Early Childhood Teacher Education

Located in Sandburg Hall

Great Choice for You If…

  • You intend to major in Early Childhood Education, or Early Childhood Special Education.DSCN2340

Purpose

To develop leaders who want to make a difference in their communities through activism, community service, and leadership roles.

Picture yourself…

  • Attending overnight student leadership retreat where we will do ropes courses, team building exercises, personality inventories, and networking with students.
  • Going on class trips to the Urban Ecology Center
  • Working with kids, volunteering at food pantries and various community-based organizations.

Required Courses

Fall
CURRINS 312 – Models and Issues for Early Childhood Education (3 credits)
W 4:30-7:10pm

CURRINS 140 – Field Experience with Families & Communities (1 credit)
W 7:30-8:40pm
This course also requires 25 service hours.

Spring
CURRINS 233 – Intro to Children’s & Young Adult Literature (3 credits)
Th 4:30-7:10pm

 

In Their Own Words education2

Dakota Crowell, LLC Student:
“I love being in the Community Leadership LLC because it gave me a chance to meet other people outside my major and let me continue to give back to the community. I made some close friendships being in the LLC.”

Megan Olson, LLC RA (and former participant):
“I was in this LLC my first year and made friendships that I still have today. It was my favorite year of college because I lived with my friends, took classes with my friends, and volunteered with my friends. As the RA for the LLC this year, it is amazing to see this same experience happen with my residents.”

Dr. Nancy File, LLC Instructor:
“For students who want to be early childhood teachers, leadership skills are so essential. All of the LLC experiences help them to become strong advocates for children. Giving students these opportunities as soon as they enter UWM is an essential component to our early childhood education program.”

Contact

Jeremy Page
pagejd@uwm.edu
(414) 229-4153

Nancy File
nfile@uwm.edu
(414) 759-5500

Liz Smith
essmith@uwm.edu

Nikki Claas
nclaas@uwm.edu