For credits completed through UW-Whitewater, students can use the Cost Calculator. All students must complete at least 30 credits through UW-Whitewater. Please note all courses completed in an online format through UW-Whitewater will have a $50/credit distance education fee added to the tuition.

Students may choose to complete up to 90 of their required credits through other Accredited universities, colleges or technical colleges. These tuition rates will vary greatly, depending on the type of institution it is, and the format of the class being taken. Like at UW-Whitewater, online courses will often have an additional charge added to the base tuition. Each institution will have their tuition rates posted to their websites.

Students are encouraged to contact the Wisconsin Early Childhood Association to learn more about T.E.A.C.H scholarships, and how these may help reduce the cost of earning this degree and how stacking Credentials toward earning a Bachelor’s degree can help them earn higher R.E.W.A.R.D.S.


“At T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® WISCONSIN, we understand the many and diverse roles, skills and knowledge that early childhood educators bring to our field. Just as each child's development follows a unique course, each provider follows an educational path that meets their interests and goals. That’s why we were proud to provide funding to support the development of The Pathway to a Degree Program, an innovative approach that offers two distinct pathways: one that emphasizes leadership and the other on teaching with the opportunity to articulates up to four credentials toward degree completion. As you engage in your educational journey, we want you to know that we are here to support you. Consider applying for our program!”

Nar Doumbya, Professional Development Counselor

Wisconsin Early Childhood Association