Curriculum and Instruction

Phone: 262-472-1122 E-Mail: cioffice@uww.edu

Faculty: Tammy Bartholomew, Deb Bowditch, Ann Curry Ruff, Anne D'Antonino Stinson, Robin Fox (Chair), Michelle Gibson-Herman, James Hartwick, Lucinda Heimer, Liesl Hohenshell, Edric Johnson, Susan Kidd, Vince Lia, Katrina Liu, Richard Mason, Julie Minikel-Lacocque, Andrea Maxworthy-O'Brien, Virginia Pease, Carmen Rivers, Melanie Schneider, Patricia Shaw, Wallace Sherlock, Nancy Stevens, Matthew Vick, John Zbikowski.

The Curriculum and Instruction Department provides several undergraduate teacher licensure programs and a minor in ESL/Bilingual Education.

The Early Childhood Education major is a dual early childhood program that results in Wisconsin teaching licensure in regular and special education for birth through third grade. See the program description and list of classes on page 155.

Elementary/Middle leads to licensure in middle childhood - early adolescence (ages 6-13). The programs include an elementary education major, a minor, and a wide range of Professional Education courses. Special emphasis is placed on fieldwork in schools and developing the skills to work with children who may vary widely in background and educational need. A special methods course in the minor may be required.

Secondary Education prepares students to teach in middle or junior high schools and senior high schools. Academic major(s), minor(s), or broadfield areas are complemented by educational foundations coursework, methods courses, and field work that qualify students for middle/secondary teaching licensure. For Secondary Education majors to be certified in their minor as well as their major, they must have a methods course in the minor unless the major and minor are in a compatible area. A listing of compatible majors and minors is available in the Curriculum and Instruction Office.

The Bachelor of Science with an Elementary/Middle or Secondary Education major with a minor in bilingual-bicultural or ESL education is designed to provide instructional strategies and cultural understanding for undergraduate/graduate students who wish to work with children whose native language is not English.

In addition to the programs offered through the department, the department supports grades K-12 area majors in several fields. Broad area majors are as follows:

  • Driver Education: The program in driver education is outlined under Occupational & Environmental Safety & Health.
  • Art Education: The major in art education is outlined under Art.
  • Music Education: Majors in music education are outlined under Music.
  • Physical Education: The broadfield major in physical education is outlined under Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Coaching.
  • Business Education: Majors in business education are outlined under Information Technology & Business Education.
  • Marketing Education: Majors in marketing education are outlined under Information Technology & Business Education.
  • Foreign Language Majors: Majors in Foreign Language are outlined under Languages & Literatures.
  • Theatre: Majors in theater education are outlined under Theatre/Dance.

MAJOR/EMPHASES

Students must achieve a grade of "C" (2.0) or better in all required courses with the prefixes PEPROF, CIGENRL, READING, SECNDED, ELEMMID, and EARLYCHD before they can enroll in CIFLD 411/412/414: Directed Teaching

ELEMENTARY EDUCATION ELEMENTARY/MIDDLE EMPHASIS (BSE)

LICENSURE AND WRITING - 36 UNITS

1. LIBMEDIA 201

2. EDFOUND 243, EDFOUND 222 AND EDFNDPRC 210

3. EDFOUND 424

4. MATH 148 AND MATH 149

5. GEOGRPY 252 OR BIOLOGY 214

6. STUDENT TEACHING (SELECT A OR B)

A. SELECT 2 UNITS FROM CIFLD 401 AND 12 UNITS FROM CIFLD 412

B. SELECT 2 UNITS FROM CIFLD 402 AND 12 UNITS FROM CIFLD 411

MAJOR & WRITING - 35 UNITS, 2.00 GPA

1. ELEMMID 324, ELEMMID 363, ELEMMID 425, READING 360, READING 461, READING 462, AND SPECED 205

2. CHOOSE TWO OF THE FOLLOWING: MUSED 323, ELEMMID 365, CIGENRL 479

3. ELEMMID 362

4. PEPROF 328

5. HEALTHED 382

AN APPROVED MINOR IS REQUIRED FOR THIS MAJOR

Middle-Level Licensure

To qualify for a license to teach at the middle school level, students in the Elementary/Middle Emphasis must complete all the courses in a minor plus any additional licensure requirements for that minor. Special licensure requirements for certain minors include the following (refer to descriptions of the minors for details):

• Bilingual/Bicultural Education minor: Complete bilingual student teaching or field study

• Foreign Language minor: Complete a methods course and a four-week immersion experience

• Health Education minor: Complete a health methods course

• Library Media K-12 minor: Complete practicum coursework.

