This page is intended to provide information to teachers, school district administrators and other interested persons about the teacher education institutions approved by the Educational Approval Board.
The Educational Approval Board (EAB) is a postsecondary education agency that exists to protect Wisconsin consumers by regulating for-profit postsecondary schools like the University of Phoenix and out-of-state, non-profit colleges and universities like Aurora University and Lesley University1.
Currently, the Educational Approval Board has approved the following institutions to offer higher education degrees and/or licensure programs to Wisconsin residents. To view a spreadsheet of EAB-approved institutions' degree and licensure programs, please download the following file, EAB-Approved Schools Index .
The EAB approval process reviews the institutions' capabilities and the quality of their programs. We do this by requiring an institution to be bonded and submit annual financial statements, ensuring facilities meet health and safety standards, checking the qualifications of instructors, reviewing the programs for meeting quality standards and more.
You can find out more about the above-listed teacher education institutions (including approved programs and approved teaching locations) by downloading the Wisconsin Directory of Private Postsecondary Schools (1.6 MB) or by conducting a search for a particular school. You can also contact Zachary Galin or Patrick Sweeney, EAB education consultants with primary responsibility for teacher education institutions. They may be reached at 608-266-3185 / Zachary.Galin@eab.state.wi.us or 608-266-1354 / Pat.Sweeney@eab.state.wi.us.
As PI 34 and its new teacher licensure structure is implemented, local school districts will be making more decisions about courses/credits/programs taken by teachers. The EAB can be a valuable resource to help you determine the viability and quality of credits and degree programs offered by out-of-state colleges and universities.
1 The EAB does not regulate UW or technical college institutions, or in-state private non-profit institutions like Marquette University and Cardinal Stritch University that were incorporated before January 1, 1992.