Teacher Education

UW-PARKSIDE 2019-21 CATALOG
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College:
Social Sciences and Professional Studies

Degree and Program Offered:
Bachelor of Science

Major - Early Childhood Education
Major - Elementary Education
Major - Secondary Education
Major - Special Education
Minor - English as a Second Language
 

Wisconsin Licensure Programs Offered:
Bilingual Education (Supplemental, at the same level you are earning or have earned)
Early Adolescence-Adolescence (EA-A, ages 10-21, grades 6-12)
Early Childhood (EC, age birth – 8, grades K-3)
Early Childhood – Adolescence (EC-A, ages birth -21, grades K-12)
English as a Second Language (Supplemental, at the same level you are earning or have earned)
Middle Childhood – Early Adolescence (MC-EA, ages 6-12, grades 1-8)
Special Education (MC-EA, ages 6-12, grades 1-8; or EA-A, ages 10-21, grades 6-12)

Student Organizations/Clubs:
Aspiring Educators

Career Possibilities:
Career opportunities for students who complete a teacher education program and are endorsed for licensure include teacher and graduate school.  Other opportunities that may be available include principal, educational specialists, school district administrator, superintendent, director of instruction, instructional program coordinator, non-instructional coordinator, educational researcher, or higher education faculty in the field of education.

Program Overview

The teacher education program at UW-Parkside is based on a number of key goals. Three of the most important define the mission and vision for what is recognized as a regional and national model for developing knowledgeable, responsive, and professional educators:

  • Construct an innovative system of career-long educator development
  • Meet the needs of regional school districts
  • Respond to the changing demands of the profession

The program prepares effective educators who understand the challenges of today's classrooms and are able to work toward making the most of tomorrow's opportunities.

Program-Level Outcomes

The following outcomes have been identified as points of assessment of student knowledge, skills, and dispositions:

  1. Competent Professionals
    The student demonstrates:
    • Subject specific knowledge;
    • Pedagogical and practical culturally responsive knowledge;
    • Ability to use technology in teaching and learning;
    • Ability to teach in a multicultural and multilingual society;
    • Ethical practice.
       
  2. Reflective Practitioners
    The student demonstrates:
    • Intellectual engagement and actively pursues personal and professional lifelong learning;
    • Practice related to data-driven decision making;
    • Engagement in self-assessment.
       
  3. Engaged Collaborative Professionals
    • Approved e-Portfolio Review, Praxis II, and admission to Residency Engagement in collaborative efforts to advance teaching and learning;
    • Communication and advocacy for children, families and communities;
    • Equitable access by engaging all learners with meaningful learning opportunities;
    • Persistence in developing innovative practices.
       
  4. Responsive Practitioners
    The student candidate demonstrates:
    • An awareness of the sociocultural forces that impact the in-school and out-of-school lives;
    • An ability to value and teach about diversity, inclusivity, and equity;
    • Growth toward cultural competency and culturally responsive teaching;
    • Strength-based approaches to engaging PK-12 students.
       

Licensure Programs

The teacher education program is approved by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. The program offers pathways leading to provisional teacher licensure by completing the following requirements*:
 

Teaching License Education Major Content Major** Minor
Bilingual (add-on to primary license) N/A N/A  
Early Childhood (ages birth-8, grade K-3) Early Childhood Education, BS N/A N/A
Elementary (ages 6-12/13, grade 1-8) Elementary Education, BS N/A Required for licensure, see advisor for more information
Music Education (All ages, grade K-12) N/A Music, BA with a concentration in Music Education N/A
Secondary (ages 10-21, grade 6-12) Secondary Education, BS

Biological Sciences, BS
Chemistry, BS
Geoscience, BS
English, BA
Geography, BA
History, BA
Mathematics, BS
Political Science, BA

Sociology, BA
N/A
English as a Second Language (add-on to primary license) N/A N/A ESL minor required for initial licensure
Cross Categorical Special Education (ages 6-12/13, grade 1-8; OR ages 10-21, grade 6-12) Special Education, BS N/A N/A

*Due to changes in state requirements this list may change at any time. 
** See University policy on earning Dual Bachelor’s degrees in the catalog.

Exploring Teacher Education

The program offers two one-credit introductory courses (EDU 100 and EDU 200) that explore many facets of the institution that we call a school. Both courses are offered before students apply for admission to the licensure program and offer the opportunity to determine if the field of education is their desired path.

EDU 100 is designed for students to explore the profession of teaching and learning. Throughout this course, students will have multiple opportunities to engage with peers, faculty, and K-12 grade teachers as they begin to participate in a way of life that is associated with public service. EDU 200 is designed for students to begin to explore how family and community factors impact learning in and outside of schools.

Criminal Background Check

All students enrolling in courses that require clinical field experience hours at a K-12 school are required to successfully pass a criminal background check.  Students are responsible for all fees.  Criminal background checks are valid for two years or prior to enrolling in student teaching whichever comes first.

The Criminal Background Check (CBC) must be completed by the student by the second Friday of the semester the student is enrolled in their first EDU clinical course or the student will be administratively dropped from the course.  The Clinical Coordinator will email all required forms and/or instructions to the students enrolled in the course one week prior to the beginning of the course.  The email will contain the required procedure for completing the CBC.  (Students concurrently enrolled in EDU 100 and 200 only need to submit one CBC for the semester.)

Students completing the CBC or Self-Disclosure Form must answer all questions truthfully and honestly.  Falsification, omission and misrepresentation on either of the forms may constitute grounds for denying admission to the program, program progression (dismissal) or admission to Student Teaching. 

A “passed” background check is:

  • A criminal background check response that has no records
  • A criminal background check that includes records that are not automatic denials by the Department of Public Instruction (see below)
  • A criminal background check that includes records, but, after further review are not deemed to meet the definition of immoral conduct (see below)

The existence of a criminal charge and/or record (misdemeanor or felony) does not automatically preclude candidates from admission to the program, program progression, admission to student teaching or endorsement of licensure.  Each individual circumstance will be evaluated separately by the Chair of Teacher Education and the Director of Certification.

