Secondary Education

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Secondary Education

Early Adolescence through Adolescence (EA-A) in Mathematics, Broadfield Science, Broadfield Social Studies and English 

Age 10-21


Early Childhood through Adolescence (EC-A) in Art, ESL, Foreign Languages, Music or Physical Education

Birth–Age 21A female student teacher teaching music to young male students in a classroom

The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh's Secondary Education Program prepares undergraduate students to teach in specific subject areas in middle schools and high schools (age 10–21). Certain majors — art education, ESL, foreign languages, music education and physical education — lead to licensure in the age range of birth to age 21.

Graduates of the College of Education and Human Services' teacher education programs have a strong liberal arts background, a thorough grounding in their content area, and a comprehensive understanding of the art and science of teaching.

Completion of this program result in a Bachelor of Science in Education, with two exceptions. The art education major leads to a Bachelor of Fine Arts and the music education major leads to a Bachelor of Music Education.

Degree Planning Sheet

Students are guided throughout their program by a planning sheet specific to their major and minor. COEHS planning sheets can be found on the Undergraduate Advising Resource Center (UARC) website.

Subject Area Majors and Minors

A minor is not required; a licensable minor is highly recommended for certain majors.

EA - A Minor Major 
Bilingual Education — Hmong  x
Bilingual Education — Spanish  x
Biology  x x
Chemistry x x
Computer Science x
Earth Science  x x
Economics x
English x x
English as a Second Language x
Environmental Studies x
French x
Geography x x
German x
Health x
History x x
Journalism x
Mathematics x x
Natural Science- broadfield (Includes biology, chemistry, earth science and physics)   x
Physics x x
Political Science x
Psychology x
Social Science- broadfield (Includes economics, geography, history, political science, psychology and sociology)  x
Sociology x
Spanish x
Speech Communication x x
Theatre Education x


EC - A Minor Major 
Adapted Physical Education  x
Art Education (Bachelor of Fine Arts)  x
English as a Second Language (ESL)  x
French x
German x
Music Education (Bachelor of Music Education)                                                                                               x
Emphasis in choral, general or instrumental x
Physical Education x
Spanish x


Praxis II Content Test

Note: See Praxis II for a complete listing of Praxis II Tests and important information.

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