College of Education & Professional Studies

Majors & Minors

Welcome to the College of Education and Professional Studies at UW-Whitewater!  We are thrilled that you are interested in one of our many programs.  Our College offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate programs, including Master's degrees and graduate-level certificates.  We also offer options for post-baccalaureate students to earn teacher licensure. 

Students in our programs prepare for careers in teaching, communication sciences and disorders, health, physical education, recreation and coaching, and leadership, military science and aerospace studies. 

Many of our programs include requirements for state licensure through the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) for:

  • teaching (undergraduate and graduate levels)
  • counseling (graduate level)
  • library media (undergraduate and graduate levels)
  • reading (graduate level)
  • speech and language pathology (licensable at the graduate level)

Program Type Factsheet Four Year Plan Learning Outcomes
Art Education Major Factsheet Four Year Plan Learning Outcomes
Athletic Coaching Education Minor Factsheet Learning Outcomes
Biology Education Major / Minor Factsheet
Biology Education - Cell/Physiology Emphasis Four Year Plan Learning Outcomes
Biology Education - Ecology/Field Emphasis Factsheet Four Year Plan Learning Outcomes
Business Education Major Factsheet Four Year Plan
Business Education Emphasis Factsheet Four Year Plan Learning Outcomes
Business Education - Business & Marketing Education Comprehensive Emphasis Factsheet Four Year Plan Learning Outcomes
Business Education - Marketing Education Emphasis Factsheet Four Year Plan Learning Outcomes
Chemistry Education Major Factsheet Four Year Plan Learning Outcomes
Communication Education (Elementary, Secondary) Minor Factsheet
Communication Sciences and Disorders Major / Minor Factsheet Four Year Plan Learning Outcomes
Dance Secondary Education Minor Learning Outcomes
Early Childhood Education Major Factsheet Four Year Plan Learning Outcomes
Economics Education Major / Minor Factsheet Four Year Plan Learning Outcomes
Elementary Education Major Factsheet Four Year Plan Learning Outcomes
English Education Major / Minor Factsheet Four Year Plan Learning Outcomes
ESL for Adults Minor Factsheet
ESL/Bilingual Education Minor Factsheet
ESL/Bilingual-Bicultural Education Minor Factsheet
French Education Major / Minor Factsheet Four Year Plan Learning Outcomes
General Science Elementary Education Minor Factsheet
Geography (Education - Elementary) Minor Factsheet
Geography Education Major / Minor Factsheet Four Year Plan Learning Outcomes
German Education Major / Minor Factsheet Four Year Plan Learning Outcomes
Health Education Minor Learning Outcomes
Health Promotion Minor Four Year Plan Learning Outcomes
History Education Major / Minor Factsheet Four Year Plan Learning Outcomes
Human Performance Major Factsheet Four Year Plan Learning Outcomes
Leadership and Military Science Minor
Library Media K-12 Minor
Library Science Minor
Mathematics Education Major / Minor Factsheet Four Year Plan Learning Outcomes
Mathematics Education - Elementary Minor Factsheet Learning Outcomes
Mathematics Education - Secondary Minor Factsheet Learning Outcomes
Music - Music Education General Emphasis Factsheet Four Year Plan Learning Outcomes
Physical Education Major Factsheet
Physical Education - Health, Human Performance and Recreation Emphasis Factsheet Four Year Plan Learning Outcomes
Physical Education - K-12 Emphasis Factsheet Four Year Plan Learning Outcomes
Physics Education Major / Minor Factsheet Four Year Plan Learning Outcomes
Political Science Education Major / Minor Factsheet Four Year Plan Learning Outcomes
Psychology Education Major / Minor Factsheet Four Year Plan Learning Outcomes
Recreation Leisure Studies Minor Factsheet Learning Outcomes
Social Studies - Elementary Ed. Minor Factsheet
Social Studies Broadfield Major Factsheet Four Year Plan Learning Outcomes
Social Studies Broadfield - Economics Emphasis Factsheet Learning Outcomes
Social Studies Broadfield - Geography Emphasis Factsheet Learning Outcomes
Social Studies Broadfield - History Emphasis Factsheet Learning Outcomes
Social Studies Broadfield - Political Science Emphasis Factsheet Four Year Plan Learning Outcomes
Social Studies Broadfield - Psychology Emphasis Factsheet Learning Outcomes
Social Studies Broadfield - Sociology Emphasis Factsheet Learning Outcomes
Sociology Education Major / Minor Factsheet Four Year Plan Learning Outcomes
Spanish Education Major / Minor Factsheet Four Year Plan Learning Outcomes
Special Education Major / Minor Factsheet Four Year Plan
Special Education - Adaptive Education Licensure Minor Factsheet
Special Education - Cross Categorical with CD Emphasis Emphasis Factsheet Learning Outcomes
Special Education - Cross Categorical with LD/EBD Emphasis Emphasis Factsheet Learning Outcomes
Special Education for Non-Education Majors Minor Factsheet
Sport Management Minor Learning Outcomes
Strength and Conditioning Minor Learning Outcomes
Theatre Education Major / Minor Factsheet Four Year Plan Learning Outcomes

