Jeffrey C. Barnett, Dean
Lawrence M. Kenney, Associate Dean
Ann Curry Ruff, Assistant Dean
Tom Ganser, Director of the Office of Field Experiences
Thomas J. Kolda, Director of Advancement
Advising Assistance Center
Curriculum and Instruction
Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Coaching
Virginia Hicks (Acting Chair)
Leadership, Military Science and Aerospace Studies
LTC Gregory Denney
LTC Donna L. Williams
HISTORY AND MISSION OF THE COLLEGE
The preparation of teachers has been a major part of the mission of
this University since its inception on April 21, 1868, as a normal school,
and through its subsequent evolution as a teachers college, a state college
and a comprehensive state university. For more than a century UW-Whitewater
has offered programs leading to the licensure of teachers. The College
of Education is committed to the principles of excellence in teacher education
and leadership in maintaining and extending an effective system of schools
for a free society. This commitment motivates the faculty to develop programs
of teacher education designed to meet the wide and varied educational needs
of society. In fulfilling its mission, the College of Education has emphasized
quality and excellence and has dedicated itself to the study and analysis
of educational trends, innovation, and leadership.
Students in the College of Education prepare for professional careers
in teaching; safety; communicative disorders; leadership, military science
and aerospace studies; and health, physical education, recreation, and
The Elementary Education program includes dual early childhood education:
regular and special education, elementary and elementary/middle education.
The Middle/Secondary Education program includes majors in art, biology,
business education, distributive education, chemistry, economics, English,
French, geography, German, history, journalism, mathematics, physics, political
science, sociology, Spanish, theatre, and in the broadfield areas of art,
business education, music education, physical education, science, and social
Minors are offered in the areas of art, Bilingual/Bicultural, biology,
chemistry, coaching, communicative disorders, economics, ESL, English,
French, geography, German, health education, history, journalism, library
science, mathematics, leadership, music, physical education, philosophy,
physics, political science, psychology, recreation, sociology, Spanish,
speech and theatre. Not all of the above minors lead to licensure. Contact
the department for specific information.
Communicative Disorders offer pre-graduate training for licensure in
Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology.
Special Education programs for students interested in working with persons
with special needs include cognitive disabilities, emotional/behavioral
disorders, learning disabilities, and early childhood: exceptional educational
Safety Education programs in occupational safety, traffic safety, and
driver education are also available.
The Minority Teacher Prep Program (MTP) is a special initiative designed
to assist ethnic minority students with majors in the College of Education.
The goal of this program is to recruit and retain talented minority students
interested in pursuing careers in teacher education. Providing a number
of activities throughout the academic year, MTP strives to:
* enhance minority high school and college students awareness of career
opportunities in the education profession.
* increase the involvement of enrolled students in activities leading
to improved academic performance.
* provide opportunities for minority students to regularly meet and
exchange ideas with successful minority educators.
* provide academic support in the form of tutoring and counseling for
students with such needs.
DEPARTMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS AND ACTIVITIES
Alpha Beta Alpha is a national fraternity for students in library science.
Any student taking courses in library science who has earned an overall
C average in classwork is eligible to become a member. Adviser: Anne Zarinnia.
Kappa Delta Pi is a national honorary education fraternity. It limits
its membership to juniors and seniors in the College of Education who have
demonstrated unusual scholastic proficiency and professional promise. Adviser:
Phi Kappa Phi is a national honor society for the recognition and encouragement
of superior scholarship in all academic disciplines. Undergraduate students
are eligible for consideration who have senior status and are scholastically
in the upper 10% (or less, if the chapter's constitution so provides) of
their class; or who have reached the final period of their junior year
and are scholastically in the upper 5% (or, again, less if the chapter's
constitution so stipulates) of their class. Adviser: John Kozlowicz.
The Association for Young Childhood Education is the student branch
of the Association for Childhood Education International. Membership is
open to students enrolled in the kindergarten-primary and elementary education
curriculums. The group's primary concern is the welfare and education of
children. Adviser: Ni Chang.
