Early Childhood Program

The 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.

Discover more about the program opportunity; find materials and course information in our Early Childhood Program Materials section.