 800-0027|
Wisconsin has 48 nonprofit schools and 162 for-profit institutions, which include four-year colleges, private schools and community colleges. The University of Wisconsin is one of the largest public school systems in the country and its 13 campuses serve over 181,000 students. The University of Wisconsin Colleges Online offers an online associate degree in several subjects, with over 100 different classes available. The Wisconsin Technical College System has 16 community and technical colleges that offer certificate programs, associate degrees and job training courses.
|SCHOOL NAME||ADDRESS||CITY||SEE PROGRAMS|
|University of Wisconsin Colleges||780 Regent St||Madison||+|
|Fox Valley Technical College||1825 N Bluemound Dr||Appleton||+|
|Lakeshore Technical College||1290 North Avenue||Cleveland||+|
|Moraine Park Technical College||235 N National Avenue||Fond du Lac||+|
|Milwaukee Area Technical College||700 W State St||Milwaukee||+|
|Northcentral Technical College||1000 Campus Dr||Wausau||+|
|Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College||505 Pine Ridge Drive||Shell Lake||+|
The University of Wisconsin
UW prides itself on high rankings from U.S. News & World Report, particularly for graduate programs. As of 2015, the online graduate engineering program from UW-Madison rates as No. 6 in the nation, while the online MBA from UW-Eau Claire is in 10th place. Popular programs include managerial accounting, applied chemistry and society, computer applications, quantitative reasoning, creative writing and engineering economics. Degrees are available at the associate and baccalaureate levels, in addition to certificates in business and legal affairs.
Four University of Wisconsin campuses rolled out a bachelor’s degree program in health information management and technology in 2012, for which course work is fully online. Two tracks associated with this undergraduate degree program are health information management and health information technology.
Registration for all online learning courses is available remotely. Students can transfer acceptable credits they earned at other schools into the programs. Online learners can combat isolation by participating in one of the school’s 800+ student organizations.
For a full list of programs, visit UW’s online program page: http://online.uwc.edu/.
Marquette University’s online programs focus on leadership and education, with studies accessible at the undergrad or graduate level. Programs include a master’s degree in instructional leadership, an accelerated secondary teaching pre-certification course, and professional development courses designed for maintaining certification through continuing education.
Admission policies vary, but generally require standard application materials such as college entrance exam scores and letters of recommendation. International students need to pass the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or supply other acceptable proof that they are proficient in English. When applying to online programs in the field of education, students submit Praxis I and II test results, and the School of Education reviews applications.
For more information about Marquette’s online programs: http://www.onlineuc.net/marq.html.
Operating as a Dominican Catholic liberal arts college, Edgewood College administers programs at both graduate and professional levels. Most courses tend to be hybrid, with a combination of online and classroom activities. Students must enroll in courses associated with the online programs at least two weeks before classes start. Applications can be submitted online or in-person.
Graduate online learning degrees include master’s programs in accountancy, business administration, organizational development and teaching English as a second language. Students can also undertake a doctorate in educational leadership. Professional certificates and license preparation programs from Edgewood College specialize in bilingual education and ESL. Online options include a credential in dual-language immersion, plus licensing course sequences for teachers who have experience in the field.
More information about Edgewood’s online programs is available: https://www.edgewood.edu/academics/programs/online.