Advising Information for Early Childhood Education / Special Education
Students who are currently in the Early Childhood Education program should first contact their advisor if they have questions about courses. Students can check their course schedule to see which courses to register for. See: http://academics.uww.edu/coe/degrees/early/courses.html
If you need consultation with the program coordinator, please set up an appointment with Carmen Rivers 262-472-1802 or emailing Carmen Rivers.
Students who are already admitted to the University and are interested in Early Childhood Education (dual licensure), please contact the Academic Advising and Exploration Center 262-472-5220 for information about applying to the College of Education or to meet with an advisor. Application for Early Childhood Education (ECE) takes place only in the fall and the cohort program begins in the spring. For Admission to Professional Education see: http://www.uww.edu/coe/admission/prof_ed_admin/
Teachers who already hold a license and want to add Early Childhood Special Education (809), please email Simone DeVore and request a licensure plan. Your transcripts will be reviewed to determine which courses are needed towards 809 licensure. In order to be admitted for the add-on licensure program, you apply to the Graduate School to either pursue a Masters of Science in Special Education – Professional Development or as a Non-Candidate for Degree Student.
The Early Childhood Special Education Licensure courses are the specialty area core as part of the masters degree. You can complete the licensure courses first, apply for the license with DPI, and then complete the masters degree.
Teachers who already hold a teaching license and want to add Early Childhood Regular Education (Birth through Eight and/or Kindergarten license) can contact Dr. Robin Fox by calling 262-472-5821 or emailing Dr. Robin Fox.
Preschool teachers with an Applied Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education interested in the Early Childhood Education (ECE) major can apply to the University and then have their transcripts reviewed by a transfer advisor.
For students with an Applied Associates Degree in ECE, who work in preschool settings, there is an online option available.
Transfer students with a baccalaureate degree outside of Education seeking initial licensure in Early Childhood Education (dual licensure) need to apply for Professional Education and can then either apply for the on campus cohort (face to face) or the ECE4U cohort (online and on one Saturday per month). For further information contact Kristal Kagy.