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UWM Undergraduate Catalog 2014-2015


School of Education

Curriculum and Instruction

  • Early Childhood Level
  • Middle Childhood - Early Adolescence Level
  • Mathematics: Early Adolescence - Adolescence Level
  • English: Early Adolescence - Adolescence Level
  • Science: Early Adolescence - Adolescence Level
  • Social Studies: Early Adolescence - Adolescence Level
  • Bilingual Education (supplemental)
  • English as a Second Language (Major): Early Adolescence - Adolescence Level
  • English as a Second Language (Minor)
  • World Language Major: Early Adolescence - Adolescence Level
  • World Language Minor
  • Courses: Curriculum and Instruction (CURRINS)


    The goal of the Department of Curriculum and Instruction is to prepare PK–12 teachers who are able to provide maximum educational opportunities for children in the urban community.

    At the undergraduate level this department offers teacher education programs at the Early Childhood Level (grades PK-3), Middle Childhood through Early Adolescence Level (grades 1-8), Early Adolescence through Adolescence Level (grades 6-12), and Early Childhood through Adolescence Level (PK-12).

    The graduate program, which includes inservice education, is described in the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Graduate Bulletin and in materials provided by the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, Room 310, Enderis Hall.

    Undergraduate students majoring in curriculum and instruction programs are initially enrolled as Education – Intended majors. They are advised in the School of Education and follow the curriculum requirements of their department program.


    Early Childhood Education Program Requirements

    The Early Childhood Education (ECE) program is available for those interested in teaching young children from birth to age 8 or third grade in a variety of early care/education and school programs. Students are admitted to the major immediately in the first year or upon transfer to UWM. Those who wish to acquire a State of Wisconsin teaching license can complete the state­mandated assessments through the program. Additionally students can attain add-on certification in ECE and English as a Second Language (ESL) or Bilingual Education.

    Sequenced Courses
    Sequenced courses must be taken in the order indicated. Add additional courses with those listed under “Additional Course Requirements.”

    Semester 1, 2, or 3
    The English Composition and Math Skills requirements must be completed in the first year if placement testing allows the student to start with English 102 and Math 175 or in the second year if English 095 and/or 101 or Math 090 and/or 094/095 must be completed first.

    ENGLISH 102

    College Writing and Research (with a C or better) OR a 4 or higher on the English Placement Test

    0-3

    MATH 175

    Mathematical Explorations for Elementary Teachers I (with a C or better)

    3

    CURRINS 140

    Field Experience with Families and Communities

    1

    CURRINS 312

    Introduction to Early Childhood Education

    3

    Semester 4

         

    CURRINS 240

    Field Experience with Dual Language Learners

    2

    CURRINS 501

    Language Acquisition for Children of Diverse Backgrounds

    3

    Semester 5

         

    CURRINS 302

    Curriculum Design in Early Childhood

    3

    CURRINS 340

    Field Experience in Preschool and Kindergarten Classrooms

    2

    CURRINS 502

    Emergent Literacy and Biliteracy in the Early Childhood Classroom

    3

    CURRINS 534

    Instructional Strategies in Early Childhood

    3

    Semester 6

     

         

    CURRINS 440

    Field Experience in the Primary Grades

    2

    CURRINS 504

    Teaching Reading and Writing in Early Childhood: The Primary Years

    3

    Semester 7

     

         

    CURRINS 338

    Teaching of Science in Early Childhood

    3

    CURRINS 540

    Advanced Field Experience in Early Childhood Education

    3

    CURRINS 541

    Principles and Methods of Teaching ESL

    3

    Semester 8
    Choose one of the following options:

     

    Option 1: Education Degree in Early Childhood

     

         

    CURRINS 540

    Advanced Field Experience in Early Childhood Education

    6

     

    Electives as needed to reach 120 credits (See an advisor for appropriate options.)

     

    Option 2: Education Degree in Early Childhood plus Early Childhood Certification

         

    CURRINS 601

    Early Childhood Seminar for Student Teaching

    3

    CURRINS 640

    Student Teaching in Early Childhood

    12

    Option 3: Education Degree in Early Childhood plus Early Childhood and English as a Second Language Certification

         

    CURRINS 601

    Early Childhood Seminar for Student Teaching

    3

    CURRINS 640

    Student Teaching in Early Childhood

    9

    CURRINS 443

    Student Teaching in English as a Second Language: Minor

    3

    Option 4: Education Degree in Early Childhood plus Early Childhood and Bilingual Certification

         

    CURRINS 601

    Early Childhood Seminar for Student Teaching

    3

    CURRINS 640

    Student Teaching in Early Childhood

    9

    CURRINS 442

    Student Teaching in Bilingual Education

    3

    Option 5: Education Degree in Early Childhood plus Early Childhood, English as a Second Language, and Bilingual Certification

         

    CURRINS 601

    Early Childhood Seminar for Student Teaching

    3

    CURRINS 640

    Student Teaching in Early Childhood

    6

    CURRINS 442

    Student Teaching in Bilingual Education

    3

    CURRINS 443

    Student Teaching in English as a Second Language: Minor

    3

    Additional Required Courses:
    The following courses may be taken any semester the prerequisites are met.

    Arts (3 credits)
    Choose a course in Art, Music, Theatre, Dance, or Film from this GER list:
    www.uwm.edu/academics/ger-courses.cfm

     

    Art Elective (GER-A)

    3

    English and Humanities (9-12 credits)

    COMMUN 301

    Public Speaking (with a C or better)

    3

     

    Literature GER-H (See your advisor for a list of approved options.)

    3

    ENGLISH 201
    Or
    ENGLISH 205

    Strategies for Academic Writing

    Business Writing

    3

    3

    Foreign Language (0-6 credits)
    Note: American Sign Language is accepted as a foreign language. See your advisor if English is not your first language. Not required if first semester as a freshman was prior to September 1999. Complete one:

    • 2 consecutive semesters of college instruction in a single foreign language (at least six credits) with passing grades;
    • 2 consecutive years of high school instruction in a single foreign language with passing grades; or
    • Language proficiency on approved exam.

    Mathematics (3 credits)

    MATH 176

    Mathematical Explorations for Elementary Teachers II (with a C or better)

    3

    Natural Sciences (9 credits)
    Choose a GER-NS course from this list:
    www.uwm.edu/academics/ger-courses.cfm
    One of the two electives must be a GER-NS with a lab.

    CES 210

    Introduction to Conservation and Environmental Science

    3

     

    Earth Science Elective (GER-NS: Astron, Atm Sci, Geog, and Geo Sci)

    3

     

    Physical Science Elective (GER-NS: Chem or Phys)

    3

    Social Sciences (6 credits)

    HIST 151
    OR
    HIST 152
    OR
    POL SCI 104
    OR
    POL SCI 105

    American History, 1607 – 1877

    American History, 1877 - present

    Introduction to American Government and Politics

    State Politics

    3

    3

    3

    3

     

    Social Sciences Elective (GER-SS) (See your advisor for options.)

    3

    Cultural Diversity and Act 31 Requirements (3 credits)
    Choose one:

    ANTHRO 213

    American Indian Peoples of Wisconsin

    3

    ENGLISH 276

    Intro to Amer. Indian Lit: Lit, Hist, & Sovereignty of Upper Midwest Indians

    3

    AIS 203

    Western Great Lakes American Indian Community Life of the Past

    3

    HIST 263

    North American Indian History Since 1887

    3

    University GER requirements were recently updated to include Oral and Written Communication and Quantitative Literacy Competencies.  See your advisor to find out which set of requirements you must fulfill.

    Professional Education Courses:

     

         

    CURRINS 301

    Infants and Toddlers: Curriculum and Teaching

    3

    CURRINS 330

    Teaching of Mathematics: Early Childhood

    3

    CURRINS 323

    Teaching of Social Studies in Early Childhood

    3

    CURRINS 505

    Collaborative Relationships with Families, Schools, and Communities

    3

    CURRINS 511

    Curriculum and Guidance for Social Emotional Learning

    3

    CURRINS 512

    Reflective Practice in Teaching and Learning

    3

    CURRINS 651

    Literature for the Young Child

    3

    ART ED 130

    Art and Visual Learning in Elementary School

    3

    MUS ED 260

    Making Music Connections with Children

    3

    ED POL 375

    Cultural Foundations of Education

    3

    ED PSY 330

    Introduction to Learning and Development

    3

    ED PSY 575

    Infant/Early Childhood Assessment

    3

    EXCEDUC 630

    Survey of EC Intervention: Young Children with Special Needs, Families

    3

    A C or better must be earned in all professional education courses and sequenced Curr Ins courses.


    Benchmarks
    Students must meet benchmarks at 30, 60, and 85 credits and prior to student teaching. Benchmarks are monitored through tracking systems and advising. A student will be restricted from moving forward in the program if the bold benchmarks are not completed.

