Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education


$377 Per Credit

Children are the foundation for a bright future. It’s never too early to start giving them the tools they need to be successful. As an Early Childhood Education (ECE) major at UW-Stout, you’ll become certified to teach birth through third grade in Wisconsin

Program Description

Curriculum in the Early Childhood Education program is designed to prepare resourceful, creative and competent graduates to work in settings with young children. The program emphasizes theory and practice and meets the requirements for birth through grade three teaching certification for the State of Wisconsin. Academic course work is enriched by involvement with children in early childhood settings early in the program, with observation and participation experiences in UW-Stout’s Child and Family Study Center. Graduates are employed as preschool, kindergarten and primary teachers, and administrators of early childhood care centers, curriculum specialists, and resource and referral specialists within corporations and the public sector. Two concentrations, Special Education and Early Childhood-Middle Childhood, are available options and require additional coursework.

Career Opportunities

  • Public and Private School Teachers (Pre-school-third grade)
  • Head Start Director
  • Assistant Director
  • Infant/Toddler Teacher
  • Pre-K Teacher
  • Kindergarten Teacher
  • First Grade Teacher
  • Second Grade Teacher
  • Third Grade Teacher


At UW-Stout, you’ll do more than earn an education—you’ll do on day one. We empower you with the skills and experiences necessary to thrive in today’s dynamic world. From innovative labs and studios to industry partnerships, we provide unparalleled opportunities for you to engage with real-world scenarios and gain invaluable hands-on experience. You’ll graduate not only with a degree but with the confidence and expertise to excel in your chosen field.

Universities of Wisconsin Application (All Student Types)

Common Application (New Freshman Only)

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