Co-Teaching Clinical Field Program

All licensure programs within the teacher education program have adopted the co-teaching model developed by St. Cloud State University to guide our clinical practices.   Co-teaching can be defined as, “two teachers (K-12 teacher /teacher education student) working together with a group of K-12 students sharing the in planning, organization, delivery and assessment of instruction and the management of physical space.” (St. Cloud University, 2018) This design allows for the teacher education student to begin with an introduction to co-teaching in the beginning of the program and progress to an experienced co-teacher by the end of student teaching.

Beginning in the very first education course, students will be actively working with K-12 students in a local classroom. These experiences are called clinical field experiences. Prior to working in the classroom, UW-Parkside students are required to attend workshops to learn strategies used in the co-teaching model appropriate for their level in the program. Teacher education students work with professional educators trained in the co-teaching model who mentor and coach them so that they are able to learn first-hand what it takes to be a great teacher.

Teacher education students spend many hours working in the classroom preparing for degree completion and licensure. This time is valuable as they prepare to become a licensed teacher and allows the opportunity to gain multiple and varied classroom teaching experience under the direction of K-12 mentor teachers. The total minimum clinical hours students spend in the K-12 classroom prior to student teaching are:

  • Secondary Education students- 240 hours*
  • Music Education students- 240 hours*
  • Elementary Education students- 340 hours*
  • Special Education students – 340 hours*
  • Early Childhood Education students – 260 hours*

Students must provide their own transportation to and from clinical field experiences. Some field experiences will be outside of Kenosha County, such as Racine, Walworth and Milwaukee, but will not exceed 30 miles one way unless approved by the student.

*Contact the teacher education advisor for the most up-to-date list of clinical field experience hours required by major or licensure pathway as they are subject to change at any time at the programs discretion.

Advising

Advising each semester is mandatory in this program. Teacher education advising is a collaborative process where the advisor and student work as a team to develop a successful advisor/advisee relationship. The student is responsible for meeting with the advisor to discuss and declare an education major.

IMPORTANT: All students must meet with the teacher education advisor for curricular and program requirements.  Advising on any class or program requirement from anyone but the Teacher Education advisor will not be deemed official for the EDU program.  Rules and regulations for the EDU program change frequently per the State of Wisconsin and any other source of advising cannot be guaranteed to be correct.

Requirements for Admission to Teacher Education

Students who plan to complete teacher education requirements for licensure must apply and be admitted to the teacher education program. Admission to the program is required for students to enroll in EDU courses at or above the 300 level. It is strongly advised that students follow the directions for admission closely and work with the teacher education advisor during the application process.

Admission dates are posted on the teacher education website www.uwp.edu/teacher.  Incomplete applications or applications received after the deadline will be processed during the next application period. The “term” you are applying for is the next regular academic period (fall/spring).

The following are the minimum requirements for admission to the teacher education program and must be met to complete the application for admission process:

  • Admission to UW-Parkside;
  • A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale  for students seeking a baccalaureate degree OR cumulative 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for post-baccalaureate degree or licensure, including grades from all higher education institutions attended;
  • Declared intent to enroll in the teacher education program;
  • Declared a licensable major;
  • Completed the UW-Parkside university skills requirements with a grade of C or higher (MATH 102 or 111 and ENGL 101);
  • Communication skills assessment (Must meet ONE of the following)
    1. Earn a grade of C+ or better in both ENGL 101 and MATH 102 OR 111 (completed within the previous 10 years).
    2. Pass all three sections of the Praxis CORE, official score report sent to UW-Parkside
    3. ACT – must have a composite score of 23 or higher with a minimum score of 20 on English, Math and Reading AND the score is within the previous 10 years.
    4. SAT - must have a composite score of 1070 or higher with a minimum score of 520 on math and verbal AND the score is within the previous 10 years.
    5. GRE Revised General Test- must have a composite score of 298 or higher with a minimum score of 150 on verbal and 145 on math AND the score is within the previous 10 years.
  • Satisfactory criminal background check;
  • For Early Childhood applicants: successful completion of Associate of Applied Science degree in Early Childhood from a Wisconsin Technical College (as indicated in state-wide agreement) or equivalent determined by faculty, with an overall minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75, and a minimum GPA of 3.0 in all early childhood courses and no grade less than a C+; and successful completion (grade of C+ or better) or current enrollment in EDU 212 at time of application;
  • For Elementary Education applicants: successful completion (grade C+ or better) or current enrollment in EDU 100, 200, 210, 211 and 212 at time of application;
  • For Music Education
  • For Secondary Education applicants: successful completion (grade of C+ or better) or current enrollment in EDU 100, 200 and 211 at time of application;
  • For Special Education applicants: successful completion (grade of C+ or better) or current enrollment in EDU 100, 101, 200, 210, 211 and 212 at time of application;
  • Completed Teacher Education Application for admission during open enrollment period;
  • Completed Education Program Disclosure Form.

Note: A student’s application for admission to the program is considered by the program when the requirements listed above are complete. A student’s qualifications for continuance in the teacher education program are subject to review by the Educator Preparation Program Committee at any time while the student is enrolled. Students should check with the teacher education advisor for any additional program specific requirements as they can change without notice due to statute and law change.

Transfer Student Admission Procedure

Students who wish to transfer into a licensure program may do so by meeting all of the above admission requirements. Students who have prior education coursework may request a course review to determine possible equivalency of competencies met in our coursework.  At a minimum, students must present a course syllabus that addresses the learning outcomes, standards met within the course and assessments they are seeking to transfer. The faculty member evaluating the course evidence may require additional information to make a final determination.

Progression in the Teacher Education Program

In order for students in the teacher education program to progress to the next semester in the major or licensure pathway they must meet the following requirements.

