Bachelor of Science in Education Requirements (BSE)

Students may earn a Bachelor of Science in Education from the College of Education and Professional Studies. Successful completion of a minimum of one hundred twenty (120) units in the following areas is required:

University Proficiency
General Studies
Diversity and Writing Proficiency
College/Major (and minor if required)

General College of Education and Professional Studies requirements

Measurement and Evaluation (appropriate to major):
MEASUREMENT AND EVALUATION IN PHYSICAL EDUCATION
MEASUREMENT AND EVALUATION IN THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
MEASUREMENT AND EVALUATION IN THE SECONDARY SCHOOL
Introduction to Education and Teaching
EDFNDPRC 210INTRODUCTION TO EDUCATION AND TEACHING3

Major Requirements

See the appropriate departmental pages for major, minor, and other departmental requirements.

Minor Requirements

Special Education majors are not required to complete a minor.

Elementary/Middle majors are required to complete all the courses in an approved minor plus any additional licensure requirements for that minor. A special methods course in the minor may be required. Praxis II test is required for ESL or Foreign Language minors.

Middle/Secondary Education majors are required to complete all the courses in an approved minor plus any additional licensure requirements for that minor. A special methods course in the minor may be required. Praxis II test is required for licensure in the minor.

Broadfield majors are not required to complete a minor. Students choosing to complete a minor should be aware that the minor will not be licensable unless all licensure requirements for that minor, including any additional student teaching experience, is completed.

Foreign Language majors and/or minors must complete a foreign language immersion for each licensable area. Contact the Department of Curriculum and Instruction for more information on the immersion requirement.

Special Minors (requirements not listed on Advising Report)

Bilingual Education

Complete the approved minor and an additional student teaching or field study.

Health Education

Complete the approved minor, health methods course, and additional student teaching (if required).

Library Media

Complete the approved minor and two additional practicums.

Foreign Language

Complete the approved minor, a methods course and a four-week immersion experience.

Writing Competency

Students should contact the department office of their major for information concerning their writing requirement.

Teacher Licensure Requirements

Required for students desiring to teach.

Students pursuing a BSE must have a combined cumulative 2.75 GPA. Students pursuing a Safety Studies major must achieve a minimum overall GPA of 2.5 and a minimum GPA of 2.5 in the major. Students pursuing Human, Health & Performance (non-licensure) major must achieve a minimum overall GPA of 2.25 and a minimum GPA of 2.25 in the major.

Education Major Changes

The College of Education, in collaboration with the Admission's Office, has restricted students from transferring to UW-W and declaring an education major UNLESS the appropriate GPA for their desired major has been met.

Students transferring with

1 - 23 credits May transfer with any grade point and be allowed to declare education as their major.
24 - 71 credits Must transfer with a minimum 2.50 GPA to be allowed to declare education as their major.
72 + credits Must transfer with a minimum 2.75 GPA to be allowed to declare education as their major.

To be eligible for a change of major, the following GPAs must be met before the change of major form will be approved:

For all undergraduate licensure programs

1 - 23 credits Any grade point is acceptable to declare education as a major.
24 - 71 credits Must have obtained a minimum 2.50 GPA to be allowed to declare education as a major.
72 + credits Must have obtained a minimum 2.75 GPA to be allowed to declare education as a major.

Health, Human Performance and Recreation

0 - 23 credits No GPA limit to declare HHPR as a major.
24 + credits Must have obtained 2.25 GPA to declare HHPR as a major.

Communication Sciences & Disorders (non-licensure at undergraduate level)

0 - 23 credits No GPA limit to declare Comm Sci/Dis as a major.
24 - 71 credits Must have obtained a 2.25 GPA to declare Comm Sci/Dis as a major.
72 + credits Must have obtained a 2.50 GPA to declare Comm Sci/Dis as a major.

Change of major forms are routed through the Winther Hall Information Desk. If the above requirements are met, the request will be approved and the major will be changed.