Licensure Information
The delegation is composed of 23 secondary and elementary principals as well as district and provincial level education administrators from China.

The College of Education and Professional Studies' goal is to assist you in obtaining your initial Wisconsin teacher's license. The licensure information provided here lists the requirements for an initial teacher's license that the State of Wisconsin and UW-Whitewater have established for your program. In addition to these requirements, you must also satisfy UW-Whitewater requirements for proficiency and general studies, academic majors, minors, and other degree requirements if you do not possess a baccalaureate degree. These requirements are published in the UW-Whitewater Undergraduate Catalog.Students seeking initial licensure must also complete requirements for Admission to Professional Education. (Students seeking licensure as a School Business Manager, School Psychologist, Speech and Language Pathologist, or in Counselor Education must follow separate admission policies).  

The following licensure programs are available at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. For available licensure programs at the graduate level, consult the Graduate Catalog.

DPI Developmental Level
Licensure Areas
Dual Licensure: Regular & Special Education

Early Childhood (EC)

(Approximate Ages: Birth-8 years old)

Regular and Special Education in community childcare facilities, birth-to-three programs, Head Start, Preschool, Four and Five-Year-Old Kindergarten, Grades 1-3
Regular Education Licensure

Middle Childhood through Early Adolescence (MC-EA) 

(Approximate Ages: 6-12 or 13 years old)

"Elementary/Middle Education"

  • Grades 1-8: all subjects in a self-contained elementary school
  • Grades 7-8: language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, health and/or licensable minor subject in a departmentalized middle school
  • Grade 9: Licensable minor subject in a departmentalized middle school

*Completion of a minor is required for this program*

Early Adolescence through Adolescence (EA-A)

(Approximate Ages: 10-21 years old)

"Secondary Education"

Content area courses in departmentalized middle and senior high schools (grades 6-12) in the following areas:

Biology, Broadfield Social Studies, Chemistry, Communication, Computer Science, Dance, Earth Science, Economics, English, Environmental Studies, Geography, History, Journalism, Mathematics, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology

Early Childhood through Adolescence (EC-A)

(Appoximate Ages: Birth-21 years old)

Content area courses in public schools (all ages) in the following areas:

Athletic Coaching, Art, Bilingual/Bicultural, Business, English as a Second Language, French, German, Library Media, Marketing, Music, Physical Education, Spanish, Theatre Licensure is also available in Reading, Communication Sciences and Disorders, Counseling, and School Psychology at the graduate level.

Special Education Licensure

Middle Childhood through Early Adolescence (MC-EA) AND Early Adolescence through Adolescence (EA-A)

(Approximate Ages: 6-21 Years Old)

Special Education in elementary, middle, and high schools (approximately grades 1-12).

Students choose an emphasis in either Cognitive Disabilities orLearning Disabilities/Emotional Behavioral Disorders.

The Advising Licensure Coordinators listed below are for students who are formally admitted to Professional Education and/or for students who already hold a bachelor's degree. 

Freshmen or sophomores not yet admitted to Professional Education should contact the Winther Hall Information Desk (education@uww.edu or 262-472-1101) to be referred to the appropriate advisor.

