Learning to inspire bright young minds.
Few things in life can compare to showing children everything that’s possible through learning and education. Marian has a long and proud history of training and preparing young teachers to go out into the world and serve as that inspiration for elementary students throughout Wisconsin. And it’s a legacy that’s only getting stronger.
A key strength of the Early Childhood/Elementary Education program is the balance of theory and practice through student teaching, as well as the emphasis we place on our majors to recognize the unique learning styles and capabilities that elementary students bring. In their first two years in the program students complete the liberal arts core, and in the final two years embark on their clinical practice experiences.
As a student in the program you’ll explore a variety of methods designed to foster learning in young students, and you’ll enjoy outstanding facilities and learning resources. Our on-site Early Childhood Education Center will present you with distinctive learning opportunities working with young children. And involvement in Marian’s Student Education Association will enable you to further develop your knowledge, meet with visiting speakers, tutor and attend workshops and conferences.
You’ll find exceptional teachers across the state of Wisconsin who got their start at Marian. Accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, our program will equip you with the knowledge and skills to guide young students through age-appropriate curriculum and proven teaching methodology. When you complete the program you’ll be prepared for Early Childhood-Elementary Education licensure in Wisconsin.
The Marian Difference
At the heart of Marian’s Early Childhood/Elementary Education program is our renowned Learning-Centered Model. This distinctive approach is based on five central themes that characterize education when done at its highest level—knowledge, reflection, collaboration, accountability and values and ethics. We also offer a Master of Arts in Education degree, as well as a Ph.D. program with tracks in Curriculum and Instruction Leadership, Educational Administration, and Leadership Studies.