The Coaching, Health, Athletics, Recreation, and Physical Education
(CHARPE) organization is open to all students enrolled in majors or minors
in Health Physical Education, Recreation or Coaching. This club works to
promote understanding of career opportunities and responsibilities, professional
development outside of the classroom, and networking with professionals
and peers. Guest speakers, attendance at professional meetings, and banquets
are some of the various activities of this organization. Advisor: Kathleen
Happel and Wendy DeMore.
The Student Council for Exceptional Children is a pre-professional organization
for students interested in expanding their knowledge about and experiences
with individual with exceptionalities. Its primary purpose is to "present
students with opportunities to improve educational professional standards
and increase awareness of exceptional children and youth." Opportunities
are available for volunteer experiences with various area service agencies/programs
and residential facilities. Projects may include: visiting residential
facilities, mentoring clients, planning seasonal parties for residents
of community resident settings, provide respite care, and attending and
participating in state and national professional organization conferences.
Adviser: Claudia Rinaldi.
The National Student Speech Language Hearing Association (NSSLHA) is
the national organization for Master's candidates and undergraduate students
interested in the study of normal and disordered human communication behavior.
NSSLHA is the only official national student association recognized by
the American Speech-language-Hearing Association. NSSLHA membership is
presently about 13,000 students with chapters in more than 280 colleges
and universities. Adviser: Patricia Casey.
The Student Wisconsin Education Association is a student organization
for improving the quality of education. The purpose of the organization
is to guide students who plan to teach and to provide supplemental education
programs. This organization is a student chapter of NEA. Adviser: John
ROTC Cadet Association is composed of students enrolled in the Army
or Air Force ROTC program (Leadership, Military Science and Aerospace Studies)
at Whitewater. The organization fosters military, social and other extracurricular
activities within the ROTC student body. Adviser: Sgt. Anthony Ducksworth.
The Student Safety Organization represents both ASSE (American Society
of Safety Engineers) and TWSO (The World Safety Organization). The purpose
of the Association is to promote interest in and understanding of the role
of safety in industry, government, schools, and wherever loss prevention
is a concern. Representatives participate in departmental activities and
decision-making and the Organization conducts a variety of programs for
professional growth and development. The Organization not only serves its
present membership, but seeks to maintain contact with graduates by inviting
them to speak at Association meetings. Students interested in the Student
Safety Association should contact the Safety Office in Room 6034, Winther
Hall. Adviser: Deborah Bowen, Craig Wucivic.
Students for an Accessible Society fosters an awareness of the needs
of disabled students on campus, joins disabled and nondisabled people as
an organization to meet these needs, and fosters an atmosphere of mutual
understanding and cooperation between the two parties. Adviser: Jackie
PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS LEADING TO TEACHER LICENSURE
The University offers more than seventy different licensure programs
including dual early childhood education, elementary/middle education,
middle/secondary education, and special education. See the index for majors
in secondary education (including broadfield majors), programs in elementary
education, and programs in special education. Satisfactory completion of
these programs entitle the graduate to be licensed to teach in Wisconsin
public schools as well as in schools in most other states. The Wisconsin
teacher's license is issued by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction
only after receiving the endorsement of the Dean of the College of Education.
During the semester before graduation, students should obtain a Wisconsin
teaching license application form from the Winther Hall Information Desk
in the College of Education. Those students desiring a license from other
states can also obtain addresses and phone numbers at the Winther Hall
Information Desk of education departments in other states to obtain information
about appropriate application procedures.
PROFESSIONAL CAREER PROGRAMS
NOT REQUIRING TEACHER LICENSURE
The College of Education offers a program in occupational safety for
students who intend to become industrial safety specialists (see Department
of Safety Studies), in special education for students who want to work
with adults who are developmentally disabled (see Department of Special
Education), in Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Coaching for
students who want to pursue careers in health, sport, fitness and racket
clubs, corporate and community health promotion, park and recreation administration,
or coaching (See Department of Health, Physical Education, Recreation &
Coaching), and in communicative disorders for students who plan to pursue
a masters degree in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology and work in
the public schools (see Department of Communicative Disorders).
