Middle Childhood - Early Adolescence (MC-EA)

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MC-EA is a teacher education program for developmental range birth through age 11. MC-EA is a certifiable major in the Department of Educational Studies (DES). This department is within the School of Education (SOE) at UW-La Crosse. MC-EA majors must complete a certifiable minor.  The following document is a listing of the course requirements for this major. 

MC-EA Curriculum Requirements                    MC-EA Certifiable Minors

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 MC-EA 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:

Curriculum questions related to MC-EA program:
Dr. Joyce Shanks
MC-EA Program Director

Dr. Carol Angell
DES Chair


Other Undergraduate DES Programs:

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

Early Childhood-Adolescence (EC-A) developmental range ages birth - 21


Special Education Program

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

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