The Minor(s)

1. Elementary Language Arts

Recommended for students who wish to concentrate on the general area of language arts. This minor can be taken only in combination with the major in Elementary Education.

  • Required Units (crs.): 23 minimum
  • Required Core Courses: 14 units (crs.) from the following list of courses: Elementary Education 375, Reading Education 305, Reading Education 410; Educational Leadership 358 and Communication 267 or 447.
    Additional Core Requirements: 3 units (crs.) From Reading 420 or 440.
  • Electives: six units (crs.) Choose one course from two categories:
    • Educational Leadership 303.

    • Journalism 141, 221, 250.

    • Language-English 301, 383, 384.

    • Literature-English 218, 219, 220, 221, 222, 224.

    • Performance-Communication 265, 303, 318, 441; Theatre 389, 465.

2. 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 Units (crs.): 21 minimum
  • Additional Requirements: In addition to the natural science courses required in their licensure program, students must select and complete a minimum of 21 units (crs.) from the following departments: Biology, Chemistry, Geography (Physical Geography courses only), Geology, and Physics/Astronomy. A minimum of three units (crs.) must be selected from each of the listed departments.
  • Select from the following courses:
    • Biology 104, 105, 106, 230, 231.

    • Chemistry 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 106.

    • Geography 121, 122, 335, 342, 363, 364.

    • Geology 102 or 150, 109, 205, 328, 335, 360.

    • Physics/Astronomy 103, 104, 107, 108, 109, 110; Physical Science 101.

3. 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 Units (crs.): 24 minimum
  • Required Course:
    • History: History 341

  • Other Requirements:
    • 3 units (crs.) History 101, 102, 201, 202.

    • 6 units (crs.) Geography 111 or 316, 213 or 377, 311, 313, 314.

    • 6 units (crs.) Political Science-any Political Science course. Note: May not take both Political Science 105 and 175.

    • 3 units (crs.) in each of the following: Any Economics(SS)course-excluding Economics 427 and 428; Any Sociology course-excluding Sociology 281 and 446.

4. English As A Second Language (ESL)

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 or with licensure in Early Adolescence to Adolescence (age 10 to 21). ESL minors should also consider a Bilingual Education minor.

  • Required Units (crs.): 21 minimum
  • Required Courses:
    • Elem Ed/Sec Ed: Verified Language Learning Requirement or Elementary Education/Secondary Education 300.

    • Curriculum and Instruction: Elementary/Secondary Education 346, 348, 351, 352, and 353 or 377.

    • English 383.

  • Other Requirements:
    • 3 units (crs.) from the following list of courses: English 301, 341, 384, 452; Spanish 307.

    • 3 units (crs.) from the following list of courses: Anthropology 122, 232, 274, 312; Geography 111, 316; History 358, 382; International Studies 321; Political Science 304; Religious Studies 102; Spanish 334, 335.

    • Student teaching.

5. Bilingual Education Hmong 

Recommended for students who are fluent in English and Hmong 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 Middle Childhood to Early Adolescence (age 6 to 13), with licensure in Foreign Language Education. All other majors should see an Education Adviser regarding their eligibility for this minor. Fluency in Hmong and English is a prerequisite for this minor. See an Education Adviser for assistance.

  • Required Units (crs.): 24 minimum
  • Required Courses:
    • Elementary Education/Secondary Education 300

    • Elementary/ Secondary Education 346, 348, 349, 351, 352, 353

    • English 383

  • Other Requirements:
    • 3 units (crs.) from the following list of courses: English 301, 341, 384, 452; Spanish 307.

    • 3 units (crs.) from the following list of courses: Anthropology 122, 232, 274, 312; Geography 111, 316; History 358, 382; International Studies 321; Political Science 304; Religious Studies 102; Spanish 334, 335.

    • Student teaching.

6. Bilingual Education Spanish

Recommended for students who are fluent in Spanish and English and who desire a strong background in Bilingual Education for teaching in elementary or secondary schools. This minor can be taken only as a second minor if combined with a foreign language major, including ESL.

  • Required Units (crs.): 24 minimum
  • Required Courses:
    • Elementary Education/Secondary Education 300

    • Elementary/ Secondary Education 346, 348, 349, 351, 352, 377

    • English 383

  • Other Requirements:
    • 3 units (crs.) from the following list of courses: English 301, 341, 384, 452; Spanish 307.

    • 3 units (crs.) from the following list of courses: Anthropology 122, 232, 274, 312; Geography 111, 316; History 358, 382; International Studies 321; Political Science 304; Religious Studies 102; Spanish 334, 335.

    • Student teaching.

7. Library Science

Recommended for students who wish to be licensed to work in a school library/media program. 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 Units (crs.): 24 minimum
  • Required Courses:
    • Library Science: Educational Leadership 302, 303, 304, 317, 321, 325, 329, 334

    • Curriculum and Instruction: Elementary Education 453 or Secondary Education 453.

8. Elementary Reading

  • Required Units (crs.): 22 minimum
  • Required Courses:
    • Reading: 305, 410, 420, 440, 453, 462

    • Electives 6 units (crs.): Choose two courses from the following list:

    • Educational Leadership 303, 304

    • Elementary Education 375, 348, 351, 352

Note: All courses require Admission I except Elementary Education 348 and 352.

    All College of Education and Human Services majors should review and utilize the appropriate planning sheet(s), which can be obtained from the Undergraduate Advising Resource Center (UARC) in Dempsey 130 or visit the UARC web site at www.uwosh.edu/advising.

9. School Health Education Minor

Recommended for students who are interested in teaching health.

  • Required Units (crs.): 23 minimum
  • Required Courses:
    • Biology 211;

    • Kinesiology 104 (or equivalent);

    • Health Education 106, 211, 240, 305, 308, 420

  • Electives: A minimum two units (crs.) to meet the Minimum Requirement to be selected from these studies:
    • Health Education 250, 310, 315, 403, 410, 440, 442, 446, 456

10. Adapted Physical Education Minor and Certification (#860 License)

This licensure is recommended for students who are interested in teaching physical education to special education students in the schools in conjunction with a Physical Education PreK-12 Teacher Preparation Emphasis. It is a licensure which may be obtained only in conjunction with a Physical Education PreK-12 Teacher Preparation Emphasis.

      • Required Units (crs.): 25 minimum
      • Required Courses:
        • Physical Education 373, 374, 375, 376, 380, 422, 424, 482

        • Special Education 352/552; 381/581

      Comment:

      Five of the above credits are already required in the Physical Education PreK-12 Teacher Preparation Emphasis.

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