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Is there financial assistance available?

Yes! There are scholarships available.  More about Scholarships

Do I have to come to the University of Wisconsin-Platteville campus?

No, you will never have to drive to our campus. All of our courses, credentials, and degree programs are offered in an online format.

Do I have to have access to high speed Internet and a webcamera to take classes?

Yes, our courses are offered online via a course content site and via web-conferencing classes one evening per week. This allows you to learn from your instructor as well as gain ideas from the other professionals in your courses.

How can I learn more?

Please fill out our request form for more information. 

Do I have to take the credential courses in any specific order?

The only course that requires a specific order is the Leadership Credential, take them sequentially courses 1-4. However, the Capstone Course should be the last course taken in all of the credentials.

Is the University of Wisconsin-Platteville an accredited University?

Yes,  The University of Wisconsin-Platteville is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association. In addition to regional accreditation, several of the UW-Platteville's distance learning programs have earned professional accreditation by governing bodies in their respective fields. UW-Platteville is also a member of several associations that provide guidance for maintaining a quality and relevant curriculum.
For more information, visit or call 312.263.0456.

New York State 

Who is the Credentialing Agency?

The New York State Association for the Education of Young Children (NYSAEYC) is the credentialing agency for both the Children’s Program Administrator Credential and the Infant Toddler Care and Education Credential. To contact NYSAEYC please see their website.

How do I show my competence?

Each candidate submits a portfolio to NYSAEYC for external review by early childhood experts. For more information on Portfolios, click here.

What is the cost?

• The cost for UW-Platteville credits is $300 per credit.
• The application fee to NYSAEYC for assessment is $50 and the credential fee is $200.
• The Educational Incentive Program (EIP) will help cover the costs of these fees for eligible candidates.
• For more information on the EIP, click here.


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