Common requirements for all students every semester:
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher
  • EDU GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • All EDU course grades of C+ or higher
Progression Requirements to move to the 300-level:
  • Completion of ENGL 101 and MATH 102 or 111 with a grade of C or higher
  • Successful completion of the required EDU 100 and 200-level courses
  • Admission to the Teacher Education Program
  • Successful completion of the clinical program requirements at the 100 and 200-level
Progression Requirements to move to the 400-level:
  • Successful completion of the required EDU 300-level courses
  • Successful completion of the clinical program requirements at the 300-level
Progression Requirements to move to Residency (Student Teaching):
  • Successful completion of the required EDU 400-level courses
  • Successful completion of all major courses, if applicable
  • Successful completion of all minor courses, if applicable
  • Successful completion of all certificate courses, if applicable
  • Successful completion of all degree requirements (not including EDU 420/425)
  • Successful completion of one of the following content assessment requirements:
    1. Praxis II Assessment for licensure area
    2. Alternative content assessment per program policy
  • Successful completion of the Pre-Residency Portfolio

If at any time a student does not meet these requirements, they will be required to meet with the teacher education advisor to create a plan of action to remediate the deficiency and may not be allowed to progress to the next semester.

Licensure Requirements

All majors or pathways leading to licensure must meet the requirements of the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI). DPI may make changes to the requirements for licensure at any time that may affect the teacher education program. It is the students’ responsibility to ensure that they are meeting with the teacher education advisor regularly to ensure that they have the most current licensure information.

A Tier II Wisconsin teaching license may be issued to a student who has received endorsement from the teacher education program’s certification office. In order for a student to receive endorsement from the teacher education program they must meet all requirements of the Exit Level Proficiency Policy.

  • Successful completion of a licensable major or pathway, baccalaureate degree (if applicable) and UW-Parkside teacher education program (including student teaching).
  • Successful completion of the clinical program.
  • Successful completion of the required content knowledge assessment
  • Successful completion of the Foundations of Reading Test (FORT) (for majors/pathways in early childhood, elementary education, and special education).
  • Successful completion of the edTPA (for all majors and Tier II licensure candidates)
    • A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale for students seeking a baccalaureate degree OR cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for post-baccalaureate degree; AND, an EDU GPA of 3.0 or higher in the teacher education program (EDU courses) with no single EDU course grade lower than a C+ (with the exception of student teaching coursework.)

Out-of-State License Applications

Candidates who wish to apply for licensure in states outside of Wisconsin should notify the teacher education advisor as soon as possible. It is the student’s responsibility to know what the requirements for licensure are in the state where they desire licensure. The advisor will work with the student to assist in meeting the requirements of the state within the teacher education program and/or the advanced professional development. If the teacher education program is unable to assist in meeting the requirements of the state, the advisor may assist the student in finding alternatives. It is critical that students identify early in their pathway to licensure if they will be seeking initial licensure outside of Wisconsin.

 

TEACHER EDUCATION LICENSURE PROGRAMS


Requirements for the Early Childhood Education Major (43 credits and 140 clinical hours)

Early Childhood – Licensure: ages birth – 8, grades K-3

The early childhood education major is a A+B articulation program in cooperation with the Wisconsin Technical College System.  A student must first complete the A.A.S. in Early Childhood Education from a Wisconsin Technical Colleges or an equivalent program prior to enrolling at UW-Parkside and declaring a Bachelor of Science with a major in Early Childhood Education.  Program to program transfer courses/credits are accepted only for the degree specified in the articulation agreement.  Admission to UW-Parkside does not guarantee admission to the early childhood education major.

The bachelor of science with a major in early childhood education includes a range of essential foundational “core” classes as well as courses in specialized areas pertinent to teaching learning at early childhood developmental levels. The content of the courses in each program is guided by National Standards and the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction standards as well as five integrated themes identified as foundational elements which are embedded in each education course: collaboration with regional partners to support clinical experiences, culturally responsive teaching, reflective practice, civic engagement and empowerment, and the integration of digital technology to enhance teaching and learning.

Required General Education Courses
The teacher education program is committed to supporting the liberal arts education at UW-Parkside through the general education program. The teacher education program requires the following courses that meet both the university general education requirements as well as the Department of Public Instruction requirements:

  1. Humanities and the Arts (12 credits)
    1. Required courses (6 credits)
      ENGL 167 Introduction to Literature 3 cr
      SPCH 105 Public Speaking 3 cr
    2. Choose two courses (6 credits)
      Any two Art, Music or Theater courses from the general education list.
       
  2. Social and Behavioral Science (12 credits)
    1. Required courses (6 credits)
      1. Choose one course
        HIST 101 The United States, Origins to Reconstruction 3 cr
        HIST 102 The United States, Reconstruction to Recent Times 3 cr
      2. Choose one course
        HIST 118 Western Civilization I: From Antiquity to 1300 3 cr
        HIST 119 Western Civilization II: The Middle Ages to 1815 3 cr
        HIST 120 Western Civilization III: From 1816 to the Present 3 cr
        HIST 126 World History I: From Antiquity to 1300 3 cr
        HIST 127 World History II: From 1300 to 1800 3 cr
        HIST 128 World History III: From 1800 to the Present 3 cr
    2. Choose two courses (6 credits)
      Any two courses from the general education list, not in History
       
  3. Natural and Health Sciences (12 credits)
    1. Required courses (6-8 credits)
      1. Choose one course
        BIOS 100 Nature of Life 3 cr
        BIOS 101 Bioscience 4 cr
        BIOS 103 Human Biology 3 cr
        BIOS 104 Environmental Science: A Biological Approach 3 cr
      2. Choose one course
        GEOG 100 Physical Geography and the Environment 4 cr
        GEOS 100 Earth in Perspective 3 cr
    2. Choose one or two courses (4-6 credits)

      Any one or two courses from the general education list to complete the required 12 credits

 

Required Major Courses (43 credits)

