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Project METRO Alternative Certification (PMAC) program


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  • Teaching certification program specifically designed for Milwaukee Public Schools.
  • Currently open to individuals who hold a bachelor's degree.
  • Candidates pursue certification in Special Education, Math or Science. Must have a bachelor's degree (any subject area) to earn SPED license. Must have a bachelor's degree in Math or Science to earn secondary license.
  • Candidates apply and are hired at an MPS school as a teacher of record. Job postings open in March.
  • Partnership between Cardinal Stritch University and MPS provides candidates a two-year teaching experience with support from professional educators.
  • Candidates teach for two years with full teacher salary and benefits while taking coursework at  Stritch toward teaching certification with the opportunity to earn master's degree.
  • Candidates must commit to the program for four years.
  • 18-24 month program/Online Format
  • No FORT or Praxis Test required
  • Term and position starts August 2023

Virtual Information Sessions

Thursday, March 2, at 4 p.m.

Tuesday, March 14, at 4 p.m.


Candidates must apply to both MPS and Cardinal Stritch University.

Link to apply for MPS

MPS contacts:

Bernadine Cosey

Staffing Specialist - Talent Management


Regina Manns

Pre-Service and Licensing Coordinator


  • Choose Graduate Students 
  • Choose FA 2023-2024 School Year
  • Choose MST-Special Education OR MST-Secondary
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