Curriculum and Instruction

Curriculum and Instruction

Curriculum and Instructions

COE

Anne D'Antonio Stinson, chair
Curriculum & Instruction Department
Winther 3033
Phone: (262) 472-1122
Fax: (262) 472-1988
stinsona@uww.edu

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About the Programs

The department supports teachers throughout their careers by providing education in theory and practice for effective teaching and learning.

Students in the program will become licensed elementary, middle or high school teachers. Graduate programs in reading, alternative education and English as a second language/bilingual education are also available. The department is accredited by the National Association for Accreditation of Teacher Education.

All courses are taught by instructors who are leaders in the community and in professional education organizations. Faculty members are actively engaged with pre-service teacher development by supervising students' field experiences in preschools and in public and private schools.

Students will gain valuable teaching experience through various field experiences. Through the Wisconsin Improvement Program, students can apply for 18-week paid internships in lieu of regular student teaching. Interns receive a temporary teaching license and a stipend (approximately $4,500) and fill positions throughout the state. International student-teaching opportunities are also available in Australia and in Latin America.

The department's facilities, which include a science laboratory and dedicated classrooms for mathematics, art and literacy, give students access to instructional materials and equipment that allow for hands-on learning. Federal funding has allowed the department's Project SWEETT (Southeastern Wisconsin Excellence in Education through Teacher Training) program to train teachers at all stages to work with English language learners.

Outside the classroom, students can participate in organizations including the Student Wisconsin Education Association and Creative and Resourceful Educators, a group for early childhood professionals.

Graduates of the program go on to teach kindergarten and preschool, primary and intermediate grades, middle school or high school. Some graduates teach in alternative educational settings like manufacturing plants or community youth centers. Many graduates go on to careers in educational administration or higher education.

Faculty/Staff Information

Faculty/Staff Office Phone Email
Tammy Bartholomew WH3050 (262) 472-5087 bartholt@uww.edu
Deborah Bowditch WH3031 (262) 472-1479 bowditcb@uww.edu
Kathryn Brimmer WH3045 (262) 472-5377 brimmerk@uww.edu
William Chandler WH4052 (262) 472-5438 chandleb@uww.edu
Robin Fox WH3049 (262) 472-5821 foxr@uww.edu
James Hartwick WH4045 (262) 472-5815 hartwicj@uww.edu
Liesl Hohenshell WH4046 (262) 472-1190 hohenshl@uww.edu
Edric Johnson WH3047 (262) 472-5798 johnsoec@uww.edu
Susan Kidd WH3036 (262) 472-5814 kidds@uww.edu
Vincent Lia WH3050 (262) 472-5820 liav@uww.edu
Rick Mason WH4051 (262) 472-4891 masonr@uww.edu
Andrea Maxworthy-O'Brien WH3043 (262) 472-5801 maxworta@uww.edu
Virginia Pease WH4048 (262) 472-5437 peasev@uww.edu
Carmen Rivers WH3044 (262) 472-1802 riversc@uww.edu
Ann Ruff WH4041 (262) 472-5818 ruffa@uww.edu
Patricia Shaw WH3041 (262) 472-5816 shawp@uww.edu
Wallace Sherlock WH4049 (262) 472-1831 sherlocw@uww.edu
Shane Staff MC218 (262) 472-5948 staffs@uww.edu
Anne Stinson WH3033 (262) 472-1973 stinsona@uww.edu
Susan Toms-Bronowski WH3039 (262) 472-5800 tomsbros@uww.edu
Matthew Vick WH4040 (262) 472-5823 vickm@uww.edu
Brenda Vogds WH3046 (262) 472-1484 vogdsb@uww.edu
Virginia Pease WH4048 (262) 472-5437 peasev@uww.edu
John Zbikowski WH3037 (262) 472-4860 zbikowsj@uww.edu

Suggested Course of Study

Middle Childhood/Early Adolescence Licensure (Elementary-Middle)

Students complete all university requirements including General Education and also do the following:

  • Foundations block of nine credits including a field experience in an urban public school
  • A major in elementary education including methods courses, and children's literature
  • A 13-credit methods block, part of the major, including reading and language arts and mathematics methods and a seven-week, half-day, five-day-per week field experience in an elementary or middle school
  • An approved minor
  • 18 weeks of full-time student teaching at the level not selected for the methods block
  • Additional course work in special education, health education, instructional media and educational measurement

Early Adolescence/Adolescence licensure (middle and high school)

Students complete all university requirements including General Education and also do the following:

  • Foundations block of nine credits including a field experience in an urban public school
  • A major in the licensure subject (e.g., mathematics, English)
  • An approved minor
  • An 11-credit methods block in addition to the major, including methods of teaching the licensure subject, literacy strategies, and a seven-week, half-day, five-day-per week field experience in an elementary or middle school
  • 18 weeks of full-time student teaching at the level not selected for the methods block
  • Additional course work in special education and educational measurement

Location

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
800 W. Main Street
Whitewater, WI 53190-1790
Directory Assistance: (262) 472-1234

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