    30 Credit Benchmarks
    Reviewed with your advisor the semester after completion of 30 credits

    • Mandatory meeting with your advisor
    • Completion of English 102 and Math 175 with a C or better
    • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.25 on all UWM and transfer courses

    Certification majors only:

    • Passing scores on all three sections of the Praxis I posted on transcript

    60 Credit Benchmarks
    Reviewed with your advisor the semester after completion of 60 credits

    • Mandatory meeting with your advisor
    • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 on all UWM and transfer courses

    Certification majors only:

    • Registered for the appropriate Praxis II exam

      Elementary Education Content Knowledge Exam #014
      Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages #0361

    85 Credit Benchmarks
    Reviewed with your advisor the semester after completion of 85 credits

    • Mandatory meeting with your advisor
    • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 on all UWM and transfer courses
    • Complete and sign form to declare intention: Education Degree in Early Childhood only or degree with certification in Early Childhood, ESL, and/or Bilingual

    Student Teaching Benchmarks (Certification Majors only)

    • Mandatory attendance at Pre-Student Teaching Orientation
    • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 on all UWM and transfer courses
    • Removal of all F or I (Incomplete) grades in courses
    • C or better in professional education and Curr Ins sequenced courses
    • Successfully pass the appropriate Praxis II exam(s)

      Elementary Education Content Knowledge Exam #014
      Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages #0361

    • Successfully pass the Massachusetts Test for Educator Licensure (MTEL) Reading Test

    Graduation Benchmarks (must be met to be approved for graduation)
    Reviewed during the student teaching semester

    • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 on all UWM and transfer courses
    • Satisfactory completion of a minimum of 120 credits
    • Completion of the last year of coursework (30 credits) in residence at UWM

    Certification majors only:

    • Completion of Teacher Performance Assessment

    Middle Childhood through Early Adolescence Program Requirements

  • PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The Middle Childhood through Early Adolescence Program (MCEA) is designed for students seeking to teach at the middle childhood-early adolescence level (ages 6-12 or -13, grades 1-8). This program prepares students to work in urban settings and takes place in close partnership with local school districts. The UWM School of Education's urban mission is upheld in the MCEA program's commitment to preparing preservice teachers to meet the needs of diverse populations. Students are admitted into the MCEA program upon admission to the University, and it is possible to complete the program in four years. Students who satisfactorily meet program requirements will be recommended for student teaching. Upon successful completion of all student teaching requirements, including several state-required assessments, students will be licensed to teach grades 1-8. After completion of the MCEA program, students may opt to pursue an add-on certification in Exceptional Education, English as a Second Language, or Bilingual Education by completing streamlined course paths that include an additional student teaching requirement.  

    Students completing the Middle Childhood through Early Adolescence program will receive a Bachelor’s degree in Education, a Cultures and Communities certificate, and endorsement to be licensed to teach children in grades one through eight in the State of Wisconsin. 

    ADDITONAL PROGRAM OPTIONS

    Add-On Teacher Certifications. 
    Following completion of the MCEA program, students may opt to add a certification in English as a Second Language (ESL), Bilingual Education, or World Languages by completing additional coursework and student teaching requirements.  

    Special Education Certification. Students who successfully complete the MCEA Program may seek dual licensure in special education, which requires a fifth year of school. Credits in the fifth year may be integrated into a Master's Program in Exceptional Education provided the student is admitted into the Graduate Program at UWM.  

    PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

    A C or better is required in all coursework. No courses may be taken for credit/no credit. Students must take at least one Cultures and Communities (C&C) course that has a “service learning” component. Note: All courses numbered 150 meet this requirement if taken during the spring or fall semesters.

    PREPROFESSIONAL COURSEWORK

    Arts

     

    Credits

         

    THEATRE 260

    Storytelling (only subtitles that meet Cultures and Communities Area IV will be accepted (GER-A CC-IV)

    3

    English

     

     

         

    ENGLISH 102

    College Writing and Research OR a 4 or higher on the English Placement Test

    0-3

    ENGLISH 201

    Strategies for Academic Writing

    3

    Foreign Language
    Note: Not required if first semester as a freshman was prior to September 1999. American Sign Language is accepted as a foreign language. See your advisor if English is not your first language. Complete one:

       
    • ,

    2 consecutive years of high school instruction in a single foreign language

    • ,

    2 consecutive semesters of college instruction in a single foreign language

    At least 6

    • ,

    Language proficiency on approved exam

    Humanities

     

         

    CURRINS 233

    Introduction to Children’s and Young Adult Literature (GER-H)

    3

    Humanities elective (GER-H) OR English elective (English minors only—see minor)

    3

    Mathematics

     

         

    MATH 175

    Mathematical Explorations for Elementary Teachers I

    3

    MATH 176

    Mathematical Explorations for Elementary Teachers II

    3

    Natural Sciences

     

       

    Physical science elective (Physics/Chem)—must include a lab

    3+

    CES 210

    Introduction to Conservation and Environmental Science

    3

    Social Sciences (Courses that appear in bold are highly recommended.)

         

    HIST 151
    OR
    HIST 152

    American History 1607-1877

    American History 1877 – present

    3

    3

    POL SCI 104
    OR
    POL SCI 105

    Introduction to American Government and Politics

    State Politics

    3

    3

    Cultural Diversity and Act 31 – Choose one:

         

    ANTHRO 213

    American Indian Peoples of Wisconsin

    3

    ENGLISH 276

    Intro to American Indian Lit: Lit, History, & Sovereignty of Upper Midwest Indians

    3

    AIS 203

    Western Great Lakes American Indian Community Life of the Past

    3

    HIST 263

    North American Indian History Sicne 1887

    3

     

     

     

    University GER requirements were recently updated to include Oral and Written Communication and Quantitative Literacy Competencies.  See your advisor to find out which set of requirements you must fulfill.

    Middle Childhood through Early Adolescence courses

         

    ED POL 375

    Cultural Foundations of Education

    3

    CURRINS 333

    Introduction to Teaching in Urban Schools, Grade 1-8

    3

    ED PSY 330

    Introduction to Learning and Development

    3

    Gateway Check at 40 Credits Completed

    • Mandatory meeting with advisor in the semester following 40-credit semester;
    • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 in required program courses (all courses listed on the program sheet);
    • Passing scores on the Praxis I posted on transcript;
    • Completion of dispositions and field evaluation from CurrIns 333;
    • Completion of Cultures and Communities requirements; and
    • Completion of Math 175 and English 102 (or score of 4 or higher on English placement test).

    PROFESSIONAL COURSEWORK

    Semester 1

         

    CURRINS 306

    MCEA Clinical Experience, Grades 1-3

    1

    CURRINS 536

    Literacy 1: Assessing and Teaching Early Literacy

    3

    CURRINS 556

    Professional Seminar 1: Foundations of Curriculum and Instruction

    3

    ED PSY 325

    Practice of Classroom Assessment

    2

    EXCEDUC 605

    Child, Learner, Disability

    3

    Semester 2

         

    CURRINS 307

    MCEA Clinical Experience II, Grades 4-8

     

    CURRINS 537

    Literacy 2: Assessing and Teaching Literacy through Early Adolescence

     

    CURRINS 541

    Principles and Methods of Teaching ESL

     

    CURRINS 557

    Professional Seminar 2: Classroom Management Theory, Practice, and Context

     

     

    Successfully pass the Praxis II by the end of semester 2

     

    Successfully pass the WI Foundations of Reading Test after completion of Curr Ins 536 and 537

    Semester 3

     

         

    CURRINS 406

    Advanced MCEA Clinical Experience

    4

    CURRINS 538

    Literacy 3: Introduction to New Literacies

    3

    CURRINS 558

    Professional Seminar 3: Building Learning Communities

    3

    Any Semester Prior to Student Teaching

         

    CURRINS 406

    Advanced MCEA Clinical Experience

    4

    CURRINS 538

    Literacy 3: Introduction to New Literacies

    3

    CURRINS 558

    Professional Seminar 3: Building Learning Communities

    3

    CURRINS 406

    Advanced MCEA Clinical Experience

    4

    Gateway Check Prior to Approval to Student Teach

    • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 in required courses (all courses listed on program sheet);
    • Removal of all F or I (incomplete) grades in courses;
    • C or better in required program courses (all courses listed on the program sheet);
    • Passing scores on the Wisconsin Foundations of Reading Test (after semester 2);
    • Completion of practice Teacher Performance Assessment (edTPA);
    • Passing scores on the Praxis II posted on transcript (take during semester 2); and
    • Completion of disposition and field evaluation in CurrIns 406.

    A mandatory meeting with your academic advisor will be required if you have not met the above Gateway Checks.

    Semester 4

    CURRINS 407

    Student Teaching, Middle Childhood-Early Adolescence

    9

    CURRINS 471

    Professional Seminar 4: The Effective Urban Educator

    3

    Additional Requirements for Graduation and Certification

    • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 in all UWM and transfer courses;
    • Satisfactory completion of a minimum 128 credits;
    • Completion of the last year of coursework (30 credits) in residence at UWM; and
    • Completion of edTPA.

    MINOR REQUIREMENTS

    Select one minor from each group. Each minor requires a minimum of 18 credits. Pre-professional coursework can be used to meet minor requirements. All minor courses must be completed with a C or better.
    Group A
    Select one:
    English/Language Arts
    Social Studies

    Group B
    Select one:
    Math
    Natural Science

    Social Studies (Courses that appear in bold are highly recommended.)

    HIST 151
    OR
    HIST 152

    American History 1607-1877

    American History 1877 – present

    3

    3

    POL SCI 104
    OR
    POL SCI 105

    Introduction to American Government and Politics

    State Politics

    3

    3

    HIST 294

    Seminar on Historical Method: Research Techniques

    3

    GEOG 110

    The World: Peoples and Regions

    3

    Choose one:

    HIST 131

    World History to 1500

    3

    HIST 201

    The Ancient World: The Roman Republic and Empire

    3

    Choose one:

    HIST 150

    Multicultural America

    3

    URB PLN 350

    Social Justice, Urban Planning, and the New Multicultural America

    3

    URB STD 150

    Multicultural America

    3

    WMNS 150

    Multicultural America

    3

    English/Language Arts

         

    ENGLISH 150

    Multicultural America

    3

    ENGLISH 233
    OR
    ENGLISH 432

    Introduction to Creative Writing

    The Rhetoric of Argument

    3

    3

    CURRINS 233

    Introduction to Children’s and Young Adult Literature

    3

    ENGLISH 445

    The Composing Process

    3

    ENGLISH 215

    Introduction to English Studies

    3

    Choose one:

     

     

    COMP LIT 208

    World Literature in Translation: The 17th to the 21st Century

    3

    COMP LIT 230

    Literature and Society

    3

    COMP LIT 231

    Literature and Religion

    3

    COMP LIT 232

    Literature and Politics

    3

    ENGLISH 192

    First Year Seminar: Multicultural Milwaukee

    3

    JEWISH 261

    Representing the Holocaust in Words and Images

    3

    Mathematics

     

