University of Wisconsin-Whitewater2002-2004 Undergraduate Catalog

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Phone: 262-472-1184

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

 Steve Kruse

 Communicative Disorders

 Patricia Casey

 Counselor Education

 Aneneosa Okocha

 Curriculum and Instruction

 Melissa Freiberg

 Educational Foundations

 Anthony Truog

 Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Coaching

 Virginia Hicks (Acting Chair)

 Leadership, Military Science and Aerospace Studies

 LTC Gregory Denney

 LTC Donna L. Williams

 Safety Studies

 Alvaro Taveira

 Special Education

 Robin Warden


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 coaching.

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 studies.

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 needs.

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.



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: Stephen Friedman.

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 Zbikowski.

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 Wenkman.



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.



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).


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 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.


* 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 at

* 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 PreK-6

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.


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;

Directed Teaching

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.


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 areas:

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 units RLS.

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 requirements:

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.



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:

University Proficiency

 General Studies

 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.


Students must complete at least 6 units in Natural Sciences/Mathematics or Social Sciences above the minimum general education University requirements.


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.





 4. C&I CIGENRL 455



For further information regarding the Bilingual Program, contact: Dr. Yvarra (262) 472-4891.

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