  1. Complete AAS in WTCS Early Childhood Education
    (Required for admission into the major.)
     
  2. Developing Expertise Sequence I (6 credits)
    EDU 210 Exploring Equity in Education 1 cr
    EDU 212 Mathematics for Elementary and Middle School Teachers 3 cr
    EDU 333 Children’s and Adolescent Literature and New Literacies 3 cr
  3. Developing Expertise Sequence II (5 credits)
    EDU 304 Context and Culture in Learning Environments 3 cr
    EDU 312 Designing Learning Curriculum 2 cr
    EDU 332 Foundations of Literacy 2 cr
  4. Demonstrating Expertise in Practice Sequence (17 credits)
    EDU 325 Introduction to Second Language Acquisition 3 cr
    EDU 430 Using Action Research to Improve Instruction 2 cr
    EDU 431 Teaching Developmental Mathematics, Grades K-3 3 cr
    EDU 432 Teaching Developmental Literacy, Grades K-3 3 cr
    EDU 433 Teaching Developmental Science, Grades K-9 3 cr
    EDU 434 Teaching Developmental Movement and Health Education, Grades K-9 2 cr
    EDU 440 Teacher Preparation Portfolio Design 2 cr
  5. The Residency (12 credits)
    EDU 420 Residency Seminar 2 cr
    EDU 425 Residency (Student Teaching) 10 cr

     

     

 

Requirements for the Elementary Education Major (79-105 Credits and 340 clinical hours)


Middle Childhood – Early Adolescence Licensure: age 6-12 or 13, grades 1-8
The elementary education major is designed for UW-Parkside students who wish to teach at the elementary and/or middle school level. The completion of the major will lead to a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in elementary education. The core program, grounded in child development, learning in social and cultural contexts, curricular design, assessment and data driven decisions, and subject specific pedagogy, will prepare UW-Parkside student who successfully pass all program and licensure requirements to earn a license to teach elementary aged children.

Students seeking elementary licensure are required to complete an approved minor in addition to the elementary education major.  Students who complete this program may apply to be certified to teach in grades 1-8 through a middle childhood – early adolescence teaching license. 

Required General Education Courses
The teacher education program is committed to supporting the liberal arts education at UW-Parkside through the general education program. The teacher education program requires the following courses that meet both the university general education requirements as well as the Department of Public Instruction requirements:

  1. Humanities and the Arts (12 credits)
    1. Required courses (6 credits)
      ENGL 167 Introduction to Literature 3 cr
      SPCH 105 Public Speaking 3 cr
    2. Choose two courses (6 credits)
      Any two Art, Music or Theater courses from the general education list.
       
  2. Social and Behavioral Science (12 credits)
    1. Required courses (6 credits)
      1. Choose one course
        HIST 101 The United States, Origins to Reconstruction 3 cr
        HIST 102 The United States, Reconstruction to Recent Times 3 cr
      2. Choose one course
        HIST 118 Western Civilization I: From Antiquity to 1300 3 cr
        HIST 119 Western Civilization II: The Middle Ages to 1815 3 cr
        HIST 120 Western Civilization III: From 1816 to the Present 3 cr
        HIST 126 World History I: From Antiquity to 1300 3 cr
        HIST 127 World History II: From 1300 to 1800 3 cr
        HIST 128 World History III: From 1800 to the Present 3 cr
    2. Choose two courses (6 credits)
      Any two courses from the general education list, not in History
       
  3. Natural and Health Sciences (12 credits)
    1. Required courses (6-8 credits)
      1. Choose one course
        BIOS 100 Nature of Life 3 cr
        BIOS 101 Bioscience 4 cr
        BIOS 103 Human Biology 3 cr
        BIOS 104 Environmental Science: A Biological Approach 3 cr
      2. Choose one course
        GEOG 100 Physical Geography and the Environment 4 cr
        GEOS 100 Earth in Perspective 3 cr
    2. Choose one or two courses (4-6 credits)
      Any one or two courses from the general education list to complete the required 12 credits.

 

Required Major Courses (79-105 credits)

  1. Pre-Professional Sequence (9 Credits)
    EDU 100 Introduction to the Teaching Profession 1 cr
    EDU 200 Teaching the Whole Child 1 cr
    EDU 210 Exploring Equity in Education 1 cr
    EDU 211 Child and Adolescent Development 3 cr
    EDU 212 Mathematics for Elementary and Middle School Teachers 3 cr
  2. Developing Expertise Sequence (23 Credits)
    EDU 300 Creating Effective Learning Environments 1 cr
    EDU 304 Context and Culture in Learning Environments 3 cr
    EDU 310 Family, School, and Community Partnerships 1 cr
    EDU 312 Designing Learning Curriculum 2 cr
    EDU 322 Teaching Exceptional Learners 3 cr
    EDU 325 Introduction to Second Language Acquisition 3 cr
    EDU 332 Foundations of Literacy 2 cr
    EDU 333 Children’s and Adolescent Literature and New Literacies 3 cr
    EDU 335 ESL Methods 3 cr
    MUSE 303 Interdisciplinary Teaching and Learning 2 cr
  3. Demonstrating Expertise in Practice Sequence (23 Credits)
    EDU 430 Using Action Research to Improve Instruction 2 cr
    EDU 431 Teaching Developmental Mathematics,Grades K-3 3 cr
    EDU 432 Teaching Developmental Literacy, Grades K-3 3 cr
    EDU 433 Teaching Developmental Science, Grades K-9 3 cr
    EDU 434 Teaching Developmental Movement and Health Education, Grades K-9 2 cr
    EDU 440 Teacher Preparation Portfolio Design 2 cr
    EDU 442 Teaching Developmental Mathematics, Grades 3-9 3 cr
    EDU 443 Teaching Developmental Literacy, Grades 3-9 3 cr
    EDU 444 Teaching Developmental Social Studies, Grades K-9 2 cr
  4. The Residency (12 Credits)
    EDU 420 Residency Seminar 2 cr
    EDU 425 Residency (Student Teaching). 10 cr
  5. Required Minor for Students Seeking Teacher Licensure (12-38 credits)
    Elementary education majors must complete an academic minor along with the elementary education major in order to qualify for endorsement for licensure.  The following minors have been designed specifically for elementary education students.  Students who wish to minor in another area must seek approval from the teacher education advisor prior to completing any coursework.  PLEASE NOTE: the only licensable minor is English as a Second Language; all other minors meet the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction minor requirement but are not licensable.
    • Biological Sciences for Elementary Teachers (24-38 credits)
    • Elementary Mathematics (31 credits)
    • English Language Arts for Elementary Education** (21 credits)
    • English as a Second Language (12 credits)
    • Geography for Teachers (19 credits)
    • Political Science for Teachers (19 credits)
    • Sociology for Teachers (18 credits)

 

Requirements for the Music Education Major (101 credits and 203 clinical hours)


Early Childhood – Adolescence Licensure: ages birth – 21, grades PK4-12
Students interested in the music education program should refer to the Music section of the catalog.

