Middle Childhood through Early Adolescence (MCEA)

(approximate ages: 6 - 12 or 13)

The Elementary Education: Middle Childhood/Early Adolescence (MC/EA) licensure program leads to licensure in the elementary though middle grades. The program includes a Bachelor of Science in Education (BSE) with an Elementary Education major-Elementary/Middle emphasis, an approved minor that may be licensable, and a wide range of professional education courses. Special emphasis is placed on fieldwork in schools and developing skills to work with children who may vary widely in background and educational need. To qualify for a license to teach at the middle level, students with an MC/EA emphasis must complete all program courses in a minor plus possible additional licensure requirements for that minor. Requirements for minors are detailed in the UW-W catalog.

Students completing the MC/EA licensure program receive a regular education license from DPI to teach:

  • Grades 1 - 6
  • Grades 7 - 8: all subjects in self-contained elementary school
  • Grades 7 - 8: language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, health and/or the minor in a departmentalized middle or intermediate school
  • Grade 9: minor in departmentalized middle or intermediate school

Licensure Program Information
Frequently Asked Questions

If you have additional questions about the Elementary Education (MCEA) program:

Email elemmid@uww.edu

Program Coordinator:

Mrs. Susan L. Kidd
Curriculum & Instruction Department
College of Education & Professional Studies
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
Winther Hall 3033
Whitewater, WI 53190
(262) 472- 5814
kidds@uww.edu