Education and Human Services Majors and Emphases
Donald W. Mocker, Dean
Office: Nursing/Education 113
Carmen I. Coballes-Vega, Associate Dean
Office: Nursing/Education 113
Barbara J. Cook, Director
Professional Education Program
Office: Nursing/Education 113
Margaret J. Olson, Counselor Education
Jean I. Erdman, Curriculum and Instruction
Joan S. Timm, Educational Foundations
Scherie Lampe, Human Services and Professional Leadership
Judy C. Lambert, Reading Education
Craig R. Fiedler, Special Education
Service Center Directors
PHILOSOPHY OF THE COLLEGEThe College of Education and Human Services is committed to providing its students with quality instruction in degree programs that are designed to prepare graduates for employment in a variety of educational settings. The College is highly responsive to changing societal needs and provides programs which enable students to obtain the broadest possible professional preparation, without sacrificing the depth of training which is so essential to prospective employers.
Established over one hundred years ago, the College has developed an outstanding reputation based on the exceptional quality of its graduates.
I. FACULTYAdams, Chiang, Christian-Smith, Coballes-Vega, Cramer, Deniston-Trochta, Drecktrah, Erdman, Fast, Fiedler, Fischer, Fletcher, Ford, Frisch, Garcia, Genisio, Hagen, Hamilton, Hankes, Havens, Hones, Kisubi, Kitz, Koyzis, Lambert, Lampe, Lemberger, Leung, Marchel, McCall, Morrison, Muench, Olson, Paxton, Peeples, Perry, Petronicolos, Rettig, Rose, Rylance, Saginak, Scanlan, Simmons, Stiver, Swanger, Timm, Tipps, White, Wineberg, Winterfeldt
II. DEGREESUndergraduate: A major in Education or Human Services can lead to the degree Bachelor of Science in Education or Bachelor of Science in Human Services. Music Education majors earn the Bachelor of Music Education; Art Education majors earn the Bachelor of Fine Arts.
Graduate: Students who complete a major in the College may want to continue in a graduate program, leading to the degrees Master of Science, Master of Science in Education, or students may wish to consider advanced study in other Colleges at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. For specifics, please see the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Graduate Bulletin.
III. SUMMARY OF FIELDS OF STUDY
1. GOAL(S)See the department for a listing of their goal(s).
2. THE MAJOR(S)The College offers 6 majors. These are: 1) Elementary Education, 2) English as a Second Language (ESL), 3) Human Services, 4) Broadfield Natural Science, 5) Broadfield Social Science, 6) Special Education, 7) Dual (Elementary and Special Education).
The College does not offer a Secondary Education major as such. It does provide programs leading to licensure to teach at the secondary (6-12, 9-12, and K-12) levels. University of Wisconsin Oshkosh licenses teachers within the following areas: Adaptive Physical Education, African American Studies, Anthropology, Art, Bilingual Education: Hmong, Bilingual Education: Spanish, Biology, Chemistry, Coaching, Computer Science, Drama Education, Earth Science, Economics, English, English as a Second Language, French, Geography, German, Health, History, Journalism, Latin American Studies, Library Science, Mathematics, Music Education, Natural Science (Broadfield), Philosophy, Physical Education, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Religious Studies, Social Science (Broadfield), Sociology, Spanish, Speech Communications Education.
3. THE MINOR(S)The College offers 12 minors. Within the Education Major, these are: 1) Elementary Language Arts, 2) Elementary Social Science, 3) Elementary Science, 4) Library Science, 5) Reading, 6) English as a Second Language, 7) Bilingual Education Spanish, and 8) Bilingual Education Hmong.
A list of licensable minors including those offered by departments in the College of Letters and Science are available from Education Advisors in Dempsey 130.
4. PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION PROGRAMThe Professional Education Program has been designed to provide an undergraduate degree in four years, graduate credit and licensure in five. The program provides high performance standards, with strong liberal arts components, and professional education requirements including some graduate level studies, extensive field experience requirements, additional licensure alternatives, entrance (PPST), and exit testing, and post licensure follow-up.
Because of the calendar (14 weeks with 3-week interims and summer school options) there are varied plans available to students for gaining licensure. Among them are:
Many of the graduate credits necessary for licensure are applicable to one or more of the graduate programs in education at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. Consult your advisor(s) and the Graduate Bulletin.
Students who transfer to or re-enter the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh after July 1, l992 will be required to complete the licensure requirements of the Professional Education Program.
