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Spring 2020 Catalog 
Spring 2020 Catalog FINAL VERSION - Closed for Revisions

Early Childhood Education Graduate Certification Program

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This certificate is administered by the School of Education Office of Graduate Studies & Professional Development .


Early Childhood Education Add-On

To receive certification, fulfill these requirements:

Professional Preparation

Complete a bachelor’s degree and/or certification program with a major in Elementary Education including EDUC 398 ; and PSYC 260  or HD 261  or HD 265 .

State-Mandated Tests

  • Demonstrate content knowledge by either:
  1. obtaining a 3.00 or higher in required coursework for this license, or
  2. submitting passing scores on the required Praxis Subject Assessment exams. 

You must meet one of the above requirements for teacher licensure.

  • Pass the state-mandated Foundations of Reading Test. Teachers with a Wisconsin lifetime license are not required to pass this test.

State Teacher Licensing Rules

Meet state teacher licensing rules which are subject to change at any time due to legislative or licensing changes.

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