Early Childhood – Middle Childhood Education
Why major in early childhood – middle childhood education (pre-K-grade 6) ?
Teachers play an important role in fostering the intellectual and social development of children during their formative years. High-quality early care and education programs support children’s school readiness by providing them with the tools and environment needed to succeed in academically, to develop relationships and to develop social competence.
The program uses a field-based model to prepare you with an understanding of children's development and the ability to translate their knowledge into effective classroom practices for early childhood settings in schools and preschools.
Courses are offered in multiple delivery formats, including accelerated learning, online and collaborative community-based training. Field experience (student teaching) will take place at schools in the Sheboygan Area School District and/or a variety of districts in Sheboygan County.
Upon completing the program you qualify to apply for licensure in teaching pre-K to grade 6.
Courses are taught by UW Oshkosh College of Education and Human Services faculty or highly qualified local area instructors hired by UW Oshkosh on the UW-Sheboygan campus or delivered as a hybrid course of face-to-face and online instruction.
Employment for early childhood education is projected to grow about as fast as the average for all occupations, by approximately 13 percent between 2008 and 2018 according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Suzanne Doemel, program advisor