Early Childhood-Middle Childhood (EC-MC Certification) Program

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EC-MC is a teacher education program for developmental range birth through age 11.  Students pursuing this major may earn an EC-MC certification.  This program is housed within the Department of Educational Studies, which is itself housed within the School of Education (SOE).   EC-MC majors are not required to complete a minor.

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-MC 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 available on the Admission Requirements page.

Contact information-Program Director

Dawn Rouse  Profile of Dawn Rouse  Office hours

Assistant Professor
340B Morris Hall
drouse@uwlax.edu
608.785.5412

Specialty areas:

Early Childhood Education, Vygotsky, Social Cognition, Embodied Play, Reggio Emilia, Infant and Toddler Curriculum, R.I.E , Administration & Accreditation of Child Care Programs