5. COOPERATIVE URBAN TEACHER EDUCATION PROGRAMCultural diversity is increasing in urban school districts, in the Fox Valley and throughout the country. Thus, the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh and Milwaukee Area Technical College have joined together to offer the Cooperative Urban Teacher Education Program to talented students who wish to become teachers. Black, Hispanic, American Indian and Asian students are especially encouraged to consider the cooperative program. Students of color who are eligible for admission to the general education program at MATC and want to become teachers may enroll.
The program offers students the opportunity to begin their college education in their own backyard. When students join the Cooperative Teacher Education Program, they enroll in the General Education Curriculum at MATC in liberal arts coursework, level 200 and above. Students may earn an Associate of Arts degree at MATC or may earn a minimum of 40 semester hours of credit to be eligible to enroll in upper-level courses at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh.
After completion of a minimum of 45 semester hours of credit at MATC, students then enroll at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. An additional two to three years of coursework is needed to complete the program, depending upon the students' class standing when they transferred to the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. Upon successful completion of the program, students receive a bachelor's degree in education. They also receive graduate credit and are eligible to apply for Wisconsin State Teacher Licensure.
Students who meet the requirements outlined below will be considered for admission to the College of Education and Human Services at University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. Admission to the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh does not guarantee admission to the Professional Education Program (PEP) in the College of Education and Human Services. There are a limited number of students admitted biannually. Direct questions to the Director of PEP, Nur/Ed 113.
The requirements are as follows:
Exceptions Policy - To be considered for the DPI allowable 10% exceptions, a student must meet all of the criteria listed: 1). Pass two parts of the test 2). Miss the third part by no more than three points 3). Take the part of the test not passed at least three times 4). Earn a 2.75 cumulative GPA To further appeal the Exceptions Policy for the PPST, contact Barbara Cook.Demonstrated proficiency in English, mathematics and communication skills
Benefits of the Cooperative Program include:
Continuous interaction with faculty, staff and students from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh and MATC regarding course selection and program requirements.
An opportunity to become familiar with the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh before enrolling in classes.
Guaranteed equal consideration into the College of Education and Human Services at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh upon successful completion of 40 semester hours of credit at MATC (as previously outlined).
For more information or to make arrangements for your visit, please contact the Admissions Office, Dempsey 135, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, Oshkosh WI 54901-8602 or call 920-424-0202.
IV. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS OF THE COLLEGEStudents seeking admission to the College of Education and Human Services must meet the minimum requirements as listed. Additional criteria for selecting students for various licensure programs may be required. Admission to the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh does not guarantee admission to the Professional Education Program (PEP) in the College of Education and Human Services. There are a limited number of students admitted biannually. Direct questions to the Director of PEP, Nur/Ed 113.
Any student, undergraduate or graduate, seeking admission to any program in the College of Education and Human Services, UW Oshkosh with a field experience component must submit a disclosure statement and a receipt for a criminal background check, with the application materials before being permitted to enter the field.
1. The Professional Education Program requires two admission processes. To be considered for each admission level students must complete the requirements as listed:
Make application for Admission I to the Office of Professional Education, Nur/Ed 113.
Application Timelines: September 15 and February 15.
Students interested in an internship, out of area student teaching, or overseas student teaching must meet the requirements listed below and complete a separate application. Out of Area Student Teaching is discouraged. For further information, please contact one of the staff in the Field Experience Office.
To be considered for these field experiences a student must:
a 3.25 professional grade point average a 3.10 major grade point average a 3.10 minor grade point average a 3.10 cumulative grade point average
Make application for Admission II to the Office of Professional Education, Nur/Ed 113.
2. Admission to the Practicum in Special EducationRequirements include:
Make application to the Special Education Department, Nur/Ed 405.
3. Admission to Clinical Experience (Elementary, Secondary, Special Education)The following are criteria for admission to Clinical Experience:
4. Admission to the Human Services ProgramStudents may be admitted into the Human Services program and the Intermediate Field Experience when the following requirements have been met:
Exceptions to the above admissions policy will be made on an individual basis by petition to and recommendation of the admissions committee.
5. Admission to Human Services Major Field ExperienceStudents will be admitted into the Human Services Major Field Experience under the following conditions:
18-203 Introduction to Human Services 18-310 Interpersonal Relations and Helping Professions 18-315 Value Development in Human Services 18-320 Human Behavior and the Human Services 18-325 Intermediate Field Experience in Human Services
18-340 Social Issues and Human Services
18-350 Task Group Strategies in Human Services
18-360 Program Planning and Evaluation
18-410 Laboratory in Human Services Strategies (may be concurrent)
18-415 Legal and Ethical Aspects in Human ServicesRecommendation by the Human Services Admissions Committee, independent of the course grades received by the applicant.
