UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN OSHKOSH

Education and Human Services Majors and Emphases


Donald W. Mocker, Dean
Office: Nursing/Education 113
Telephone: 920-424-3322

Carmen I. Coballes-Vega, Associate Dean
Office: Nursing/Education 113
Telephone: 920-424-3324

Barbara J. Cook, Director
Professional Education Program
Office: Nursing/Education 113
Telephone: 920-424-0115

Department Chairpersons

Margaret J. Olson, Counselor Education
Telephone: 920-424-1475
Jean I. Erdman, Curriculum and Instruction
Telephone: 920-424-4444
Joan S. Timm, Educational Foundations
Telephone: 920-424-1490
Scherie Lampe, Human Services and Professional Leadership
Telephone: 920-424-1490
Judy C. Lambert, Reading Education
Telephone: 920-424-4444
Craig R. Fiedler, Special Education
Telephone: 920-424-3421

Service Center Directors

Byron Malsin, Center for Career Development and Employability Training
Telephone: 920-424-3034
Director, Educational Service Center
Telephone: 920-424-1032
Polly Montgomery, Fox Valley Writing Project
Telephone: 920-424-3325
Nancy Samida, Head Start Project
Telephone: 920-424-2166
William Kitz, Project Success
Telephone: 920-424-1033
Victoria Haydock, Reading Study Center
Telephone: 920-424-1031
Peg Hamblin, Special Education Instructional Materials Center
Telephone: 920-424-3418
Penny Reed, Wisconsin Assistive Technology Initiative
Telephone: 920-424-2251

PHILOSOPHY OF THE COLLEGE

The 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. FACULTY

Adams, 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. DEGREES

Undergraduate: 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 PROGRAM

The 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:

  1. An undergraduate degree with licensure and graduate credits in five years.
  2. An undergraduate degree, with extra semester credits and a summer session, earning licensure and graduate credits in 4-1/2 years.
The program provides undergraduate degrees for elementary (PK-3, PK-6, 1-6, 1-9, 5-9), secondary (6-12, 9-12, PK-12), special education (PK-9, PK-12), elementary and special dual (Elementary PK-3 with EC: EEN or Elementary 1-6 with LD or CD or ED). Licensure in these areas is earned, usually in one more year, upon completion of Admission II program requirements, student teaching, and required graduate coursework. Studentsmay elect to graduate prior to Amission II or to graduate upon completion of all licensure requirements:

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 PROGRAM

Cultural 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:

  1. Application for admission and supporting documentation
  2. Completion of a minimum of 40 semester hours of 200-level courses approved as meeting the course requirements for pre-education at MATC and a cumulative grade point average of 2.75 or above
  3. Letter providing a rationale for the selection of a career in education
  4. Two letters of recommendation (non-family), including one from a teacher
  5. Passing scores on the Pre-Professional Skills Test (PPST)
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
  • Disclosure Statement regarding criminal history
  • Receipt permitting criminal background check
  • 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 COLLEGE

    Students 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:

    ADMISSION I - Admission to the College of Education

    • Current enrollment in 13/14-201 or sophomore practicum at time of application.
    • Enrollment in coursework at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh or University of Wisconsin Colleges during the semester in which application is made.
    • Licensure areas declared
    • Application Form for Admission I
    • Professional Statement
    • Two recommendations (teacher and other)
    • Speech and Listening competencies (96-111 Fundamentals of Speech with a grade of "C" or better)
    • Passing scores on PreProfessional Skills Test (PPST)
    Pass Scores PPST Reading - 175 Mathematics - 173 Writing - 174
    CBT Reading - 322 Mathematics - 318 Writing - 320
    • 2.75 GPA on 40 credits or more
    • Disclosure Statement regarding criminal history
    • Receipt permitting criminal background check

    Make application for Admission I to the Office of Professional Education, Nur/Ed 113.

    Application Timelines: September 15 and February 15.

    ADMISSION II - Admission to student teaching and graduate courses

    • Completion of all undergraduate course work
    • Satisfactory completion of clinical experiences
    • 3.00 GPA required in major, minor, professional and cumulative
    • Satisfactory completion of the human relations requirement.
    Internships/Out of Area/Overseas Student Teaching

    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:

    • be enrolled in or have completed all undergraduate course work prior to student teaching and have a positive clinical experience recommendation without any noted deficiencies.
    • Earn
    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 Education

    Requirements include:

    • Completion of 45 semester credits
    • A GPA of 2.75 on all courses attempted at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh and other college level institutions. Depending upon semester enrollments and program resources, not all students who seek admission to the Practicum in Special Education will necessarily be admitted, even when minimum criteria are met.
    • Completion of 12-235, 38-101, 67-110, and 96-111.