 

Requirements for the Secondary Education Major (73-118 Credits and 240 clinical hours)


Early Adolescence – Adolescence Licensure: age 10-21, grades 6-12
The secondary education major is designed for UW-Parkside students who wish to teach at the middle and/or high school level. The completion of the major will lead to a bachelor of science degree with a major in secondary education. In addition to the secondary education major, students must also complete an approved content major in the field in which they would like to teach.

Required General Education Courses
The teacher education program is committed to supporting the liberal arts education at UW-Parkside through the general education program. The teacher education program requires the following courses that meet both the university general education requirements as well as the Department of Public Instruction requirements:

  1. Humanities and the Arts (12 credits)
    1. Required courses (6 credits)
      ENGL 167 Introduction to Literature 3 cr
      SPCH 105 Public Speaking 3 cr
    2. Choose two courses (6 credits)
      Any two Art, Music or Theater courses from the general education list.
       
  2. Social and Behavioral Science (12 credits)
    1. Required courses (6 credits)
      1. Choose one course
        HIST 101 The United States, Origins to Reconstruction 3 cr
        HIST 102 The United States, Reconstruction to Recent Times 3 cr
      2. Choose one course
        HIST 118 Western Civilization I: From Antiquity to 1300 3 cr
        HIST 119 Western Civilization II: The Middle Ages to 1815 3 cr
        HIST 120 Western Civilization III: From 1816 to the Present 3 cr
        HIST 126 World History I: From Antiquity to 1300 3 cr
        HIST 127 World History II: From 1300 to 1800 3 cr
        HIST 128 World History III: From 1800 to the Present 3 cr
    2. Choose two courses (6 credits)
      Any two courses from the general education list, not in History
       
  3. Natural and Health Sciences (12 credits)
    1. Required courses (6-8 credits)
      1. Choose one course
        BIOS 100 Nature of Life 3 cr
        BIOS 101 Bioscience 4 cr
        BIOS 103 Human Biology 3 cr
        BIOS 104 Environmental Science: A Biological Approach 3 cr
      2. Choose one course
        GEOG 100 Physical Geography and the Environment 4 cr
        GEOS 100 Earth in Perspective 3 cr
    2. Choose one or two courses (4-6 credits)
      Any one or two courses from the general education list to complete the required 12 credits.
       

Required Major Courses (73-118 credits)

  1. Pre-Professional Sequence (5 Credits)
    EDU 100 Introduction to the Teaching Profession 1 cr
    EDU 200 Teaching the Whole Child 1 cr
    EDU 211 Child and Adolescent Development 3 cr
  2. Developing Expertise Sequence (9 credits)
    EDU 300 Creating Effective Learning Environments 1 cr
    EDU 304 Context and Culture in Learning Environments 3 cr
    EDU 310 Family, School, and Community Partnerships 1 cr
    EDU 312 Designing Learning Curriculum 2 cr
    EDU 314 Assessment of Learning 2 cr
  3. Demonstrating Expertise in Practice Sequence (13 credits)
    EDU 322 Teaching Exceptional Learners 3 cr
    EDU 402 Instructional Models and Strategies 3 cr
    EDU 412 Literacy Development 3 cr
    EDU 430 Using Action Research to Improve Instruction 2 cr
    EDU 440 Teacher Preparation Portfolio Design 2 cr
  4. The Residency (12 credits)
    EDU 420 Residency Seminar 2 cr
    EDU 425 Residency (Student Teaching) 10 cr
  5. Required Content Major, select one:* (34-79 credits)
    • Biological Sciences (76-79 credits)
    • Chemistry (71 credits)
    • Geosciences with a concentration in Earth Science (71 credits)
    • English with a concentration in Language Arts** (43 credits)
    • Geography (40-46 credits)
    • History (39 credits)
    • Mathematics (40-46 credits)
    • Political Science (34 credits)
    • Sociology (38 credits)

*Check with the teacher education advisor for the most up-to-date list of approved content majors.

** Students who declared English with a concentration in Language Arts before February 1, 2015, please check with the teacher education advisor as the status of this content area may allow new students by 2015-2016.

 

Requirements for the Special Education Major (67-70 credits and 340-360 clinical hours)


Middle Childhood – Early Adolescence Licensure: ages 6-12, grades 1-8
Early Adolescence – Adolescence Licensure: ages 10-21, grades 6-12

The special education major is designed for UW-Parkside students who wish to teach special education in an elementary/middle school or middle/high school.  The content courses provide students with a solid theoretical base and the methods necessary to be successful special education teachers of elementary, middle, and high school teacher candidates.

Students must choose a licensable concentration from the areas of: (a) specific learning disabilities (SLD), (b) emotional/behavioral disorders (EBD), or (c) intellectual disability (ID; also referred to as DDA, or developmental disabilities and autism, in the CEC standards). Autism is combined with DD in the standards and referred to as ASD, Autism Spectrum Disorder. As a program, we will be endorsing all three concentrations throughout. The definition of ‘concentration’ in this catalog section is consistent with DPI licensure requirement; it is not an academic concentration under UW-Parkside’s definition.

Required General Education Courses
The teacher education program is committed to supporting the liberal arts education at UW-Parkside through the general education program. The teacher education program requires the following courses that meet both the university general education requirements as well as the Department of Public Instruction requirements:

  1. Humanities and the Arts (12 credits)
    1. Required courses (6 credits)
      ENGL 167 Introduction to Literature 3 cr
      SPCH 105 Public Speaking 3 cr
    2. Choose two courses (6 credits)
      Any two Art, Music or Theater courses from the general education list.
       