SECONDARY EDUCATION (6-12)

Secondary Education programs prepare students to teach specific subjects in grades 6-12. Students in Secondary Education complete an Education major in one of the subjects from the list below, plus an approved minor is required:

Secondary and K-12 Education Majors

  • Biology Geography Political Science
  • Business German Psychology
  • Chemistry History Sociology
  • Earth Science Marketing Spanish
  • Economics Mathematics Theatre
  • English Physics
  • French Physical Science

For descriptions of courses required in each major, look under that subject in this catalog.

A set of courses consisting of at least 12 units from each of two closely related subjects from the list above may be substituted for the minor. Consult an advisor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction to determine approved combinations.

Broadfield majors, which prepare students to teach a set of related subjects in grades 6-9, and selected subjects from the set in grades 10-12, are available in Science (choose from several emphasis areas - refer to specific sciences) and Social Studies (choose from several emphasis areas - refer to specific social sciences). Students who complete a secondary broadfield major select an emphasis subject within the broadfield, and they do not need to complete a minor.

Secondary Licensure Minors

Students who select a minor as well as a major from the list of Education majors may obtain a 6-12 teaching license in both the major and minor subjects. To do so may require taking an additional methods course, depending on how closely the two subjects are related. Consult an advisor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction to determine whether a particular major-minor combination requires more than one methods course for licensure in both subjects.

Middle/Secondary level licensure may also be obtained in the following subjects by completing any of the following minors in conjunction with any education major from the list above:

  • ESL and Bilingual/Bicultural Education (Bilingual Education License)
  • Athletic Coaching Education (Coaching Athletics License)
  • Computer Science (Computer Science License)
  • Health Education (Health License)
  • Library Media K-12 (School Media Specialist Provisional License)
  • Dance Secondary Education (Dance License)

Some minors are licensable for grades 6-12 only in conjunction with specific majors. They are:

  • Journalism with an English Education major
  • Speech with an English Education major
  • Psychology only with another education major or with a broadfield social studies major

Note that middle-level (6-9) licensure may also be obtained in most of the subjects listed in this section by completing a minor in conjunction with an Elementary Education major.

LICENSURE courses in 6-12 programs

In addition to major and minor requirements, students in middle/secondary programs complete coursework and field experiences that provide opportunities to synthesize and apply knowledge of subject matter in middle schools and high schools. A typical sequence of courses is as follows:

1. Psychology of the Exceptional Child (3 units)

2. Pre-Professional Foundations Block (9 units):

  • Education in a Pluralistic Society
  • Educational Psychology
  • Introduction to Education and Teaching

(Prerequisites: G.P.A. of 2.75 or better and passing scores on at least two parts of the Pre-Professional Skills Test; and Phase I information refer to Educational Foundations for course descriptions)

3. Measurement and Evaluation in the Secondary School (3 units) (Prerequisite: Admission to Professional Education)

(Refer to Educational Foundations for course description)

4. Methods Block (at least 11 units):

(Prerequisite: Admission to Professional Education)

  • Methods course(s) in the licensure subject(s)
  • Literacy Strategies in the Content Areas
  • Secondary Field Studies
  • Directed Teaching-Alternate Experience

5. Directed Teaching in the major subject

Note: Students who do Directed Teaching in a high school must do Directed Teaching-Alternate Experience in a middle school, and vice versa.

Subject-Specific Licensure Requirements

In addition to the above licensure sequence, which is common to all secondary programs, some subjects require additional coursework beyond the major in order to obtain licensure. Refer to the course descriptions in each department for details. Note that the Academic Advising Report (AR) lists the specific licensure requirements for only one subject. Students seeking licensure in more than one subject are responsible for all requirements listed under licensure in each of the subjects whether they appear on the AR or not. Refer to particular departments for details.

Important subject-specific licensure requirements include the following:

Social sciences majors (except Psychology) must complete coursework in economic cooperatives and environmental studies as specified for the major;

Science majors must complete coursework in environmental studies as specified;

English majors must complete coursework in literature for adolescents and literature by authors belonging to American minority groups as specified for the major;

Foreign language majors, within three years of taking the methods course, must complete a four-week residency requirement in a location where the foreign language is the predominant medium of communication.

Bilingual/Bicultural and ESL Education minors must complete bilingual student teaching or field study.

Health minors must complete a methods course in health.

Library media minors must complete practicum coursework.

TEACHING ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE/BILINGUAL-BICULTURAL

MINOR 24 UNITS (LICENSURE)

1. CIGENRL 350/550, ESL 350/550

2. ESL 310/510, CIGENRL 310/510

3. CIGENRL 354/554, ESL 354/554

4. ESL 320/520, CIGENRL 320/520

5. ESL 330/530, CIGENRL 330/550

6. ESL 403/603, CIGENRL 403/603

7. CIGENRL 405/605, ESL 405/605

8. CIFLD 492/692

UNIQUE REQUIREMENT: CORE LICENSE

Those pursuing the ESL license must take language study to the 251 level or above or the equivalent in language experience to be determined in consultation with the program coordinator.

