The Faculty of the Early Childhood Program has developed a new cohort designed specifically for students transferring with an Applied Associate of Arts degree in Early Childhood Education from a Wisconsin Technical College. The Early Childhood Program is a dual licensure program in which people can become certified to teach both regular education and special education (children ages birth through eight).

This new cohort is called ECE4U. General content will be taught online with three Saturday face-to-face meetings each eight week session on the University of Whitewater campus. Students enrolled in this cohort are able to continue working while attending classes. Each Fall semester students are also enrolled in a 50 hour field study placement. During the final semester in the ECE program students choosing to earn the teaching license will be required to complete the final student teaching placement.

This program will begin every summer. The cohort format is designed for students to complete the sequence of courses together. During the first summer, students take the required math courses, a leadership course, and the first reflective seminar. During the following four semesters (including summer and winterim sessions), students complete the necessary ECE dual licensure courses as well as the required General Education Courses and Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction required PI34 courses.

Students in this program are advised individually about which courses are needed and best options for completing a Bachelor in ECE with recommendation for teaching licenses in Early Childhood Regular and Special Education in Wisconsin.  If you have additional questions, contact ECE4U coordinator at:, or 262-472-1833.

Articulation agreement with Wisconsin Technical College System