The Human Services GPA will be calculated on all credits attempted in courses identified by the program as applicable to the Human Services major. Exceptions to the above admissions policy will be made on an individual basis by petition to and recommendation of the admissions committee.
V. REQUIRED CORE COURSES
LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS - COLLEGE OF EDUCATION AND HUMAN SERVICES PROSPECTIVE GRADUATESLicensure to teach in the public schools in the State of Wisconsin requires the completion of the Bachelor of Science in Education degree or a Bachelor of Music Education or Bachelor of Fine Arts requirements, plus the program and licensure requirements of the College of Education and Human Services and the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.
Included in those requirements are:
All designated University General Education Requirements (GER) for a degree in the College of Education and Human Services must include the following:Communication
Some of the licensure programs require the completion of specific courses which meet a portion of the General Education Requirements, but for completion of other General Education Requirements, students must consult the list of approved General Education courses.
Additional licensure requirements include program specific coursework and assessment as determined by the Department of Public Instruction and the College of Education and Human Services.
HUMAN RELATIONS CODELicensure by the Department of Public Instruction also requires the completion of the Department of Public Instruction's Human Relations requirement. This requirement is fulfilled through undergraduate and graduate coursework and a field experience of direct involvement with approved community groups. The Field Experience Office of the College of Education and Human Services provides information and procedures for meeting these requirements as well as placement opportunities for the field experience. The Human Relations Code must be completed prior to Admission II.
STUDENT TEACHINGThe minimum amount of student teaching requires full-day, eighteen-week assignments in conformance with the school year calendar of the cooperating school.
LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS - ELEMENTARY EDUCATION
The Elementary Education curriculum may lead to licensure in several areas. Those areas include Preschool, Kindergarten through Grade 3; Preschool, Kindergarten through Grade 6; Grades 1-6; Grades 1-9; or Grades 5-9. Students seeking licensure in an area of Elementary Education and an area of Special Education should select the Dual (Elementary and Special Education) Major. For ESL and Elementary licensure see an Education Advisor in Dempsey 130.
Elementary Education students will also be licensed to teach in their minor(s) in accordance with the grade levels they have selected as their major; for example, a student seeking Elementary Education, grades 1-6, with a mathematics minor will also be licensed to teach mathematics through grade 6. Exceptions: Students seeking Elementary Education through Grade 9 will be licensed in their minor(s) through Grade 9 but only through Grade 8 in Elementary Education. Students seeking licensure in Preschool, Kindergarten through Grade 3, while required to complete a minor, will not be licensed in that minor. Students completing a minor in Library Science will be licensed in grades K-12 in that minor.
The curriculum for all areas of Elementary Education consists of several components which include the following:
Additional coursework is also required and varies in accordance with the grade levels of licensure sought. Those requirements include:
Secondary Education students must complete both an academic licensable major and a minor. Physical Education majors must select a minor other than Coaching. Art and Music majors are not required to complete a minor.
Factors to consider in selecting a minor are the student's aptitudes and interests. The job market is another worthwhile consideration. Students are required to discuss major/minor combinations with an advisor.
Students should not select a minor in one of the natural science areas (Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, Physics) unless they also complete a major in another science area. Students not meeting this criterion cannot be licensed to teach in the science minor area. (Exception: A Physics minor can be licensed with a Mathematics Major.) See an education advisor for more information.
1) A licensable major and minor
2) General Education courses to include
4) Specific graduate coursework
ADDITIONAL LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS - SECONDARY EDUCATIONStudents seeking 6-12 or 9-12 licensure must also complete:
Students seeking K-12 licensure must include:
Secondary education students must take specific courses required for licensure in accordance with their choice of major and minor. The following list indicates those courses as well as the areas and levels of licensure available.
Bilingual Education Spanish (6-12, 9-12, K-12): 17-358
Coaching Minor (K-12): none
Communication Major or Minor (Speech Communication Education: (6-12; 9-12): 96-441
Computer Science Minor (6-12; 9-12): 14-341
Foreign Language Major or Minor [French, German, Spanish] (6-12; 9-12; K-12): 14-347
Students may be licensed to teach Foreign Language in K-12 by completing the following additional courses: 13-330, and the choice of one of the following: 13-311, 15-305. Student teaching at the elementary level is also required.Geography Major or Minor (6-12; 9-12): 14-337, 14-338 (majors only), 26-104, 37-211, 50-314 or 51-150 , 57-341
Health Minor (6-12; 9-12); if combined with Physical Education, (K-12): 55-308
Journalism Minor (6-12; 9-12): 14-496
Library Science Minor (K-12): none
Music Education Major
Physical Education Major (K-12): 77-392
Psychology Minor (6-12; 9-12): 14-337
Religious Studies Minor (6-12; 9-12): 14-337
LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS - SPECIAL EDUCATIONThe Special Education curriculum may lead to licensure in four areas. Those areas include Learning Disabilities (LD); Emotional Disturbance (ED); Mental Retardation (MR)/Cognitively Disordered (CD); or Early Childhood: Exceptional Education Needs (EC:EEN). Students seeking licensure in one area of Special Education and one area of Elementary Education should select the Dual Major. Communicative Disorders is licensable at the K-12 level upon completion of the MS (Speech and Hearing Science) in the College of Letters and Science.
