Types of Licenses

The following licensure programs are available at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. For available licensure programs at the graduate level, consult the Graduate Catalog.

DPI Developmental Level
Licensure Areas
Dual Licensure: Regular & Special Education

Early Childhood (EC)

(Approximate Ages: Birth-8 years old)

Regular and Special Education in community childcare facilities, birth-to-three programs, Head Start, Preschool, Four and Five-Year-Old Kindergarten, Grades 1-3
Regular Education Licensure

Middle Childhood through Early Adolescence (MC-EA) 

(Approximate Ages: 6-12 or 13 years old)

"Elementary/Middle Education"

  • Grades 1-8: all subjects in a self-contained elementary school
  • Grades 7-8: language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, health and/or licensable minor subject in a departmentalized middle school
  • Grade 9: Licensable minor subject in a departmentalized middle school

*Completion of a minor is required for this program*

Early Childhood through Adolescence (EC-A)

(Appoximate Ages: Birth-21 years old)

Content area courses in public schools (all ages) in the following areas:

Athletic Coaching, Art, Bilingual/Bicultural, Business, English as a Second Language, French, German, Library Media, Marketing, Music, Physical Education, Spanish, Theatre Licensure is also available in Reading, Communication Sciences and Disorders, Counseling, and School Psychology at the graduate level.

Early Adolescence through Adolescence (EA-A)

(Approximate Ages: 10-21 years old)

Content area courses in departmentalized middle and senior high schools (grades 6-12) in the following areas:

Biology, Broadfield Social Studies, Chemistry, Communication, Computer Science, Dance, Earth Science, Economics, English, Environmental Studies, Geography, History, Journalism, Mathematics, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology

Special Education Licensure

Middle Childhood through Early Adolescence (MC-EA) AND Early Adolescence through Adolescence (EA-A)

(Approximate Ages: 6-21 Years Old)

Special Education in elementary, middle, and high schools (approximately grades 1-12).

Students choose an emphasis in either Cognitive Disabilities orLearning Disabilities/Emotional Behavioral Disorders.