         

    MATH 175

    Mathematical Explorations for Elementary Teachers I

    3

    MATH 176

    Mathematical Explorations for Elementary Teachers II

    3

    MATH 275

    Problem Solving for Elementary Education Majors

    3

    MATH 277

    Geometry for Elementary Education Majors

    3

    Choose one:

     

     

    MATH 205

    Introductory Finite Mathematics

    3

    MATH 276

    Algebraic Structures for Elementary Education Majors

    3

    Choose one:

     

     

    MATH/MTHSTAT 278

    Discrete Probability and Statistics for Elementary Education Majors

    3

    MTHSTAT 215

    Elementary Statistical Analysis

    3

    Science

     

     

         

    CES 210

    Introduction to Conservation and Environmental Science

    3

    Physical Science
    Choose one (Courses that appear in bold are highly recommended.):

     

    PHYSICS 185

    Basic Physics for Teachers

    3

         

    PHYSICS 107
    And
    PHYSICS 108

    Physics in Everyday Life

    Laboratory for Physics in Everyday Life

    3

    1

    PHYSICS 120
    And
    PHYSICS 121

    General Physics I

    General Physics Laboratory

    4

    1

    CHEM 101

    Chemical Science

    4

    CHEM 102

    General Chemistry

    5

    CHEM 106

    Chemistry in the World Around Us--Chemistry for the Non Science Major

    3

    CHEM 185

    Basic Chemistry for Teachers

    3

    Earth Science
    Choose one (Courses that appear in bold are highly recommended.):

     

    GEO SCI 185

    Introductory Earth Science for Teachers

    3

         

    GEO SCI 100

    Introduction to the Earth (Do not take if you have taken Geo Sci 185.)

    3

    GEO SCI 102

    Principles of Historical Geology

    3

    Biology
    Choose one (Courses that appear in bold are highly recommended.):

     

    BIO SCI 185

    Introductory Biology for Teachers

    3

         

    BIO SCI 102

    Elements of Biology (Do not take if you have taken Bio Sci 185.)

    3

    BIO SCI 150

    Foundations of Biological Science I

    4

    Science electives
    Choose courses above or from the list below to total 18 credits in the science minor (Courses that appear in bold are highly recommended.):

    ASTRON 185

    Astronomy for Pre-Education Majors

    3

         

    ASTRON 103
    And
    ASTRON 104

    Survey of Astronomy

    Astronomy Laboratory

    4

     

    ATM SCI 100

    Survey of Meteorology

    3

    ATM SCI 240

    Introduction to Meteorology

    3

    BIO SCI 103

    Topics in Modern Biology

    3

    BIO SCI 152

    Foundations of Biological Science II

    4

    CHEM 100

    Chemical Science

    3

    CHEM 103

    Survey of Biochemistry

    4

    CHEM 104

    General Chemistry and Quantitative Analysis

    5

    CHEM 105

    General Chemistry for Engineering

    5

    CURRINS 525

    Environmental Resources Workshop

    1

    CURRINS 570

    Improving Science Teaching and Learning

    1

    CURRINS 565

    Pedagogy Labs (Science only)

    1

    CURRINS 326

    Environmental Education for Teachers

    1

    GEO SCI 208

    Geology of Wisconsin

    1

    GEO SCI 105

    Earth, Air, Fire, and Water

    3

    GEO SCI 106

    The Earth Environment

    3

    PHYSICS 110

    Physics for the Health Professions

    3

    PHYSICS 133

    High Points of Physics for Beginners

    3

    PHYSICS 209
    And
    PHYSICS 214

    Physics I

    Lab Physics I

    5

     


    Mathematics Education, Early Adolescence – Adolescence. The Early Adolescence through Adolescence (EA-A) Program in Mathematics is available for students who plan to teach mathematics to children from age 10 to age 21, in 6th through 12th grade.

    Mathematics Program students gain real world experience in the classroom through student teaching at area schools. Students who satisfactorily complete the program requirements also meet the Wisconsin teacher certification requirements for teaching mathematics subject areas in those grades.

    Major
    . A minimum of 34 credits in mathematics at the calculus level and above is required. Consult a mathematics education advisor in Curriculum and Instruction for changes in mathematics major based on changes in requirements due to course revisions and prerequisites in mathematics.

    To be accepted as a teaching major in mathematics, a student must complete Math 231, 232, 233, or an equivalent three-semester sequence of calculus and analytical geometry. The student also must complete Math 234 or an equivalent one-semester course in linear algebra and differential equations. A minimum grade point average of 2.75 must be maintained in the above courses and all courses numbered 300 or above for admission to the School of Education.

    Faculty Advisor: Professor Michael Steele, steelem@uwm.edu.

    English Education Program Requirements: Early Adolescence - Adolescence

    Students who successfully complete the English Education program are eligible for a State of Wisconsin teaching certificate to teach English in grades 6-12.

    PROGRAM ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

    Application to the English Education program requires satisfactory completion of the requirements listed below. For more information about the application process, visit our website at: www4.uwm.edu/soe/student_services/oas/advising.cfm.

    •  Praxis I:  Pre-Professional Skills Test with passing scores in reading, writing and math.  When registering for the test, indicate UWM as a score recipient (#1473).  Passing scores are:  Reading 175, Writing 174, Math 173. If you are having difficulty passing any portion of the Praxis I, please contact your academic advisor prior to taking the test a third time.  

    •  English Composition: Achieve a placement level of 4 or higher on the English Placement Test, or complete English 102 or an equivalent with a grade of C or better.

    •  Mathematics Skills: Achieve a placement level of 30 or higher on the Math Placement Test, or complete Math 105, 106, 175, or an equivalent with a grade of C or better. 

    •  Completion of CurrIns 300, Introduction to Teaching, with a grade of C or better.

    •  Completion of Commun 103 with a grade of C or better. Note: Completion of Commun 103 will also fulfill part of your Humanities requirement.

    •  A 2.5 minimum cumulative GPA in all UWM and transfer courses at the time of admission application. 

    •  A 2.75 cumulative GPA in all English content courses.

    •  A minimum of 58 credits (UWM and transfer credits) at the time of admission application. It is not required to have all the Core Curriculum courses completed at the time of application.

    •  Meeting with faculty advisor to review admission application. Faculty signature required on application.

    GENERAL EDUCATION AND CORE CURRICULUM REQUIREMENTS

    Completion of the coursework in this section will meet the general education requirements (GER) of the University. These requirements include Oral and Written Communication Competency, Quantitative Literacy Competency, Foreign Language, and Distribution Requirements. Please consult with the University GER requirements. Some programs specify courses to meet the University GER; please contact your academic advisor for information on required courses.

    STATUTORY REQUIREMENTS

    Act 31 Requirement. A component of the Human Relations Requirement for Teacher Certification is met by completing one of the following courses or a one-day seminar.

    ANTHRO 213

    American Indian Peoples of Wisconsin

    3

    ENGLISH 276

    Introduction to American Indian Literature: Literature, History, & Sovereignty of Upper Midwest Indians

    3

    ETHNIC 203

    Western Great Lakes American Indian Community Life of the Past

    3

    HIST 263

    North American Indian History Since 1887

    3

    One-day Seminar

    Call School of Education Outreach (414) 229-4728.

     

    Non-Western History or Contemporary Culture

    Non-Western History/Contemporary Culture (African, Latin American, Asian, Native American, etc.).  Suggested: Anthro 213, English 276, Ethnic 203, or Hist 263.

    3

    ELECTIVE COURSE

    Select an elective to ensure 128 credits at the time of graduation.

    ENGLISH CONTENT AREA – 51 credits (including 8 GERs from Core Curriculum)

    ENGLISH 212

    Grammar and Usage

    3

    ENGLISH 215

    Introduction to English Studies (GER)

    3

    Select one literature course (3 cr. each) from the following:
    COMPLIT 207 (GER), COMPLIT 208 (GER), COMPLIT 230 (GER), ENGLISH 221-225 (all GER),
    or
    ENGLISH 269-281 (GER 276, 277)

    ENGLISH 233

    Introduction to Creative Writing

    3

    Select one of the following courses:

     

    ENGLISH 201
    OR
    ENGLISH 208

    Strategies for Academic Writing

    Writing and Research

    3

    3

    Advanced Writing Courses – 6 cr.

     

    ENGLISH 430

    Advanced Writing Workshop

    3

    Select one course from the following:

     

    CURRINS 547

    Curricular Applications of the Internet

    3

    ENGLISH 440

    Introduction to Peer Tutoring and Practice

    3

    ENGLISH 445

    The Composing Process

    3

    Advanced Linguistic Courses – 6 cr.

     

    Select one course from the following:

     

    ENGLISH 400

    Introduction to English Linguistics

    3

    ENGLISH 401

    History of English Language

    3

    LINGUIS 350

    Introduction to Linguistics

    3

    Select one course from the following:

     

    ENGLISH 403

    Survey of Modern English Grammars

    3

    ENGLISH 404

    Language, Power, and Identity

    3

    Advanced Literature Courses – 24 cr.