Advising Assistance and Admission to Professional Education
Winther Hall Information Desk
Phone: (262) 472-1101
Email: education@uww.edu

Graduation and Teacher Licensure Information
Jillian Smith, Certifying Officer
Winther Hall, Room 2036
Phone: (262) 472-1059
Email: smithjm@uww.edu

Early Childhood: Regular & Special Education (Dual Licensure)
Early Childhood (Birth-8 years old)

Brooke Winchell

(262) 472-5809 WH 4038
ECE4U - Online program for ECE
Associate's Degree Transfer students
Anne Tillett (262) 472-1833 WH 4034
For licensed teachers:
Add-on Early Childhood Special Education (1809)
Add-on Early Childhood Regular Education (1777)

Dept of Special Ed
Lucy Heimer

(262) 472-1106
(262) 472-5802

WH 5033
WH 4039
Elementary Education      
Elementary/Middle Yao Fu (262) 472-5213
WH 3035
 Secondary Education      
Art Kristen Monday (262) 472-1830 WH 4050
Bilingual Education Julie Minikel-Lacocque (262) 472-5800 WH 3039
Business and Marketing Education Denise Roseland (262) 472-1831 WH 4045
Computer Science Denise Roseland (262) 472-1831 WH 4045
Driver Education Robin Fox (262) 472-5821 WH 2039
English John Zbikowski (262) 472-4860 WH 3037
English as a Second Language Melanie Schneider (262) 472-5439 WH 3042
Library Media Sarah Beth Nelson 262-472-1380 WH 6035
Math Wade Tillett (262) 472-1078 WH 3050
Music Alena Holmes (262) 472-1217 CA 2006
Physical Education Jay Cameron (262) 472-1649 WC 138
   - Health (minor/licensure only) Logan Edwards (262) 472-1374 WC 123
   - Adaptive PE (licensure only) Kathleen Happel (262) 472-1390 WC 127M
   - Coaching Kelly Witte (262) 472-5650 WC 126W
Science Liesl Gapinski (262) 472-1190 WH 4046
Social Studies James Hartwick (262) 472-5815 Winther Hall
Theatre Bruce Cohen CA
World (Foreign) Language Jenna Cushing-Leubner (262) 472-2198 WH 3039
 Special Education      
Undergraduate CC-ID Barbara Hilliker (262) 472-5376
Undergraduate CC-EBD/LD Barbara Hilliker (262) 472-5376
Graduate MSE CC & LD Shannon Stuart (262) 472-4877 WH 5042
Early Childhood: EEN (Master's Program Only) Naomi Rahn (262) 472-1106 Winther Hall
SPECED4U-online program for Special Education Sharon Kolb (262) 472-4831 WH 5041
 Specialized Areas      
Alternative Education (graduate only) Anne Stinson (262) 472-1973 WH 3049
Communication Sciences & Disorders (MS) Lynn Gilbertson (262) 472-5202 RS 1014
Counselor Education (graduate only) Jennifer Betters-Bubon (262) 472-1886 WH 6039
Educational Administration Program
(graduate only-in cooperation with UW-Madison)
Dennis Pauli

(262) 472-4891

WH 4051

Gifted and Talented Program Coordinator (graduate only) Scott Peters (262) 472-5407 WH 6052
Library Media Sarah Beth Nelson (262) 472-2837 WH 6035
Reading May Vang (262) 472-1382 WH 3041
School Business Administration (graduate only) John Smith (262) 472-4704 HH 4518
Business Education (graduate only) Karla Saeger 262-472-5475
School Psychology (graduate only) Christine Neddenriep (262) 472-1850 LT 1229
Standards and Assessment Program Coordinator (graduate only) Scott Peters (262) 472-5407 WH 6052

For more information about education, please visit Admission to Professional Education

Tests for Admission to Professional Education

 Please see the document below for an important update from ETS regarding Praxis-at-home options.

Praxis at Home Information

As of Fall 2017, students can apply for admission to the College of Education and Professional Studies by obtaining a combined GPA of 2.75 OR using passing scores from all components of ONE of the tests listed below:

  1. Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators (CORE) Test

The Praxis CORE Academic Skills for Educators is part of the Praxis Series administered by Educational Testing Service (ETS). The Praxis CORE is used to measure teacher candidates’ knowledge in reading, writing and mathematics. Note: If you wish to take all three Praxis CORE tests at the same time, select CORE Academic Skills for Educators: Combined Test (5752) when registering with  ETS.  Scores, however, will be reported by individual test (5713, 5723, 5733).