    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:

    • Completion of 12-235 and 12-380. Elementary/Secondary Education/K-12 majors must also complete 13-201 or 14-201.
    • Admission I to the Professional Education Program
    • A TB test within one year prior to the beginning of the clinical experience

    4. Admission to the Human Services Program

    Students may be admitted into the Human Services program and the Intermediate Field Experience when the following requirements have been met:

    • Major GPA of 2.75
    • Cumulative GPA of 2.50 and 60 credits earned
    • Completion of a minimum of three courses in the Human Services major, two of which must be: 18-203 Introduction to Human Services and 18-310 Interpersonal Relations in the Helping Professions
    • Recommendation by the Human Services Admissions Committee, independent of the course grades received by the applicant
    Applications will be reviewed and acted on by the Human Services Admissions Committee in March and October.

    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 Experience

    Students will be admitted into the Human Services Major Field Experience under the following conditions:

    • Cumulative GPA of 2.75
    • Human Services major GPA of 3.00
    • Completion of the following courses:
    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 Services
    Recommendation by the Human Services Admissions Committee, independent of the course grades received by the applicant.

    Comment:

    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 GRADUATES

    Licensure 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

    • 96-111 Fundamentals of Speech Communication 3 cr.
    English

    • 38-101 College English I 3 cr. OR
    • 38-110 Honors: Composition 3 cr. OR
    • 38-111 Critical Reading and Writing 3 cr.
    • 38-202 College English II 3 cr. OR
    • 38-302 Advanced Composition the Humanities 3 cr. OR
    • 38-307 Language and Rhetoric 3 cr. OR
    • 38-316 Advanced Composition for the Social Sciences 3 cr. OR
    • 38-318 Advanced Composition for the Sciences 3 cr. OR
    • 38-321 Composition/Elementary and Special Education 3 cr.
    Non-Western Culture

    Physical Education

    • 77-105 Active Lifestyle 2 cr.
    Political Science

    • 84-175 National, State and Local Government in the United States 3 cr.

    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.

    Curriculum Core Courses which consist of the following undergraduate and graduate course work:

    Educational Foundations

    • 12-235 Child and Adolescent Development 3 cr.
    • 12-380 Educational Psychology 3 cr.
    • 12-412 Teaching as a Profession: Legal and Ethical Aspects 3 cr.
    Professional Leadership

    • 17-205 Introduction to Microcomputers in Education 1 cr. (or test-out option)
    • 17-325 Instructional Technology 3 cr.
    Special Education

    • 16-352 Children and Youth with Disabilities 3 cr.
    Educational Foundations

    • 12-703 Philosophical/Social/Historical Foundations 3 cr.
    • 12-706 Multicultural Education 3 cr.

    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 CODE

    Licensure 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 TEACHING

    The 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:

    1. all requirements listed in General Education Requirements, Curriculum Core Courses, Additional licensure requirements.
    2. a minor in a licensable academic area of study; students seeking licensure in grades 5-9 are required to complete two minors.

    Additional coursework is also required and varies in accordance with the grade levels of licensure sought. Those requirements include:

    1. specific coursework in health, humanities, library science, 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 for the minimum of 18 weeks, full days.
    All students seeking a license in any area of Elementary Education should meet with an advisor in the Academic Advisement Center, Dempsey 130, to obtain a complete requirements worksheet and the listing of approved licensable minors.

    LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS - SECONDARY EDUCATION

    The curriculum in Secondary Education may lead to licensure to teach in specific subject areas in grades 6-12, 9-12, or Preschool Kindergarten-12. While most academic majors lead to licensure to teach in grades 6-12 or 9-12, the following majors provide licensure in grades PK-12: Art, Music, Physical Education. Foreign Language (French, German, and Spanish) licensure is available at the 6-12, 9-12, or PK-12 levels.

    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.

    In addition to all requirements in General Education Requirements, Curriculum Core Courses, Additional Licensure Requirements, students seeking 6-12, 9-12 or K-12 licensure must also complete:

    1) A licensable major and minor

    2) General Education courses to include

    • Art, Music or Drama: course from General Education Humanities list
    • Biology: course from General Education Natural Science list
    • History: 57-102 or 57-201 or 57-202
    • Literature: from General Education Humanities list
    • Mathematics: 3 credits from 67-102, 67-103, 67-107 or exemption
    • Natural Science: (not Biology) from General Education list
    • Philosophy: 76-105 or 76-109
    3) Education: 14-201, 14-402, 14-732, 15-435, 15-440, (English majors and minors and K-12 Art, Music, Physical Education Majors are not required to complete 15-435.)

    4) Specific graduate coursework

    ADDITIONAL LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS - SECONDARY EDUCATION

    Students 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.

