Early Child Care and Education

Students in the Early Child Care and Education program will choose one emphasis to follow:

Leadership Emphasis

         Program Development Credential (12 articulated credits)

         Administrator’s Credential (18 articulated credits)

         Leadership Credential (12 articulated credits)

         EARLYCHD 319 Leadership Internship & Reflective Seminar (12   credits)

         Electives (16 credits)

Teaching Emphasis

         Program Development Credential (12 articulated credits)

         Foundational Credits (choose one from below)

                  -Infant/Toddler Credential (12 credits)*

                  -Preschool Credential (18 credits)

                  -Family Child Care Credential (12 credits)*

                  -After School and Youth Credential (12 credits)*

                  *Students choosing these credentials will also need to complete:

                           - EDUINDP 213-Development of the Young Child (3 credits) or equivalency

                          - Foundations of Early Childhood Education (3 credits) or equivalency

         Concentration (choose from one below):

                  -Teaching Credential (12 credits)

                     - Teaching Credentials include various 12 credit credentials

                  -Administration Credential (18 credits)

                  *Students will select additional related courses to meet minimum requirement of 21 credits

         EARLYCHD 318 Field Placement & Reflective Seminar (7 credits)

         Electives (12 credits)

Each credential articulated into program will be brought in as EARLYCHD 300: (credential name).

This program requires students to complete a minimum of 70 credits, of which a minimum of 18 must be completed through UW-Whitewater.  The final 15 credits must be earned through this campus. The credits students will complete through UW-Whitewater will include their final capstone placement (field or internship) and can additionally include elective credits and credits toward their concentration. 

variable 12 - 18 credits, repeatable up to five times
EARLYCHD 300
choose one of the following:
EARLYCHD 318
EARLYCHD 319