Partnership between Nicolet College, UW-Stevens Point enhances transfers for elementary education students
A new program at Nicolet College will provide a smooth transition for students interested in completing a bachelor’s degree in elementary education at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.
It begins in June 2014.
The associate of science degree with elementary education emphasis will allow Nicolet College graduates to transition into the School of Education at UW-Stevens Point.
Nicolet students who transfer to UW-Stevens Point after completing an associate degree will have satisfied all UW-Stevens Point general education program requirements plus 48 required credits toward a bachelor of science in elementary education. They will be on schedule to graduate with students who started their elementary education major at UW-Stevens Point.
“We’re committed to providing our students seamless pathways to earning a bachelor’s degree that ultimately lead to multiple career options,” said Teresa Rose, Nicolet College transfer coordinator. “This collaboration is a perfect example.”
“Both partners value the collaboration and thrive on enabling our students to be successful future educators,” said Patty Caro, head of UW-Stevens Point’s School of Education.
Nicolet students will now be able to transfer to UW-Stevens Point and pursue a bachelor’s degree to teach middle childhood through early adolescence level, ages 6-13. A program for students to teach early childhood level, ages 0-8, regular education and early childhood special education has been in place between Nicolet and UW-Stevens Point since 2006.