Early Childhood Bachelor's Degree Completion

CUW’s Bachelors completion program in Early Childhood education offers you content, methodology and practical hands-on experience to develop your knowledge and skills as a teacher of young children. The courses build upon previously completed courses in an early childhood associate degree program.

Why Study Early Childhood Education at CUW?

We offer you:

  • A Christ-centered education
  • Professors with real-world experience
  • Small class sizes where you’re known by name
  • Liberal arts courses that promote growth and self-knowledge
  • Education courses that value your prior knowledge professional experiences

Program Overview

A degree in Early Childhood Education from CUW gives you the knowledge and skills and to assume leadership roles in childcare settings as well as teach in early childhood classrooms in school districts throughout Wisconsin.

What You’ll Learn in the Early Childhood Bachelors Completion Program

  • Curriculum development to meet the needs of young children and their families
  • Variety of teaching methodologies to increase instructional effectiveness
  • The importance of play in early childhood classrooms
  • The importance of supporting the social and emotional development of young children and strategies to implement in a classroom setting
  • Developmentally appropriate practices in supporting the development of young children
  • Ethical responsibilities as an educator from a Christian Perspective
  • Assessment of student growth and development
  • Developing relationships and managing a classroom

Career Choices

  • Pk-3rd grade regular education teacher
  • Lead teacher in childcare settings
  • Management in childcare settings
  • Child care owner

Graduate Studies

CUW’s Early Childhood Education Master’s degree program includes a concentration in Management or Literacy, along with a core of advanced early childhood curriculum, methodology and assessment courses.

Curriculum

The Early Childhood Bachelors completion program was developed specifically with the Associate degree program in mind. The courses in the completion program were designed to build upon the skills, knowledge and experiences acquired in the associate’s degree program. The courses are designed to meet 1 evening each week with student teaching placements occurring in the final semester. Courses cover the following topics: literacy, STEM, assessment and classroom management in addition to liberal arts courses to complete the core curriculum requirements for a bachelor’s degree and Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction requirements for core content knowledge.

High School Prep Courses

These courses are recommended but not required for students enrolling in our traditional undergraduate business management program.

  • English
  • Math
  • Social studies

Faculty

For additional information on our Early Childhood Bachelors Completion program, please contact our admissions office.

Jennifer Becker
Professor
262.243.2093