    African-American Studies Minor (6-12; 9-12): 14-337, 26-104, 57-341

    Anthropology Minor (6-12; 9-12): 14-337, 26-104, 37-211 or 50-314 or 51-150, 57-341

    Art Major (K-12): 22-354, 22-356

    Bilingual Education Hmong (6-12, 9-12, K-12): 11-421, 17-358

    Bilingual Education Spanish (6-12, 9-12, K-12): 17-358

    Biology Major or Minor (6-12; 9-12): 14-339, 14-340 (majors only), 26-104, 37-211, 50-314 or 51-150

    Broad Field Natural Science Major (6-12; 9-12) 14-339, 14-340, 26-104, 37-211, 50-314 or 51-150

    Broad Field Social Science Major (6-12; 9-12): 14-337, 14-338, 26-104, 37-211, 50-314 or 51-150 , 57-341

    Chemistry Major or Minor (6-12; 9-12): 14-339, 14-340 (majors only), 26-104, 37-211, 50-314 or 51-150

    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

    Earth Science Major or Minor (6-12; 9-12): 14-339, 14-340 (majors only), 26-104, 50-314 or 51-150

    Economics Minor (6-12; 9-12): 14-337, 26-104, 37-211, 50-314 or 51-150, 57-341

    English Major or Minor (6-12; 9-12): 14-335, 14-336 (majors only)

    English as a Second Language (6-12; 9-12; K-12): 11-421, 17-358

    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

    History Major or Minor (6-12; 9-12) 14-337, 14-338 (majors only), 26-104, 37-211, 50-314 or 51-150, 57-341

    Journalism Minor (6-12; 9-12): 14-496

    Latin American Studies Minor (6-12; 9-12): 14-337, 26-104, 50-314 or 51-150, 57-341

    Library Science Minor (K-12): none

    Mathematics Major or Minor (6-12; 9-12): 14-341, 14-342 (majors only)

    Music Education Major

    Philosophy Minor (6-12; 9-12): 14-335

    Physical Education Major (K-12): 77-392

    Physics Major or Minor (6-12; 9-12): 14-339, 14-340 (majors only), 26-104, 50-314 or 51-150

    Political Science Minor (6-12; 9-12): 14-337, 26-104, 50-314 or 51-150, 57-341

    Psychology Minor (6-12; 9-12): 14-337

    Religious Studies Minor (6-12; 9-12): 14-337

    Sociology Minor (6-12; 9-12): 14-337, 26-104, 50-314 or 51-150, 57-341

    LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS - SPECIAL EDUCATION

    The 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:

    1. specific coursework in health, humanities, mathematics, music, natural sciences, social sciences and history, and biology;
    2. specific education coursework in elementary education, reading education, special education;
    3. specific graduate coursework;
    4. student teaching at the appropriate levels for the minimum of 18 weeks, full days.

    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.

    LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS - DUAL (ELEMENTARY AND SPECIAL EDUCATION)

    The Dual Major leads to licensure in one area only of elementary education and one area only of special education: Preschool-Kindergarten-3 with Early Childhood; Exceptional Educational Needs (EC:EEN) or Elementary 1-6 with Emotional Disturbance Kindergarten-9 (ED K-9) or Mental Retardation/Cognitive Disabilities or Kindergarten-9 (MR/CD K-9) or Learning Disabilities, Kindergarten-9 (LD K-9). Students in the Dual Major do not take an academically oriented minor.

    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 HOLDERS

    The 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 MAJOR

    See Licensure Requirements

    2. ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE (ESL) MAJOR

    Contact Academic Advisement (920-424-1025) for information about a major in ESL.

    3. HUMAN SERVICES MAJOR

    Recommended for students who are preparing for, or currently hold, positions in human service agencies and institutions.

    Required Credits: 40 minimum

    Required Courses:

    In addition to the regular day classes, most major coursework is offered periodically during the evening.

    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 MAJOR

    Recommended for students who want broad exposure to the natural science field.

    Required Credits: 60 minimum

    Required Courses: 54 credits in science to include:

    • A minor in one of the following areas of science: Biology (25 cr.), Chemistry (23 cr.), Earth Science (24 cr.), or Physics (25 cr.).
    A minimum of 14 credits in one of the above science areas which has not been selected for the minor and a minimum of 8 credits in each of the two remaining science areas. See the academic advisors for lists of those courses approved for meeting the 14-credit and 8-credit requirements.

    A minimum of 6 credits of Mathematics at the level of 67-103 and 67-104 or above.

    Electives: Sufficient to meet the Minimum Requirement.

    All electives must be science courses.