LEADERSHIP, MILITARY SCIENCE AND AEROSPACE STUDIES DEPARTMENT
The Department of Leadership, Military Science and Aerospace Studies
offers three programs which may be pursued by any student desiring instruction,
practical experience, and credentials in leadership.
1. Leadership Minor. Provides the specialized knowledge and training
required to be a successful supervisor, manager, or administrator in the
student's chosen profession.
2. U.S. Army Commission. Completion of the commission program and a
baccalaureate degree provides the opportunity for service to the Nation
as a Second Lieutenant in either the US Army, National Guard, or Army Reserve.
3. U.S. Air Force Commission. Completion of the commission program and
a baccalaureate degree provides the opportunity for service to the Nation
as a Second Lieutenant in either the U.S. Air Force or Air Force Reserve.
ADMISSION TO PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION
Admission to Professional Education is based on 1) Completing all eligibiliity
requirements and 2) Placement in a rank ordering of applicants according
to the most recent combined (UW-W and transfer) cumulative GPA. There are
several steps in the process of applying for admission to professional
education. First, students must meet the Basic Eligibility Requirements.
(See below) Also, they must complete an application form and attach letterhead
stationary documenting 300 of the 350 hurs of experiences with learners
in an educational facility/facilities. Third, they must meet the General
Education for Licensure Requirements. (See below) For students who meet
all eligibility requirements and have a combined (UW-W and transfer) cumulative
GPA of 3.4 or higher on 40 or more credits (30 or more for the Early Childhood
Program) admission to professional education is guaranteed.
BASIC ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:
* Pass all three portions of the Pre-Professional Skills Test (PPST)
Information about the test is available at the College of Education Advising
Center, Room 2003 in Winther Hall.
* Attend a Professional Education Orientation Meeting (Dates available
* Pass each course (with "C"/"S" or better) or concurrent enrollment in each course of the Pre-Professional Block. (not required for Early Childhood majors*) The three courses of the Pre-Professional Block are "Observation and Participation", "Child Development" or "Educational Psychology" and "Education in a Pluralistic Society."
Prerequisites to register for Pre-Block
a) Cumulative grade point average of 2.75
b) Completed a minimum of 12 credits that would be accepted by UWW as degree credits
c) Passed 2 of the 3 sections of PPST
* Pass (with "C"/"S" or better) or concurrent enrollment in Speech 110
(or equivalent). See the University Catalog/Schedule of Classes or web
site for information about waivers, if applicable.
* Technology Competency Assessment
* Complete a minimum of 40 credits (Early Childhood majors* must complete
a minimum of 30 credits)
* 2.75 GPA based on minimum of 40 credits (2.75 GPA on 30 credits for
Early Childhood majors*)
* Experiences with Learners (minimum of 350 hours beginning with freshman year in high school)
1. At least 300 hours of verified experiences from educational facility/facilities such as schools, agencies, institutions, centers or organizations. Use letterhead stationary from the educational agency to provide verification. Verification statements should include experience descriptions, dates of involvement, total number of hours and be signed by the senior member of the agency.
Some possible examples include:
instructional aide, substitute teaching, day care teacher, classroom volunteer, coaching, camp counselor, after school tutoring, Sunday School teacher, etc.
2. Up to 50 hours of experiences that may be related to the role of teacher not associated or attached to an educational facility (description or verfication should be provided)
Some possible examples include:
Child care, job related training, parenting, tour group leader
* This is the dual licensure program that enables the accepted cohort
group to obtain regular and special education licensure and does not include
Admission Deadlines: There will be three admission cycle deadlines
in fall, spring, and summer for all students except those
applying for Dual Licensure in Early Childhood. The Dual Licensure in Early
Childhood program will accept applications only during the
fall admission cycle. Students that meet all eligibility requirements and
who turn in application forms before the deadline to turn in applications
will be part of the admissions pool. Applications turned in after the deadline
which meet all of the eligibility requirements will be considered on a
space available basis only. If no space is available in the program for
which the applicant is applying, the student's application will be placed
in the applicant pool for the next admissions cycle.