     

    Survey I: Periodization/Historical

     

    Select one course from the following:

     

    ENGLISH 301

    Survey of English Literature, Beginnings to 1500

    3

    ENGLISH 302

    Survey of English Literature, 1500-1660

    3

    ENGLISH 303

    Survey of English Literature, 1660-1798

    3

    ENGLISH 304

    Survey of English Literature, 1798-1900

    3

    ENGLISH 305

    Survey of English Literature, 1900 to the Present

    3

    ENGLISH 306

    Irish Literature

    3

    ENGLISH 307

    American Literature to 1865

    3

    ENGLISH 308

    American Literature, 1865-1965

    3

    ENGLISH 309

    Contemporary American Literature

    3

    Survey II: Literature and Culture

     

    Select one course from the following:

     

    ENGLISH 332

    Gay and Lesbian Literature

    3

    ENGLISH 372

    Survey of American Indian Literature (GER)

    3

    ENGLISH 373

    Survey of Ethnic Minority Literature (GER)

    3

    ENGLISH 374

    Survey of U.S. Latino/a Literature

    3

    ENGLISH 375

    Survey of Asian-American Literature

    3

    ENGLISH 376

    Survey of African-American Literature to 1930

    3

    ENGLISH 377

    Survey of African-American Literature, 1930-Present

    3

    ENGLISH 379

    LGBT Literature

    3

    ENGLISH 381

    World Literatures Written in English

    3

    ENGLISH 463

    Writers in African-American Literature

    3

    Genre

     

    Select one course from the following:

     

    ENGLISH 326

    The Development of the Novel

    3

    ENGLISH 327

    The Development of the Short Story

    3

    ENGLISH 328

    Forms of Experimental Literature

    3

    ENGLISH 329

    Film and Literature

    3

    ENGLISH 341

    The Development of Drama

    3

    ENGLISH 361

    The Development of Poetry

    3

    Young Adult Literature

     

    CURRINS 650

    Reading Interests of Adolescents

    3

    Literary Critical Theory

     

    Select one course from the following:

     

    ENGLISH 378

    Survey of Literary and Cultural Theory

    3

    ENGLISH 545

    Studies in the History of Literary Criticism

    3

    ENGLISH 547

    Studies in Theory and Criticism

    3

    ENGLISH 626

    Seminar in Critical Theory

    3

    Focus

     

    Select one course from the following:

     

    ENGLISH 451

    Chaucer

    3

    ENGLISH 452

    Shakespeare

    3

    ENGLISH 454

    Milton

    3

    ENGLISH 456

    Writers in English Literature, 1500-1660

    3

    ENGLISH 457

    Writers in English Literature, 1660-1798

    3

    ENGLISH 458

    Writers in English Literature, 1798-1900

    3

    ENGLISH 459

    Writers in English Literature, 1900 to the Present

    3

    ENGLISH 460

    Writers in American Literature, 1800-1900

    3

    ENGLISH 461

    Writers in American Literature, 1900 to the Present

    3

    ENGLISH 464

    Women Writers

    3

    Capstone Course I: Historical Concentration

     

    Select one of the following:

     

    ENGLISH 500

    Studies in Medieval and Early Modern Literature

    3

    ENGLISH 501

    Studies in Literature, 1500-1600

    3

    ENGLISH 504

    Studies in Literature, 1660-1800

    3

    ENGLISH 505

    Studies in Literature, 1800-1900

    3

    ENGLISH 507

    Studies in Literature, 1900 to the Present (GER)

    3

    ENGLISH 530

    Studies in Shakespeare

    3

    ENGLISH 621

    Seminar in the Literature of England

    3

    ENGLISH 623

    Seminar in American Literature

    3

    ENGLISH 624

    Seminar in Modern Literature

    3

    ENGLISH 625

    Seminar in Literary History

    3

    ENGLISH 685

    Honors Seminar (GER)

    3

    Capstone Course II: Literature and Culture

     

    Select one of the following:

     

    ENGLISH 514

    Literature in Context

    3

    ENGLISH 515

    Literature and the Other Arts

    3

    ENGLISH 517

    Studies in African-American Literature

    3

    ENGLISH 518

    Studies in Irish Literature

    3

    ENGLISH 519

    Studies in Irish-American Literature

    3

    ENGLISH 520

    Studies in American Indian Literature

    3

    ENGLISH 521

    Studies in Ethnic Minority Literature

    3

    ENGLISH 522

    Studies in World Literature Written in English

    3

    ENGLISH 523

    Studies in U.S. Latino/a Literature

    3

    ENGLISH 524

    Studies in Asian-American Literature

    3

    ENGLISH 627

    Seminar in Literature and Culture

    3

    ENGLISH 628

    Seminar in Literature by Women

    3

    ENGLISH 629

    Seminar in Literature and Sexuality

    3

    ENGLISH 630

    Seminar in Literature and Other Arts

    3

    ENGLISH 631

    Seminar in African American Literature

    3

    ENGLISH 632

    Seminar in American Indian Literature

    3

    PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: 40-42 cr.

    The following courses may be taken prior to admission to the School of Education:

    Select one of the following two courses (3 cr. each):

    ED POL 375

    Cultural Foundations of Education

     

    ED POL 530

    Urban Education Foundation

     

    ED PSY 330

    Introduction to Learning Development

    3

    CURRINS 510

    Cooperative Strategies for Pre- and Early Adolescents (English-only spring section)

    1

    CURRINS 657

    Approaches to Teaching and Assessing Texts in the Secondary School (offered only during the spring semester.  Pre-req for Curr Ins 658.  Take 657 and 658 in sequential semesters).

    3

    CURRINS 659

    Teaching and Assessing Grammar to Enrich Writing

    2

    The following courses may be taken only after admission to the School of Education:

    EXCEDUC 531

    Inclusion for Secondary Educators

    3

    CURRINS 545

    Reading in the Content Area: Middle, Junior, Senior

    3

    Student Teaching. Students must complete paperwork in order to be assigned a student teaching placement. To determine your deadline (February or April), visit the Field Experience website at www4.uwm.edu/soe/academics/clinical-experiences.cfm.

    To be approved for placement, you must meet the following criteria:

    •  Be admitted to the School of Education;

    •  Completion of all required coursework;

    •  Cumulative GPA of a minimum 2.5;

    •  A minimum of 2.75 in all your content area and professional education courses;

    •  Passing scores reflected on your transcript for the Praxis II exam: English Language, Literature, Composition: Content Knowledge #10041;

    •  Removal of all F or I (incompletes) grades;

    •  TB test results submitted to the Field Experience Office;

    •  Criminal Background Check submitted to the Field Experience Office; and

    •  Completion of CurrIns 316 (English), 415 (English), 510 (English), 650, 657, 658, and 659 with a C+ or better.

    Taken as a block in the fall of the final academic year:

    CURRINS 658

    Teaching and Assessing of English (prerequisite Curr Ins 657)

    3

    CURRINS 316

    Fieldwork in Secondary Reading in the Content Areas, Grades 6-12

    3

    CURRINS 415

    Student Teaching in Grades 7 & 8

    2

    CURRINS 510

    Cooperative Strategies for Pre- and Early Adolescents (English-only fall section)

    2

    Taken in the spring semester of the final academic year:

    CURRINS 452

    Student Teaching in English

    10-12

    ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR GRADUATION

    • Completion of CurrIns 452 with a C+ or better;

    • Minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.75 in all professional education courses. This includes any transfer course work that is counted towards certification at UWM, as well as grades earned in student teaching or field experiences;

    • Satisfactory completion of a minimum 128 credits; and

    • Completion of the last year of coursework (30 credits) in residence at UW-Milwaukee.

    Science Education Program Requirements: Early Adolescence - Adolescence

    Students who successfully complete the science program are eligible for a State of Wisconsin teaching certificate to teach science in grades 6 to 12.

    PROGRAM ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

    Application to the Science Education program requires satisfactory completion of the requirements listed below. For more information about the application process, visit our website at: www4.uwm.edu/soe/student_services/oas/advising.cfm.

    •  Praxis I: Pre-Professional Skills Test with passing scores in reading, writing and math. When registering for the test, indicate UWM as a score recipient (#1473). Passing scores are: Reading 175, Writing 174, Math 173. If you are having difficulty passing any portion of the Praxis I, please contact your academic advisor prior to taking the test a third time.  

    •  English Composition: Achieve a placement level of 4 or higher on the English Placement Test, or complete English 102 or an equivalent with a grade of C or better.

    •  Mathematics Skills: Achieve a placement level of 30 or higher on the Math Placement Test, or complete Math 105, 106, 175, or an equivalent with a grade of C or better. Note: Math 105 or 106 are recommended as they also meet core curriculum requirements.

    •  Completion of CurrIns 300, Introduction to Teaching, with a grade of C or better.

    •  Completion of Commun 103 with a grade of C or better. 

    •  A 2.5 minimum cumulative GPA in all UWM and transfer courses at the time of admission application. 

    •  A 2.75 cumulative GPA in all science content courses.

    •  A minimum of 58 credits (UWM and transfer credits) at the time of admission application. It is not required to have all the Core Curriculum courses completed at the time of application.

    •  Meeting with faculty advisor to review admission application. Faculty signature required on application.

    GENERAL EDUCATION AND CORE CURRICULUM REQUIREMENTS

    Completion of the coursework in this section will meet the general education requirements (GER) of the University. These requirements include Oral and Written Communication Competency, Quantitative Literacy Competency, Foreign Language, and Distribution Requirements. Please consult with the University GER requirements. Some programs specify courses to meet the University GER; please contact your academic advisor for information on required courses.

    STATUTORY REQUIREMENTS

    Act 31 Requirement. A component of the Human Relations Requirement for Teacher Certification is met by completing one of the following courses or a one-day seminar.

    ANTHRO 213

    American Indian Peoples of Wisconsin

    3

    ENGLISH 276

    Introduction to American Indian Literature: Literature, History, and Sovereignty of Upper Midwest Indians

    3

    ETHNIC 203

    Western Great Lakes American Indian Community Life of the Past

    3

    HIST 263

    North American Indian History Since 1887

    3

    One-day Seminar

    Call School of Education Outreach (414) 229-4728.

     

    Non-Western History or Contemporary Culture

    Non-Western History/Contemporary Culture (African, Latin American, Asian, Native American, etc.). Suggested: Anthro 213, English 276, Ethnic 203, or Hist 623

    3


    Conservation of Natural Resources – Three credits required.
    Select one of the following:

    CES 471

    Principles of Natural Resource Management

    3

    CES 210

    Introduction to Conservation and Environmental Science

    3

    GEOG 350

    Conservation of Natural Resources

    3

    History and Philosophy of Science – Two to three credits required.
    Select one of the following (each course is 3 cr.):

    HIST 226, 227, 332; PHILOS 213, 324, 335, 338, 520; BIO SCI 220; or CHEM 502

    Required Math Elective Courses

     

    MATH

    Elective

    3

    MATH

    Elective

    3

    ELECTIVE COURSES

    Select electives to ensure 128 credits at the time of graduation. Two must be in mathematics.