    Comment:

    Students can obtain licensure to teach Mathematics in grades 6-9 by completing the following courses:
    Curriculum and Instruction: 13-384 or 14-341
    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 MAJOR

    Recommended 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

    Required Courses:

    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:

    Anthropology, Economics, Cultural Geography, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, or International Studies courses (59-205, 59-206, 59-308, 59-341, or 59-399) 2 cr.

    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):

    Anthropology, Economics, Cultural Geography, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, or International Studies courses (59-205, 59-206, 59-308, 59-341, or 59-399) 26 cr.

    Comment:

    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 MAJOR

    Recommended 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.

    Comment:

    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 ARTS

    Recommended 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 Courses: 18 credits from the following list of courses: 13-375, 15-305, 96-389, 96-447; *15-420 OR **15-440; *17-486 OR **17-303.

    Electives: 6 credits from the following list of courses: 15-410, 15-420, 22-348, 38-219, 38-320, 38-224, 38-247, 38-301, 38-383, 17-303, 17-358, 17-486, 96-265, 96-465

    *required for PK-3, PK-6 licensure students

    **required for 1-6, 1-8 licensure students

    NOTE:

    • Inclusion of 15-410, 15-420 and 15-440 is in response to suggestions by Reading Educaiton Department.
    • Minor courses that will double count against the major include 15-305 and 15-420 or 15-440.
    • Inclusion of 38-xxx is in response to suggestions from the English Department.
    • Inclusion of 17-xxx is in response to suggestions from Human Services and Professional Leadership Department.
    • Minor courses that will double count against General Education 3 credit literature requirement include 38-219, 38-220, and 38-247.

    2. ELEMENTARY SOCIAL SCIENCE

    Recommended 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

    Requirements:

    • 3 credits in each of the following: Economics, Interdisciplinary Studies, Political Science, Sociology
    • 6 credits from the following list of courses: 50-213, 50-313, 50-314, 50-317, 50-324.

    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 SCIENCE

    Recommended 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. READING

    Recommended 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

    Required Courses:

    Other Requirements: 4 elective credits selected in consultation with Reading Advisor.

    Special Prerequisites: Students must be in a Teacher Preparation Licensure Major Program.

    5. ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE

    Recommended for students who desire strong English as a Second Language background for teaching in elementary or secondary schools. This minor can be taken only in combination with the Major in Elementary Education, with licensure in 6-12 secondary education, with licensure in Foreign Language Education. All other majors should see an Education Advisor regarding their eligibility for this minor. Four university semesters of a foreign language are required as a prerequisite. See an Education Advisor for assistance.

    Required Credits: 22 minimum

    Required Courses:

    Other Requirements: 3 credits from the following list of courses: 38-320, 38-341, 38-384/584, 49-307, 96-259.

    3 credits from the following list of courses: 21-122, 21-312, 21-232, 21-324, 49-335, 57-382, 59-321, 96-318.

    Noncredit cross-cultural experience.

    6. BILINGUAL EDUCATION HMONG

    Recommended for students who are fluent who desire a strong background in Bilingual Education for teaching in elementary or secondary schools. This minor can be taken only in combination with the Major in Elementary Education, with licensure in 6-12 secondary education, with licensure in Foreign Language Education. All other majors should see an Education Advisor regarding their eligibility for this minor. Fluency in Hmong is a prerequisite for this minor. See an Education Advisor for assistance.

    Required Credits: 25 minimum

    Required Courses:

    Other Requirements: 3 credits from the following list of courses: 38-320, 38-341, 38-384/584.

    3 credits from the following list of courses: 21-122, 21-232, 57-358, 96-318.

    Noncredit cross-cultural experience Hmong.

    7. BILINGUAL EDUCATION SPANISH

    Recommended for students who are fluent in Spanish and who desire a strong background in Bilingual Education for teaching in elementary or secondary schools. This minor can be taken only in combination with the Major in Elementary Education, with licensure in 6-12 secondary education, with licensure in Foreign Language Education. All other majors should see an Education Advisor regarding their eligibility for this minor. Fluency in Spanish is a prerequisite for this minor. See an Education Advisor for assistance.

    Required Credits: 25 minimum

    Required Courses:

    Other Requirements: 3 credits from the following list of courses: 38-320, 38-341, 38-384/584, 49-307.

    3 credits from the following list of courses: 21-122, 21-232, 21-324, 57-382, 59-321, 96-318.

    Noncredit cross-cultural experience Spanish.

    8. LIBRARY SCIENCE

    Recommended for students who wish to be licensed to work in a school library/media program. This minor can be taken only in combination with the major in Elementary Education or an academic major in Secondary Education. Completion of this minor and appropriate student teaching experience will license the student as Initial Instructional Library Media Specialist (901). This is a five year non-renewable license. Information on requirements for additional licensure may be obtained from the Department Chairperson.

    Required Credits: 24 minimum

    Required Courses:

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