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Middle Childhood through Early Adolescence

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.

Steps to Obtaining an Add-On License

Click on each category title below for important links to more detailed information.

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. 

Coursework

  • 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 MC-EA candidates.

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

Content Tests

  • 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

Practicum

  • 
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 early childhood and elementary levels is highly recommended.

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

Portfolio

  • 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

  • The DPI is no longer accepting paper applications!  Please see this page for more information on how to process your application.

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by Ruedinger, Erika L last modified Apr 09, 2014 08:50 AM
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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