Test

Wisconsin Passing Score

CORE Reading (5713)

156

CORE Writing (5723)

162

CORE Mathematics (5733)

150


 

  1. Praxis I, Pre-Professional Skills Test (PPST)

Note: The PPST is no longer offered. However, passing scores earned before September 1, 2014 may be used for Admission to Professional Education and will not expire. PPST subtest passing scores may be combined with CORE passing scores to meet testing requirement.

PPST

Wisconsin Passing Score

PPST Reading (0710/5710)

175

PPST Writing (0720/5720)

174

PPST Math (0730/5730)

173


 

  1. College Entrance Tests

Note: Effective September 1, 2015, only passing scores from within the past 10 years (from the date of submission of application for Admission to Professional Education) will be accepted. Passing scores must all be from the same test session.

Test

Wisconsin Passing Scores

ACT
www.act.org

Composite score of 22

with minimum score of 20 on 
English, Math, and Reading

SAT
www.sat.collegeboard.org

Composite score of 1100 

 

GRE Revised General Test
www.ets.org

August 1, 2011 to Present

Minimum score of 150 on Verbal Reasoning, 3 on Analytical Writing, and 145 on Quantitative Reasoning

Prior to August 1, 2011

Minimum score of 450 on Verbal Reasoning, 3 on Analytical Writing, and 540 on Quantitative Reasoning

 

 

 

Wisconsin Foundations of Reading Test

All candidates in Wisconsin applying for a teaching license in Early Childhood, Elementary Education, Special Education, Reading Teacher license, and Reading Specialist will be required to take the Foundations of Reading Test (WI-FOR). Passing scores on the Wisconsin Foundations of Reading Test (WI-FOR) will be required to be endorsed for a Wisconsin Teaching License. 

For detailed information about the test, visit Foundations of Reading Test for Wisconsin.

State Minimum Score:  240 


The WI-FOR test is being administered through the UW-W Testing Office Thursday evenings during the academic year.   S tudents can also electronically enroll to take the WI-FOR at:   www.wi.nesinc.com

Praxis II and Content Area Assessments

Effective January 1, 2020, all students admitted to Professional Education in Secondary English, Science, and Social Studies Programs pursuing initial licensure in Early Adolescence through Adolescence (EA/A) English, Speech, Journalism, Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Space Science, Environmental Studies, Physics, Broad Field Social Studies, Economics, Geography, History, Political Science, Psychology, or Sociology are required to submit a passing score on the Praxis II Content Knowledge Test by March 1 for a Fall semester student teaching placement, or October 1 for a Spring semester student teaching placement. 

The required Praxis II Content Knowledge Test for initial licensure is:

*Praxis II English Language Arts: Content Knowledge Test for initial license in English (Test Code: 5038; passing score 167),

*Praxis II General Science: Content Knowledge Test for initial license in Science (Test Code: 5435; passing score 154), or

*Praxis II Social Studies: Content Knowledge Test for initial license in Social Studies (Test Code: 5081; passing score 153).

If the first attempt to pass the Praxis II Test results in a failing score, contact your Program Coordinator for additional support.  Register for the test at ets.org

 To qualify for student teaching and licensure in all programs other than those listed above, students must either:

  1. Pass the appropriate Praxis subject assessment test

or

  1. Have a 3.00 or greater GPA in their major and licensure courses. 

Students must complete these requirements by March 1st for Fall student teaching or October 1st for Spring student teaching in order to be placed by the Office of Field Experience (OFE).  

It is the student’s responsibility to know which test they will required to take. Students must consult with their COEPS faculty advisor for clarification of which Praxis subject assessment test(s) and/or content area exam(s) they will be required to pass for licensable minors and/or non-declared programs. 

Test Preparation Resources

  • The UW-Whitewater Academic Support Center and Tutorial Center provides free tutoring services for students .  For more information, please visit their website.
  • The UW-Whitewater Andersen Library has a plethora of test preparation materials for students seeking teacher licensure available for checkout and for use in the library.
  • Test preparation books are available for purchase at the  University Bookstore and through your preferred bookseller.  The ETS website provides free study companions and low-cost interative tests.  In order to obtain a copy of the "test at a glance" for your desired subject area, under "for test takers", click on "prepare for a test".
  • We also recommend that students visit their local public libraries to utilize test preparation materials available there.

