Middle Childhood through Early Adolescence
The Middle Childhood through Early Adolescence Program (MCEA) is designed for students seeking to teach at the middle childhood-early adolescence level (ages 6 - 12 or 13, grades 1 - 8).
This program prepares students to work in urban settings and takes place in close partnership with local school districts. The UWM School of Education's urban mission is upheld in the MCEA program to preparing preservice teachers to meet the needs of diverse populations. Students are admitted into the MCEA program upon admission to the University, and it is possible to complete the program in four years.
Students who satisfactorily meet program requirements will be recommended for student teaching. Upon successful completion of all student teaching requirements, including several state required assessments, students will receive a Bachelor's degree in Education, a Cultures and Communities certificate, and licensure to teach children in grades one through eight (with two minors in English/Language Arts or Social Studies AND Math or Natural Science ) in the State of Wisconsin.
After completion of the MCEA program, students may opt to obtain an add-on certification in Exceptional Education or English as a Second Language or Bilingual by completing streamlined course paths that include additional student teaching requirement.
Undergraduate Degree in Middle Childhood through Early Adolescence Program
Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Certification in Middle Childhood through Early Adolescence Program
Students who already have a bachelor's degree and are interested in becoming licensed teachers in the state of Wisconsin may earn post-baccalaureate teacher certification to teach ages 6 - 12 or 13 with a minor in English/Language Arts, Social Studies, Bilingual, English as a Second Language, World Languages, Math or Natural Science.
Curriculum and Instruction Advising
Visit the Curriculum and Instruction Advising webpage for more advising information.
Middle Childhood through Early Adolescence Downloadable Program Sheets
Faculty and Staff
Program Faculty and Faculty Advisors
For questions about the program, please contact Maggie Kaczmarek.
Physical Education - Discontinued
Unfortunately, we no longer offer a Physical Education certification program. You may be interested in contacting the UW-Whitewater College of Education for information about their Physical Education (Broadfield K-12) certification program. You can call them at (262)-472-1585, or email them at email@example.com.