Student ID:__________________________ Student Name:_______________________ Adviser Name:_______________________ Catalog: 2019-2020 Undergraduate Academic Catalog Program: Education Major - Wide Range, BA Minimum Credits Required:__________________

Education Major - Wide Range, BA

To declare an Education Major:

Students are encouraged to express an area of interest in the field of education upon application for admission to WLC. This helps in the advising process.

  • 30 credits completed including COM 101, ENG 101, EDU 201, EDU 210, EDU 221, & EDU 292
  • Minimum Cumulative GPA of 2.50
  • Successful completion of Praxis Core Tests or ACT/SAT qualifying scores
  • Submission of the following documents in conjunction with the above courses:
    • Initial teaching philosophy (in EDU 201)
    • Disclosure Questionnaire and current TB Test Verification (in EDU 221/EDU 292)
    • Clinical evaluations and written reflections (in EDU 292 )
  • Three recorded evidences of ability to speak in front of an audience/class (at least one in education)
  • Three letters of recommendation - one from a former employer, one from a supervisor in an educational experience you had with children or young adults, and one from a former teacher (high school or other academic setting)
  • One page rationale for choosing teacher education - written in formal collegiate format
  • Stage 1 Portfolio
    • Along with the above evidence of readiness for admission to the School of Education, the applicant must compile and successfully present a themed Stage 1 Portfolio to an EDU professor. This portfolio includes the documentation of the required criteria above. It is to be organized around the 10 Standards for Teacher Development and Licensure (p.8 of WLC Teacher Ed. Handbook). It also includes a research topic of interest and the rationale for choosing this topic. The instruction for building this portfolio comes from EDU 221 (initial requirement) and further help in building the portfolio is provided by the Future Teachers of Education Association (FTEA) on campus.
  • Complete the Major Declaration Form (link)

Major credit requirements:

  • At least 15 credits in residence of 300 level or above courses.
  • Exit cumulative GPA of 3.00 in major.

Wide Range Education Major Course of Study:

Wide Range Education (EC/A) DPI License #74; ages brth to 21 years

The certification program for Art/Music/Theatre/Foreign Language consists of at least 27 credits:

Course NamecreditsTerm TakenGradeGen Ed
EDU 201 - Education in a Diverse Society 3 credits
EDU 210 - Educational Psychology 3 credits
EDU 221 - Instr. & Classroom Man. Strategies 2 credits
EDU 311 - Educating the Exceptional Individual 3 credits
EDU 323 - Instructional Strategies - Middle School 3 credits
EDU 332 - Models of Teaching Writing (not required for Wide Range Music Education) 2 credits
EDU 342 - Instructional Strategies in the Major (not required for Wide Range Music Education) 2 credits
EDU 343 - Early Childhood Methods for Wide Range Educators 2 credits
EDU 402 - History and Philosophy of Education 3 credits
EDU 431 - Content Area Literacy 3 credits
EDU 493 - Portfolio Seminar 1 credits

The following are only required for Wide Range Music Education Majors:

EDU 346 - Instructional Strategies/General Music 2 credits
EDU 347 - Instructional Strategies/Choral (only required for those completing the Choral Emphasis) 2 credits
EDU 348 - Instructional Strategies/Instrumental (only required for those completing the Instrumental Emphasis) 2 credits

Required clinicals:

Course NamecreditsTerm TakenGradeGen Ed
EDU 292 - Clinical: Pre-admission 1 credits
EDU 385 - Clinical: Wide Range Educators 1 credits
EDU 393 - Clinical: (Major) Secondary 1 credits
EDU 394 - Clinical: Middle 1 credits
EDU 397 - Clinical: Literacy: Early Adolescence/Adolescence 1 credits
EDU 492 - Clinical: Multiculturalism 1 credits

The following clinical is additionally required for Wide Range Music Education:

EDU 395 - PST Clinical: (Minor) Middle/Secondary 1 credits
  • EDU 393 - Clinical: (Major) Secondary 1 credits (this clinical will be repeated if the student has declared multiple emphasis areas)
  • A minimum of one elective of 2 credits or more required from the following:

