Are you a teacher in Wisconsin who holds a current MC/EA license and you would like to add an Early Childhood: Regular Education license (Early Childhood Education 1777)? Because of the number of schools offering four-year-old kindergarten and the increased awareness of the importance of early childhood education, the faculty members at UW-Whitewater have developed an accelerated program in early childhood education at the graduate level.
Details about the add-on licensure coursework for the summer of 2019:
· All courses will be offered on-line via Desire to Learn (D2L)
· The courses will be offered between June 17 and August 16 (three, three-week courses and a nine-week practicum)
o All of the required coursework must be completed by July 26. Further explanation will be given to those students enrolled in this program
· There will be one face to face meeting with the faculty on June 11 (5:00 pm to 7:00 pm), in the computer lab in Winther Hall room 1006.
· At the first meeting we will cover the content of the courses and offer training on the use of D2L for new users.
· Students must enroll in all four of the courses
· Students must complete a practicum during the summer of 2019
o The practicum is a minimum of 100 hours
o Students are responsible for finding a practicum placement and the coordinator (Lucinda Heimer) will review the proposed placement. Proposed practicum sites must be emailed to Lucy by June 1, 2019 (email@example.com). Please consider the following criteria:
§ Public school summer school for children four or five years old OR
§ Childcare setting for children four or five years old OR
§ Preschool for children four or five years old OR
§ Other placement approved by coordinator
§ Additional placement approval criteria:
· Must video record teaching three times during the placement
· Must receive approval (from the school/families) to video record in the placement (please see the video permission at this link)
· Must have someone on site with at least three years of teaching experience who would be able to serve as a cooperating teacher.
· Cooperating teachers must hold a current, valid State of Wisconsin teaching license. They will observe the student’s teaching at least once and offer written feedback to be emailed to the instructor of the practicum (the written feedback is in the form of a final evaluation)
Additional Requirements (to be addressed in this suggested order to ensure all criteria are met for licensure):
· Students must hold a current MC/EA Wisconsin Teaching License
o Those who hold other licenses in elementary education:
§ If teachers hold a license that is neither a Wisconsin or MC/EA, send an email to Lucy to discuss further
· Students should pass the Wisconsin Foundations of Reading exam prior to beginning courses (required for licensure and UWW will not endorse your application for licensure until this exam is passed). Please note that you can take the courses prior to passing the exam but endorsement from UWW will not take place until we receive a student’s passing scores.
o Please see the following website for information regarding the tests
· Students must be admitted to the University of Wisconsin (Graduate School) before they will be allowed to register for classes
o Please see the following:
§ If you are interested in only taking the twelve credits during the summer of 2019 you should apply as a Non-Candidate For Degree or NCFD (if you choose to complete a master’s level program at a later date you will need to reapply to a specific program)
o Additional information about Graduate School can be found:
· Students must complete the “Application Form for Licensed Teachers” before they will be allowed to register for classes
o Please see the following :
§ Make sure to attach all of the required paperwork to the “Application Form for Licensed Teachers”
· Students will be allowed to register only after the following have been completed and returned to Lucy. Please send all forms together in one mailing, if possible:
o Program Plan (with student’s name inserted), attached to this email and/or on website
o Application Form for Licensed Teachers (with all attachments) have been completed and returned to Lucy, hotlink above
o The above materials are due no later than May 1st.
o The Practicum Application can be sent in separately but requires signatures, so originals need to be mailed by June 1st, The practicum application is attached to this email and/or on website (video forms must be mailed as soon as the summer practicum starts)
· Students must pass all courses in order to be recommended for the add on license
These are the courses students will take in the summer of 2019:
· EARLYCHD 711, Early Childhood Education: From Theory to Practice – Three Credits
A study of the historical and theoretical foundations, current models and practices, and significant research regarding early childhood education.
· EARLYCHD 713, Trends in Curriculum for the Preschool/Primary Child – Three Credits
This course is designed to give students sufficient skills to develop, implement and evaluate curriculum for children from ages 3-8.
Some possible questions:
o Yes, the twelve credits can be applied to the Master’s of Science: Professional Development in Education in the Curriculum and Instruction Department. The core courses are listed below:
CIGENRL 723, Issues, Perspectives & Directions: A Professional Seminar in Education (3 credits)
EDFOUND 780, Reading, Analyzing and Evaluating Educational Research (3 credits)
EDUINDP 724, Planning for Change: Seminar in Research, Practice and Voice (2 credits)
EDUINDP 726, Capstone Advising I: Project Planning and Review of Literature (1 credit)
EDUINDP 727, Capstone Advising II: Data Collection and Analysis (1 credit)
EDUINDP 789, Capstone Project Seminar (2 credits)
Additional Courses in Content Area to Reach a Minimum of 30 Credits (to be decided upon in conjunction with advisor, minimum of six credits needed):
· CIGENRL 770, Supervision of Student Teachers (3 credits)
· COMDIS 555, Language Development and Disorders in Children (3 credits)
· EDFOUND 675, Understanding and Dealing with Disruptive Behaviors (3 credits)
· EDUINDP 790*, Individualizing Inclusion through Consultation in ECE (3 credits)
· SPECED 560, Behavior Management for the Inclusive Classroom (3 credits)
· SPECED 576*, Medical Aspects of Disabilities (3 credits)
· SPECED 626, Intro to Individualized Diagnostic Assessment of EEN (3 credits)
· SPECED 682, 683, 684, Current Topics in Spec Ed – Summer Institute (3 credits)
Additional Information about the MSE-PD can be found at:
The only way that a student can take these courses is after Lucy Heimer has granted approval. If interested, please start the paperwork now and submit your materials ASAP. The first day that students will be given permission to enroll is March 15th, 2019.
Questions regarding this add on license should be directed to Lucy Heimer (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Summer Program Add-on ECE
4039 Winther Hall
800 West Main Street
Whitewater, WI 53190