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Degree Pathways for Early Childhood Administrators, Directors & Educators


SCE, in partnership with the Department of Educational Policy and Community Studies and the Department of Administrative Leadership in the UWM School of Education, offers degree completion pathways for bachelor's and master's degrees. The pathways allow early childhood professionals to continue working full time while pursuing further education, improving their knowledge base, gaining skills and competencies, and meeting new educational requirements.


Our programs and partnerships provide:

  • Multiple entry points
  • Defined pathways for undergraduate and graduate degree completion
  • Recognition for prior learning
  • Seamless transfer through articulation
  • Support services that promote success and retention
  • A learner-friendly online learning community
  • Ongoing technology support and training
  • A high degree of relevance regarding day-to-day work with young children, parents and families

Students who have completed a certificate or taken courses through the Administrator Credential & Child Care Certificate Program, Child Care Educators Professional Development Program, Early Childhood Leadership Development Program, or taken any other credit-based course through the Center are able to apply those credits toward either core courses or electives in either the BS or MS programs.

Courses taken through the Center are one of your many pathways to bachelor's or master's degree completion.

Contact the Department of Educational Policy and Community Studies for more information on the Bachelor of Science in Community Education with an area of study in Child Care Administration or Child Care Education:

Phone: 414-229-4323

Contact the Department of Administrative Leadership for more information on master's degree pathways for those who have completed a bachelor's degree. The Department offers a Master of Science in Administrative Leadership with emphases in Adult & Continuing Education Leadership, Educational Administration & Supervision, and Higher Education Administration:

Phone: 414-229-4740

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For more information, contact:
Shari Vinluan, Director,, 414-227-3223


Leadership Credential Brochure

Spring 2014 IT Brochure

Or download the pdf

Program Development Brochure

Spring 2014 IT Brochure

Or download the pdf

T.E.A.C.H funding is available for tuition assistance to qualifying Wisconsin applicants. Call 1-800-783-9322 ext. 7240; or visit www.wisconsin

Administrator Credential Brochure

Spring 2014 IT Brochure

Or download the pdf