Elementary Education

Early Childhood through Middle Childhood

Birth–Age 11

The Elementary Education EC–MC major is designed to prepare students to teach in early childhood and elementary schools. Students may choose to acquire dual licensure in both regular education and early childhood special education.

Graduates of the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh’s teacher education programs have a strong liberal arts background, a thorough grounding in their content area, and a comprehensive understanding of the art and science of teaching. Completion of this program results in a Bachelor of Science in Education degree.

Program Offerings

The Elementary Education EC–MC Program is offered at UW Oshkosh and at the UW-Sheboygan campus.

The program is also available for students in the Accelerated Licensure Program for Early Childhood Professionals (ALPECP). The ALPECP program affords teachers with an Associate in Early Childhood Education from the Wisconsin Technical Colleges the opportunity to earn a Bachelor of Science in Education degree through face-to-face, hybrid and online course offerings.

Degree Planning Sheet

Students are guided throughout their program by a planning sheet specific to their major and minor. COEHS planning sheets can be found on the Undergraduate Advising Resource Center (UARC) website.

Subject Area Minors

Elementary Education EC–MC students may choose to pursue a minor. The following minors lead to licensure in that subject for the age range of birth to age 11, with one exception. The library science minor prepares students for licensure in the age range of birth to age 21.

  • Bilingual Education — Hmong
  • Bilingual Education — Spanish
  • English as a Second Language
  • Environmental Studies 
  • French 
  • Geography
  • German 
  • Health Education
  • History
  • Language Arts 
  • Library Science
  • Mathematics 
  • Science * major or minor
  • Social Science * major or minor
  • Sociology * as a second minor only
  • Spanish
  • Speech Communication


PRAXIS II Content Test

Elementary Education Content Knowledge, Test Number: 0014

Note: Some minors require an additional Praxis II exam.

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