    SCIENCE CONTENT AREA

    The selection of at least one major and one minor (highly suggested) should be made in consultation with the faculty advisor prior to applying for admission to the School of Education.

    Majors: Must select one.
    Biology
    Broad Field Science (See below.)
    Chemistry
    Earth and Space Science
    Environmental Studies
    Life and Environmental Science
    Physical Science
    Physics

    Minors
    Biology
    Earth and Space Science
    Chemistry
    Physics

    Contact your faculty advisor for the "MACSTEP Program Packet" for course lists and specific details regarding the majors and minors.

    The Broad Field Science major consists of 54 credits in science, including:

    •  14 credits in each of two of the following sciences: biology, chemistry, earth, and physics;

    •  8 credits in each of the remaining science areas; and 

    •  Electives to be selected in consultation with a faculty advisor.

    Note: Broad Field Science majors can earn a certification in another subject (biology, chemistry, physics, and earth and space science) if they have 15 credits in that subject area.

    PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

    MACSTEP Sequence: Milwaukee Area Collaborative Secondary Science (and Math) Teachers Education Program. It is important to meet with your faculty advisor in planning this sequence. All of the MACSTEP courses require formal admission to the School of Education.

    Summer

    CURRINS 510

    Cooperative Strategies for Pre- and Early Adolescents

    2

    CURRINS 518

    Science Methods I

    3

    CURRINS 545

    Reading in the Content Area

    3

    CURRINS 629

    Change and Change Strategies in Education

    3

    ED PSY 541

    Alternative Assessment in Science and Math

    1

    Fall

    CURRINS 316

    Field Work in Secondary Reading in Content Areas

    3

    CURRINS 510

    Cooperative Strategies for Pre- and Early Adolescents

    1

    CURRINS 516

    Field Experience/Student Teaching in Middle School

    2

    CURRINS 519

    Science Methods II

    6

    ED PSY 542

    Alternative Assessment in Science and Math II

    1

    EXCEDUC 537

    Inclusion for Secondary Science Educators

    1


    S
    tudent Teaching. Students must complete paperwork in order to be assigned a student teaching placement. Student teaching deadlines (February or April) are posted on the Field Experience website at www4.uwm.edu/soe/academics/clinical-experiences.cfm.

    To be approved for placement, you must meet the following criteria:

    •  Be admitted to the School of Education;

    •  Completion of all required coursework;

    •  Cumulative GPA of a minimum 2.5;

    •  A minimum of 2.75 in all your science content area and professional education courses;

    •  Passing scores reflected on your transcript for the Praxis II exam: General Science: Content Knowledge #10435;

    •  Removal of all F or I (incompletes) grades;

    •  TB test results submitted to the Field Experience Office; and

    •  Criminal Background Check submitted to the Field Experience Office.

    Spring

    CURRINS 427

    Student Teaching in Secondary Science

    5-6

    CURRINS 427

    Student Teaching in Secondary Science

    5-6

    ED PSY 543

    Alternative Assessment in Science and Math III

    1

    EXCEDIC 537

    Inclusion for Secondary Science Educators

    2

    ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR GRADUATION

    • Minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.75 in all professional education courses. This includes any transfer course work that is counted towards certification at UWM, as well as grades earned in student teaching or field experiences;

    • Satisfactory completion of a minimum 128 credits; and

    • Completion of the last year of coursework (30 credits) in residence at UW-Milwaukee

    Social Studies Program Requirements: Early Adolescence - Adolescence

    Students who successfully complete the social studies program are eligible for a State of Wisconsin teaching certificate to teach social studies in grades 6-12.

    PROGRAM ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

    Application to the Social Studies program requires satisfactory completion of the requirements listed below. For more information about the application process, visit our website at: www4.uwm.edu/soe/student_services/oas/advising.cfm.

    •  Praxis I: Pre-Professional Skills Test with passing scores in reading, writing and math. When registering for the test, indicate UWM as a score recipient (#1473). Passing scores are: Reading 175, Writing 174, Math 173. If you are having difficulty passing any portion of the Praxis I, please contact your academic advisor prior to taking the test a third time. 

    •  English Composition: Achieve a placement level of 4 or higher on the English Placement Test, or complete English 102 or an equivalent with a grade of C or better.

    •  Mathematics Skills: Achieve a placement level of 30 or higher on the Math Placement Test, or complete Math 105, 106, 175, or an equivalent with a grade of C or better. Note: Math 105 or 106 are recommended as they also meet the core curriculum requirements.

    •  Completion of Curr Ins 300, Introduction to Teaching, with a grade of C or better.

    •  Completion of Commun 101 or 103 with a grade of C or better.

    •  A 2.5 minimum cumulative GPA in all UWM and transfer courses at the time of admission application. 

    •  A 2.75 cumulative GPA in all economics, geography, history, psychology, political science, and sociology courses.

    •  A minimum of 58 credits (UWM and transfer credits) at the time of admission application. It is not required to have all the Core Curriculum courses completed at the time of application.

    •  Meeting with faculty advisor to review admission application. Faculty signature required on application.

    GENERAL EDUCATION AND CORE CURRICULUM REQUIREMENTS

    Completion of the coursework in this section will meet the general education requirements (GER) of the University. These requirements include Oral and Written Communication Competency, Quantitative Literacy Competency, Foreign Language, and Distribution Requirements. Please consult with the University GER requirements. Some programs specify courses to meet the University GER; please contact your academic advisor for information on required courses.

    STATUTORY REQUIREMENTS


    Act 31 Requirement. A component of the Human Relations Requirement for Teacher Certification must be met by completing one of the following courses or a one-day seminar.

    ANTHRO 213

    American Indian Peoples of Wisconsin

    3

    ENGLISH 276

    Introduction to American Indian Literature: Literature, History, & Sovereignty of Upper Midwest Indians

    3

    ETHNIC 203

    Western Great Lakes American Indian Community Life of the Past

    3

    HIST 263

    North American Indian History Since 1887

    3

    One-day Seminar

    Call School of Education Outreach (414) 229-4728.

     

    Non-Western History or Contemporary Culture

    Non-Western History/Contemporary Culture (African, Latin American, Asian, Native American, etc.). Suggested: ANTHRO 213, ENGLISH 276, ETHNIC 203, or HIST 263.

    Conservation of Natural Resources. Three credits required. Select from the following:

    CES 210

    Introduction to Conservation and Environmental Science

    3

    GEOG 350

    Conservation of Natural Resources

    3

    Note: Other statutory requirements are met through other program experiences.

    Prerequisite Courses
    One of the following courses is required to meet the prerequisite for Curr Ins 313, Teaching Economics in the Social Studies Curriculum.

    ECON 100

    Introductory Economics

    3

    ECON 103

    Principles of Microeconomics

    3

    ECON 104

    Principles of Macroeconomics

    3

    Social Studies Content Area
    Students must choose Option A or Option B. Fields of study include economics, geography, history, psychology, political science, and sociology. Selection must be made prior to formal admission to the School of Education. See advisor for specific course and distribution requirements for chosen major.

    Option A: Includes 36 credits in one social studies field (major) and 22 credits in a second social studies field (minor).

    • ,

    Social Studies Major (36 credits). 18 credits must be 300-level or higher.

    • ,

    Social Studies Minor (22 credits). Nine credits must be 300-level or higher.

    Option B: Includes 36 credits in one social studies field, 12 credits in a second social studies field, and 12 credits in a third social studies field.

    • ,

    Social Studies Major (36 credits). 18 credits must be 300-level or higher.

    • ,

    Social Studies Area of Concentration (24 credits). 12 credits in two areas. Nine credits of the total 24 credits must be 300-level or higher.

    Specific course and distribution requirements can be found at www4.uwm.edu/soe/departments/currins/eaa/social_studies/upload/UG-Social-Studies-2.pdf.

    PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

    After admission to the program, the following sequencing of courses is recommended.

    First Semester

     

         

    CURRINS 310

    Curriculum for the Pre- and Early Adolescent

    3

    CURRINS 321

    Introduction to the Teaching of Social Studies

    1

    ED PSY 320

    Principles for Classroom Appraisal and Evaluation for Prospective Teachers

    2

    ED PSY 330

    Introduction to Learning Development

    3

    EXCEDUC 531

    Inclusion for Secondary Educators

    3

    Select one of the following:

     

    ED POL 375

    Cultural Foundations of Education

    3

    ED POL 530

    Urban Education: Foundations

    3

    Second Semester

     

         

    CURRINS 313

    Teaching Economics in the Social Studies Curriculum

    2

    CURRINS 316

    Fieldwork in Secondary Reading in the Content Areas, Grades 6-12

    3

    CURRINS 323

    Teaching of Social Studies: Secondary

    3

    CURRINS 415

    Student Teaching in Grades 7 and 8

    2

    CURRINS 545

    Reading in the Content Area: Middle, Junior, Senior

    3

    Student Teaching. Students must complete paperwork in order to be assigned a student teaching placement. Student teaching deadlines (February or April) are posted on the Field Experience website at www4.uwm.edu/soe/academics/clinical-experiences.cfm.

    To be approved for placement, you must meet the following criteria:

    •  Be admitted to the School of Education;

    •  Completion of all required coursework;

    •  Cumulative GPA of a minimum 2.5;

    •  A minimum of 2.75 in all your social studies content area and professional education courses;

    •  Passing scores reflected on your transcript for the Praxis II exam: Social Studies: Content Knowledge #10081;

    •  Removal of all F or I (incompletes) grades;

    •  TB test results submitted to the Field Experience Office; and

    •  Criminal Background Check submitted to the Field Experience Office.