Learning Disabilities, Emotional Disturbance, and Mental Retardation/Cognitively Disordered all are available at the Kindergarten through Grade 9 level and also at the Grade 6-12 level. Any of the licensure areas can be combined to create multiple area or multiple level licensures.
Department of Special Education Student Achievement Goals
Upon completion of a Special Education major, undergraduate students will be able to demonstrate 1) adequacy in the knowledge base for effectively teaching and managing individuals with exceptional education needs. Further, undergraduate students will demonstrate effective teaching strategies, professional qualities, and classroom management skills for individuals with exceptional education needs in field placements. 2) Knowledge and application of basic competencies in: (1) philosophical, historical, and legal foundations of special education; (2) characteristics of learners with exceptional education needs; (3) assessment, diagnosis, and evaluation; (4) instructional content and practice; (5) planning and managing the teaching and learning environment; (6) managing student behavior and social interaction skills; (7) communication and collaborative partnerships; and (8) professionalism and ethical practices. 3) Competence in written and oral communication, using appropriate special education terminology and concepts.
The curriculum for all areas of Special Education consists of several components which include all requirements in General Education Requirements, Curriculum Core Courses, Additional licensure requirements. Additional coursework is also required and varies in accordance with the certification and the grade levels sought. Those requirements include:
All students seeking a license in any area of Special Education should meet with an advisor in the Academic Advisement Center, Dempsey 130, to obtain a complete requirements worksheet.
The curriculum for all areas of the Dual Major consists of several components which include all requirements listed in the section entitled "REQUIRED CORE COURSES".
Additional coursework is also required and varies with the areas of licensure: (PK-3 or 1-6) and (EC:EEN or LD K-9 or MR/CD K-9 or ED K-9).
1) specific coursework in health, humanities, human services and professional leadership, mathematics, music, natural sciences and biology, the social sciences and history;
2) specific coursework in art methods, elementary education, music methods, physical education methods reading education, special education;
3) specific graduate coursework;
4) student teaching at the appropriate levels and areas for the minimum of 18 weeks, full days.
All student in the Dual Major seek a license in one area of elementary education and one area of special education. All Dual Majors should see an Education advisor in the Academic Advisement Center, Dempsey 130, to obtain a complete requirements worksheet.
LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS - BACCALAUREATE DEGREE HOLDERSThe College of Education and Human Services offers opportunities for individuals with a non-teaching baccalaureate degree to become licensed to teach in any of the programs offered. Individuals who are already licensed to teach are also able to extend their licensure to include additional grade levels or a new major(s) or minor(s). (Contact the Curriculum and Instruction Department at 920-424-444).
In elementary and secondary education the student can complete this program at the undergraduate level. Students should contact an advisor at (920-424-1025 or 920-424-3234) for information about licensure. Students wishing to be licensed in Special Education must enroll in the graduate program. Where programs exist, the student should consider the advantages of completing a graduate program to meet the new educational standards. Contact the Graduate School Office, Dempsey 330, 920-424-1223, for information regarding the Special Education programs.
The case of each person seeking licensure in this context is usually unique and therefore the requirements to be met cannot be listed here. Students seeking licensure at the secondary level should apply for undergraduate admission to the University and furnish official undergraduate transcripts of all collegiate level work. Upon acceptance by the University, an evaluation of transcripts will be done. Students should then request a credit check from an advisor in Dempsey 130. When completed, a copy of the credit check is sent to the student indicating all requirements to be met. At this point a conference with an advisor in the Academic Advisement Office, Dempsey 130, to plan the student's program is suggested (920-424-1025 or 920-424-3234). For Special Education students, the credit check is done by the graduate coordinator in the Special Education Department and all advisement is handled by that department (920-424-3421). For graduate level elementary students, the credit check is done by the graduate coordinator in the Curriculum and Instruction Department and all advisement is handled by the department (920-424-4444).