Wisconsin Foundations of Reading

Test outline, practice tests, study guides, videos, and tutorials provided by Pearson Education, the test publisher, can be found here.

UW-Madison hosts an online self-paced test review course for FREE. Become familiarized with the objectives and content of the test through a series of modules, each of which represents a different subarea of the test. Each module contains readings and activities designed to help, in conjunction with methods courses, to become comfortable with the material that will be tested on the Foundations of Reading Test. Register for this course here

A license may be issued in Wisconsin to an applicant who has received institutional endorsement. Students must meet the following requirements to be eligible for UW-Whitewater institutional endorsement for licensure:

  1. Completion of an approved major, major and minor, or broadfield major, the required professional sequence, and the baccalaureate degree.
  2. Successful completion of the Directed Teaching semester or Graduate Practicum semester at UW-Whitewater.
  3. An combined GPA of 2.75 based on all courses. Exceptions to the 2.75 licensure GPA requirement may be made by the Licensure Officer for no more than 10% of the students completing a licensure program each grading period.
  4. Successful completion of a standardized examination in each licensure area is required by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI ). UW-Whitewater requires successful completion of the appropriate standardized examination before a student teaching or practicum placement will be made.

Human Relations

UW-Whitewater students seeking licensure in the State of Wisconsin must meet the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction's human relations requirement. In formation about how the human relations requirement will be met by UW-Whitewater students can be found on the Office of Field Experiences website. Human Relations requirements must be met to receive a bachelor's degree and/or teaching license.

Requirement

Majors Affected

Specific Curriculum that Addresses Requirement

Notes

Cooperative marketing and consumer cooperatives for licenses in agriculture, economics, and social studies

Broadfield Social Studies (and all current Social Studies majors including Economics, Geography, History, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology); School Psychology

ECON 213 OR ECON201 and ECON 498 for Social Studies; Psych 792, 793 or 795 for School Psychology

 

Requirement

Majors Affected

Specific Curriculum that Addresses Requirement

Notes

Environmental education, including the conservation of natural resources, for licenses in early childhood regular education, elementary and middle school regular education, science, and social studies.

Early Childhood Education (regular ed license)

Elementary Middle Education

Broadfield Science (and all current Science majors including Biology, Chemistry, and Physics)

 

 

BIO 191, 214, 250, CIGENRL 410  or GEOGRAPHY 130, 170, 252, or GEOLOGY 170 for Early Childhood; BIO 214, GEOGRAPHY 252, BIO 240, or GEOLOGY 240 (requires personalization) for Elementary-Middle; BIO 214, 257 or GEOGRAPHY 252 or BIO 250 (requires personalization), BIO 451/651 (requires personalization), or GEOLOGY 250 or 451 (requires personalization) for Science majors

 

Requirement

Majors Affected

Specific Curriculum that Addresses Requirement

Notes

Minority group relations, including all of the following:

All initial licensure programs/majors in COEPS, including Pupil Services (i.e., School Counseling and School Psychology) and Speech & Language Pathology licensure programs

See below

Supplemental licensure candidates meet this requirement through their initial license program; Administrative licensure program candidates meet this requirement through their initial license, which is required in order to obtain an administrative license; also SCHBUSMG 781 for School Business Management for all equity categories

(a) The history, culture, and tribal sovereignty of American Indian tribes and bands located in Wisconsin.

 

EDFOUND 243 or EDFOUND 710 for School Psychology (and graduate programs for initial licensure); EDUINDP 323 and 332 for Early Childhood Education; COUNSED 741 for School Counseling; COMDIS 660, 701 and EDFOUND 243 for Speech & Language Pathology

 

(b) The history, culture, and contributions of women and various racial, cultural, language, and economic groups in the United States.

 

EDFOUND 243 for all undergraduate initial licensure programs; COUNSED 741 for School Counseling; EDFOUND 243 or EDFOUND 710 for School Psychology (and graduate programs for initial licensure); EDUINDP 211, 212, 323 and 332 for Early Childhood Education; SPECED 766 for Special Education; COMDIS 660, 713 and 764 for Speech & Language Pathology

 

(c) The philosophical and psychological bases of attitude development and change.

