Early Childhood ProgramThe Early Childhood Education program is available for those interested in teaching young children from birth to age 8 (through third grade) in a variety of early care/education and school programs. Students are admitted to the major immediately in the first year or upon transfer to UWM, and it is possible to complete the program in four years. Students who satisfactorily complete the program requirements will be highly-qualified to teach in early childhood settings. Those who wish to acquire a State of Wisconsin ECE teaching license can complete the state-mandated assessments through the program. Additionally program students can elect to attain add-on certification in ECE and English as a Second Language (ESL) or Bilingual Education. All program students will be prepared to teach culturally and linguistically diverse children. The program provides real-world experiences in a cross-section of sites where future employment opportunities exist, including public, charter, and Milwaukee Choice schools; Head Start; and preschools and other community-based educational settings..
Undergraduate Degree OfferedBachelor's degree leading to licensure in Early Childhood Education
Post-Baccalaureate CertificationStudents who already have a bachelor's degree and are interested in becoming licensed teachers in the state of
The Electa Quinney American Indian Teacher Certification Program
The University of Wisconsin Milwaukee is seeking qualified American Indian and Alaska Native applicants for the Early Childhood Education teacher certification programs. Completion of the undergraduate or post baccalaureate program will lead to a bachelor's degree and/or certification in Early Childhood Education (Birth-Grade3)
Partners in this full-time, year-round program are the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, the Indian Community School of Milwaukee Inc., the Ho-Chunk Nation, the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin, and the Stockbridge Munsee Band of Mohican Indians. Download Electa Quinney Application
Faculty and Staff
|Program DirectorJennifer Mueller|
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Questions about the program?
Call or email Rachelle Alioto at (414) 229-4814 or email@example.com.