ES./BE LICENSE:

1. Those pursuing the ESL/BE license must take one of the following courses, which can be completed within General Education or Diversity course requirements for graduation: RACEETH 380/580 OR CHICANO 310/510 OR CHICANO 320/520

2. Those pursuing the ESL/BE license must take CIGENRL 455/655 OR ESL 455/655

 

Those pursuing the ESL/BE license must demonstrate linguistic competence at the low advanced level on the American Council of Teachers of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) Oral Proficiency interview scale and demonstrate cultural competence by an instrument yet to be specified by DPI.

TEACHING ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE

MINOR - 24 UNITS (LICENSURE)

1 CIGENROL 350/550, ESL 350/550

2. ESL 310/510, CIGENRL 310, 510

3. CIGENRL 354/554, ESL 354/554

4. ESL 320/520, CIGENRL 320/520

5. ESL 330/530, CIGENRL 330/530

6. ESL 403/603, CIGENRL 403/603

7. CIGENRL 405/605, ESL 405/605

8. CIFLD 492/692

UNIQUE REQUIREMENT: CORE LICENSE

Those pursuing the ESL license must take language study to the 251 level or above or the equivalent in language experience to be determined in consultation with the program coordinator.

ESL Additional Recommendations

It is beyond the scope of this 24-credit academic minor to make someone a balanced bilingual with native-like cultural competence; however, it is possible for candidates to improve cultural and linguistic knowledge and competence by pursuing advanced language and culture study at UW-Whitewater, within general education course work, and elsewhere beyond the unique requirements specified above. Indeed, this competence is essential in achieving the performance levels specified by DPI, necessary to secure the ESL/BE license. To this end, students will be advised to include the courses listed below in their general education program as well as coursework in foreign languages, travel study, and study abroad.

  • RACEETH 380 Race, Ethnicity, and Social Justice: Issues for Helping Professionals.
  • CHICANO 150 Introduction to Chicano Studies
  • CHICANO 200 Chicano Literature: Historical Context and Contemporary Text
  • CHICANO 201 Contemporary Chicano Literature
  • CHICANO 310 History of Chicanos in the U.S.: 19th Century Roots and 20th Century Development
  • CHICANO 320 Politics of the Chicano
  • CHICANO 330 Chicano and Latino American Thought
  • ENGLISH 265 Multicultural Literature of the United States
  • HISTRY 343 Modern Latin America
  • HISTRY 346 History of Mexico
  • HISTRY 394 The U.S. at War in Vietnam

TEACHING ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE FOR ADULTS

MINOR - 24 UNITS (NON-LICENSURE)

1. ENGLISH 281, ENGLISH 383, ESL 301 AND ESL 320

2. SECNDED 435, ESL 401 AND ESL 493

3. FRENCH 251, GERMAN 251 OR SPANISH 251

The certification program in Teaching English as a Second Language combines the study of theoretical and applied linguistics with instruction in theoretical and practical issues related to the study of English by non-native speakers throughout the lifespan. The minor is offered within the Department of Languages and Literatures, College of Letters and Sciences, in concert the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education. The licensure program has been designed to meet the standards recommended by TESOL, Inc, the premier international organization for ESL professionals. In its Core Standards for Language and Professional Programs, TESOL states that "teaching English to speakers of other languages is an academic field requiring...special Professional Education and preparation for its practitioners"; furthermore, "each program should have courses which present basic theory and practice covering the second language and teaching paradigm...". Basic entry requirements are: (1) the possession of a teaching license or concurrent enrollment in a program leading to a license, (2) competency in a language other than English as determined by examination or successful completion of the 251 level (may be worked on concurrently with the minor), (3) a GPA of 2.15 or higher. The TESL minor consists of a core of 24 term units.

BUSINESS AND MARKETING EDUCATION

MAJOR/EMPHASES

By completing the Business and/or Marketing Education program, students will be eligible for the Department of Public Instruction License 250 (Business Education), or License 285 (Marketing Education). These licenses enables graduates to teach business and marketing subjects at grades K-12; business and marketing teachers often serve as coordinators of cooperative career and technical education programs and advisors of student organizations (DECA and FBLA) affiliated with business and marketing education. To obtain DPI License 285, 4,000 hours of marketing-related work experience must be documented. Some of the necessary hours for these licenses can be acquired through CIBME 470 Directed Occupational Practice. There are three options for students seeking a business and/or marketing teaching degree. The options are listed below:

BUSINESS EDUCATION (BSE)

