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Wisconsin Technical College System - Early Childhood Education


UWSP's Professional Education Program is transitioning to a new curriculum for all teacher education programs.  If you are transferring to UWSP in Spring 2013 or later, please contact the School of Education, Education.Office@uwsp.edu, for updated requirements.  Updated transfer guides will be added to the Transfer Information System when requirements are finalized (late Fall 2012).


WTCS Program:
A.A.S. Early Childhood Education
UWSP Program: Baccalaureate Degree Early Childhood Education (Certification in Pre-Kindergarten-Grade 3)
 
Purpose: To facilitate articulation between the Wisconsin Technical College System (WTSC) Early Childhood Education AAS programs and the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point (UWSP) Early Childhood Education Program (BS).
 
WTCS students who successfully complete an A.A.S. degree or approved coursework after July 1, 2006 in Early Childhood Education (WTCS statewide core curriculum) wishing to transfer to UWSP will be awarded the following credits toward a BS degree in Early Childhood Education (certification in Pre-K- grade 3).
 

Program to Program Transfer Coursework:

Courses in Early Childhood Education

​ UWSP​ ​ ​WTCS
​Course #

Courses Title

​Credit Value ​Equivalent Courses

​Equivalent Course Title

​Credit Value
ECED 262​ ​Programs for Children and Famillies ​3 ​307 - 148 ​ECE: Foundations of Early Childhood Education ​3
​**ECED 372 Promoting Literacy Through Children's Literature ​3 ​307 - 178 ​ECE: Art, Music, & Language Arts ​3
​ECED 460 ​Home, School, Community Agencies ​3 ​307 - 195 ​ECE: Family and Community Relationships ​3
​ECED 351 ​Teaching Children and Youth with Exceptional Needs in the General / Regular Classroom ​3 ​307 - 187 ​ECE: Children with Differing Abilities ​3
​*ECED 398 ​Student Teaching ​4 ​307 - 174 ​ECE: Practicum 1 ​2
​*ECED 398 ​Student Teaching ​4 ​307 - 192 ​ECE: Practicum 2 ​3
​*ECED 398 ​Student Teaching ​4 ​307 - 197 ​ECE: Practicum 3 ​3
*​ECED 398 ​Student Teaching ​4 ​307 - 199 ​ECE: Practicum 4 ​3
 
* To meet the requirements for this course, WTCS students must provide an approved evaluation from a DPI certified teacher. The UWSP Director of Field Experiences will determine approval. Only one is required.

**Note: If student transfers in ECE 366, the student is required to take English 275 "Children's Literature" prior to the "Integrated Curriculum Block" and will not need ECE 372.
 
 

 Courses in Human Development - Transfer Information

​UWSP ​WTCS
​Course # ​Course Title ​Credit Value ​Equivalent Course # Equivalent Course Title Credit Value
​HD 261 ​Child Growth and Development ​3 ​307 - 179 ​ECE: Child Development ​3
 
 

General Degree Requirements (GDR)

Notes:
  • These courses are General Degree Courses specifically required for the Early Childhood Major and are already approved through UWSP Admissions.
  • EFFECTIVE FALL 2004, A MAXIMUM OF 30 CREDITS OF APPLIED ASSOCIATE DEGREE GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES IN THE AREAS OF COMMUNICATION, BEHAVIORAL & SOCIAL SCIENCE, NATURAL SCIENCE AND MATH MAY BE TRANSFERRED FROM WTCS TO UWSP.
The UWSP B.S. degree with a major in Early Childhood Education specifically includes the following general degree requirements:


​​UWSP General Degree Courses

Communications 101
  Fundamentals of Oral Communication

English 101​
  Freshman English

Human Development 261/265 (SOCSCI)
  Child Growth and Development


Social Science elective or additional
Humanities elective


Math 90 (if needed)
  Beginning Algebra



Math 100 (if needed)
  College Algebra

Minority Studies

Non-Western Culture


Natural Resources 370 (Env. Lit.)
  Intro. to Environmental Study

And Education
WTCS Equivalents

COMSK 801-198


COMSK 801-195


SOCSCI 809-188, 307-179
  809-130 Gateway Only!
  809-151 Southwest Only!

See advisor

MATH 804-110, 114, 115
  804-101 Blackhawk Only!
  804-165 Western Only!
  804-175 Gateway Only!

MATH 804-116, 118, 195, 197
  804-166 Western Only!

SOCSCI 809-172, 196, 197

NONE FOR ALL WTCS SCHOOLS
  809-115 Waukesha Only!

NONE FOR ALL WTCS SCHOOLS


057 - 112 Fox Valley Only!

​​Note: Student will be required to take NRES 310​ ​(Environmental Education Teaching Methods - 1 credit)​ ​

​Political Science 101

​SOC SCI 80
​​Sciences – 12 credits are required – student must complete one Physical, one Earth and one Life Science for Early Childhood Education Major.  Courses with * indicate the course does not directly meet the major requirement, but will be approved once the student transfers. No more than one course indicated with # may be accepted towards the BS Natural Science Requirement. ​
​Physical Sciences










Earth Sciences

Life Sciences


​NATSCI 806-134*, 154*
  806-108* Southwest Only!
  806-115* Gateway Only!
  806-121* Gateway Only!
  806-124* Waukesha Only!
  806-155* Northeast Only!
  806-161* Waukesha Only!
  806-174* Fox Valley, Midstate and Waukesha Only!
  806-180* Waukesha Only!
  806-190* Lakeshore Only

None

NATSCI 806-114*, 177*, 186*, 197*
  806-103* Lakeshore Only!
  806-106* Northcentral Only!
  806-125* Western Only!
  806-131* Waukesha Only!
  806-140* Gateway Only!
  806-166* Fox Valley Only!
  806-190* Lakeshore Only!
  806-​195* Blackhawk, Gateway, Lakeshore,
                  Moraine park, and Waukesha Only!
 

