BS Early Childhood Education

University of Wisconsin-Stout Meets a Critical Need for Head Start Teachers to Complete Bachelor’s Degrees

With the federal legislation mandate requiring Head Start teachers to earn their bachelor’s degrees by 2013, University of Wisconsin-Stout is meeting a critical need by bringing their nationally recognized Early Childhood Education degree program to Head Start teachers living in the Hayward, Wisconsin area. Courses are delivered in a traditional classroom. Some courses also have online work in addition to the classroom sessions. UW-Stout's Early Childhood Education program prepares instructors to teach in a variety of settings including infant toddler, preschool, kindergarten and primary grades 1 through 3.

The current cohort group is closed. Head Start teachers who started in 2009-2010 are following a degree completion sequence. No new applicants are being accepted to this degree sequence.

Program Benefits

  • Program designed for working adults
  • Complete a BS in Early Childhood Education
  • Qualify for your Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction License #777
  • Increase job security
  • Meet federal Head Start mandates by 2013
  • Delivered by experienced faculty
  • Enjoy full access to University of Wisconsin-Stout Library online databases. Read articles from professional journals online.


For more information about the program, contact:

Jill Klefstad, Program Director
University of Wisconsin-Stout
101 Heritage Hall
Menomonie, WI 54751-0790

Phone: 715.232.2345
E-mail: klefstadj@uwstout.edu

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