  2. Social and Behavioral Science (12 credits)
    1. Required courses (6 credits)
      1. Choose one course
        HIST 101 The United States, Origins to Reconstruction 3 cr
        HIST 102 The United States, Reconstruction to Recent Times 3 cr
      2. Choose one course
        HIST 118 Western Civilization I: From Antiquity to 1300 3 cr
        HIST 119 Western Civilization II: The Middle Ages to 1815 3 cr
        HIST 120 Western Civilization III 3 cr
        HIST 126 World History I: From Antiquity to 1300 3 cr
        HIST 127 World History II: From 1300 to 1800 3 cr
        HIST 128 World History III: From 1800 to the Present 3 cr
    2. Choose two courses (6 credits)
      Any two courses from the general education list, not in History
       
  3. Natural and Health Sciences (12 credits)
    1. Required courses (6-8 credits)
      1. Choose one course
        BIOS 100 Nature of Life 3 cr
        BIOS 101 Bioscience 4 cr
        BIOS 103 Human Biology 3 cr
        BIOS 104 Environmental Science: A Biological Approach 3 cr
      2. Choose one course
        GEOG 100 Physical Geography and the Environment 4 cr
        GEOS 100 Earth in Perspective 3 cr
    2. Choose one or two courses (4-6 credits)
      Any one or two courses from the general education list to complete the required 12 credits.


Required Major Courses (67-70 credits)

  1. Pre-Professional Sequence (12 Credits)
    EDU 100 Introduction to the Teaching Profession 1 cr
    EDU 101 Introduction to Disability 3 cr
    EDU 200 Teaching the Whole Child 1 cr
    EDU 210 Exploring Equity in Education 1 cr
    EDU 211 Child and Adolescent Development 3 cr
    EDU 212 Mathematics for Elementary and Middle School Teachers 3 cr
  2. Developing Expertise Sequence (19 Credits)
    EDU 300 Creating Effective Learning Environments 1 cr
    EDU 304 Context and Culture in Learning Environments 3 cr
    EDU 310 Family, School, and Community Partnerships 1 cr
    EDU 322 Teaching Exceptional Learners 3 cr
    EDU 324 Individual Learning Design and Technology 3 cr
    EDU 326 Behavioral and Psychosocial Models 3 cr
    EDU 332 Foundations of Literacy 2 cr
    EDU 333 Children’s and Adolescent Literature and New Literacies 3 cr
  3. Demonstrating Expertise in Practice Sequence (21 Credits)
    EDU 335 ESL Methods 3 cr
    EDU 430 Using Action Research to Improve Instruction 2 cr
    EDU 437 Academic and Behavioral Assessment 3 cr
    EDU 439 Transition and Self-Determination 2 cr
    EDU 440 Teacher Preparation Portfolio Design 2 cr
    EDU 442 Teaching Developmental Mathematics, Grades 3-9 3 cr
    EDU 443 Teaching Developmental Literacy, Grades 3-9 3 cr
    EDU 447 Case Management and Developing Individualized Plans 3 cr
  4. The Residency (12 Credits)
    EDU 420 Residency Seminar 2 cr
    EDU 425 Residency (Student Teaching) 10 cr
  5. Required Concentration (3-6 credits)
    Choose one:

    1. Middle Childhood – Early Adolescence Concentration (6 credits)
      Licensure: grades 1-8
      EDU 431 Teaching Developmental Mathematics, Grades, K-3 3 cr
      EDU 432 Teaching Developmental Literacy, Grades K-3 3 cr

       

    2. Early Adolescence – Adolescence Concentration (3 credits)
      Licensure: grades 6-12
      EDU 412 Literacy Development 3 cr

       

 

Requirements for a Double Major in Elementary Education and Special Education (84 credits)

Students may satisfy graduation requirements for both elementary education and special education by completing all required courses for elementary education (no minor required when completing this double major), together with the following special education courses:

  1. Required Elementary Education courses (67 credits)
  2. Required Special Education courses (17 credits):
    EDU 101 Introduction to Disability 3 cr
    EDU 324 Individual Learning Design and Technology 3 cr
    EDU 326 Behavioral and Psychosocial Models 3 cr
    EDU 437 Academic and Behavioral Assessment 3 cr
    EDU 439 Transition and Self-Determination 2 cr
    EDU 447 Case Management and Developing Individualized Plans 3 cr

     

 

Requirements for the English as Second Language Minor (18 credits)


Early Childhood - Adolescence: ages birth-21, grades K-12 (dependent on current license endorsement)
With an English as a Second Language (ESL) minor, you will be prepared to meet the needs of the diverse students of Southeastern Wisconsin, who have the double task of learning English while learning academic content. Develop a knowledge base in the areas of second language acquisition, effective ESL teaching practices, research and policy related to second language learners, program models, the history and politics of Bilingual and ESL education, and the rich cultural and linguistic characteristics second language learners bring to school.

All coursework for the minor must be completed with a minimum grade of C+ in each course and a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.75 for the minor is required. 

This is a licensable minor.

  1. Required courses (18 credits)
    EDU 225 Foundations of ESL and Bilingual Education 3 cr
    EDU 235 Home, School, and Culture 3 cr
    EDU 325 Introduction to Second Language Acquisition 3 cr
    EDU 335 ESL Methods 3 cr
    EDU 436 Literacy Methods in the Second Language Classroom 3 cr
    EDU 446 Assessment in the Second Language Classroom 3 cr

 

Post-Baccalaureate Licensure Programs

The post-baccalaureate licensure program is for teacher candidates who hold a bachelor’s degree or above and wish to obtain a Wisconsin teaching license.

Post-baccalaureate teacher candidates may enroll in a licensure program at the undergraduate level; students must meet the same admission requirements as the undergraduate students; and will follow the same pathway to licensure as detailed above. Coursework is offered primarily during the daytime hours with required clinical field experiences during the K-12 school day. For more detailed programmatic information, contact the Teacher Education advisor at (262) 595-2180.
 

