The Supporting Dual Language Learners Credential will help you better understand the unique traits and needs of young children who are dual language learners.

This program is designed for early childhood educators looking to gain the skills and confidence to support children and families in a dual language environment through Child Care Education. You may earn your credential or take courses individually.

To earn your Supporting Dual Language Learners Credential, you will need to complete the following three-credit courses:

  1. Introduction to Dual Language Learning in Early Childhood
  2. Components of a Quality Dual Language Program
  3. Supporting Language Acquisition in Early Childhood Dual Language Learners
  4. Assessment of Dual Language Early Childhood Programs


See the below options for what fits your status best:

New Students: To register for one of the above courses please apply to UW-Platteville as a special non-degree student.

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Continuing Students: To register for one of the above courses please log in to PASS, select your semester/term, select the subject “Early Childhood Education” (ECED), and select your course.

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After you are admitted as a special student, you will be able to register for your courses each semester. Please check the academic calendar to keep informed of important deadlines.