Teacher Education Programs
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Students seeking teaching licensure must be sure that courses taken for university general education requirements also satisfy the Wisconsin DPI requirements. The following are general guidelines. Specific requirements and suggestions are included with the licensure areas that follow this section.
Approved Licensure Programs
- Early Childhood/Middle Childhood (Birth-Age 11)
- Early Adolescence (Ages 10-14)
- Early Adolescence through Adolescence (Ages 10-21)
- Early Childhood through Adolescence (Birth-Age 21)
- ENGLISH 1130 - Freshman Composition - 3 cr
- ENGLISH 1230 - Freshman Composition - 3 cr
SPEECH 2010 - Speech Communication for Teachers - 3 cr (strongly recommended)
SPEECH 1010 - Public Speaking - 2 cr
A grade of "C" or better is required.
Students who have not averaged “C” or better in a second year high school language have not met this requirement.
Students must complete mathematics courses as required by various programs.
Students must complete an approved wellness class (1-3 credits) and an approved physical activity class (1 credit).
Humanities, Fine Arts, and Historical Perspective
Education students must complete four approved courses (12 credits) satisfying the following humanities guidelines:
- There must be at least one course from each of the three areas of humanities, fine arts, and historical perspective. HISTORY 1020 satisfies the DPI non-Western culture requirement and the historical perspective requirement. A literature course is required to fulfill the humanities requirement.
- Students must complete a second course from one of the three areas listed above.
Students must complete three approved general education social sciences courses (9 credits) satisfying the following:
- Students must complete a course in state, local, and national government. POLISCI 1230 satisfies this requirement.
- Students in early childhood, elementary, or middlelevel programs, agriculture, any science major/minor or any social sciences major/minor must complete a course in environmental conservation. GEOGRPHY 3330 Environmental Conservation partially satisfies this requirement. A specified field experience completes this requirement.
- All students must complete a second course in one of two disciplines selected for this area.
All students must complete a 4-5 credit course in physical science and a 4-5 credit course in biological life science (for a 9 credit total). Both must be lab courses.
Students must complete an approved course in international education (3 credits). HISTORY 1020 satisfies this requirement.
Students must complete an approved course in ethnic/gender studies (3-6 credits): TEACHING 3630 Ethnic and Gender Equity in Education satisfies this requirement.
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John F. Nkemnji