Early Childhood-Adolescence (EC-A)

EC-A is a teacher education program for developmental range birth through age 21.  EC-A is a certifiable major in the Department of Educational Studies (DES). This department is within the School of Education (SOE) at UW-La Crosse. EC-A majors are required to complete a content major. The following document is a listing of the course requirements for the education major and a list of all the EC-A content majors. 
EC-A Curriculum Requirements

Students are encouraged to declare their education major as soon as they realize they want to be an educator, typically, but not necessarily,  in their first year at UW-La Crosse.  Once an education major is declared, students are assigned to a specific academic advisor in their chosen major.  Though students may declare EC-A as their major at any time after enrollment at UW-La Crosse,  students must apply to be accepted into any teacher education program.  In addition to coursework, students must complete the portfolio and content test requirements. The Eligibility Criteria and a link to the online application are below. 

Eligibility Criteria for Admission

View the Application Requirements

Contact Information:

Questions related to EC-A program:
Dr. Gary Willhite
EC-A Program Director

Dr. Carol Angell
DES Chair


Other Undergraduate DES Programs:

Early Childhood-Middle Childhood (EC-MC) developmental range ages birth-11

Middle Childhood-Early Adolescence (MC-EA) developmental range ages 6-13


Special Education Program

MC-EA Cross-Categorical Special Education (ages 6-13)

EC-A Cross-Categorical Special Education (ages 11-21)