National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education Programs: The Early Childhood Education Program is nationally accredited as part of the College of Education and Professional Studies unit assessment system.

Special Program Recognition: The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) have granted special recognition to Early Childhood Education as a blended program.

College of Education and Professional Studies Conceptual Framework

Our conceptual framework, The Teacher is a Reflective Facilitator, is the underlying structure in our teacher preparation program at UW-Whitewater that gives conceptual meanings through an articulated rationale to our operation. It also provides direction for our licensure programs, courses, teaching, candidate performance, faculty scholarship and service, and unit accountability. In short, our teacher education program is committed to reflection upon practice; to facilitation of creative learning experiences for pupils; to constructivism in that all learners must take an active role in their own learning; to information and technology literacy; to diversity; and to inquiry (research/scholarship) and assessment. Therefore, all syllabi pertaining to courses required for licensure reflect commitment to these underlying principles.The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is committed to equal opportunity for all persons in its education programs, activities, and employment policies, regardless of race, color, gender, creed, religion, age, ancestry, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, pregnancy, political affiliation, marital or parents status or Vietnam era veteran status.