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Professional Credential for Preschool Teachers (Wisconsin)

17-307-5 Technical Certificate 
Campus: Online


The Professional Credential for Preschool Teachers (Wisconsin) certificate is designed for individuals working with children ages three to five. This includes family child care providers, day care teachers, nursery school teachers, certified providers, or anyone wishing to provide a quality environment and learning activities for children in this age group. Coursework consists of 18 credits, representing five courses selected from the Wisconsin Technical College System statewide curriculum for an associate degree, plus a culminating capstone course.

Special Features

Coursework will be offered in an in-person and/or online instructional format. The early childhood program credentials were created to give learners an alternative to enrolling in the full associate degree program. The certificates are made up of associate degree-level classes. Many of the certificates “ladder” into the associate degree program. The preschool credential is designed to stand alone or to enhance the coursework of the Early Childhood Education associate degree program. Early Childhood Education courses taken prior to 2006 may meet the credential requirement.

Upon completion of certificate classes, students may apply to The Registry for the Wisconsin Professional Credential for Preschool Teachers, 2517 Seiferth Road, Madison, WI, 53716, 608.222.1123, or

Student Profile

As a Professional Credential for Preschool Teachers (Wisconsin) student, you should:

Preparation for Admission

As a student in this certificate, you should strive to reach a comfort level in the following courses or skills:


Employers will expect you, after completing the certificate, to:

Related Programs


WITC offers a wide array of credit-based early childhood education courses, credentials, and degree options that align with the Youngstar requirements.

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