(approximate ages: 6 - 12 or 13)

The Elementary Education/ Middle Childhood 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 Elementary/Middle emphasis must complete all program courses in an approved minor plus possible additional licensure requirements for that minor. 

Students completing the Elementary/Middle 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

Licensure Program Information
Frequently Asked Questions

If you have additional questions about the Elementary/Middle program:

Program Coordinator:

Dr. Yao Fu
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
College of Education & Professional Studies
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
Winther Hall 3035
Whitewater, WI 53190
(262) 472- 5213