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Middle Childhood through Early Adolesence

Ages 6-13

The Elementary Education MC-EA major is designed for candidates interested in teaching in elementary schools (grades 1-6) and in the core content areas of language arts, math, science and social studies in middle schools (grades 6-8). A minor is required; your current teaching license may fulfill this requirement. Listed below are the steps for obtaining additional licensure.

Transcript Review

  • Submit a transcript review request to see which courses you must complete to obtain licensure for this new developmental level.

Program Application

  • Submit the Add-On Program Application for acceptance into the program to your Program Coordinator at the Center for Additional Teaching Licenses. 

  • A final determination of your individualized course plan will be developed for the license you wish to obtain. 


  • Complete the coursework for your new license at an accredited two- or four-year institution.

  • Courses may be taken on campus or via distance learning. 

  • All courses not taken at UW Oshkosh must be approved by your Program Coordinator prior to enrollment.

  • Compacted courses, both in credit and time, are available for our EC-MC candidates.
  • A minor is required for an MC-EA license.


Note: Submitting Academic Life Experience in lieu of course deficiencies is an option; contact your Program Coordinator for more information. 

Content Tests

  • Please refer to your Acceptance Letter for the specific content test(s) required for your additional licensure.

  • Pass the Wisconsin Foundation of Reading Test AND Praxis II Exam (Middle School Content Knowledge Code#0146).

  • Praxis II scores are sent to you electronically.  It is your responsibility to submit your scores to the Center


Complete a 3 credit/60 hour practicum in the new developmental area. Tuition is due during the semester in which you are enrolled.

  • The candidate should teach/interact in multiple core components/content areas of the development level. Experience at both the elementary level and middle school level (content specific) is required; current license experience will be considered.

  • Submit the required plan and acknowledgement form at least 2 weeks prior to your desired start date.


  • Create a professional portfolio, 
aligned with Wisconsin Educator Standards (PI 34), to document your growth in knowledge, skills and dispositions in the new developmental area.

License Application

  • You will be applying through the ELO for your license application. Please see this page for more information on this process.

Program Evaluation

As you move forward in your professional career, we would appreciate your consideration of the following:

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by Ruedinger, Erika L last modified Sep 02, 2015 09:55 PM
Greg Basthemer








Having completed much of my coursework as a math major, I was interested in extending my existing 1-8 license into the high school ranks in order to make myself as flexible for my district as possible.  I had heard about the Add-On Program from a co-worker ... Read More