Wisconsin Technical College System - Early Childhood Education
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).
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
Equivalent Course Title
||Programs for Children and Famillies
||307 - 148
||ECE: Foundations of Early Childhood Education
||Promoting Literacy Through Children's Literature
||307 - 178
||ECE: Art, Music, & Language Arts
||Home, School, Community Agencies
||307 - 195
||ECE: Family and Community Relationships
||Teaching Children and Youth with Exceptional Needs in the General / Regular Classroom
||307 - 187
||ECE: Children with Differing Abilities
||307 - 174
||ECE: Practicum 1
||307 - 192
||ECE: Practicum 2
||307 - 197
||ECE: Practicum 3
||307 - 199
||ECE: Practicum 4
* 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
||Equivalent Course #
||Equivalent Course Title
||Child Growth and Development
||307 - 179
||ECE: Child Development
General Degree Requirements (GDR)
- 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
Fundamentals of Oral Communication
Human Development 261/265 (SOCSCI)
Child Growth and Development
Social Science elective or additional
Math 90 (if needed)
Math 100 (if needed)
Natural Resources 370 (Env. Lit.)
Intro. to Environmental Study
SOCSCI 809-188, 307-179
809-130 Gateway Only!
809-151 Southwest Only!
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. |
|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
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!
- Acceptance into the UWSP Professional Education Program is based upon academic and non-academic criteria determined by the School of Education.
- The UWSP baccalaureate candidate must also meet UWSP’s General Degree Requirements, and the remaining requirements of the Major.
- 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.
- 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.
- Degree must be posted on official transcript to receive credits from the agreement.
- Admission to UWSP does NOT guarantee admission to the Professional Education Program in the UWSP School of Education.
- The student is responsible for creating comparable performance tasks for the courses completed at WTCS for the Professional Education Portfolio.
- 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
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.