    Spring Semester

    CURRINS 423

    Student Teaching in Social Studies

    5-6

    CURRINS 423

    Student Teaching in Social Studies

    5-6


    ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS
    FOR GRADUATION

    • Minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.75 in all professional education courses. This includes any transfer course work that is counted towards certification at UWM, as well as grades earned in student teaching or field experiences; 

    • Satisfactory completion of a minimum 128 credits; and

    • Completion of the last year of coursework (30 credits) in residence at UW-Milwaukee.

    Note: Not all courses are offered every semester.

    Early Childhood Through Adolescence Level Language Education

    The purpose of the Early Childhood Through Adolescence Language Education program is to prepare teachers for working with children from birth to age 21 in the areas of bilingual education, English as a Second Language (ESL), and World Languages. Students who successfully complete the language education program for the ESL or World Languages major are recommended by the Department for licensure and are eligible for the State of Wisconsin Teaching Certificate at the Early Childhood Through Adolescence Level (birth through age 21). Students in Early Childhood (EC), Middle Childhood Through Early Adolescence (MCEA), Early Adolescence Through Adolescence (EAA), and Early Childhood Through Adolescence (ECA) education may complete a minor for certification in bilingual, ESL, or World Languages for certification at the same level as their major certification.

    BILINGUAL EDUCATION PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS (Supplemental Certification)

    The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee offers course work for a supplemental certification in Bilingual Education. This minor is designed for individuals who wish to teach in a classroom in which two languages (English and another language) are used for instruction. Students wishing to pursue this certification must be in process of or already have a certification. To obtain a Bilingual Education supplemental certification, students must meet the following requirements.

    PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS


    CURRINS 503

    Assessment Issues in Language Education

    3

    CURRINS 541

    Principles and Methods of Teaching ESL

    3

    CURRINS 542

    History and Politics of Second Language Education

    3

    CURRINS 543

    Developing Biliteracy

    3

    CURRINS 546

    Language, Content, and Comprehensible Input

    3

    CURRINS 655

    Applied Educational Linguistics

    3

    CURRINS 442

    Student Teaching in Bilingual Education

    3

    CURRINS 445

    Seminar in Language Education (Not required for students currently completing a portfolio in their major certification.)

    3

    Language Proficiency Requirement. Demonstration of language proficiency is required for all prospective language teachers. Submit scores from your language department proficiency test to the academic advisor for languages prior to student teaching. A minimum score of Advanced-Low on the ACTFL OPI or equivalent is required prior to student teaching.

    ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR CERTIFICATION

    • A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.75 in all professional education coursework. This includes any transfer coursework that is counted towards certification at UWM, as well as grades earned in student teaching or field experiences.

    • Undergraduate students must meet the graduation requirements for their primary certification.

    • Program Portfolio. Students complete a program portfolio based on the 10 WI Teacher Standards.

    ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

    Major to Teach Grades PK-12. A teaching certification in English as a Second Language (ESL) is for those who wish to teach English to non-native speakers.

    PROGRAM ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

    Application to the English as a Second Language program requires satisfactory completion of the requirements listed below. For more information about the application process, visit our website at: www4.uwm.edu/soe/student_services/oas/advising.cfm.

    Praxis I: Pre-Professional Skills Test with passing scores in reading, writing and math. When registering for the test, indicate UWM as a score recipient (#1473). Passing score: Reading 175, Writing, 174, Math 173. If you are having difficulty passig any portion of the Praxis I, please contact your academic advisor prior to taking the test a third time.

    English Composition: Achieve a placement level of 4 or higher on the English Placement Test, or complete English 102 or an equivalent with a grade of C or better.

    Mathematics Skills: Achieve a placement level of 30 or higher on the Math Placement Test, or complete Math 105, 106, 175, or an equivalent with a grade of C or better. Note: Math 105 or 106 are recommended as they also meet core curriculum requirements.

    Completion of CurrIns 300, Introduction to Teaching, with a grade of C or better.

    Completion of Commun 101 or 103 with a grade of C or better.

    • A 2.5 minimum GPA in all English as a Second Language content courses.

    • A minimum of 48 credits (UWM and transfer credits) at the time of admission application. It is not required to have all the Core Curriculum courses completed at the time of application.

    GENERAL EDUCATION AND CORE CURRICULUM REQUIREMENTS

    Completion of the coursework in this section will meet the general education requirements (GER) of the University. These requirements include Oral and Written Communication Competency, Quantitative Literacy Competency, Foreign Language, and Distribution Requirements. Please consult with the University GER requirements. Some programs specify courses to meet the University GER; please contact your academic advisor for information on required courses.

    PL 34 STATUTORY REQUIREMENTS


    Act 31 Requirement. A component of the Human Relations Requirement for Teacher Certification must be met by completing one of the following courses or a one-day seminar.

    ANTHRO 213

    American Indian Peoples of Wisconsin

    3

    ENGLISH 276

    Introduction to American Indian Literature: Literature, History, & Sovereignty of Upper Midwest Indians

    3

    ETHNIC 203

    Western Great Lakes American Indian Community Life of the Past

    3

    HIST 263

    North American Indian History Since 1887

    3

    One-day Seminar

    Call School of Education Outreach (414) 229-4728.

     

    Non-Western History or Contemporary Culture

    Non-Western History/Contemporary Culture (African, Latin American, Asian, Native American, etc.). Suggested: ANTHRO 213, ENGLISH 276, ETHNIC 203, or HIST 263.

    ELECTIVE COURSES

    Select electives to ensure 128 credits at the time of graduation.

    ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE CONTENT AREA - 36 cr. Recommended Sequence:

    Select one of the following two courses:

    3

    ENGLISH 400

    Introduction to English Linguistics

    LINGUIS 350

    Introduction to Linguistics

    ENGLISH 402

    Theories of Language and Literature (writing emphasis)

    3

    ENGLISH 403

    Survey of Modern English Grammar

    3

    LINGUIS 410

    Linguistics and Grammar in ESL Education

    3

    LINGUIS 420

    Introduction to Second Language Acquisition

    3

    Select one of the following two courses:

    3

    ENGLISH 404

    Language, Power, and Identity

     

    LINGUIS 430

    Language and Society

     

    ENGLISH 567

    Materials for ESL Instruction

    3

    CURRINS 541

    Principles and Methods of Teaching ESL

    3

    CURRINS 542

    History and Politics of Second Language Education

    3

    CURRINS 543

    Developing Biliteracy

    3

    CURRINS 546

    Language, Content, and Comprehensible Input

    3

    CURRINS 655

    Applied Educational Linguistics

    3

    PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

    A grade of C or better is required for all professional education requirements, including student teaching. Bold designates the preferred course. Prerequisites may be required.

    Select one of the following two courses:

    3

    ED PSY 330

    Introduction to Learning and Development

    ED PSY 631

    Cognition: Learning, Problem Solving, and Thinking

    ED PSY 640

    Human Development: Theory and Research

     

    Select one of the following:

    3

    EXCEDUC 300

    The Exceptional Individual

     

    EXCEDUC 531

    Inclusion for Secondary Education

     

    EXCEDUC 600

    Survey of Exceptional Education

     

    EXCEDUC 605

    Child, Learner, Disabilities

     

    Select one of the following three courses:

    3

    CURRINS 504

    Teaching Reading and Writing in Early Childhood

     

    CURRINS 544

    Improvement in the Teaching of Reading

     

    CURRINS 545

    Reading in the Content Areas

     

    CURRINS 503

    Assessment Issues in Language Education

    3

    Student Teaching. Students must complete paperwork in order to be assigned a student teaching placement. Student teaching deadlines (February or April) are posted on the Field Experience website at www4.uwm.edu/soe/academics/clinical-experiences.cfm.

    To be approved for placement, you must meet the following criteria:

    •  Be admitted to the School of Education;

    •  Completion of all coursework. An exception to allow a student to take a course concurrently with student teaching requires approval of the student's faculty advisor;

    •  Cumulative GPA of a minimum 2.5;

    •  A minimum 2.75 in all your content area and professional education courses;

    •  Passing scores reflected on your transcript for the Praxis II exam: Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages: Content Knowledge #20360;

    •  Removal of all F or I (incompletes) grades; and

    •  TB test results submitted to the Field Experience Office.

    CURRINS 444

    Student Teaching in ESL, EC-A

    10

    CURRINS 445

    Seminar in Language Education

    3


    ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS
    FOR GRADUATION AND CERTIFICATION

    • Minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.75 in all professional education courses. This includes any transfer coursework that is counted towards certification at UWM, as well as grades earned in student teaching or field experiences. 

    • Satisfactory completion of a minimum 128 credits.

    • Completion of the last year of course work (30 credits) in residence at UW-Milwaukee.

    • Program Portfolio. Students complete a program portfolio based on the 10 WI Teacher Standards.

    ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

    Minor. A teaching certification in English as a Second Language (ESL) is for those who wish to teach English to non-native speakers. Students wishing to pursue a minor in ESL must be in the process of obtaining or already have a certification to teach at the Early Childhood, Early Childhood through Adolescence, Middle Childhood through Early Adolescence, or Early Adolescence through Adolescence level.

    ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE CONTENT AREA - 18 cr.


    CURRINS 503

    Assessment Issues in Language Education

    3

    CURRINS 541

    Principles and Methods of Teaching ESL

    3

    CURRINS 542

    History and Politics of Second Language Education

    3

    CURRINS 543

    Developing Biliteracy

    3

    CURRINS 546

    Language, Content, and Comprehensible Input

    3

    CURRINS 655

    Applied Educational Linguistics

    3

    Student Teaching. Students must complete paperwork in order to be assigned a student teaching placement. Student teaching deadlines (February or April) are posted on the Field Experience website at www4.uwm.edu/soe/academics/clinical-experiences.cfm.

