MATC AAS Early Childhood Education to UWM BS Community Engagement and Education

The Early Childhood Education AAS degree at MATC teaches students how to guide young children’s learning and development. Coursework covers educational concepts such as:

  • Child development theory
  • Child, family and community relationships
  • Child growth and development
  • Best practices in teaching and learning
  • Professionalism
  • Health, safety and nutrition practices

The Community Engagement and Education BS at UWM builds on that approach with educational policy courses focused on community organization. Students choose an appropriate submajor. 

Both programs emphasize:

  • Practical communication skills
  • Problem solving
  • Critical thinking
  • Interpersonal relations

The transfer pathway below follows the Wisconsin Technical College System articulation agreement (revised agreement in review) between MATC’s AAS in Early Childhood Education & the BS in Community Engagement and Education at UWM. To have as many courses transfer as possible, follow the course substitutions marked with an asterisk. 

The School of Education also offers a BS in Early Childhood Education. A separate articulation agreement governs transfer into that degree. See the transfer guide for more details.

For more information about education transfer pathways between MATC and UWM, fill out the below form:


MATC Courses and the UWM Equivalent

MATC CourseCreditsUWM CourseUWM Requirement
ENG-201 English 1*3ENGLISH 101Elective/Prereq for ENGLISH 102
ENG-202 English 2*3ENGLISH 102Oral & Written Communication – Part A
MATH-200 Intermediate Algebra*4MATH 105Quantitative Literacy – Part A
GEOSCI 233 – Environmental Science or other*3CES 210Natural Science GER
SOCSCI-172 Intro to Diversity Studies3SOCIOL 244Social Science / Cultural Diversity GER
PSYCH-188 Developmental Psychology3PSYCH 260Social Science GER
CHILDD-108 ECE: Early Language & Literacy
CHILDD-110 ECE: Social Science, Art, & Music
CHILDD-148 ECE: Foundations of ECE
CHILDD-151 ECE: Infant & Toddler Development
15ED POL 302
ED POL 340
ED POL 381
ED POL 383
ED POL 417
Educational Policy Foundations
CHILDD-167 ECE: Health, Safety, & Nutrition
CHILDD-174 ECE: Introductory Practicum
CHILDD-175 ECE: Preschool Practicum
CHILDD-177 ECE: Intermediate Practicum
ED POL 416
Upper-division Major Electives
CHILDD-187 ECE: Children with Differing Abilities
CHILDD-179 ECE: Child Development
CHILDD-188 ECE: Guiding Child Behavior
CHILDD-195 ECE: Family & Community Relations
CHILDD-199 ECE: Advanced Practicum
ED POL 202
ED POL 279
Lower-division Electives
Total MATC Credits61
*Recommended substitution or elective

UWM Courses to Fulfill Bachelor’s Degree Requirements

UWM CourseCreditsUWM Requirement
ENGLISH 201, 205, 206, 207, or 2143Oral & Written Communication – Part B / Advanced Expository Writing
Various course options3Quantitative Literacy – Part B
Language other than English0-8May be met by two years of high school or two semesters of college
Various course options3Art GER
Various course options6Humanities GER
Various course options3-4Natural Science GER – one course with lab
ED POL 111 Intro to Community Change / Engage3Lower-division Major Requirement
ED POL 112 Intro to Community Education3Lower-division Major Requirement
ED POL 113 or 203 Milwaukee Community3Lower-division Major Requirement
ED POL 114 Community Problems3Lower-division Major Requirement
ED POL 375 Cultural Foundations of Education3Lower-division Major Requirement
ED POL 506 Research Techniques3Lower-division Major Requirement
ED POL 534 Students Placed at Risk3Lower-division Major Requirement
ED POL 601 Found Community-Based Orgs3Lower-division Major Requirement
Additional Coursework to reach 12017Electives
Total UWM Credits59
Total MATC & UWM Credits120