Early Childhood Education (Dual Licensure)
The Early Childhood Education (ECE) major is an interdisciplinary undergraduate program in the College of Education and Professional Studies that focuses on skills needed to teach every young child between birth and through grade three.
The ECE major combines early childhood regular education and early childhood special education into one 4 ½ year undergraduate program. The major part of training includes six semesters of full time professional education coursework and field placements, which students complete as members of a cohort. Up to thirty students are admitted to the program per year to begin training in the spring. The ECE Major is the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater’s response to today’s needs in early childhood education. Two of the most critical needs are knowing how to teach in inclusive settings for all young children and having available a highly trained early childhood workforce.
If you are transferring from a Wisconsin Technical College with an Applied Associates degree in Early Childhood Education, you may be interested in our ECE4U cohort.