Requirements for Technology and Pre-Engineering Education Licensure Program


PLEASE NOTE THAT THE TECHNOLOGY AND PRE-ENGINEERING EDUCATION LICENSURE PROGRAM HAS BEEN SUSPENDED.

The technology education and pre-engineering licensure program is an innovative post-baccalaureate licensure-only program that provides technology content courses through our partner technical colleges and a series of pedagogy courses, field placements and student teaching experiences, provided by UW-Parkside’s Institute of Professional Educator Development (IPED). The program is based on DPI’s student learning outcomes and teaching standards for technology and pre-engineering. Content areas covered at partnering technical colleges include: architecture and construction; electronics; engineering; manufacturing; power and energy; and transportation standards.

Courses in Teacher Education (EDU)

100

Introduction to the Teaching Profession
Prereq: Consent of the teacher education program. Freq: Fall, Spring.
Examines the teaching profession and the multiple roles of teachers through structured observation and discussion of diverse school and classroom environments. Requires 10 hours of field experiences in local PK-12 classrooms.

1 cr
101

Introduction to Disability
Prereq: Consent of the teacher education program. Freq: Fall.
Focuses on ways in which society defines disabilities and our attempts to adjust and include individuals with disabilities. Addresses history of disability and advocacy, law, accessibility, and the moral obligation of society to accommodate those with differences. Requires 15 hours of service learning at a community organization that serves people with disabilities.

3 cr
200

Teaching the Whole Child
Prereq: Consent of the teacher education program. Freq: Fall, Spring.
Examines out-of-school influences on student learning and development and supports analysis of learning environments created by community initiatives and organizations representing the diverse racial, cultural, language, and economic groups within southeastern Wisconsin. Emphasizes the exploration of learning as a member of a community. Requires 20 hours of supervised and evaluated field experiences in community placements.

1 cr
210

Exploring Equity in Education
Prereq: Consent of the teacher education program. Freq: Fall, Spring.
Addresses current topics in child and adolescent development emphasizing equity, culturally relevant pedagogy, and school environments. Requires 20 hours of supervised and evaluated field experiences in elementary classrooms, focusing on diverse developmental contexts such as diversity by race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, SES, and ability.

1 cr
211

Child and Adolescent Development
Prereq: Consent of the teacher education program. Freq: Fall, Spring.
Explores the principles and theories of child growth and development from birth through adolescence, focusing on ages 5-15. Includes physical, social, emotional and cognitive domains of development and application to educational settings.

3 cr
212

Mathematics for Elementary and Middle School Teachers
Prereq: Consent of the teacher education program. Freq: Fall, Spring.
Focuses on the mathematical knowledge that elementary and middle school teachers need in order to teach successfully in K-9 classrooms.

3 cr
225

Foundations of ESL and Bilingual Education
Prereq: Consent of the teacher education program. Freq: Fall.
Provides a general overview of the history, politics, and legal and social contexts of bilingual and English as a second language (ESL) education in the United States and worldwide. Introduces students to second language acquisition (SLA) theory and provides an overview of current research regarding language acquisition and best educational practices for ELLs, including assessment techniques.

3 cr
235

Home, School, and Culture
Prereq: Consent of the teacher education program. Freq: Fall.
Explores historical, social, and linguistic factors as they relate to the cultural characteristics of English language learners (ELLs) in our schools. Emphasizes the relationship between language and culture and how that relationship impacts school achievement.

3 cr
300

Creating Effective Learning Environments
Prereq: Consent of the teacher education program. Freq: Spring.
Explores human learning and development and the professional design of effective learning progressions and environments. Introduces models and strategies of instruction derived from specific theoretical perspectives on human learning, development, and difference as they apply in educational practice. Requires 25-30 hours of supervised and evaluated field experiences in local PK-12 classrooms.

1 cr
304

Context and Culture in Learning Environments
Prereq: Consent of the teacher education program. Freq: Spring.
Explores complex interactions between context, culture, and learning. Examines professional knowledge regarding the role of language, culture, and class on individual and group learning, including learning of specific academic content such as math, science, social studies, and reading.

3 cr
310

Family, School, and Community Partnerships
Prereq: Consent of the teacher education program. Freq: Fall.
Focuses on the importance of communication and partnership with parents and other community members and organizations to support student success. Requires 25-30 hours of supervised and evaluated field experiences in local PK-12 classrooms.

1 cr
312

Designing Learning Curriculum
Prereq: Consent of the teacher education program. Freq: Fall.
Develops understanding of current theory, concepts, principles, and models of instructional design. Applies learning progressions based on assessed student needs for both individual and group learning.

2 cr
314

Assessment of Learning
Prereq: Consent of the teacher education program. Freq: Fall.
Develops understanding of theories of assessment and evaluation of learning and examine models of classroom assessment design. Explores approaches to classroom assessment, standardized achievement testing, psychometrics, and diagnostic assessments.

2 cr
322

Teaching Exceptional Learners
Prereq: Consent of the teacher education program. Freq: Fall.
Examines differentiated instruction for learners with special needs in general education environments. Introduces the co-teaching model and collaborative role of general and special educators in general education classrooms.

3 cr
324

Individual Learning Design and Technology
Prereq: Consent of the teacher education program. Freq: Fall.
Develops familiarity with formal and informal assessments; assistive and adaptive communication devices; assistive technology devices and services; teaching students with differing ways of learning, behaving, and communicating; managing service providers and paraprofessionals; and lesson planning and adaptation.

3 cr
325

Introduction to Second Language Acquisition
Prereq: Consent of the teacher education program.  Freq:  Spring.
Introduces sociocultural and linguistic concepts associated with second language acquisition.

3 cr
326

Behavioral and Psychosocial Models
Prereq: Consent of the teacher education program. Freq: Spring.
Develops mastery in psychosocial and behavioral models and strategies.

3 cr
332

Foundations of Literacy
Prereq: Consent of the teacher education program. Freq: Spring.
Provides a basis of instructional literacy strategies, literacy materials, and assessment approaches in K-3 literacy education including phonemic awareness, phonics and spelling, vocabulary development, text structure, fluency, and reading comprehension.

