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Nicolet College - Info session on earning a bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education Aug. 30


 

Info session on earning a bachelor’s degree
in Early Childhood Education Aug. 30 at Nicolet College

 

Posted Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2010

Individuals with an associate degree in Early Childhood Education from Nicolet College can now transfer credits to the bachelor’s degree program at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point thanks to a new partnership between the colleges.

An informational meeting to explain the Central Wisconsin Alliance for Early Childhood Education Program is scheduled for 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Monday, August 30, in University Transfer Center Room 200 on the Nicolet campus just south of Rhinelander.

By earning a bachelor’s degree graduates will have the opportunity to take the state teacher licensing exam, making them eligible for employment as teachers in Wisconsin public school systems, says Judy Berby, Early Childhood Education instructor at Nicolet.

“An added benefit for students is that they will be able to take many of the classes without leaving the Northwoods,” Berby explained. “Many of the classes will be available online and delivered via interactive television on Nicolet’s campus in Rhinelander. Only minimal travel to the UW-Stevens Point campus will be necessary to complete the degree.”

Teaching certifications will be available in Early Childhood Education and Early Childhood Special Education upon completion of the program, she added.

The UW-Stevens Point program is open to individuals who hold an associate degree in Early Childhood Education from Nicolet, Northcentral Technical College in Wausau, or Mid-State Technical College in Wisconsin Rapids.

For more information, contact Berby at (715) 365-4427, 1-800-544-3039, ext. 4427, or by email at jberby@nicoletcollege.edu; or Maggie Beeber, advising coordinator at UW-Stevens Point at (715) 346-2040 or by email at mbeeber@uwsp.edu. Information is also available at the UW-Stevens Point website at www.uwsp.edu/education/ECECollaborative.