Early Childhood - Middle Childhood (B-11)
The programs in the School of Education build on the theme “Best Practices Make the Difference.” The University of Wisconsin-Platteville offers a comprehensive licensure for those wishing to pursue a career in early childhood-middle childhood (birth to age 11). This license prepares candidates to teach in infant, toddler and preschool programs, kindergartens and elementary grades up through grade six. The coursework also includes preparation for students who might choose administrative jobs in the private sector such as directors of children’s centers, Head Start programs, and family education programs. The School of Education also offers a minor in inclusion education (children with disabilities) that early childhood students often complete concurrently with the course of study for early childhood licensure.
Student will engage in three field studies where they will apply their knowledge and skills to support student learning in child care centers and/or schools.
There are three main purposes for this field experience:
- To assist children in the classroom by providing individual and small group instruction as assigned by the classroom teacher.
- To improve the quality of the teacher education program by providing students an opportunity to plan and teach whole group lessons with the assistance and evaluation of a classroom teacher.
- To connect the practicum experience to university classes.