UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls
Students with college credits in early childhood education or child development may apply credits earned toward a bachelor of science degree and optional Wisconsin early childhood teaching certification (birth to age 8).
Receive ongoing, individualized, personal assistance to:
Applicants to both programs must have an associate’s degree in early childhood education or child development, or equivalent coursework, and must meet the admissions standards for transfer students (minimum combined grade point average of 2.5).
Candidates for the bachelor's degree with early childhood teacher certification must also have:
*A criminal background check is not required as part of the application, but will be required for all accepted students prior to formal admission. Accepted students will receive an email from the College of Education and Professional Studies Associate Dean about this process. Indications of any criminal history on the background check are not considered in the application review process but may require a meeting with the college Associate Dean. Additionally, the program cannot guarantee any graduate an educational license nor job opportunities. Some licensing agencies and some school districts may choose not to consider applicants with criminal histories.
Apply online, pay your application fee, order the delivery of transcripts and, if necessary, submit your test scores by the following deadlines:
July 1 for Fall
December 1 for Spring
April 1 for Summer
Learning and completing your coursework online requires sufficient technology and Internet access. Minimum hardware specifications are available at the Blackboard Collaborative web site. Please note that a web camera (web cam) is required hardware for this program.
"I don't know if I would have been able to earn my degree if it were not for this program. The program was obviously designed to meet the needs of a nontraditional/distance learner and it works."
-- Jurita M. Foltyn
Our students have transferred from the following institutions offering associate's degrees in early childhood education.