Academics

Education Major Requirements

General Degree Requirements

Students must satisfy the general degree requirements for the bachelor of arts or the bachelor of science degrees, depending upon the teaching major and/or minor selected. The requirements of the department from which the teaching major is selected must be fully met as described on the approved audit form. If a minor is selected, all departmental requirements for a minor must be satisfied also on an approved audit form. In addition, specific requirements for teaching from each department must also be met.

Education Major (Wide Range: Early Childhood to Adolescence)

  1. Major: Each student must complete an approved teaching major in art/music/theatre/foreign language.
  2. Minor: No minor.

Early Childhood Major (early childhood to middle childhood)

  1. Major: Each student must complete an approved early childhood/elementary education major which is nested in the liberal arts studies as outlined on a designated list of courses. This permits the student to teach in early childhood/elementary classrooms grades PK - 6.
  2. Minor: Each student is encouraged to complete a minor.

Elementary Major (middle childhood to early adolescence)

  1. Major: Each student must complete an approved elementary education major which is nested in the liberal arts studies as outlined on a designated list of courses. This permits the student to teach any subject in a self-contained class in any grades, 1 through 8, and language arts, mathematics, science, social studies and health in a departmentalized pattern.
  2. Minor: Each student must also complete a minor area such as: art, biology, chemistry, communication, German, English/language arts, history, mathematics, music, psychology, social studies, natural science, Spanish, theatre, or coaching. Students are highly encouraged to select a minor in one of the four core subject areas.

Secondary Education Major (early adolescence to adolescence)

  1. The Teaching Major: Each middle/secondary education student must complete an approved teaching major in one of the following academic areas: art, broad field language arts or social sciences, biology, chemistry, communication, English, German, history, mathematics, music, psychology, Spanish, or theatre.
  2. The Teaching Minor: The student may also complete a teaching minor in one of the following academic areas: biology, chemistry, coaching, communication, English/language arts, German, history, mathematics, physics, psychology, Spanish, or theatre.

Professional Sequence

  1. Early Childhood Education

    1. The certification program consists of 42 credits in major course work: EDU 201, 210, 221, 311, 312, 314, 315, 316, 324, 327, 328, 330, 332, 333, 402, 431, 451, 493.
    2. The program includes 8 credits of pre-student teaching clinicals: EDU 292, 382, 383, 390, 391, 392, 396, 492.
    3. At least 7 electives credits, including a practicum.
    4. 12 credits in student teaching: EDU 495 and 496.
  2. Elementary Education

    1. The certification program consists of 35 credits in course work: EDU 201, 210, 221, 311, 323, 324, 327, 328, 329, 332, 333, 402, 431, 451, 493.
    2. The program includes 8 credits of pre-student teaching clinicals EDU 292, 390, 391, 392, 394, 396, 398, 492.
    3. At least 5 elective credits.
    4. 12 credits in student teaching: EDU 495 and 496.
  3. Secondary Education Major

    1. The certification program in consists of at least 25-27 credits in course work: EDU 201, 210, 221, 311, 323, 332, 341/342, 402, 431, 451, 493.
    2. The program includes 6 credits of pre-student clinicals EDU 292, 393, 394, 395, 397, 492.
    3. Corresponding methods course and clinical from: 324, 327, 329, 333.
    4. At least 5 elective credits.
    5. 12 credits in student teaching: EDU 495 and 496.
  4. Wide Range (PK -12 / Birth to 21 years) Art/Music/Theatre/Foreign Language

    1. The certification program for Art consists of at least 24 credits: EDU 201, 210, 221, 311, 323, 331, 332, 341/342, 343, 402, 451, 493.
    2. The certification program for Music consists of at least 24 credits: EDU 201, 210, 221, 311, 323, 331, 343, 402, 451, MUS 322, 323/324, 493.
    3. The certification program for foreign language/theatre consists of at least 26 credits: EDU 201, 210, 221, 311, 323, 331, 332, 331, 342, 343, 402, 451, 493.
    4. (Art/Music) The program includes 6 credits in clinicals: EDU 292, 385, 393, 394, 397, 492.
    5. (Foreign Lang/Theatre.) The program includes 6 credits in clinicals: EDU 292, 385, 393, 394, 397, 492.
    6. (Art/Music) At least 2 credits in electives.
    7. (Foreign Lang./Theatre) At least 2 elective or 2 credits each.
    8. 12 credits in student teaching at all 3 levels - middle childhood/early adolescence, adolescence - EDU 495, 496.

Collateral Requirements
(many of which fulfill general education requirements)

  1. Early Childhood/Elementary: ESS 182/BIO 283; an American History course; PED 200; POL 200 or 202; a Non-Western Course.
  2. Secondary: ESS 182/BIO 283(science and social studies only); an American History course; PED 200; POL 200 or 202; a Non-Western Course.
  3. Wide Range: PED 200; POL 200 or 202; a Non-Western Course.
  4. Early Childhood/Elementary: One of ART 121, ART 122, MUS 100, THR 110.

Fieldwork

The pre-student teaching clinical experience is developmental in scope and sequence, occurring in a variety of settings. It consists of observations, interviews and participation in numerous instructional activities. Documentation is required as outlined in the Teacher Education Handbook. Field hours are designated for certain EDU courses in the professional sequence. Consult Appendix C of the Teacher Education Handbook.

Evaluation of Performance Leading to Licensure

Faculty of the Teacher Education Department exercises professional judgment in evaluating the performance of course work, the clinical experiences, and portfolio preparation. This evaluation emphasizes performance evidence of the knowledge, skills and dispositions (including moral and ethical considerations) identified as essential for a qualified beginning educator. National subject area standards, INTASC standards, NBTS standards, and Wisconsin DPI standards also provide foundation for assessment of performance. Consult the Teacher Education Handbook for the requirements at each stage of progress through the program.

PRAXIS II Test Codes

Licensure Area Test Code Qualifying Score
Early Childhood 10014 147
Early Childhood/Middle Childhood 10014 147
Middle Childhood-Early Adolescence 20146 146
     
Art 10133 155
Broadfield Language Arts
English Literature Composition
Speech
Communication
10041 160
German 20181 153
Mathematics 10061 135
Broadfield Social Studies
Economics
Geography
History
Political Science
Psychology
Sociology
10081 153
Broadfield Science
Biology
Chemistry
Physics
10435 154
Spanish 10191 158
Theater 10640 600

Test Dates for Paper-based Administrations

Most tests offered on dates listed (see website for exceptions). Register online at www.ets.org/praxis.

Test Date Registration
Date
Late Date
($45 late fee)
Emergency Date
($75 late fee)
9/18/2010 8/19/2010 8/26/2010 9/10/2010
11/13/2010 10/14/2010 10/21/2010 11/5/2010
1/15/2011 12/16/2010 12/23/2010 1/7/2011
3/12/2011 2/10/2011 2/17/2011 3/4/2011
4/30/2011 3/31/2011 4/7/2011 4/22/2011
6/11/2011 5/12/2011 5/19/2011 6/3/2011
7/23/2011 6/23/2011 6/30/2011 7/15/2011

Notes:
(1) Your completed registration form and payment must be received by the appropriate date or you will be charged a $45 late fee.
(2) Not all test centers are open on all test days. Please refer to the Test Center List on www.ets.org/praxis.