You are here: Home / Bulletins / 2015-2017 / Departments and Majors / Education and Human Services, College of / Summary of Fields of Study

Summary of Fields of Study

1. Goal(s)

  • See individual departments for a listing of their goals.

2. The Majors

  • The College offers nine majors. These are: 1) Elementary Education: Early Childhood to Middle Childhood (birth to age 11) and Middle Childhood to Early Adolescence (age 6 to approx. 12-13), 2) Special Education Cross Categorical (Cognitive Disabilities [CD], Emotional/Behavioral Disorders [ED], and Learning Disorders [LD]), 3) Dual: Regular Education Early Childhood-Middle Childhood (birth to age 11), and Early Childhood Special Education (birth to age 8), 4) Dual: Regular Education Middle Childhood to Early Adolescence (6 to13) and Special Education Cross Categorical (CD, ED, LD), 5) Broadfield Social Science, 6) Broadfield Natural Science, 7) English as a Second Language (ESL), 8) Human Services Leadership, (9) Physical Education.

  • The College does not offer a Secondary Education major as such. It does provide programs leading to licensure to teach at the Early Adolescence to Adolescence (age 10 to 21) and Early Childhood to Adolescence (birth to age 21) levels. The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh offers programs for teacher licensure within the following areas: Adapted Physical Education (minor), Art (major), Bilingual Education: Hmong (minor), Bilingual Education: Spanish (minor), Biology (major/minor), Chemistry (major/minor), Computer Science (minor), Earth Science (major/minor), Economics (minor), English (major/minor), English as a Second Language (major/minor), Environmental Studies (minor), French (major/minor), Geography (major/minor), German (major/minor), School Health Education (minor), History (major/minor), Journalism (minor), Mathematics (major/minor), Music Education (major), Natural Science-Broadfield (major), Physical Education (major), Physics (major/minor), Political Science (minor), Psychology (minor), Social Science-Broadfield (major), Sociology (minor), Spanish (major/minor), Speech Communication Education (major/minor), Theatre Education (minor).

3. The Minors

  • The College offers 9 minors in Elementary Education: Early Childhood to Middle Childhood (birth to age 11) and Middle Childhood to Early Adolescent (age 6 to approx. 12-13). They are: 1) Language Arts, 2) Science, 3) Social Science, 4) English as a Second Language, 5) Bilingual Education Hmong, 6) Bilingual Education Spanish, 7) Reading, 8) School Health Education and 9) Adapted Physical Education.

  • Licensable minors in Elementary Education: Early Childhood to Middle Childhood (birth to age 11) and Middle Childhood to Early Adolescence (age 6 to approx. 12-13) offered by departments in the College of Letters and Science are as follows: Environmental Studies, French, Geography, German, School Health Education, History, Mathematics, Sociology, Spanish and Speech Communication-Elementary Education Emphasis or Education Emphasis.

4. Professional Education Program

  • The Professional Education Program has been designed to provide Bachelor's Degree and licensure in four and one half to five years. The program provides high performance standards, with strong liberal arts components, and professional education requirements including extensive field experience requirements, and post licensure follow-up.

  • The academic calendar consists of 14 week terms with 3-week interims and summer school options. This provides opportunities for students to complete an undergraduate degree and licensure through varied plans.

  • The program provides undergraduate majors for Regular Education: Early Childhood to Middle Childhood (birth to age 11), Middle Childhood to Early Adolescence (age 6 to approx. 12-13), Early Adolescence to Adolescence (age 10 to 21), or Early Childhood to Adolescence (birth to age 21); for Special Education: Middle Childhood to Early Adolescence (age 6 to approx. 12-13), Early Adolescence to Adolescence (age 10 to 21), or Middle Childhood to Adolescence (age 6 to 21); for Regular and Special Education Dual: Early Childhood to Middle Childhood with Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) or Middle Childhood to Early Adolescence (age 6 to approx. 12-13) with Special Education Cross Categorical (CD, ED, LD).

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 term hours of unit (cr.) to be eligible to enroll in upper-level courses at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh.

  • After completion of a minimum of 45 term hours of unit (cr.) 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 of Science Degree in Education and are eligible to apply for Wisconsin State Teacher Licensure.

  • Students who meet the requirements outlined in section four. Admission/Graduation Requirements, will be considered for admission to the College of Education and Human Services at the 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.

  • 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 term hours of unit (cr.) 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.

6. Articulation Agreement between COEHS Human Services Leadership Program and Fox Valley Technical College

  • Students who complete an associate degree in Alcohol or Other Drug Abuse at Fox Valley Technical College may transfer credits toward a BS degree in Human Services Leadership. For further information, please contact a human services leadership adviser in the Undergraduate Advising Resource Center, Dempsey 130, (920) 424-1268.

7. Articulation Agreement Between COEHS Early Childhood Education Program and Wisconsin Technical College System

  • WTCS students who successfully complete an Associate of Applied Science degree after July 1, 2001 in Early Childhood Education (WTCS statewide core curriculum) wishing to transfer to the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh will be awarded credits toward a BSE degree in Elementary Education (certification in Early Childhood to Middle Childhood). For further information, please contact an education adviser in the Undergraduate Advising Resource Center, Student Success Center, Suite 202, (920) 424-1268.

8.  Articulation Agreement Between COEHS Special Education Program and Wisconsin Technical College System

Document Actions

The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh — Where Excellence and Opportunity Meet.