ECE4U

Contact Information:

Program Coordinator: Anne Tillett

Phone: 262-472-1833

Email: tilletta@uww.edu

Frequently Asked Questions

Why join the ECE4U program?

  • You have your Associate Degree from one of the Wisconsin Technical Colleges.
  • You work part or full time.
  • You are confortable using a computer and learning online.
  • You are self-motivated to learn independently, but appreciate the support of peers.
  • You want to learn from instructors who have practical real-life experiences who will challenge and inspire you.
  • You want to have optimal employment choices in the field.
  • You have a desire to work with and teach young children in inclusive settings.
  • You want to make a difference in the lives of children.

How do I know if courses will transfer to UW-Whitewater?

Transferology is an amazing tool. This website allows you to look up a class at any college or university, including the Wisconsin Technical Colleges, to see if it will transfer to another institution, in addition to the course name and number.
https://www.transferologylab.com/

What teaching licenses can I earn through this program?

The UW-Whitewater Early Childhood Education program, including the ECE4U cohort, provides students the opportunity to earn dual Wisconsin DPI licensure. You will simultaneously earn the Early Childhood Regular Education License #1777 and the Early Childhood Special Education License #1809. Both cover the age group of birth to age 8 (third grade).

What types of jobs are available with a Bachelor of Science in Education if I choose not to apply for my teaching license?

  • Community Childcare
  • Head Start
  • Early Head Start Teacher or Family Advocate
  • Preschool/Child Care Teacher
  • Program Director
  • Administrator
  • Community and Non-Profit Organizations related to Early Care and Education
  • Trainer
  • Technical Advisor

What types of jobs in Early Childhood Education and Special Education require teaching licenses?

  • County Birth to Three programs
  • School District Early Childhood classrooms
  • School District funded Kindergarten and 4K programs
  • Early Elementary Grades, Special Education
  • Early Elementary Grades, Classroom Teacher (1 st, 2 nd, and 3 rd grades)

Can I graduate with my degree and then return to earn my licenses at a later date?

Yes, you can graduate without your license and return later. Please be aware, however, that if the UW-Whitewater program changes or if the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction licensing rules/requirements change, you will be responsible for meeting the new requirements and standards.

Can I attend part time?

Yes, the program can be completed at your own pace. Your program advisor will help you design a plan that meets your unique needs and situation.

How do I use WebEx?

WebEx is a valuable tool for online students. It allows you to meet with someone through an internet connection with audio and visual capacities, and allows you to share a computer desktop. Please refer to the university’s WebEx webpage for more information. http://www.uww.edu/icit/services/webex

Do I have to come to UW-Whitewater campus?

Yes, students must come to campus six times each semester. This works out to be once or twice a month. You may find the upcoming semester schedules under “Schedule.” Please plan ahead accordingly, as these meeting opportunities are required and important.

If you have a lengthy commute, you may consider utilizing the option of staying on campus. A room or suite may be rented by the day. Additional information on availability and rates can be found via email inquiry: reslife@uww.edu

Where are classes held?

Classes are held in Winther Hall, located on the west side of Prairie Street, South of Starin Road.

Where can I park?

On Saturdays, parking on campus is free. The most convenient lot is located at the corner of Prairie Street and Starin Rood.

If you come during the week, a daily pass can be purchased for $5 at the Visitor's Center, located on the north side of Starin Road, west of Prairie Street.