LICENSURE - 41 UNITS

1. EDFOUND 212 AND EDFOUND 425

2. EDFOUND 243

3. SECNDED 441, SECNDED 442 AND SECNDED 444

4. SECNDED 466

5. SELECT 3 UNITS FROM COURSE EDFNDPRC 210

6A. STUDENT TEACHING: SELECT 2 UNITS FROM CIFLD 402 OR CIFLD 404

6B. STUDENT TEACHING: SELECT 12 UNITS FROM CIFLD 414 OR CIFLD 412 - DIRECTED TEACHING: SECONDARY BUSINESS EDUCATION 6-12 UNITS AND SECONDARY MARKETING EDUCATION 6-12 UNITS

7. SELECT 3 UNITS FROM CIFLD 492

8. SELECT 3 UNITS FROM SPECED 205

9. SELECT 0-2 UNITS FROM CIFLD 413

MAJOR - 42 UNITS

1. CIBME 221, ITSCM 245, ITSCM 280, ITSCM 285

2. ACCOUNT 244, ITBE 353, FNBSLW 341 AND MARKETNG 311

3. CIBME 401, CIBME 447, CIGENRL 460, CIGENRL 461

4. ITBE 141, CIBME 300

MAJOR - UNIQUE REQUIREMENTS - 9 UNITS

1. ECON 201

2. ECON 202

3. COMPSCI 162 or waiver

The Business Education 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.

BUSINESS AND MARKETING EDUCATION COMPREHENSIVE (BSE)

LICENSURE - 37 UNITS

  1. EDFOUND 212 AND EDFOUND 425
  2. EDFOUND 243
  3. SECNDED 440, SECNDED 441, SECNDED 442, AND SECNDED 444
  4. SECNDED 466
  5. SELECT 3 UNITS FROM EDFNDPRC 210
  6. A. STUDENT TEACHING: SELECT 2 UNITS FROM CIFLD 402 OR CIFLD 404
  7. B. STUDENT TEACHING: SELECT 12 UNITS FROM CIFLD 414 OR CIFLD 412 -- DIRECTED TEACHING: SECONDARY BUSINESS EDUCATION 6-12 UNITS AND SECONDARY MARKETING EDUCATION 6-12 UNITS

  8. SELECT 3 UNITS FROM CIFLD 492
  9. SPECED 205
  10. SELECT 0-2 UNITS FROM CIFLD 413

MAJOR - 56 UNITS

  1. CIBME 300, ITBE 141, FNBSLW 341, AND CIBME 401
  2. CIBME 245, ITSCM 221, ITSCM 280, AND ITSCM 285
  3. ACCOUNT 244, ITBE 353
  4. CIBME 447, CIGENRL 460, CIGENRL 461
  5. MARKETNG 311, MANGEMNT 310
  6. SELECT 9 UNITS FROM THE FOLLOWING: MARKETNG 337, MARKETNG 350, MARKETNG 351, MARKETNG 361, MARKETNG 412, MARKETNG 420, MARKETNG 429, MARKETNG 445, CIBME 470

MAJOR - UNIQUE REQUIREMENTS - 9 UNITS

  1. ECON 201 (GS) RLS
  2. ECON 202 (GS) RLS
  3. COMPSCI 162 OR WAIVER

MARKETING EDUCATION (BSE)

LICENSURE - 37 UNITS

  1. EDFOUND 212 AND EDFOUND 425
  2. EDFOUND 243
  3. SECNDED 440 AND SECNDED 466
  4. SELECT 3 UNITS FROM COURSE EDFNDPRC 210
  5. SELECT 3 UNITS FROM CIFLD 492 AND 2 UNITS FROM CIFLD 402
  6. SPECED 205
  7. STUDENT TEACHING SELECT 12 UNITS FROM CIFLD 414 OR SELECT 12 UNITS FROM CIFLD 412

MAJOR - 38 UNITS

  1. ACCOUNT 244, ITSCM 280
  2. ITBE 141, CIBME 300, ITBE 353
  3. CIGENRL 460, CIGENRL 461
  4. MARKETNG 311, MANGEMNT 310, AND MANGEMNT 387 OR MARKETNG 460
  5. SELECT 9 UNITS FROM THE FOLLOWING: MARKETNG 337, MARKETNG 350, MARKETNG 351, MARKETNG 361, MARKETNG 412, MARKETNG 420, MARKETNG 429, MARKETNG 445, CIBME 470
  6. SELECT 0-3 ELECTIVE BUSINESS UNITS EXCEPT ECON 201 (GS) AND ECON 202 (GS)

MAJOR - UNIQUE REQUIREMENTS - 9 UNITS

  1. ECON 201 (GS) RLS
  2. ECON 202 (GS) RLS
  3. COMPSCI 162


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