Curriculum and Instruction Advising Program Sheets

Each program has specific requirements for admission to the program, approval for student teaching, and graduation. These requirements are articulated on the Program Sheet.

When you meet with your academic advisor, the two of you will review your progress toward achieving your academic goals using your program sheet. Your academic advisor will keep your program sheet in your student file but you should also keep a copy for your records.

Curriculum and Instruction Program Sheets


Your program sheet is your road map to completing your program. It outlines the courses you need to complete and any additional requirements for obtaining your certification.

You are encouraged to meet with your advisor each semester to determine if you are on track. The program sheet, your transcript, and your advisement report are all used by your advisor to chart your progress.

A copy of your program sheet is contained in your student file but you should also request an updated copy each time you meet with your academic advisor. Keep this copy for your own records.


Bilingual Coursework Program Sheets

Bilingual Program Sheet - Undergraduate (PDF) Updated 06/01/2011

Bilingual Program Sheet - Post Baccalaureate (PDF) Updated 07/25/2013


Early Childhood Program Sheets

Early Childhood Program Sheet - Undergraduate (PDF) Updated 10/14/2013

Early Childhood MATC Transfer Program Sheet - Undergraduate (PDF) Updated 02/09/2013

Early Childhood UW-Waukesha Transfer Program Sheet - Undergraduate (PDF) Updated 08/01/2013

Early Childhood Program Sheet - Post Baccalaureate (PDF) Updated 11/27/2013


English Program Sheets

English Program Sheet - Undergraduate (PDF) Updated 08/01/2013

English Program Sheet - Post Baccalaureate (PDF) Updated 10/28/2013


English as a Second Language Program Sheets

English as a Second Language (Major) Program Sheet - Undergraduate (PDF) Updated 08/01/2013

English as a Second Language (Minor) Program Sheet- Undergraduate (PDF) Updated 06/01/2011

English as a Second Language (Major) Program Sheet - Post Baccalaureate (PDF) Updated 07/25/2013

English as a Second Language (Minor) Program Sheet- Post Baccalaureate (PDF) Updated 07/25/2013


Mathematics Program Sheets

Mathematics Program Sheet - Undergraduate (PDF) Updated 08/01/2013

Mathematics Program Sheet - Post Baccalaureate (PDF) Updated 07/25/2013


Middle Childhood-Early Adolescence Program Sheets

Middle Childhood - Early Adolescence Program Sheet - Undergraduate (PDF) Updated 10/28/2013

Middle Childhood-Early Adolescence MATC Transfer Program Sheet - Undergraduate (PDF) Updated 05/10/2013

Middle Childhood-Early Adolescence UW-Waukesha Transfer Program Sheet - Undergraduate (PDF) Updated 08/01/2013

Middle Childhood-Early Adolescence Program Sheet - Post Baccalaureate (PDF) Updated 08/21/2013

Recommended Four Year Plan Updated 05/10/2013


Science Program Sheets and Information

When determining how many credits you need to complete to get your degree and/or become certified, or the time it will take, you need to consider five components.

General Education Requirements (Undergraduate only)

The General Education Requirements (also known as GERs) provide structure to your education while giving you the freedom to design an individual academic program. The competency requirements assure basic student competencies in English composition, mathematics, and foreign language. The distribution requirements provide a broad body of knowledge in the arts, humanities, and natural and social sciences as a foundation for specialization.

Science Content

The science content needed to be certified to teach particular science(s). For example, if you want a Biology and Chemistry certification, do you have enough science courses for those specific certifications. We can easily provide you with a complete analysis of your status and what coursework you would need to finish the certification(s).

Education Coursework

The MACSTEP program is divided into three semesters. The first semester occurs during the summer, the second semester during the fall, and the third semester during the spring.

One of the key components of the program is its alignment between coursework and field experience. As a result, the courses are sequential and cannot be taken out of sequence. Before entering the program, determine if you can complete the program in the three semesters. Be aware that if you miss a course you must wait until the following year to restart the program.

For undergraduates the educational course work is usually completed their senior year after their content course work is completed or almost completed (only 1 or 2 courses left to complete). It is also an option for undergraduates to finish their science or mathematics degree, then immediately enter into the summer sequence of the MACSTEP program as a post-baccalaureate student.

Miscellaneous Coursework

The fourth component, consists of coursework and professional tests, and pertains to all science certifications. You should look at these, and we can also provide some guidance on whether you have met these requirements, or how you can fulfill the requirements.

The State of Wisconsin has three statutory requirements all students need to complete in order to become certified to teach science. The three requirements are as follows:

• History/Philosophy of Science (2 credits)
• Conservation of Natural Resources (3 credits)
• Study of Wisconsin Native American Indian Treaty Rights (ACT 31)

Professional Exams

There are two professional exams related to certification that you need to know about and pass:

• PRAXIS I (PPST: Pre Professional Skills Test) - You must have passing scores for all three parts in order to be accepted into the program.
• PRAXIS II (General Science Content Exam) - You must have a passing score on the test in order to do spring student teaching - take this test early enough so you get scores back before late fall.

Science Education Program Sheet - Undergraduate (PDF) Updated 08/01/2013

Science Education Program Sheet - Post Baccalaureate: Contact Dr. Ray Scalovino for more information about program requirements.


Social Studies Program Sheets

Social Studies Program Sheet - Undergraduate (PDF) Updated 08/01/2013

Social Studies Program Sheet - Post Baccalaureate (PDF) Updated 07/25/2013

Coursework by Major and Concentration

Economics (PDF) - Updated 9/5/13
Geography (PDF) - Updated 9/5/13
History (PDF) - Updated 9/5/13
Political Science (PDF) - Updated 9/5/13
Psychology (PDF) - Updated 9/5/13
Sociology (PDF) - Updated 9/5/13


World Languages Program Sheets

World Languages Program Sheet - Undergraduate Major (PDF) Updated 08/01/2013

World Languages Program Sheet - Minor (PDF) Updated 04/22/2013


Post Baccalaureate Majors

World Languages Program Sheet - Post Baccalaureate Major in American Sign Language (PDF) Updated 02/01/2013

World Languages Program Sheet - Post Baccalaureate Major in Chinese (PDF) Updated 02/01/2013

World Languages Program Sheet - Post Baccalaureate Major in French (PDF) Updated 02/01/2013

World Languages Program Sheet - Post Baccalaureate Major in German (PDF) Updated 02/01/2013

World Languages Program Sheet - Post Baccalaureate Major in Italian (PDF) Updated 02/01/2013

World Languages Program Sheet - Post Baccalaureate Major in Latin (PDF) Updated 02/01/2013

World Languages Program Sheet - Post Baccalaureate Major in Spanish (PDF) Updated 02/01/2013


Post Baccalaureate Minors

World Languages Program Sheet - Post Baccalaureate Minor in Chinese (PDF) Updated 02/01/2013

World Languages Program Sheet - Post Baccalaureate Minor in French (PDF) Updated 02/01/2013

World Languages Program Sheet - Post Baccalaureate Minor in German (PDF) Updated 02/01/2013

World Languages Program Sheet - Post Baccalaureate Minor in Italian (PDF) Updated 04/05/2013

World Languages Program Sheet - Post Baccalaureate Minor in Latin (PDF) Updated 02/01/2013

World Languages Program Sheet - Post Baccalaureate Minor in Spanish (PDF) Updated 02/01/2013