VI. THE MAJOR(S), WITH EMPHASES AND/OR OPTIONS
1. ELEMENTARY EDUCATION MAJORSee Licensure Requirements
3. HUMAN SERVICES MAJORRecommended for students who are preparing for, or currently hold, positions in human service agencies and institutions.
Required Credits: 40 minimum
Other Requirements: 3 credits taken from an approved list of courses. See an academic advisor (Dempsey 130) for the options available.
4. BROADFIELD NATURAL SCIENCE MAJORRecommended for students who want broad exposure to the natural science field.
Required Credits: 60 minimum
Required Courses: 54 credits in science to include:
Electives: Sufficient to meet the Minimum Requirement.
All electives must be science courses.
Students can obtain licensure to teach Mathematics in grades 6-9 by completing the following courses:
Mathematics: 67-108, 67-110, 67-211, 67-413, 67-415; 4 credits from 67-317 and 67-349. For 67-108, 5 credits may be earned by examination Students whose high school backgrounds identify them as having advanced preparation in Mathematics will be given an opportunity to complete the 67-110 requirement by earning 2 credits by examination.
5. BROADFIELD SOCIAL SCIENCE MAJORRecommended for students who wish broad field social studies licensure to teach in grades 6-12 or 9-12 social studies fusion courses plus the minor area in a social science discipline.
Required Credits: 54 minimum
Option A - 56 credits minimum to include:History Minor - 24 credits
32 credits in social science which must include at least 6 credits from each of four of the following social science areas:
Option B - 54 credits minimum to include:A minor in one of the following social sciences:
Anthropology, Economics, Cultural Geography, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, or Sociology
History - 6 credits
26 credits which must include at least 6 credits from each of 3 of the following social sciences (not to include area chosen as minor):
Students can obtain licensure to teach Language Arts in grades 6-9 by completing the following courses:
Curriculum and Instruction 13-311 English 38-211, 38-212, 38-213, 38-214, 38-223 Reading 15-305 Speech 96-111 or 96-427
6. SPECIAL EDUCATION MAJORRecommended for students who wish to be a licensed to teach Special Education students: MR (CD), LD, ED, or EC:EEN.
Required Courses: See Licensure Requirements.
It is recommended that you work with an advisor throughout your entire program to assure proper sequencing of coursework.
7. DUAL (ELEMENTARY AND SPECIAL EDUCATION)See Licensure Requirements
VII. MINOR(S)All elementary and secondary education students except art and music are required to complete a licensable minor. A list of licensable minors is available from Education Advisors in Dempsey 130.
Specific minors offered by the College of Education and Human Services, available only to students majoring in education, are listed below.
1. ELEMENTARY LANGUAGE ARTSRecommended for students who wish to concentrate on the general area of communications. This minor can be taken only in combination with the major in Elementary Education.
Required Credits: 24 minimum
*required for PK-3, PK-6 licensure students
**required for 1-6, 1-8 licensure students
2. ELEMENTARY SOCIAL SCIENCERecommended for students who desire a strong social science background for teaching in elementary schools. This minor can be taken only in combination with the Major in Elementary Education.
Required Credits: 24 minimum
Electives: 6 credits from the following list of courses: 36-106, 36-206, 57-101, 57-102, 57-201, 57-202, 57-341, 57-385, 57-386, 57-388, 84-302, 84-330, 87-265, 92-339, 93-220, 94-135, 94-205, 94-315, 98-225, 98-357 or any course in Anthropology, International Studies, Political Science, Sociology.
3. ELEMENTARY SCIENCERecommended for students who desire a strong natural science background for teaching in elementary schools. This minor can be taken only in combination with the major in Elementary Education.
Required Credits: 22 minimum
In addition to the natural science courses required in their licensure program, students must select and complete a minimum of 22 credits from the following departments: Biology, Chemistry, Geography (Physical Geography courses only), Geology, and Physics/Astronomy. A minimum of three credits must be selected from each of the listed departments.
The following courses are suggested as being particularly appropriate for this minor. (Courses not listed may be chosen to meet the needs of individuals, with approval of the department chair.)
4. READINGRecommended for students who wish to strengthen their background in reading. This minor is not approved for licensure at the undergraduate level. See Graduate Bulletin.
Required Credits: 22 minimum
Other Requirements: 4 elective credits selected in consultation with Reading Advisor.
Special Prerequisites: Students must be in a Teacher Preparation Licensure Major Program.
Required Credits: 22 minimum
Noncredit cross-cultural experience.
Required Credits: 25 minimum
Noncredit cross-cultural experience Hmong.
Required Credits: 25 minimum
Noncredit cross-cultural experience Spanish.
Required Credits: 24 minimum
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Last Updated July 1, 1999