Courses

EDFOUND 212   EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY   3 Units

This course is designed primarily for secondary school teachers. Among the areas considered are the psychology of teaching, learning theories, memory, development, intelligence, creativity, individual differences, motivation, and classroom management.
PREREQ: 2.75 COMBINED GPA; AND EITHER PASSING 2 SECTIONS OF PPST/CORE OR DPI QUALIFYING SCORES ON THE ACT, SAT, OR GRE. COREQ: CONCURRENT ENROLLMENT IN EDFNDPRC 210 & EDFOUND 243 OR CONSENT OF DEPTARTMENT

EDFOUND 214   PORTFOLIO DEVELOPMENT I   Repeatable   1 Units

This course is designed to enable students to develop their Foundations Block portfolio, which is a requirement for admission to Professional Education.
PREREQ: 2.75 COMBINED GPA; AND EITHER PASSING 2 SECTIONS OF PPST/CORE OR DPI QUALIFYING SCORES ON THE ACT, SAT, OR GRE. COREQ: CONSENT OF THE DEPARTMENT

EDFOUND 222   CHILD DEVELOPMENT   3 Units

A developmental study of the child from conception to the onset of puberty, including physical, psychosocial and cognitive growth.
PREREQ: 2.75 COMBINED GPA; AND EITHER PASSING 2 SECTIONS OF PPST/CORE OR DPI QUALIFYING SCORES ON THE ACT, SAT, OR GRE. COREQ: CONCURRENT ENROLLMENT IN EDFNDPRC 210 & EDFOUND 243 OR CONSENT OF DEPTARTMENT

EDFOUND 230   INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN DEVELOPMENT (GI)   3 Units

The focus of this course is the study of human development and change throughout the entire lifespan from psychological, sociological, and biological perspectives.

EDFOUND 243   FOUNDATIONS OF EDUCATION IN A PLURALISTIC SOCIETY (DV)(GI)   3 Units

This course is designed to prepare students to understand and teach in school settings with diverse populations. Attention will be directed to major educational issues, the experiences of students from diverse backgrounds, and the role of the teacher in a pluralistic society.
PREREQ: 2.75 COMBINED GPA; AND EITHER PASSING 2 SECTIONS OF PPST/CORE OR DPI QUALIFYING SCORES ON THE ACT, SAT, OR GRE. COREQ: CONC ENROLLMENT IN EDFOUND 243 AND [ONE OF FOLLOWING: EDFOUND 222, EDFOUND 230, EDFOUND 212 OR EDFOUND 481] OR CONS OF DEPT

EDFOUND 341   URBAN EDUCATION: ISSUES AND POLICIES (DV)   3 Units

This course introduces students to important issues and policies that influence urban schools. It provides a deeper understanding of the difficulties schools, parents, children, and teachers face in making American schools a truly equitable institution. The course is suitable for future teachers and policy professionals interested in the social, political and economic factors that shape urban schooling.
CROSS-LISTED: EDFOUND 341 AND POLISCI 341

EDFOUND 342   URBAN EDUCATION SERVICE LEARNING   3 Units

EDFOUND 342 prepares students to work more effectively with urban students, including economically disadvantaged students, immigrant students, and children and youth of color. The course includes a 50 hour service component, in addition to academic coursework.

EDFOUND 410   CURRENT TOPICS IN EDUCATION   Repeatable   1-3 Units

An in-depth examination of a single current topic of interest to preservice teachers seeking licensure in Early Childhood through Grade 12. Topics will vary from semester to semester, and may include, for example, discussions of national curriculum standards for school subjects, assessment issues, intervention, etc.
PREREQ: RESTRICTED TO STUDENTS WITH PROFESSIONAL ED ADMISSION
CROSS-LISTED: CIGENRL 410 AND EDFOUND 410

EDFOUND 423   MEASUREMENT AND EVALUATION IN PHYSICAL EDUCATION   3 Units

A study of principles and techniques used to evaluate pupil progress in physical education through a survey of available testing instruments and the use of elementary statistics.
PREREQ: JUNIOR STATUS AND ADMISSION TO PROFESSIONAL ED

EDFOUND 424   MEASUREMENT AND EVALUATION IN THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL   3 Units

This class is designed for special education, communicative disorders, and elementary education majors. It includes testing, measurement, and evaluation of student progress in multiple contexts. Teacher testing, assessment, and decision making in the school environments are emphasized as well as examining traditional and performance assessment strategies. Basic statistical procedures, the use and interpretation of standardized tests, appropriate use of non-testing techniques are covered as well as various grading and reporting systems.
PREREQ: JUNIOR STATUS AND ADMISSION TO PROFESSIONAL ED

