As program director for early childhood education in the School of Education, Barnhart received several inquiries from working adults who were hoping for an online degree option.

“Our traditional face-to-face, four-year program didn’t meet the needs of these individuals,” she said. “UW-Stout’s new online early childhood education degree was created specifically for working adults with an associate degree, coursework completed at another institution, a degree in another field or currently licensed teachers in another area.”

The program was approved by the Provost’s Office on March 4. Applications are open, and classes begin this fall semester.