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. The program is structured to meet the needs of the adult learner.  Learn more about the program or get involved, contact Dr. Dubear Kroening.


For more information about the NOYCE Grant stipend contact Dr. Michael Beeth.

Contact Information

Dr. Michael Beethact! Director
UW-Oshkosh Professor, Curriculum and Instruction
COEHS Dean's Office Suite
800 Algoma Blvd, Oshkosh, WI  54901-8662

Dr. Dubear Kroening
UW-Fox Valley act! Co-Director
1478 Midway Road, Menasha, WI 54952 
920-832-0117 or cell phone:  920-450-9790