Continuous Admission: Admissions outside the regular admission
schedule (i.e., separate from the normal fall, spring, and summer
admission cycles) to students who have met all the basic eligibility
requirements who are applying for programs with space available.
These rolling admission applicants must have acceptable reasons (such as
applied as an exception during regular admission and now have met all criteria
or need to enroll for course work in professional education) and must communicate
these reasons in writing to the assistant dean who will make the appropriate
decision. Admission outside the regular schedule (rolling admission) may
be granted to students who apply up to four days before the last day to
register/add a term class. Rolling admission may not be granted if the
applicant is seeking an exception to the GPA or PPST requirements. However,
if space is available, Dual Early Childhood Education will have 10% of
the exceptions in a separate pool at the end of fall rolling admission.
TEACHER LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS
The College of Education requires all students seeking endorsement by
the Dean of the College of Education for Wisconsin Department of Public
Instruction licensure to complete the following licensure requirements:
Pre-student Teaching Clinical Experience: Each student, under the supervision
of professional school personnel, shall complete a prestudent teaching
clinical program consisting of a minimum of 100 clock hours of experience
working directly with children and youth within a school or other instructional
setting. Each student will complete Observation and Participation (CIFLD
210 or SPECFLD 210) and Field Study (SPECFLD 492 or CIFLD 492.)
Educational Foundations: EDFOUND 243 Education in Pluralistic Society
Reading and Language Arts: Course work appropriate to the licensure
program in the teaching of reading and language arts. This requirement
has been integrated into the curricula of all licensure programs.
Measurement and Evaluation Course: Appropriate to the licensure program, EDFOUND 424 Measurement and Evaluation in Elementary Schools; EDFOUND 425 Measurement and Evaluation in the Secondary School; or EDFOUND 423 Measurement and Evaluation in Physical Education;
1. Experiences in schools. All students seeking initial endorsement
for licensure by UW-Whitewater must earn units from UW-Whitewater in conjunction
with experiences in schools. Additional information about these experiences
is available from the Office of Field Experiences or the appropriate department
in the College of Education.
2. Pre-professional Term. A minimum of 50 hours in a school setting
that serves a diverse population. Presently this experience takes place
in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The Office of Field Experiences provides transportation
and students are assessed a transportation fee.
3. Professional Block. One or more experiences in schools. Students
are assigned in schools located within the service area of the College
of Education, generally within 50 miles of campus. Students are responsible
for their own transportation during Professional Block experiences.
4. Directed Teaching ("student teaching"). All students seeking initial
endorsement for licensure must complete a full day, full term experience
following the daily schedule and term of the cooperating school (not the
university term). Students apply for Directed Teaching during their junior
year if they are scheduled for directed teaching during the first or second
term of their senior year. Students who seek endorsement from UW-Whitewater
must complete at least 14 units of academic work at UW-Whitewater prior
to Directed Teaching. Students are placed in schools located within the
service area of the College of Education, generally within 50 miles of
campus. Placements are made by the university on the basis of quality and
other programmatic considerations. Students are responsible for their transportation
and housing arrangements during Directed Teaching.
Environmental Education: Students whose programs lead to Wisconsin licensure
in elementary education, science, or social studies must fulfill the statuatory
requirement in environmental education. In addition to appropriate work
in their methods classes, students must elect one of the following courses:
GEOGRPY 252 Human Environmental Problems; or BIOLOGY 214 Ecology and Society.
Cooperatives: Students whose programs lead to Wisconsin licensure in
social studies must fulfill the statuatory requirements in cooperatives
by electing one of the following courses: ECON 213 Economic Principles,
Problems and Policies, or ECON 324 Cooperatives.
