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:

University Proficiency

General Studies

Diversity and Writing Proficiency

College/Major (and minor if required)

Core

General College of Education and Professional Studies requirements:

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. Introduction to Education and Teaching (EDFOUND 210).

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.

Elementary/Middle 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. Praxis II test is required for ESL or Foreign Language minors.

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. Praxis II test is required for licensure in the minor.

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 and Instruction for more information on the immersion requirement.

Special Minors (requirements not listed on Advising 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.

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 pursuing Human, Health & Performance (non-licensure) major must achieve a minimum overall GPA of 2.25 and a minimum GPA of 2.25 in the major.

EDUCATION MAJOR CHANGES

The College of Education, in collaboration with the Admission’s Office, has restricted students from transferring to UW-W and declaring an education major UNLESS the appropriate GPA for their desired major has been met.

Students transferring with:

1 - 23 credits: may transfer with any grade point and be allowed to declare education as their major.

24 - 71 credits: must transfer with a minimum 2.50 GPA to be allowed to declare education as their major.

72 + credits: must transfer with a minimum 2.75 GPA to be allowed to declare education as their major.

To be eligible for a change of major, the following GPAs must be met before the change of major form will be approved:

For all undergraduate licensure programs:

1 - 23 credits: any grade point is acceptable to declare education as a major

24 - 71 credits: must have obtained a minimum 2.50 GPA to be allowed to declare education as a major

72 + credits: must have obtained a minimum 2.75 GPA to be allowed to declare education as a major

Health, Human Performance and Recreation

0 - 23 credits: No GPA limit to declare HHPR as a major.

24 + credits: Must have obtained 2.25 GPA to declare HHPR as a major.

Occupational & Environmental Safety & Health Dept. (non-licensure)

0 - 23 credits: no GPA limit to declare OESH as a major.

24 + credits: must have obtained a 2.25 GPA to declare OESH as a major.

Communication Sciences & Disorders (non-licensure at undergraduate level)

0 - 23 credits: no GPA limit to declare Comm Sci/Dis as a major

24 - 71 credits: must have obtained a 2.25 GPA to declare Comm Sci/Dis as a major.

72 + credits: must have obtained a 2.50 GPA to declare Comm Sci/Dis as a major.

Change of major forms are routed through the Winther Hall Information Desk. If the above requirements are met, the request will be approved and the major will be changed.

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE (BS)

Students must complete at least 6 units in Natural Sciences/Mathematics or Social Sciences (designated GL, GM, or GS) above the minimum general education University requirements.

 

EDUCATION - GENERAL

MAJOR/EMPHASES

EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION (BSE)

LICENSURE - 27 UNITS

1. EDUINDP 214

2. EDUINDP 443A

3. EDUINDP 443B

4. EDUINDP 443C

5. EDUINDP 331

6. EDUINDP 441

7. EDUINDP 461, EDUINDP 462

MAJOR - 63 UNITS

1. EDUINDP 211, EDUINDP 212, EDUINDP 213, MUSED 322, EDUINDP 215, AND EDUINDP 216

2. COMDIS 355, SPECED 461, EDUINDP 322, SPECED 365, READING 361 AND EDUINDP 320

3. EDUINDP 321, EDUINDP 332, EDUINDP 333, EDUINDP 334 AND SPECED 376

4. EDUINDP 323, EDUINDP 442, EARLYCHD 340 AND SPECED 476

5. EDUINDP 449, EDUINDP 451, EDUINDP 452, EDUINDP 453, PEPROF 327, READING 461

6. EDUINDP 465

UNIQUE REQUIREMENTS:

1. CONSERVATION SCIENCE (BIOLOGY 214 WILL MEET CONSERVATION SCIENCE AND BIOLOGY SCIENCE)

2. MATH 148 AND MATH 149

3. LIBMEDIA 201

The Early Childhood Education major is designed for students who wish to teach young children, with and without disabilities, from birth through age eight. This program leads to licensure in Early Childhood Special Education and Birth - Grade Three. There is no minor required for this major. Students enter the ECE program as a cohort group during the Spring term. Students interested in this program should 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.



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