    Course NamecreditsTerm TakenGradeGen Ed
    EDU 222 - Instructional Technology 2 credits
    EDU 280 - Topics in Instruction Variable credits
    EDU 319 - Topics in Early Childhood Education Variable credits
    EDU 326 - Teaching Health 1 credits
    EDU 334 - Reading Interests: Middle Childhood 2 credits
    EDU 335 - Reading Interests: Pre-Adolescent and Adolescent 2 credits
    EDU 351 - Strategies for Teaching Behavior-Challenged Learners 3 credits
    EDU 352 - Introduction to Learning Disabilities 2 credits
    EDU 353 - Intervention Strategies and Approaches for (LD, EBD, CD) 3 credits
    EDU 354 - Gifted Learners 2 credits
    EDU 360 - Student Motivation 2 credits
    EDU 403 - Assessment and Evaluation for Academic Success 3 credits
    EDU 480 - Special Topics: Variable credits

    12 credits in teacher candidacy at all 3 levels - middle childhood/early adolescence, adolescence:

    Course NamecreditsTerm TakenGradeGen Ed
    EDU 495 - Teacher Candidacy 5 credits
  • EDU 495 - Teacher Candidacy 5 credits
  • A full semester of student teaching is equivalent to 10 credits of EDU 495.

    EDU 496 - Seminar for Teacher Candidates 2 credits

    Education Collateral Requirements (also meet GENED requirements)

    Course NamecreditsTerm TakenGradeGen Ed
    ESS 182 - Environmental Science 4 credits
    PED 200 - First Aid, CPR & AED 1 credits
    POL 110 - Introduction to American Government and Politics 3 credits

    One of the following Non-Western courses:

    ART 150 - Non-Western Art 3 credits
    ENG 307 - Non-Western Perspectives 3 credits
    HIS 342 - Colonial Latin America 3 credits
    HIS 352 - Islam and the Middle East 3 credits
    HIS 357 - Women in History 3 credits
    HIS 363 - Chinese History 3 credits
    HIS 379 - Witchcraft and Culture in the Atlantic World 3 credits

    One of the following Fine Arts courses (not applicable to Secondary Education and Wide Range Education majors):

    ART 110 - Drawing 1 3 credits
    ART 120 - Fundamentals of 2-D 3 credits
    ART 130 - Fundamentals of 3-D 3 credits
    MUS 100 - Music Appreciation 3 credits
    MUS 105 - American Popular Music 3 credits
    THR 101 - Introduction to Theatre 3 credits

    One of the following American History courses:

    HIS 101 - American History 1, 1492-1865 3 credits
    HIS 102 - American History 2, 1866-1945 3 credits
    HIS 381 - American Revolution and Early Republic, 1763-1815 3 credits
    HIS 383 - American Civil War, 1848-1877 3 credits

    Fieldwork:

    The clinical experiences are developmental in scope and sequence, occurring in a variety of settings. They consist of observations, interviews and participation in numerous instructional activities. Documentation is required as outlined in the Teacher Education Handbook. Field hours are designated for certain EDU courses in the professional sequence. Consult Appendix C of the Teacher Education Handbook.

    Evaluation of Performance Leading to Licensure:

    Faculty of the School of Education exercises professional judgment in evaluating the performance of course work, the clinical experiences, and portfolio preparation. This evaluation emphasizes performance evidence of the knowledge, skills and dispositions (including moral and ethical considerations) identified as essential for a qualified beginning educator. National subject area standards, INTASC standards, NBTS standards, and Wisconsin DPI standards also provide foundation for assessment of performance. Consult the Teacher Education Handbook for the requirements at each stage of progress through the program.

    General Education Core Curriculum

    Liberal Arts

    Course NamecreditsTerm TakenGradeGen Ed
    COL 101 - Introduction to College Experiences 1 credits
    PED 100 - Health & Wellness and Activity 1 credits
    LAS 101 - Liberal Arts Seminar 1 credits
    LAS 401 - Liberal Arts Capstone or LAS 402 - Liberal Arts Capstone 2 credits

    Theology

    Course NamecreditsTerm TakenGradeGen Ed

    One course from:

    THE 105 - Introduction to Scripture 3 credits
    THE 110 - Introduction to Theology 3 credits

    One course in Biblical Theology:

    THE 221 - The Book of Genesis 3 credits
    THE 225 - History of Israel ♦ 3 credits
    THE 227 - Old Testament Poetry and Wisdom Literature 3 credits
    THE 228 - Old Testament Prophets 3 credits
    THE 230 - The New Testament 3 credits
    THE 231 - The Life of Christ 3 credits
    THE 234 - Pauline Epistles 3 credits
    THE 235 - Romans 3 credits
    THE 238 - Hebrews and the General Epistles 3 credits
    THE 239 - The Book of Revelation and Apocalyptic Literature 3 credits

    One course in Applied Theology:

    THE 311 - Christian Faith and Life 3 credits
    THE 312 - Theology of Christian Worship 3 credits
    THE 331 - Introduction to World Religions ♦ 3 credits
    THE 332 - Christ and Culture ♦ 3 credits
    THE 350 - Archaeology and the Biblical World 3 credits
    PHI 201 - Ethics 3 credits
    PHI 202 - Apologetics 3 credits

    One course in Systematic Theology:

    THE 401 - Basic Teachings of the Bible 1 3 credits
    THE 402 - Basic Teachings of the Bible 2 3 credits
    THE 411 - Lutheran Confessions 3 credits
    THE 421 - Religion in America ♦ 3 credits
    THE 441 - History of Christianity 3 credits
    THE 442 - History of the Reformations 3 credits
    THE 461 - Thought and Life of Martin Luther 3 credits

    Professional Development

    Course NamecreditsTerm TakenGradeGen Ed

    Grade of “C” or better is required.

    COM 101 - Introduction to Communication 3 credits
    ENG 101 - Writing and Rhetoric 3 credits

    Approaches to Individual and Social Questions

    Course NamecreditsTerm TakenGradeGen Ed

    One Literature course from:

    ENG 210 - American Literature 1 3 credits
    ENG 211 - American Literature 2 3 credits
    ENG 220 - British Literature 1 3 credits
    ENG 221 - British Literature 2 3 credits
    ENG 293 - Genre Studies: Drama 3 credits
    ENG 294 - Genre Studies: Poetry 3 credits
    ENG 295 - Genre Studies: Fiction 3 credits
    ENG 307 - Non-Western Perspectives ♦ 3 credits

    One History course from:

    HIS 101 - American History 1, 1492-1865 3 credits
    HIS 102 - American History 2, 1866-1945 3 credits
    HIS 111 - European History 1, to - 1500 3 credits
    HIS 112 - European History 2, 1500-1850 3 credits
    HIS 352 - Islam and the Middle East ♦ 3 credits
    HIS 371 - Native American History ♦ 3 credits
    HIS 381 - American Revolution and Early Republic, 1763-1815 3 credits
    HIS 383 - American Civil War, 1848-1877 3 credits

    One Quantitative Reasoning course from:

    MAT 116 - Survey of Contemporary Mathematics 3 credits
    MAT 117 - Elementary Statistics 3 credits
    MAT 119 - Trigonometry 3 credits
    MAT 221 - Calculus 1 4 credits

    One Lab Science course from:

    ANT 101 - Biological Anthropology ♦ 4 credits
    BIO 124 - Plant Science 4 credits
    BIO 142 - Microbes - Friends and Foes and BIO 143 - Microbes Friends and Foes Lab (one additional credit) 3 credits
    BIO 202 - Principles of Biology 2 4 credits
    CHE 105 - Food and Cooking Chemistry 4 credits
    CHE 161 - General Chemistry 1 and CHE 168 - General Chemistry 1 Lab (one additional credit) 4 credits
    ESS 182 - Environmental Science 4 credits
    PHY 101 - Introduction to Astronomy and PHY 105 - Astronomy Laboratory (one additional credit) 3 credits

    or

    PHY 102 - Introduction to Astronomy and PHY 105 - Astronomy Laboratory (one additional credit) 2 credits

    One Social Science course from:

    ANT 100 - General Anthropology ♦ 3 credits
    ANT 102 - Cultural Anthropology ♦ 3 credits
    ANT 322 - Food and Culture ♦ 3 credits
    BUS 150 - Introduction to Business 3 credits
    BUS 181 - Principles of Microeconomics 3 credits
    COM 203 - Introduction to Mass and Social Media 3 credits
    COM 211 - Small Group Communication 3 credits
    COM 260 - Interpersonal Communication 3 credits
    COM 309 - Intercultural Communication ♦ 3 credits
    PHI 101 - Introduction to Philosophy 3 credits
    POL 110 - Introduction to American Government and Politics 3 credits
    POL 290 - Politics and Governments of Developed and Developing Nations ♦ 3 credits
    POL 390 - Central Europe: Berlin and Vienna International Travel Course ♦ 3 credits
    PSY 101 - Introduction to Psychology 3 credits
    PSY 120 - Human Growth and Development 3 credits
    SOC 101 - Introduction to Sociology ♦ 3 credits
    SPE 240 - Sport Psychology 3 credits

    One Fine Arts course from:

    ART 110 - Drawing 1 3 credits
    ART 120 - Fundamentals of 2-D 3 credits
    ART 130 - Fundamentals of 3-D 3 credits
    ART 140 - Introductory Web Design - Tools for Every Profession 3 credits
    ART 150 - Non-Western Art ♦ 3 credits
    MUS 101 - Music Fundamentals 3 credits
    MUS 105 - American Popular Music 3 credits
    THR 101 - Introduction to Theatre 3 credits
    THR 210 - Acting 1 3 credits

    Intercultural Knowledge and Competence

    Course NamecreditsTerm TakenGradeGen Ed

    One cultural diversity course (can be met by a course used to satisfy one of the other GENED requirements indicated by ♦ above):

    ANT 100 - General Anthropology 3 credits
    ANT 101 - Biological Anthropology 4 credits
    ANT 102 - Cultural Anthropology 3 credits
    ANT 104 - Linguistic Anthropology 3 credits
    ANT 322 - Food and Culture 3 credits
    ART 150 - Non-Western Art 3 credits
    COM 309 - Intercultural Communication 3 credits
    ENG 307 - Non-Western Perspectives 3 credits
    GER 100 - Navigating Cultural Pitfalls 3 credits
    GER 101 - Elementary German 1 4 credits
    GER 102 - Elementary German 2 4 credits
    HIS 352 - Islam and the Middle East 3 credits
    HIS 371 - Native American History 3 credits
    POL 290 - Politics and Governments of Developed and Developing Nations 3 credits
    POL 390 - Central Europe: Berlin and Vienna International Travel Course 3 credits
    SOC 101 - Introduction to Sociology 3 credits
    SPA 100 - Hispanic Cultures 3 credits
    SPA 101 - Elementary Spanish 1 4 credits
    THE 225 - History of Israel 3 credits
    THE 331 - Introduction to World Religions 3 credits
    THE 332 - Christ and Culture 3 credits
    THE 421 - Religion in America 3 credits

    BA Foreign Language

    Course NamecreditsTerm TakenGradeGen Ed

    For the BA, one of the following:

    Completion of three years of a high school foreign language, two of which must be sequential from the same language or completion of a college level foreign language course:

    GER 101 - Elementary German 1 ♦ 4 credits
    GER 102 - Elementary German 2 ♦ 4 credits
    SPA 101 - Elementary Spanish 1 ♦ 4 credits

    Degree Credit Requirements

    • At least 120 degree credits are required for a bachelor’s degree. There is no limit to the number of credits which may be earned in one department.
    • A minimum of 30 of the final 36 credits must be earned in residence to receive a bachelor’s degree from WLC.
    • Students must also earn at least 15 credits in residence in upper division courses (300 and 400 level) in the major to receive a bachelor’s degree from WLC.
    • If a major requires a capstone course, it is required to be taken at WLC.
    • At least 9 credits in the minor must be taken at WLC.
    • A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 must be achieved to satisfy the degree requirements. Individual programs may require grade point averages higher than a 2.0 for courses used to satisfy the major.

    Suggested General Education Sequencing

    • Freshman : COL 101 (Fall), LAS 101  (Spring), Foreign Language/Foreign Language Diversity, Quantitative Reasoning, ENG 101, COM 101, THE 105/THE 110, ~9 cr. in the major
    • Sophomore: Biblical Theology, PED 100, 1-2 Approaches, declare major

    • Junior: Applied Theology, 1-2 Approaches

    • Senior: Systematic Theology,  1-2 Approaches, LAS 401/LAS 402 

     

    (Full general education information may be found here.)

     

     

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