EDFOUND 425   MEASUREMENT AND EVALUATION IN THE SECONDARY SCHOOL   3 Units

This class is designed for special education, communicative disorders and secondary education majors. It includes testing , measurement, and evaluation of student progress in multiple contexts and subject areas. Teacher testing, assessment, and decision making in the school environments are emphasized as well as examining traditional and performance assessment strategies. Basic statistical procedures, the use and interpretation of standardized tests, appropriate use of non-testing techniques are covered as well as various grading and reporting systems specific to the secondary school setting.
PREREQ: JUNIOR STATUS AND ADMISSION TO PROFESSIONAL ED

EDFOUND 475   UNDERSTANDING AND DEALING WITH DISRUPTIVE CLASSROOM BEHAVIOR   3 Units

Designed to give students an opportunity to discuss the various theoretical approaches to handling disruptive behavior in the classroom and to apply these approaches to actual problem situations. Emphasis will also be placed on the prevention of behavior problems through the development of effective classroom procedures. Recommended for all Education majors.

EDFOUND 478   ADOLESCENT DEVELOPMENT   3 Units

Adolescent Development acquaints students with the major theories related to adolescent development and helps students interpret the theories in ways which are meaningful in understanding and working with adolescents. Focus is on the changes of adolescence with special attention given to the biological, cognitive, social and emotional systems.

EDFOUND 481   HUMAN ABILITIES AND LEARNING   3 Units

This course is designed to help educators comprehend and apply the fundamental psychological principles underlying the teacher-learning process. Among the areas considered are motivation, classroom management, instructional applications, individual differences and creativity.
PREREQ: PASS TWO PORTIONS OF PPST OR PROFESSIONAL ED ADMISSION OR CONSENT OF DEPARTMENT CHAIR

EDFOUND 482   EDUCATIONAL STATISTICS   3 Units

This course is designed for students at the senior or graduate level who find it necessary to be an educated consumer of statistical information. This is designed to be a first course on this topic. Major areas of study include gathering/organizing data, probability, inferential techniques (t-test, ANOVA, follow-up tests, correlation, and repression), non-parametric techniques (chi-square test), and single subject designs.

EDFOUND 486   CURRICULUM EVALUATION AND IMPROVEMENT 1   3 Units

This course is designed to train school personnel in the selection of published assessments and the creation of classroom-level assessment methods appropriate for making instructional decisions at a individual and classroom level. Emphasis will be placed on understanding core content area standards, formative assessment practices in content areas, developing valid pupil grading procedures, and ethical assessment methods, all with a focus on informing instruction.
PREREQ: EDFOUND 424/EDFOUND 624 OR EDFOUND 425/EDFOUND 625 OR SPECED 462/SPECED 662

EDFOUND 487   CURRICULUM EVALUATION AND IMPROVEMENT II   3 Units

This course is designed to meet five of the "Standards for Teacher Competence in Educational Assessment for Students" developed by the American Federation of Teachers (see section "VIII: Additional Information"). Students will develop skills in choosing and developing assessment methods appropriate for making instructional decisions at the program level, and will be able to disseminate their knowledge within a school setting. Knowledge of widely used assessments such as MAP and Smarter Balanced assessments will be used to provide concrete examples of concepts.

EDFOUND 490   WORKSHOP   Repeatable   1-6 Units

Variable topics. Group activity oriented presentations emphasizing 'hands on' and participatory instructional techniques. Repeatable for a maximum of 9 credits in major/degree.

EDFOUND 492   FIELD STUDY   1-6 Units

Studies designed to increase the student's understanding of an area of library media by reading and travel under the direction of a member of the department. Area of concentration to be approved by the chairperson of the department. Repeatable.
PREREQ: JUNIOR/SENIOR STATUS OR CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR

EDFOUND 496   SPECIAL STUDIES   Repeatable   1-3 Units

Variable topics. Group activity. Not offered regularly in the curriculum but offered on topics selected on the basis of timeliness, need, and interest, and generally in the format of regularly scheduled Catalog offerings. Repeatable for a maximum of 9 credits in major/degree. Prereq: Consent of instructor

EDFOUND 498   INDEPENDENT STUDY   Repeatable   1-3 Units

Study of a selected topic or topics under the direction of a faculty member. Repeatable. Prereq: Sponsorship of instructor and permission of department.