Congratulations! By visiting our webpage, you are taking positive steps toward a brighter future. Many students like you have wondered how the program can help them create the career they’ve always wanted. We’ve compiled some of our most Frequently Asked Questions so you can find out a little more about our program, to see if it’s right for you.


Can I graduate in four years?

Yes, students can graduate from the Early Childhood Education program in four years. Students are encouraged to follow the program plan to ensure completion of the program in four years.

How large are the classes in early childhood?

The majority of classes in your major will be approximately twenty to twenty-five students.

Will graduate assistants be teaching some of the courses?

Your instructors will be either faculty or academic staff -- not graduate assistants. UW-Stout, as well as the program, places a strong emphasis on teaching; therefore, only faculty and academic staff will provide instruction for you. The credentials of the faculty in the early childhood area are impressive. They are experts in their field and are published authors, speakers and consultants.

Will I be able to take courses in my major the first semester?

Yes, students are enrolled in the Introduction to Early Childhood Programs their first semester to get a feel for the major. Every semester after is designed to give students the opportunity to observe and work with children throughout the program. Students will work with infants, toddlers, preschoolers, kindergartners, and children in the primary grades.

Can I become licensed to teach in Minnesota?

You can become licensed to teach in Minnesota, however, you will need to contact the Minnesota Department of Education to apply for a teaching license and meet their state requirements.

For answers to questions not addressed here, contact the program director at the address, telephone, or e-mail address listed on the home page.