Early Childhood Programs

Early Childhood Minor Program

The University of Wisconsin-River Falls offers a program in early childhood through middle childhood for students who are elementary majors with an early childhood minor. The program meets the certification requirements to teach early childhood through middle childhood-regular education. In addition to providing additional instruction techniques for the primary grades, the early childhood minor and certification increases the employment opportunities for an elementary education major. 

Candidates wishing to teach in preschools, 4 or 5-year-old kindergarten classes, day care centers, nursery schools, child and family education programs, or those intending to start their own private preschool, should consider an early childhood minor.


For more information

  • Contact Molly Gerrish if you're already enrolled in the elementary education program. 
  • If you're not yet enrolled, contact Michael Martin, senior academic advisor.