 

EDFOUND 243 for all undergraduate initial licensure programs; COUNSED 741 and 793 for School Counseling; EDFOUND 243 or EDFOUND 710 and PSYCH 724 for School Psychology; 710 for Graduate programs for initial licensure; EDUINDP 213 for Early Childhood Education; COMDIS 713 for Speech & Language Pathology

 

(d) The psychological and social implications of discrimination, especially racism and sexism in the United States.

 

EDFOUND 243 for all undergraduate initial licensure programs; COUNSED 741 for School Counseling; EDFOUND 243 or EDFOUND 710 for School Psychology (and graduate programs for initial licensure); EDUINDP 212, 323 and 332 for Early Childhood Education; COMDIS 660, 710, 713 and 764 for Speech & Language Pathology

 

(e) Evaluation and assessment of the forces of discrimination, especially racism and sexism on administrators, teachers, pupils, assessment, curriculum, and instruction in schools.

 

EDFOUND 243 for all undergraduate initial licensure programs; EDUINDP 212, 323, 332, 333 and SPECED 461 for Early Childhood Education; COUNSED 743 for School Counseling; EDFOUND 243 or EDFOUND 710 for School Psychology (and graduate programs for initial licensure); COMDIS 660, 710 and 713 for Speech & Language Pathology

 

(f) Minority group relations through direct involvement with various racial, cultural, language, and economic groups in the United States.

 

EDFOUND 243 for all undergraduate initial licensure programs;  COUNSED 793 and 795 for School Counseling; EDUINDP 214, 323 and 332 for Early Childhood Education; PSYCH 793 and 795 for School Psychology; SPECED 766 for Special Education; COMDIS 660, 713 and 764 for Speech & Language Pathology

 

Requirement

Majors Affected

Specific Curriculum that Addresses Requirement

Notes

Conflict resolution, including all of the following:

All initial licensure programs/majors in COEPS, including Pupil Services (i.e., School Counseling and School Psychology) and Speech & Language Pathology licensure programs

 

Supplemental licensure candidates meet this requirement through their initial license program; Administrative licensure program candidates meet this requirement through their initial license, which is required in order to obtain an administrative license; SCHBUSMG 781 for School Business Management

(a) Resolving conflicts between pupils and between pupils and school staff.

 

SECNDED 423 for Art Education; SECNDED 442 or 444 for Business & Marketing Education;; EDUINDP 212, 321 and 319 for Early Childhood Education; ELEMMID 363 or 364 for Elementary-Middle; SECNDED 426 for English Education; SECNDED 421 or 428 for Math Education; ELEMMID 434 or 437 or MUSED 452 for Music Education; PEPROF 447 for Physical Education; COUNSED 795 for School Counseling; PSYCH 620, 766 or 793 for School Psychology; SECNDED 429 for Science Education; SECNDED 430 for Social Studies; SPECED 360/560 and 458/658 or SPECED 766 for Special Education; COMDIS 460/660 for Speech & Language Pathology; SECNDED 434 for Theatre Education; SECNDED 427 for World Language Education

 

(b) Assisting pupils in learning methods of resolving conflicts between pupils, including training in the use of peer mediation, and between pupils and school staff.

 

SECNDED 423 for Art Education; SECNDED 442 or 444 for Business & Marketing Education; EDUINDP 212, 319, 321 and 452 for Early Childhood Education; ELEMMID 363 or 364  for Elementary-Middle; SECNDED 426 for English Education; SECNDED 421 or 428 for Math Education; ELEMMID 434 or 437 or CIGENERL 452 or SECNDED 438 for Music Education; PEPROF 447 for Physical Education; COUNSED 743 for School Counseling; PSYCH 620, 766 or 793 for School Psychology; SECNDED 429 for Science Education; SECNDED 430 for Social Studies; SPECED 360/560 and 458/658 or SPECED 766 for Special Education; COMDIS 460/660 for Speech & Language Pathology; SECNDED 434 for Theatre Education; SECNDED 427 for World Language Education

 

(c) Addressing crises, including violent, disruptive, potentially violent, or potentially disruptive situations that may arise in a school or during activities supervised by school staff.

