Middle Childhood-Early Adolescence (MC-EA Certification) Program

MC-EA is a teacher education program for developmental range 6 through 12/13.  Students pursuing this major may earn an MC-EA certification.  This program is housed in the Department of Educational Studies which is itself housed within School of Education (SOE).  MC-EA majors must complete a certifiable 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 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 available on the Admission requirements page.

Certifiable minors

Contact information MC-EA Program Director

Leslie Rogers  Profile of Leslie Rogers  Meet with me  Office hours

Assistant Professor
325B Morris Hall

Specialty areas:

Dr. Rogers' research relates to practice-based professional development, SRSD (writing instruction), parent-teacher relationships, and effective school-home communication practices. Dr. Rogers guides MC-EA students during their middle-level fields and student teaching seminars and teaches special education courses. She is also the MC-EA Program Director and a faculty advisor for UWL's Collegiate Middle-Level Association (CMLA) and Eagles for the Kids student organizations.