Exceptional Education: All persons who receive an initial Wisconsin
elementary or secondary license must complete an exceptional education
requirement. This requirement has been integrated into the curricula of
all licensure programs. Students who successfully complete an elementary
or secondary program at UW-Whitewater will have fulfilled this state requirement.
Human Relations Requirements: All professional education programs leading
to initial licensure require study and experiences in human relations.
Specific information on the course and experience requirements is available
in the Office of Field Experience, Winther 2038.
GENERAL EDUCATION FOR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS:
The State of Wisconsin through the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction
has implemented a set of teacher education program rules that are referred
to as PI 4. The rules describe general education requirements that must
be met by all teachers seeking their first teaching license, regardless
of previous degrees.
To meet the general education requirements for teacher licensure students
at UW-Whitewater must complete one third of the units for a bachelor's
degree or a minimum of 40 units of course work in general education and
the course requirements in each of the categories listed below. All courses
taken to satisfy UW-Whitewater's general education requirements may be
used to meet the General Education requirements for licensure.
Students completing the 50 unit general education requirements will
also have met the following PI 4 General Education requirements: Composition
and Literature, Oral Communication, Fine Arts, Western History or Contemporary
Culture, and Non-Western History or Non-Contemporary Culture. The sections
not covered by the core and proficiency requirements are National/State/Local
Government, Biological Science, and Physical Science and must be met with
additional course work.
Students completing the previous 31 unit general studies for new freshmen
prior to Fall Term 1994 and transfer students prior to Fall Term 1996 or
those who hold a baccalaureate/master's degree must also meet the following
1. Composition and Literature: ENGLISH 101 and ENGLISH 102 or equivalent/waiver RLS.
2. Oral Communication: SPEECH 110 or equivalent/waiver RLS.
3. Mathematics: MATH 141 or equivalent/waiver RLS.
4. Fine Arts: GENED 110 World of the Arts or equivalent RLS.
5. National, State, and Local Government: POLISCI 141 or equivalent RLS.
6. Biological Science: - any 3 to 5-unit UWW biology course or equivalent RLS.
7. Physical Science - any 3 to 5-unit UWW astronomy, chemistry, geology, physics, or 5 unit Physical Geography lab course or equivalent RLS.
8. Western History/Western Contemporary Culture: World of Ideas GENED 390 or equivalent RLS.
9. Non-Western History/ Non-Western Contemporary Culture: Global Perspectives GENED 140 or equivalent RLS.
10. Electives: any general education courses which total the 40
Specific information on the general education requirements and the approved
list of courses are available at the Winther Hall Information Desk. A listing
of all courses approved to satisfy General Education for Licensure requirements
is listed in the Professional Education Handbook.
Endorsement Requirements: Upon completion of an approved professional
education program and a bachelors degree, students will be eligible for
endorsement for initial teacher licensure when they meet the following
1. Completion of an approved major, major and minor, or broadfield major.
2. Successful completion of a Directed Teaching experience at UW-Whitewater.
3. Prior to August 31, 2004 a licensure GPA of 2.75 (based on major, minor and professional education course work). After August 31, 2004 students must have a combined cumulative 2.75 GPA.
4. A passing score on a standardized examination in each licensure
major and minor if required by the Wisconsin Department of
Public Instruction. The examination will be administered by the Wisconsin
Department of Public Instruction (DPI) and the passing score will be determined
by the State Superintendent.
Exceptions to the GPA endorsement requirements for initial teacher licensure may be granted by the Assistant Dean in the College of Education. No more than 10% of all students completing licensure programs in each graduation period may be granted an exception.
COLLEGE DEGREE REQUIREMENTS
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN EDUCATION (BSE)
Students may earn a Bachelor of Science in Education from the College
of Education. Successful completion of a minimum of one hundred twenty
(120) units in the following areas is required:
Diversity and Writing Proficiency
College/Major (and minor if required)
1. Measurement and Evaluation: Appropriate to major;
EDFOUND 422 Measurement and Evaluation in Occupational Safety, or EDFOUND
423 Measurement and Evaluation in Physical Education, or EDFOUND 424 Measurement
and Evaluation in Elementary Education, or EDFOUND 425 Measurement and
Evaluation in the Secondary School.
