Middle Childhood - Early Adolescence

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Middle Childhood - Early Adolescence

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 required for obtaining additional licensure; click on each step for additional 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

For acceptance into the program, submit the Add-On Program Application to your Program Coordinator at the Center for Additional Teaching Licenses. 


Courses may be taken on campus (varied deliveries and compacted classes available), via distance learning and/or by submitting academic life experience.

Content Knowledge Proficiency

In order to receive an educator license in Wisconsin, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction requires applicants to demonstrate competency in the content knowledge of their specific license area.


In this experience, 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.


Create a professional portfolio, 
aligned with the InTASC Standards, 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.

Program Evaluation

As in any effective classroom, data drives instruction. The importance of collecting, analyzing and using data for our Program's growth and success is undeniable.

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