Undergraduate Majors & Minors


Undergraduate Majors

Art EducationCatalogProgramLicensure
Art Education Bachelor of Science in Education: A broad preparation in Studio, Art History, and Educational Methods results in licensure to teach Art in grades K-12. Alternative licensing routes can be developed through the Bachelor of Fine Arts and Bachelor of Arts degrees in the College of Arts and Communications.
Business EducationCatalogProgram Licensure
Business Education * Bachelor of Science in Education: By completing the Business Education program, students will be eligible for the Department of Public Instruction License 250. This license enables graduates to teach business subjects at grades 6-12.
Marketing Education * Bachelor of Science in Education: Various licensures provide the opportunity to teach middle and secondary students in marketing subjects
Business & Marketing Education Comprehensive * Bachelor of Science in Education: The Business & Marketing Education Comprehensive major allows the students to obtain two Department of Public Instruction licensures-250 Business and 285 Marketing. School districts favor this combination as it gives them flexibility in staffing. Also, an add-on DPI license for elementary keyboarding is available.
Communication Sciences & DisordersCatalogProgramLicensure
Communicative Disorders Bachelor of Arts: Students in this major are not required to take a minor.
  Bachelor of Science in Education: This major does not require a minor. Writing Proficiency Requirement: See chairperson for course(s) that satisfy this requirement. Additional Licensure Requirements:For state licensure and national certification a prospective speech-language pathologist must have completed a master's degree in communicative disorders with undergraduate training totaling at least 60 semester Credit hours and at least 30 units in courses taken for graduate Credit.
  Bachelor of Science: Students in this major are not required to take a minor.
Early Childhood Education (Dual Licensure)CatalogProgramLicensure
Early Childhood Regular Education and Early Childhood Special Education Bachelor of Science in Education: The Early Childhood Education apply for admission to Professional Education one term earlier than for other College of Education programs, for the fall term. Students will be admitted to the ECE program once a year.

ECE4U (online and blended program)
Bachelor of Science in Education: ECE4U Online & Blended courses for Early Childhood Associate Degree transfer students.

Program for teaching children from birth to third grade in both regular and special education settings.

For advising information, email eceadvising@uww.edu
Elementary EducationCatalogProgramLicensure
Elementary/Middle Bachelor of Science in Education: The major of Elementary Education: Middle Childhood/Early Adolescence (MCEA) prepares students to teach children about ages 6 to about 12/13 or grade levels 1-8/9. An approved minor is required for licensure and for teaching in the middle grades.
Middle / Secondary Education (6-12)CatalogProgramLicensure
Biology, Broad Field Social Studies, Physical Science, Chemistry, Geography, Physics, Earth Science, French, German, Political Science, Economics, History, Psychology, English, Mathematics, Sociology, Spanish, Theatre Bachelor of Science in Education: The Middle/Secondary Education programs prepare students to teach specific subjects in grades 6-12. Students in Middle/Secondary Education complete an Education major in one of the subjects from the list to the left, plus a minor of at least 22 units in any other subject.
Music EducationCatalogProgramLicensure
Music Education General Emphasis (K-12) * Bachelor of Music: The Music Education General Emphasis is designed to prepare the student for a career of teaching general music in grades K-12, and leads to licensure in elementary and secondary general music.
Music Education Choral Emphasis (6-12) * Bachelor of Music: The Music Education Choral Emphasis is designed to prepare the student for a career of teaching choral music in grades 6-12, and leads to licensure in secondary choral music.
Music Education Instrumental Emphasis (K-12) * Bachelor of Music: The Music Education Instrumental Emphasis is designed to prepare the student for a career of teaching instrumental music in the public schools (K - 12). Students who wish to add general music licensure to the program of studies in the instrumental emphasis must complete additional course work.
Physical EducationCatalogProgramLicensure
Broadfield (K-12) Bachelor of Science in Education: 54-unit major and includes course work leading to a broadfield (K-12) public school licensure.
Physical Education Health Human Performance & Recreation Bachelor of Science in Education: 35-unit non-licensure major, also requiring a minor, leading to careers outside the public schools in the area of Health Promotion, Human Performance and Recreation.
Special EducationCatalogProgramLicensure
Early Childhood Special Education Bachelor of Science in Education: Undergraduates can be licensed in Early Childhood Special Education only by majoring in Early Childhood Education (dual licensure program).
Cross Categorical(CC) Program with Cognitive Disabilities(CD) Emphasis (1-12)  
Cross Categorical(CC) Program with Emotional Behavioral Disorder(EBD)/Learning Disabilities(LD) Emphasis (1-12)

 

* Some of these majors are housed in other Colleges.


Undergraduate Minors and Emphasis Areas

All minors listed in the UW-Whitewater Bulletin are approved for Secondary Majors. However, not all minors are licensable!

See your Advisor for assistance in selecting a minor most appropriate for your major.

See your Licensure Coordinator for assistance in a minor that has a license available.

Minors are not required in the following majors:
Art, Broadfield Social Studies, Business Education, Communicative Disorders, Dual Licensure in Early Childhood (regular and special), Special Education, Music, or Physical Education (licensure).

Adaptive Education Program Licensure Available
Art Program
Bilingual/Bicultural Program Licensure Available
Biology Educational Emphasis Program Licensure Available
Chemistry Program Licensure Available
Coaching Program Licensure Available
Communication Elementary Emphasis Program Licensure Available
Communication Secondary Emphasis Program Licensure Available
Communication Sciences & Disorders Program
Computer Science Education Program Licensure Available
Dance Program Licensure Available
Economics Program Licensure Available
English as a Second Language (ESL) Program Licensure Available
English Education Program Licensure Available
English Writing-Education Program Licensure Available
French Education Program Licensure Available
General Science Elementary Minor Program Licensure Available
Geography-Elementary Education Emphasis Program Licensure Available
Geography-Secondary Education Emphasis Program Licensure Available
Geology Program Licensure Available
German Education Emphasis Program Licensure Available
Health Education Program Licensure Available
Health Promotion Program
History-Elementary Education Emphasis Program Licensure Available
History-Secondary Education Emphasis Program Licensure Available
Journalism Program Licensure Available
Leadership & Military Science Program
Library Media Program Licensure Available
Mathematics-Elementary Education Emphasis Program Licensure Available
Mathematics-Secondary Education Emphasis Program Licensure Available
Music Program
Philosophy Program Licensure Available
Physics Program Licensure Available
Political Science Education Program Licensure Available
Psychology Program Licensure Available
Recreation Leisure Studies Program
Social Studies-Elementary Program Licensure Available
Sociology Program Licensure Available
Spanish Education Emphasis Program Licensure Available
Special Education (non-licensure) Program
Theatre Program Licensure Available