    To be approved for placement, you must meet the following criteria:

    •  Be admitted to the School of Education;

    •  Completion of all coursework. An exception to allow a student to take a course concurrently with student teaching requires approval of the student's faculty advisor;

    •  Cumulative GPA of a minimum 2.5;

    •  A minimum of 2.75 in all your content area and professional education courses;

    •  Passing scores reflected on your transcript for the Praxis II exam: Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages: Content Knowledge #20360;

    •  Removal of all F or I (incompletes) grades;

    •  TB test results submitted to the Field Experience Office; and

    •  Criminal Background Check submitted to the Field Experience Office.

    CURRINS 443

    Student Teaching in English as a Second Language

    3

    CURRINS 445

    Seminar in Language Education (Not required for students who are currently completing a portfolio in their major certification.)

    3

    ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR CERTIFICATION

    • A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.75 in all professional education coursework. This includes any transfer coursework that is counted towards certification at UWM, as well as grades earned in student teaching or field experiences. 

    • Undergraduate students must meet the graduation requirements for their primary certification.

    • Program Portfolio. Students complete a program portfolio based on the 10 WI Teacher Standards.

    WORLD LANGUAGES PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS - Major to Teach Grades PK-12

    PROGRAM ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

    Application to the World Languages program requires satisfactory completion of the requirements listed below. For more information about the application process, visit our website at www4.uwm.edu/soe/student_services/oas/advising.cfm.

    Praxis I: Pre-Professional Skills Test with passing scores in reading, writing, and math. When registering for the test, indicate UWM as a score recipient (#1473). Passing score: Reading 175, Writing 174, Math 173. If you are having difficulty passing any portion of the Praxis I, please contact your academic advisor prior to taking the test a third time.

    English Composition: Achieve a placement level of 4 or higher on the English Placement Test, or complete English 102 or an equivalent with a grade of C or better.

    Mathematics Skills: Achieve a placement level of 30 or higher on the Math Placement Test, or complete Math 105, 106, 175, or an equivalent with a grade of C or better. Note: Math 105 or 106 are recommended as they also meet core curriculum requirements.

    Completion of CurrIns 300, Introduction to Teaching, with a grade of C or better.

    Completion of Commun 101 or 103 with a grade of C or better.

    • A 2.5 minimum cumulative GPA in all UWM and transfer courses at the time of admission application.

    • A 2.75 cumulative GPA in all language content courses.

    • A minimum of 48 credits (UWM and transfer credits) at the time of admission application. It is not required to have all the Core Curriculum courses completed at the time of application.

    GENERAL EDUCATION AND CORE CURRICULUM REQUIREMENTS

    Completion of the coursework in this section will meet the general education requirements (GER) of the University.

    PL 34 STATUTORY REQUIREMENTS


    Act 31 Requirement. A component of the Human Relations Requirement for Teacher Certification must be met by completing one of the following courses or a one-day seminar.

    ANTHRO 213

    American Indian Peoples of Wisconsin

    3

    ENGLISH 276

    Introduction to American Indian Literature: Literature, History, & Sovereignty of Upper Midwest Indians

    3

    ETHNIC 203

    Western Great Lakes American Indian Community Life of the Past

    3

    HIST 263

    North American Indian History Since 1887

    3

    One-day Seminar

    Call School of Education Outreach (414) 229-4728.

     

    Non-Western History or Contemporary Culture

    Non-Western History/Contemporary Culture (African, Latin American, Asian, Native American, etc.). Suggested: ANTHRO 213, ENGLISH 276, ETHNIC 203, or HIST 263.

    ELECTIVE COURSES
    Select electives to ensure 128 credits at the time of graduation.

    AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE CONTENT AREA
    Consult with a faculty or academic advisor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction.

    CHINESE CONTENT AREA – 30 cr.

         

    CHINESE 301

    Fifth Semester Chinese

    3

    CHINESE 302

    Sixth Semester Chinese

    3

    CHINESE 401

    Seventh Semester Chinese

    3

    CHINESE 402

    Eighth Semester Chinese

    3

    CHINESE 200

    Chinese Calligraphy

    3

    Select five of the following from at least three different departments:

    CHINESE 310

    Business Chinese

    3

    CHINESE 320

    Contemporary Chinese Societies Through Film

    3

    CHINESE 699

    Advanced Independent Study

    3

    COMPLIT 363

    Chinese Literature in the Global Context

    3

    GEOG 332

    China: Peoples, Regions, and Development

    3

    HIST 376

    History of Ancient China, Earliest Times to 220 AD

    3

    HIST 377

    Modern China

    3

    HIST 378

    Revolution in China

    3

    ARTHIST 382

    Chinese Art and Architecture

    3

    ARTHIST 480

    Chinese Painting

    3

    FRENCH CONTENT AREA – 30 cr.

     

         

    FRENCH 324

    Contemporary French Language and Culture

    3

    FRENCH 325

    Intensive Grammar and Usage

    3

    FRENCH 332

    Approaches to Poetry and Fiction

    3

    FRENCH 392

    Phonetics

    3

    FRENCH 426

    Growing Up French

    3

    Select three of the following:

     

    FRENCH 427

    Advanced Written Expression

    3

    FRENCH 431

    Seminar in Literature of the Francophone World

    3

    FRENCH 432

    Topics in French and Francophone Culture

    3

    FRENCH 433

    Topics in French Literature

    3

    FRENCH 450

    Institutions and Culture of Contemporary France

    3

    FRENCH 451 (351)

    Cinema of the French-Speaking World

    3

    FRENCH 510

    Seminar in Masterpieces of Literature Written in French

    3

    FRENCH592

    Seminar in French Language

    3

    Select two of the following:

     

    FRENCH 428

    Castles, Cathedrals and Common People

    3

    FRENCH 429

    Royalty, Reason and Revolution

    3

    FRENCH 430

    French and Innovation

    3

    GERMAN CONTENT AREA – 30 cr.

     

         

    GERMAN 331 (426)

    Intermediate German Grammar and Usage

    3

    GERMAN 332 (326)

    Intermediate Conversation and Composition

    3

    GERMAN 333 (321)

    Analysis of German Texts

    3

    GERMAN 334 (322)

    Introduction to German Literature and Culture

    3

    400-Level or Higher German Literature Elective

    3

    400-Level or Higher German Literature Elective

    3

    400-Level or Higher German Literature Elective

    3

    400-Level or Higher German Literature Elective

    3

    GERMAN 626 (526)

    Advanced German Grammar and Usage

    3

    GERMAN 671

    Seminar on Phonetics

    3

    HEBREW CONTENT AREA
    Consult with a faculty or academic advisor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction.

    ITALIAN CONTENT AREA – 30 cr.

     

         

    ITALIAN 310

    Italian Immersion

    1

    ITALIAN 310

    Italian Immersion

    1

    ITALIAN 310

    Italian Immersion

    1

    ITALIAN 311

    Advanced Conversation and Composition*

    3

    ITALIAN 311

    (Change in Topic)

    3

    ITALIAN 312

    Contemporary Italian Language & Culture*

    3

    ITALIAN 312

    (Change in Topic)

    3

    ITALIAN 321

    Introduction to Italian Literature

    3

    ITALIAN 322

    Introduction to the Literary Text

    3

    ITALIAN 357

    Topics in Italian Culture in Translation

    3

    ITALIAN 457

    Topics in Italian Culture in Translation

    3

    Select one of the following courses:

     

    ITALIAN 670

    Studies in Italian Literature

    3

    ITALIAN 383

    Honors Seminar

    3

    * Retakeable with change in topic.

    LATIN CONTENT AREA – 30 cr.

     

         

    LATIN 103

    First Semester Latin

    3

    LATIN 104

    Second Semester Latin

    3

    LATIN 205

    Third Semester Latin

    3

    LATIN 306

    Fourth Semester Latin

    3

    LATIN 508

    Latin Prose Composition

    3

    Select at least 15 credits from a combination of the following courses:

     

    LATIN 501

    Readings in Latin Prose*

    3

    LATIN 502

    Readings in Latin Poetry*

    3

    LATIN 699

    Directed Reading*

    3

    * Retakeable with a change in topic.

     

    RUSSIAN CONTENT AREA
    Consult with a faculty or academic advisor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction.

    SPANISH CONTENT AREA – 30 cr.

         

    SPANISH 308 (305)

    Advanced Writing and Reading

    3

    Select one of the following courses:

     

    SPANISH 318 (311)

    Advanced Speaking and Listening

    3

    SPANISH 319 (317)

    Advanced Speaking and Listening for Heritage Speakers

    3

    SPANISH 341

    Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics

    3

    SPANISH 350

    Introduction to Literary Analysis

    3

    SPANISH 461 (365)

    Survey of Hispanic Culture (may be taken twice with a change of topic)

    3

    Select two of the following courses:

     

    SPANISH 470

    Survey of Hispanic Literature

    3

    SPANISH 472

    Survey of Spanish-American Literature

    3

    SPANISH 474

    Survey of Spanish Literature

    3

    300-Level or Higher Spanish Elective

    3

    300-Level or Higher Spanish Elective

    3

    300-Level or Higher Spanish Elective

    3

    OTHER PROGRAM RQUIREMENTS

    Language Proficiency Requirement. A minimum score of Intermediate-High on the ACTFL OPI or equivalent is required prior to student teaching placement. Submit scores from your language proficiency test to your academic advisor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction.

    Immersion Requirement. An immersion experience is required for all prospective language teachers. This requirement must be met by spending a semester or a year in a country where the chosen major language is spoken. Submit documentation of immersion experience to your academic advisor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction prior to student teaching placement.

    PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

    A grade of C or better is required for all professional education requirements including student teaching. Bold designates the preferred course. Prerequisites may be required.