Additional Conditions

  1. Acceptance into the UWSP Professional Education Program is based upon academic and non-academic criteria determined by the School of Education.
  2. The UWSP baccalaureate candidate must also meet UWSP’s General Degree Requirements, and the remaining requirements of the Major.
  3. Program - to -Program transfer courses/credits are accepted only for the degree specified in this agreement. A change of major invalidates these courses/credits for transfer unless they are approved within some other Program - to – Program Articulation Agreement for a different major at UWSP.
  4. Course equivalencies specified in this articulation agreement are subject to change in the event that the course curriculum of the WTCS Early Childhood Program or UWSP undergoes revision.
  5. Degree must be posted on official transcript to receive credits from the agreement.
  6. Admission to UWSP does NOT guarantee admission to the Professional Education Program in the UWSP School of Education.
  7. The student is responsible for creating comparable performance tasks for the courses completed at WTCS for the Professional Education Portfolio.
  8. The maximum number of credits that can be transferred from collegiate transfer institutions to UWSP is 72. You will be given lower division (100 – 200 level) credit for any courses you transfer from the WTCS system.


Admission to the Professional Education Program

Students with majors in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, and Special Education must be admitted to this Program to register for upper-level Early Childhood, Education, and Teaching Methods courses.
Formal application to the Professional Education Program must be made. Deadlines are September 22 and February 22. Applications will be accepted up to the deadline. Late applications will be processed during the subsequent application period. Only students who meet all criteria listed below are eligible to apply. If the deadline falls on a weekend, the deadline to apply will be the Friday prior to the deadline.
Applications and questionnaires are available in the School of Education (SOE) Advising, Recruitment and Retention Office, Room 469 College of Professional Studies or at the UWSP School of Education website. Unofficial copies of transcripts from ALL post-secondary institutions must be attached to the application, along with the completed questionnaire and letter proving admission to UWSP if not currently enrolled at UWSP.

Minimum Requirements
To apply for admission to the Professional Education Program, all requirements must be met, and passing scores submitted to the SOE Undergraduate Advising Office no later than the deadline.
Requirements may change at any time.
  • Requirements to apply to the Professional Education Program are changing after the February 22, 2012 application deadline.

  • Please visit our website for CURRENT requirements and for the NEW requirements, http://www.uwsp.edu/education/Pages/CurrentUndergrad/UndergraduateAdvise/appRequire.aspx.

  • If you plan to apply to the Professional Education Program after February 22, 2012, these new requirements allow some majors to apply earlier to the Program. Due to these new rules, we make the following recommendations:

    • Take the Praxis I Reading, Writing and Math test the spring of your FRESHMAN year. For students who have already completed 12 or more college credits or AP credits prior to starting college, we recommend taking this test the summer PRIOR to their freshman year.
    • Take Communication 101 OR Education 205 OR the transfer equivalent at your campus, during your FRESHMAN year. Once of these must be completed PRIOR to applying to the Program.

    • Check out the new requirements now. Transfer students are invited to apply to the Program PRIOR to attending UWSP, if all requirements are met by the appropriate deadline.

    • Early Childhood, Elementary and Special Education majors are urged to apply as soon as they have completed 24 credits.
  • SEE DEPARTMENT OF MAJOR/MINOR FOR ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS AND INFORMATION ON ENROLLMENT CAPS. ENROLLMENT CAPS ARE IN EFFECT FOR ALL TEACHING MAJORS AND A NUMBER OF TEACHING MINORS. NOT ALL STUDENTS MEETING MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS ARE ADMITTED. ALL SECONDARY EDUCATION/K-12 DEPARTMENTS HAVE ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS. SEE THE SOE WEBSITE FOR "ENROLLMENT CAP POLICIES".

  • Enrollment caps are in effect for the Early Childhood, Elementary Education and Special Education majors. For the February 2012 deadline, students are ranked using the following criteria: 1/3-Overall GPA, 1/3-Pre-Professional Interview, 1/6-Listening Test, 1/6-PPST. . After the February 2012 deadline, students will be ranked using the following criteria: 40%-Overall GPA, 40%-Pre-Professional Interview, 20%-Praxis I.

  • For additional information on all enrollment cap policies, please visit our website at http://www.uwsp.edu/education/Pages/CurrentUndergrad/EnrollmentCap/default.aspx
 

Exit Exam

All students applying for a teaching license will be required to pass the appropriate state mandated Praxis II exam(s) and/or ACTFL Oral and Written Proficiency exams (ACTFL is required for French, German and Spanish teaching majors and minors) at least one semester prior to applying to student teach and submit an acceptable web-based portfolio on the Ten Wisconsin Teaching Standards during the student teaching semester. More information on these requirements can be found in the "student handbook" section of the School of Education website, http://www.uwsp.edu/education/Pages/CurrentUndergrad/UndergraduateAdvise/default.aspx.


Updated 11/12