2 cr
333

Children’s and Adolescent Literature and New Literacies
Prereq: Consent of the teacher education program.  Freq: Fall.
Explores texts associated with children’s and adolescent literature and teaches methods of evaluating and selecting appropriate materials for classroom reading instruction.

3 cr
335

ESL Methods
Prereq: Consent of the teacher education program.  Freq: Spring.
Examines the knowledge, skills, strategies, and dispositions necessary to support and make accommodations for English language learners in a K-12 classroom.

3 cr
399

Independent Study
Prereq: Consent of the teacher education program. Freq: Fall, Spring.
Provides opportunity for individual study of topics related to education.

1-6 cr
402

Instructional Models and Strategies
Prereq: Consent of the teacher education program. Freq: Fall.
Expands and deepens understanding of theory- and research-based instructional models and strategies, emphasizing the connection between the neurophysiology of learning and development and discipline-specific instructional design, models, and strategies.

3 cr
412

Literacy Development
Prereq: Consent of the teacher education program. Freq: Spring.
Expands and deepens understanding of theory- and research-based models of literacy development in reading and writing, emphasizing literacy development in academic content areas.

3 cr
420

Residency Seminar
Prereq: Consent of the teacher education program. Freq: Fall, Spring.
Provides opportunity to conduct research into professional practice in relation to significant challenges sustaining professional vision and identity, adaptive expertise in the face of complex education demands, and enacting and evaluation practice as required by state-mandated edTPA. This course is graded on a Credit/No Credit basis.

2 cr
425

Residency (Student Teaching)
Prereq: Consent of the teacher education program. Freq: Fall, Spring.
Provides opportunity for full responsibility in a semester-long clinical evaluation of teaching practice in a PK-12 school.  This course is graded on a Credit/No Credit basis.

10 cr
430

Using Action Research to Improve Instruction
Prereq: Consent of the teacher education program. Freq: Fall, Spring.
Provides teacher candidates the opportunity to conduct an action research project to improve student outcomes. Requires 40-60 hours of supervised and evaluated field experiences in local PK-12 classrooms.

2 cr
431

Teaching Developmental Mathematics, Grades K-3
Prereq: Consent of the teacher education program. Freq: Spring.
Explores knowledge, skills, and dispositions necessary to teach K-3 developmental mathematics concepts.

3 cr
432

Teaching Developmental Literacy, Grades K-3
Prereq: Consent of the teacher education program. Freq: Spring.
Explores knowledge, skills, and dispositions necessary to teach K-3 developmental literacy concepts.

3 cr
433

Teaching Developmental Science, K-9
Prereq: Consent of the teacher education program. Freq: Spring.
Explores knowledge, skills, and dispositions necessary to teach K-9 developmental science concepts.

3 cr
434

Teaching Developmental Movement and Health Education, Grades K-9
Prereq: Consent of the teacher education program. Freq: Fall.
Explores knowledge, skills, and dispositions necessary to teach K-9 movement and health education within a classroom context.

2 cr
436

Literacy Methods in the Second Language Classroom
Prereq: Consent of the teacher education program. Freq: Fall.
Covers the practical application of theory and research on language and literacy development in multilingual settings. Emphasizes the importance of developing primary language and culturally appropriate instruction.

3 cr
437

Academic and Behavioral Assessment
Prereq: Consent of the teacher education program. Freq: Spring.
Explores how to gather information, perform nonbiased formal and informal assessments, and design and manage daily routines for students. Introduces the Response to Intervention Model.

3 cr
439

Transition and Self Determination
Prereq: Consent of the teacher education program. Freq: Fall.
Provides instruction on planning post-secondary goals and outcomes for students with disabilities.

2 cr
440

Teacher Preparation Portfolio Design
Prereq: EDU 430; Consent of the teacher education program. Freq: Fall, Spring.
Provides support for development of capstone portfolio in the context of classroom experiences and preparation for the edTPA assessment. Requires 40-60 hours of supervised and evaluated field experiences in local PK-12 classrooms.

2 cr
442

Teaching Developmental Mathematics, Grades 3-9
Prereq: Consent of the teacher education program. Freq: Fall.
Explores knowledge, skills, and dispositions necessary to teach 3-9 developmental mathematics concepts.

3 cr
443

Teaching Developmental Literacy, Grades, 3-9
Prereq: Consent of the teacher education program. Freq: Fall.
Explores knowledge, skills, and dispositions necessary to teach 3-9 developmental literacy concepts.

3 cr
444

Teaching Developmental Social Studies, Grades K-9
Prereq: Consent of the teacher education program. Freq: Fall.

Explores knowledge, skills, and dispositions necessary to teach K-9 developmental social studies concepts.
2 cr
446

Assessment in the Second Language Classroom
Prereq: Consent of the teacher education program. Freq: Spring.
Covers language assessment in the bilingual/multilingual classroom, along with current assessment trends in Wisconsin, including the WIDA “can do” descriptors and the ACCESS test.

3 cr
447

Case Management and Developing Individualized Plans
Prereq: Consent of the teacher education program. Freq: Fall.
Focuses on the process of collaboration and communicating with families, students, school staff, related service providers, and all other stakeholders to develop educational and behavioral plans.

3 cr
490 Special Topics in Teacher Education

Prereq: Consent of the teacher education program. Freq: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Provides an in-depth study of new and/or special-interest subject areas in teacher education. May be repeated with a different topic.

1-3 cr
499

Independent Study
Prereq: Consent of the teacher education program. Freq: Fall, Spring.
Provides opportunity for individual study of advanced topics related to education.

1-6 cr

 
Course in Professional Development (PDEV)

390

Cultural Context for the 21st Century
Prereq: None. Freq: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Provides the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction requirements for Human Relations stipulations including: American Indian Tribes in Wisconsin; Women’s History and Minority History; Philosophical and Psychological Bases of Attitude Development, and Psychological and Social Implications of Discrimination.

3 cr
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