 

SECNDED 423 for Art Education; SECNDED 442 or 444 for Business & Marketing Education; EDUINDP 319, 321 and 452 for Early Childhood Education; ELEMMID 363 or 364 for Elementary-Middle; SECNDED 426 for English Education; SECNDED 421 or 428 for Math Education; ELEMMID 434 or 437 or CIGENERL 452 or SECNDED 438 for Music Education; PEPROF 447 for Physical Education; COUNSED 716 for School Counseling; PSYCH 620, 680, 766 or 793 for School Psychology; SECNDED 429 for Science Education; SECNDED 430 for Social Studies; SPECED 640/640 for Special Education; COMDIS 460/660 for Speech & Language Pathology; SECNDED 434 for Theatre Education; SECNDED 427 for World Language Education

 

Requirement

Majors Affected

Specific Curriculum that Addresses Requirement

Notes

For classroom teacher licenses, the role and responsibility of a teacher through a student teaching experience that meets all of the requirements under s. PI 34.023.

All initial or supplemental teacher licensure programs; Speech & Language Pathology

CIFLD 411 or 414 for Art Education; CIFLD 412 or 414 for Business & Marketing Education; EDUINDP 331, 441, 461, and 462 for Early Childhood Education; CIFLD 411 or 412 for Elementary-Middle; CIFLD 412 or 414 for English Education; CIFLD 412 or 414 for Math Education; CIFLD 411 or 414 for Music Education; PEFIELD 411 or 414 for Physical Education; CIFLD 412 or 414 for Science Education; CIFLD 412 or 414 for Social Studies; SPECFLD 489 A or B or C and D for Special Education; COMDIS 660 for Speech & Language Pathology; CIFLD 412 or 414 for Theatre Education; CIFLD 412 or 414 for World Language Education

 

Requirement

Majors Affected

Specific Curriculum that Addresses Requirement

Notes

Appropriate instruction methods for teaching reading and language arts, including phonics for licenses to teach reading and language arts at the early childhood and elementary and middle school levels. In this paragraph, “phonics” means a method of teaching beginners to read and pronounce words by learning the phonetic values of letters, letter groups, and syllables.

Initial Licensure programs in Early Childhood Education; Elementary-Middle Education, Special Education; Reading Teacher and Reading Specialist

READING 361,461 EDUINDP 334, for Early Childhood; ELEMMID 362, READING 360, 461, and 462 for Elementary-Middle; SPECED 486 and 487 for Special Education; READING 765, 766, 767, 768, 771, 772 and 774 or 775 or EARLYCHD 561 for Reading Teacher and Reading Specialist

Reading is not a currently active program – courses may change

Requirement

Majors Affected

Specific Curriculum that Addresses Requirement

Notes

Procedures used for identifying, assessing, and providing education for children with disabilities, including the roles and responsibilities of regular and special education providers and curriculum modifications.

All initial licensure programs/majors in COEPS, as well as the Speech & Language Pathology licensure program

EDUINDP 333, 442 and SPECED 461, 476, and COMDIS 355 for Early Childhood Education; ELEMMID 432, MUSED 452 for Music Education; COUNSED 738 for School Counseling; COMDIS 660, 710, and 713 for Speech & Language Pathology; SPECED 205 for all other teacher licensure programs

Supplemental licensure candidates meet this requirement through their initial license program; Administrative licensure program candidates meet this requirement through their initial license, which is required in order to obtain an administrative license

Requirement

Majors Affected

Specific Curriculum that Addresses Requirement

Notes

Professional ethics and responsibilities, including mandatory reporting requirements under s. 48.981, Stats.

All initial licensure programs/majors in COEPS, including Pupil Services (i.e., School Counseling and School Psychology) and Speech & Language Pathology licensure programs

for all initial teacher licensure programs, this is addressed in the curriculum and focused on during the student teaching experience, with specifics included in the Student Teaching Handbook; EDUINDP 211, 453 and EARLYCHID 340 for Early Childhood Education; COUNSED 751 and the Program Handbook for School Counseling; Curriculum and the Program Handbook for School Psychology; COMDIS 710 and the Clinical Handbook for Speech and Language Pathology

Supplemental licensure candidates meet this requirement through their initial license program; Administrative licensure program candidates meet this requirement through their initial license, which is required in order to obtain an administrative license

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