    Select one of the following courses:

    3

    ED PSY 330

    Introduction to Learning and Development

    3

    ED PSY 631

    Cognition: Learning, Problem Solving and Thinking*

    3

    ED PSY 640

    Human Development: Theory and Research*

    3

    Select one of the following courses:

     

    EXCEDUC 300

    The Exceptional Individual

    3

    EXCEDUC 531

    Inclusion for Secondary Education*

    3

    EXCEDUC 600

    Survey for Exceptional Education*

    3

    EXCEDUC 605

    Child, Learner, Disabilities*

    3

    Select one of the following courses:

     

    CURRINS 503

    Assessment Issues in Language Education

    3

    CURRINS 504

    Teaching Reading and Writing

    3

    CURRINS 542

    History and Politics of Second Language Education

    3

    CURRINS 543

    Developing Biliteracy

    3

    CURRINS 544

    Improvement in the Teaching of Reading*

    3

    CURRINS 545

    Reading in the Content Area*

    3

    CURRINS 546

    Language, Content, and Comprehensible Input

    3

    CURRINS 637

    World Language Methods & Materials

    3

    CURRINS 639

    Critical Issues & Methods in World Languages Education

    3

    CURRINS 655

    Applied Educational Linguistics

    3

    Student Teaching. Students must complete paperwork in order to be assigned a student teaching placement. Student teaching deadlines (February or April) are posted on the Field Experience website at www4.uwm.edu/soe/academics/clinical-experiences.cfm.

    To be approved for placement, you must meet the following criteria:

    •  Be admitted to the School of Education;

    •  Completion of all required coursework;

    •  Cumulative GPA of a minimum 2.5;

    •  A minimum of 2.75 in all your world languages content area and professional education courses;

    •  Passing scores reflected on your transcript for the Praxis II exam: #20173 - French, #20181 - German, or #10191 - Spanish. Note: There is currently no PRAXIS II exam for Chinese or Italian. Consult with your faculty advisor;

    •  Removal of all F or I (incompletes) grades;

    • TB test results submitted to the Field Experience Office;

    •  Criminal Background Check submitted to the Field Experience Office;

    •  Completion of language proficiency requirement; and

    • Completion of immersion requirement.

    CURRINS 438

    Student Teaching in World Languages, EC-A

    10

    CURRINS 445

    Seminar in Language Education

    3

    English as a Second Language Minor. World Language majors wishing to complete an English as a Second Language minor should complete these additional requirements:

    CURRINS 541

    Principles and Methods of Teaching ESL

     

    CURRINS 444

    Student Teaching in ESL-EC-A*

     

    *Taken concurrently with CurrIns 438 for a total of 10 credits. Passing scores on the Praxis II (#20360) prior to student teaching placement.

    ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR CERTIFICATION

    • A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.75 in all professional education courses.  This includes any transfer course workthat is counted towards certification at UWM, as well as grades earned in student teaching or field experiences.

    • Satisfactory completion of a minimum of 128 credits. 

    • Completion of the last year of course work (30 credits) in residence at UW-Milwaukee.

    • Program Portfolio. Students complete a program portfolio based on the 10 WI Teacher Standards.

    WORLD LANGUAGES PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS - MINOR

    The World Languages minor is designed for individuals who wish to earn a Wisconsin teaching certification to teach a foreign language. Students wishing to pursue this certification must be in the process of obtaining or already have an initial certification.

    AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE CONTENT AREA
    Consult with a faculty or academic advisor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction.

    CHINESE CONTENT AREA – 18 cr.

         

    CHINESE 301

    Fifth Semester Chinese

    3

    CHINESE 302

    Sixth Semester Chinese

    3

    CHINESE 401

    Seventh Semester Chinese

    3

    CHINESE 402

    Eighth Semester Chinese

    3

    CHINESE 200

    Chinese Calligraphy

    3

    Select one of the following courses:

    CHINESE 310

    Business Chinese

    3

    CHINESE 320

    Contemporary Chinese Societies Through Film

    3

    CHINESE 699

    Advanced Independent Study

    3

    COMPLIT 363

    Chinese Literature in the Global Context

    3

    GEOG 332

    China: Peoples, Regions, and Development

    3

    HIST 376

    History of Ancient China, Earliest Times to 220 AD

    3

    HIST 377

    Modern China

    3

    ARTHIST 382

    Chinese Art and Architecture

    3

    ARTHIST 480

    Chinese Painting

    3

    FRENCH CONTENT AREA – 18 cr.

     

         

    FRENCH 324

    Contemporary French Language and Culture

    3

    FRENCH 325

    Intensive Grammar and Usage

    3

    FRENCH 332

    Approaches to Poetry and Fiction

    3

    FRENCH 392

    Phonetics

    3

    FRENCH 426

    Growing Up French

    3

    Select one of the following courses:

     

    FRENCH 428

    Castles, Cathedrals and Common People

    3

    FRENCH 429

    Royalty, Reason and Revolution

    3

    FRENCH 430

    French and Innovation

    3

    FRENCH 431

    Seminar in Literature of the Francophone World

    3

    FRENCH 432

    Topics in French and Francophone Culture

    3

    FRENCH 433

    Topics in French Literature

    3

    FRENCH 450

    Institutions and Culture of Contemporary France

    3

    FRENCH 451

    Cinema of the French-Speaking World

    3

    FRENCH 510

    Seminar in Masterpieces of Literature Written in French

    3

    FRENCH 592

    Seminar in French Language

    3

    GERMAN CONTENT AREA – 18 cr.

     

         

    GERMAN 331 (426)

    Intermediate German Grammar and Usage

    3

    GERMAN 332 (326)

    Intermediate Conversation and Composition

    3

    GERMAN 333 (321)

    Analysis of German Texts

    3

    GERMAN 334 (322)

    Introduction to German Literature and Culture

    3

    400-Level or Higher German Literature and Culture

    3

    400-Level or Higher German Culture or Linguistics Elective

    3

    HEBREW CONTENT AREA
    Consult with a faculty or academic advisor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction.

    ITALIAN CONTENT AREA – 18 cr.

     

         

    ITALIAN 310

    Italian Immersion

    1

    ITALIAN 310

    Italian Immersion

    1

    ITALIAN 310

    Italian Immersion

    1

    ITALIAN 311

    Advanced Conversation and Composition

    3

    ITALIAN 312

    Contemporary Italian Language & Culture

    3

    ITALIAN 321

    Introduction to Italian Literature

    3

    ITALIAN 322

    Introduction to the Literary Text

    3

    300-Level or Higher Italian Elective

    3

    LATIN CONTENT AREA – 18 cr.

     

         

    LATIN 103

    First Semester Latin

    3

    LATIN 104

    Second Semester Latin

    3

    LATIN 205

    Third Semester Latin

    3

    LATIN 306

    Fourth Semester Latin

    3

    LATIN 508

    Latin Prose Composition

    3

    Select one of the following courses:

     

    LATIN 501

    Readings in Latin Prose*

    3

    LATIN 502

    Readings in Latin Poetry*

    3

    LATIN 699

    Directed Reading*

    3

    * Retakeable with a change in topic.

     

    RUSSIAN CONTENT AREA
    Consult with a faculty or academic advisor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction.

    SPANISH CONTENT AREA – 18 cr.

         

    SPANISH 308 (305)

    Advanced Writing and Reading

    3

    Select one of the following two courses:

     

    SPANISH 318 (311)

    Advanced Speaking and Listening

    3

    SPANISH 319 (317)

    Advanced Speaking and Listening for Heritage Speakers

    3

    SPANISH 341

    Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics

    3

    SPANISH 350

    Introduction to Literary Analysis

    3

    Select one of the following courses:

     

    SPANISH 446

    Hispanic Sociolinguistics

    3

    SPANISH 470

    Survey of Hispanic Literature

    3

    SPANISH 472

    Survey of Spanish-American Literature

    3

    SPANISH 474

    Survey of Spanish Literature

    3

    SPANISH 461 (365)

    Survey of Hispanic Culture

    3

    OTHER PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

    Language Proficiency Requirement. A minimum score of Intermediate-High on the ACTFL OPI or equivalent is required prior to student teaching placement. Submit scores from your language proficiency test to your academic advisor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction.

    Immersion Requirement. An immersion experience is required for all prospective language teachers. This requirement must be met by spending a semester or a year in a country where the chosen major language is spoken. Submit documentation of immersion experience to your academic advisor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction prior to student teaching placement.

    PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

    A grade of C or better is required for all professional education requirements, including student teaching. Prerequisites may be required.

    CURRINS 542

    History and Politics of Second Language Education

    3

    CURRINS 637

    World Language Methods and Materials

    3

    CURRINS 639

    Critical Issues and Methods in World Language Education

    3

    Student Teaching. Students must complete paperwork in order to be assigned a student teaching placement. Student teaching deadlines (February or April) are posted on the Field Experience website at www4.uwm.edu/soe/academics/clinical-experiences.cfm.

    To be approved for placement, you must meet the following criteria:

    •  Be admitted to the School of Education;

    •  Completion of all required coursework;

    •  Cumulative GPA of a minimum 2.5;

    •  A minimum 2.75 in all your world language content area and professional education courses;

    •  Passing scores reflected on your transcript for the Praxis II exam: #20173 - French, #20181 - German, or #10191 - Spanish. Note: There is currently no PRAXIS II exam for Chinese or Italian.
    Consult with your faculty advisor;

    •  Removal of all F or I (incompletes) grades;

    •  TB test results submitted to the Field Experience Office;

    • Criminal Background Check submitted to the Field Experience Office;

    • Completion of language proficiency requirement; and

    • Completion of immersion requirement.

    CURRINS 437

    Student Teaching in World Languages

    3

    CURRINS 445

    Seminar in Language Education (Not required for students who are currently completing a portfolio in their major certification.)

    3

    ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR CERTIFICATION

    • Minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.75 in all professional education coursework. This includes any transfer coursework that is counted towards certification at UWM, as well as grades earned in student teaching or field experiences. 

    • Undergraduate students must meet the graduation requirements for their primary certification.

    • Program Portfolio. Students complete a program portfolio based on the 10 WI Teacher Standards.

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