Early Childhood - Middle Childhood Certification

teacher working with grade school child on computerTeachers who have earned the Early Childhood Certification (Wisconsin #70) can expand their job opportunities by earning the Early Childhood – Middle Childhood Certification, allowing them to teach children through age 11, or 6th grade.  This program is distance delivered, allowing individuals to complete the sequence of five courses in their home area and includes clinical experiences.

Program Highlights

  • Earn your Early Childhood – Middle Childhood Certification (Wisconsin #71) upon successful completion of the five-course sequence.
  • Coursework prepares participants to teach children from birth through age 11 in self-contained classrooms.
  • Courses are distance delivered and can be completed from anywhere and at your own pace.
  • Courses can be completed in one or more semesters.
  • Clinical experiences involving teaching and observation can be completed at a local school district.
  • License requirements may be completed as a non-degree seeking student or may be completed as part of a graduate degree.
  • Financial aid options are available.

Program Prerequisites

To be eligible for Early Childhood – Middle Childhood certification, an individual must have:

  • Earned or be eligible for Early Childhood Certification (Wisconsin’s #70)
  • Successfully completed the Praxis II Elementary Knowledge Content Test (ETS# 10014)
  • A satisfactory and recent background check (not necessary if currently teaching)

Required Courses

Five two-credit, graduate-level courses (offered Spring and Fall semesters only) are required for the Early Childhood – Middle Childhood certification.

EDUC 709 Middle Childhood Education (EDUC 709 should be taken initially or concurrently with another course in the sequence.)
EDUC 710
Middle Childhood Teaching: Science
EDUC 711
Middle Childhood Teaching: Mathematics
EDUC 712
Middle Childhood Teaching: Social Studies
EDUC 713
Middle Childhood Teaching: Reading/ Language Arts

Program Director

For more information on the program, contact:

Melody Brennan
UW-Stout School of Education
Phone: 715.232.1600
Email: brennanm@uwstout.edu


Credit Outreach
221 10th Avenue E
Menomonie, WI 54751
Phone: 715.232.2693
Email: conted@uwstout.edu