The curriculum in the early childhood through middle childhood education program is designed to develop resourceful, creative, and competent teachers to work with young children in educational settings. The program, which integrates theory and practice, meets the requirements for the early childhood-middle childhood teaching licensure for the state of Wisconsin. Beginning in the sophomore year, academic coursework is enriched by involvement with children and families, through observation/participation experiences in the UW-Platteville Children’s Center. Graduates are employed as preschool, kindergarten, and elementary teachers; administrators of child care centers; curriculum specialists; and resource and referral specialists within private corporations and the public sector.

General Requirements: Bachelor of Science Degree

Total for graduation (non-duplicated credits, 120 credits required for graduation)118 credits and up
Core Curriculum46-52 credits
Elementary Education Major30 credits
Early Childhood Minor24 credits
Professional Education28 credits

Program completion requires a G.P.A. of at least 3.00 in major, minor, and professional education; 2.75 overall prior to student teaching.

Core Curriclulum (EC-MC)
Communication:
ENGLISH 1130College Writing I 13
ENGLISH 1230College Writing II 13
Entry Year Experience1
Select one of the following:2-3
Speech Communication for Teachers (recommended) 1
Public Speaking (acceptable) 1
Foreign Language:
1 semester on campus or 1 year of high school in same language with C or better0-4
Math:
MATH 1030Mathematics for Educators I 13
MATH 2030Mathematics for Educators II 13
MATH 3030Mathematics for Educators III 13
Health and Human Performance:
HHP 1000Fitness Assessment and Management (Satisfied by HHP 2040)1
HHP ####Physical Activity (see HHP class listing)1
Humanities, Fine Arts, and Historical Perspective:
Fine arts course (recommended):3
Art and Childrens Literature for Teachers
Art and Social Studies for Teachers
Humanities literature course (required)3
HISTORY 1020World Civilization II3
Social Sciences:
POLISCI 1230Introduction to American Government3
GEOGRPHY 3330Environmental Conservation3
Natural Sciences:
Biological science lab course4-5
Physical science lab course: select from chemistry, geography, geology, physics or physical science4-5
International Education/Ethnic and Gender Studies:
HISTORY 1020World Civilization II (double counts as historical perspective and international education)3
TEACHING 3630Ethnic and Gender Equity in Education (counts for both ethnic and gender studies plus professional education)3
Bachelor of Science degree: Natural Science, Mathematics or Social Science course(s) in addition to courses listed above3
Elementary Education Major - EC-MC 3
HHP 2040Methods in Health, Nutrition, and Physical Education4
TEACHING 3040Reading, Literacy, and Literature I3
TEACHING 3730Assessment and Management3
TEACHING 4000Elementary Practicum (Grades 1-3)2
TEACHING 4040Reading, Literacy and Literature II3
TEACHING 4080Practicum-Grades 4-62
TEACHING 4160Teaching Elementary Science3
TEACHING 4170Teaching Elementary Mathematics3
TEACHING 4190Teaching Elementary Social Studies3
TEACHING 4250Senior Seminar2
TEACHING 4730Working with Families2
Minor 3
Early Childhood Minor24
Professional Education 3
TEACHING 1230Introduction to Education2
TEACHING 2010Educational Media Theory2
TEACHING 2130Human Growth and Development3
or PSYCHLGY 3130 Child Psychology
TEACHING 3320Introduction to Inclusion3
TEACHING 3630Ethnic and Gender Equity in Education3
TEACHING 4020Educational Media Application2
Select one of the following:12
Student Teaching Early Elementary
and Student Teaching Elementary
Internship in Teaching
TEACHING 4990edTPA Final Portfolio1
1

A grade of “C-” or better is required

3

G.P.A. 3.00 or better and grade of “C-” or better