2. Observation and Participation: Appropriate to major:
C&I CIFLD 210 Observation and Participation or Special Education
SPECFLD 210 Observation and Participation.
Major Requirements: See the appropriate departmental pages for major,
minor, and other departmental requirements.
Minor Requirements: Special Education majors are not required to complete a minor. Students choosing to complete a minor should be aware that the minor will not be licensable unless all licensure requirements for that minor, including an additional student teaching experience are completed.
Elementary PreK-6 majors are not required to complete a minor. Students choosing to complete a minor should be aware that the minor will not be licensable unless all licensure requirements for that minor, including any additional student teaching experience, is completed.
Elementary/Middle (1-6) majors are required to complete a minor.
Elementary/Middle (1-9) majors are required to complete all the courses in an approved minor plus any additional licensure requirements for that minor. A special methods course in the minor may be required.
Middle/Secondary Education majors are required to complete all the courses in an approved minor plus any additional licensure requirements for that minor. A special methods course in the minor may be required.
Broadfield majors are not required to complete a minor. Students choosing
to complete a minor should be aware that the minor will not be licensable
unless all licensure requirements for that minor, including any additional
student teaching experience, is completed.
Foreign Language majors and/or minors must complete a foreign language
immersion for each licensable area. Contact the Department of Curriculum
& Instruction for more information on the immersion requirement.
Special Minors (requirements not listed on Academic Progress Report):
Bilingual Education: Complete the approved minor and an additional student teaching or field study.
Health Education: Complete the approved minor, health methods course, and additional student teaching (if required).
Library Media: Complete the approved minor and two additional practicums.
Foreign Language: Complete the approved minor, a methods course
and a four-week immersion experience.
Writing Competency: Students should contact the department office of
their major for information concerning their writing requirement.
Teacher Licensure Requirements: Required for students desiring to teach.
Prior to August 31, 2004 students pursuing a BSE degree must achieve a minimum overall grade point average of 2.25, a minimum grade point average of 2.25 in the major and a minimum grade point average of 2.00 in the minor in order to graduate. A 2.75 combined licensure GPA including the major, minor and professional education sequence is required for a teaching license. After August 31, 2004 students pursuing a BSE must have a combined cumulative 2.75 GPA. Students pursuing a Safety Studies major must achieve a minimum overall gpa of 2.5 and a minimum gpa of 2.5 in the major.
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE (BS)
Students must complete at least 6 units in Natural Sciences/Mathematics
or Social Sciences above the minimum general education University requirements.
BILINGUAL/BICULTURAL EDUCATION MINOR
The Bachelor of Science with an Elementary/Middle or Middle/Secondary
Education major with a minor in bilingual-bicultural is designed to provide
instructional strategies and cultural understanding for undergraduate/graduate
students working or planning to work with bilingual students. The licensure
program has been designed to acquaint candidates with the rationale, methods,
techniques, and procedures of bilingual-bicultural instruction. Basic entry
requirements are: (1) the possession of a teaching license or concurrent
enrollment in a program leading to a license; (2) competency in Spanish
as determined by a Spanish language proficiency examination; (3) a GPA
of 2.15 or higher. The Bilingual/Bicultural minor consists of a core of
24 term units.
MINOR - 24 UNITS
1. CHICANO 150, CHICANO 200, CHICANO 310 AND SPANISH 260
2. C&I CIGENRL 350 OR SECNDED 350
3. C&I CIGENRL 435 OR SECNDED 435
4. C&I CIGENRL 455
5. SELECT 1 COURSE FROM
SPANISH 321 OR SPANISH 322
For further information regarding the Bilingual Program, contact: Dr.
Yvarra (262) 472-4891.
Office - UW-Whitewater
For comments: email@example.com.
Last revised on May 20, 2002 by MAR