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Majors, Minors and Licenses

To obtain a Wisconsin teaching license, students must meet all applicable DPI requirements, including any new requirements, which may be introduced by the DPI while the student is enrolled in a Carroll University program. Any substitutions of courses or variations in a student's program must be approved by the Registrar and by the Department Chair to assure eligibility for a teaching license. Students must complete all TEP requirements and all university degree requirements to receive any teaching
license.

Two majors and three minors are offered within the education program:
      Major, Elementary Education, 57 credits
      Major, Elementary Educational Studies, 45-46 credits
                  (This major excludes the student teaching term and does not lead to a teaching license)
      Minor, Adaptive Education, 23 credits
      Minor, Early Childhood Education, 22 credits
      Minor, Secondary Education, 44-46 credits

Students may complete coursework leading to a Carroll degree and to a
Wisconsin license in any of the following areas:

License including Early Childhood through Middle Childhood levels
(approximate ages - birth through 11)

Students major in Elementary Education and minor in Early Childhood Education (see below). This minor, combined with successful completion of placements in both early childhood and elementary settings, permits students to earn a license to teach in prekindergarten through sixth grades.

License including Middle Childhood through Early Adolescence level
(approximate ages - 6 through 12 or 13)

Students major in Elementary Education and extend their license to include the middle-school level. This extension requires completion of a DPI-Approved Teaching Minor in French, German, health, language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, or Spanish. In addition to the PRAXIS II Middle School Content Knowledge Exam, students seeking certification in an international language or health must also successfully pass the PRAXIS II Content Knowledge Exam for that area. The extended license also requires completion of EDU 304, Secondary School Methods, and successful placements in both elementary and middle school settings during the student teaching semester.

License in Early Adolescence through Adolescence level
(approximate ages - 10 through 21)

Students who wish to earn a license in early adolescence through adolescence complete the minor in Secondary Education and an approved major in another Carroll University program. They are placed at both middle and high school sites during their
student teaching semester. Currently, approved majors for secondary licensure are available in biology, chemistry, English, environmental science, and mathematics. Students majoring in a science area are encouraged to do the additional coursework
required to earn the Broad Field license. There are also approved majors in history, politics, psychology, and sociology, but students earning majors in these areas are urged to do the additional coursework required to earn the Broad Field Social Studies license, which will significantly improve their hiring potential upon graduation. See your Education adviser for additional information regarding the Broad Field Science and Social Studies licenses.

The Early Adolescence through Adolescence level license allows students to teach secondary school subjects in their approved major after successful completion of student teaching. Students may extend the subject areas they are licensed to teach by completing one or more DPI-Approved teaching minors. (See available DPI Minors - Secondary, listed on page 128). Those in Broad Field Areas may also complete approved concentration areas. In addition, students seeking additional licenses will
need to successfully complete the PRAXIS II Content Knowledge Exam in the teaching area prior to application to student teach.

Additional License in Adaptive Education
Students who wish to earn an additional license in adaptive education complete the initial requirements in their major/minor certification areas and the DPI-Approved minor in Adaptive Education. This additional license better prepares the student to
meet the diverse needs of all students within the general education classroom. Careful planning allows this licensure to be completed within four years. Summer and/or winter attendance may be necessary.

License in Art, Music, Theatre Arts, Spanish, or Physical and Health Education
      (early childhood through adolescence level - a wide range of all ages in public schools)
Licensure in any of these areas require completion of the Secondary Education minor and an approved major in Spanish, art, music*, theatre arts, or physical and health education. Successfully completed placements in both elementary and secondary school settings are required during the student teaching semester.

*Please refer to the Bachelor of Music Education requirements below.

Elementary Education Major (53-57 credits)
Bachelor of Science

Courses in the Major
Education 100, Introduction to Education (2 credits)
Education 203, Educational Psychology
Education 209, Education in a Multicultural Context
Education 210, Field Experience in Education I (1 credit)
Education 261, Education of the Exceptional Child
Education 265, Applying Educational Technology to K-12 Instruction
Education 301, Democracy, Schools, and Society
Education 304, Secondary School Methods (required for MC-EA licensure)
Education 311, Field Experience in Education II (1 credit)
Education 321, Teaching Social Studies in the Elementary/Middle School (3 credits)
Education 323, Language Arts and Children’s Literature in the Elementary/Middle School
Education 324, Literacy in the Elementary/Middle School (3 credits)
Education 326, Teaching Mathematics in the Elementary/Middle School (3 credits)
Education 327, Science Methods for Elementary/Middle School (3 credits)
Education 419, 420, Student Teaching in Elementary Education (12 credits)

Required Support Courses
Art 223, Creative Arts for Children (2 credits)
Music 350, Materials and Techniques of Elementary Music (2 credits)
Physical Education 328, Elementary Physical Education Activities and Health
Education (3 credits)

Required Core and General Education Program Area Courses
Students should consult with their Education advisor to select courses that meet the GE1 and GE 2 course sequence requirements, the Cross-Cultural Designation course and Cross-Cultural Experience.
English 170, Writing Seminar
Computer Science 107, Problem Solving Using Information Technology
Mathematics 104, Foundations of Elementary Mathematics
Mathematics 201, Foundations of Elementary Mathematics II
Environmental Science 120, Conservation and Environmental Improvement (N1)
One laboratory course in Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science or Physics (N1, elective or meeting N2 requirement)
One English Literature (P1)
Any Art, Music or Theatre (F1)
History 105, America to 1877 or
History 106, America Since 1877 (H1)
One course meeting a general education distribution requirement or an elective course must be a Non-Western course from:
Art 103, Art History (F1)
English 164, American Indian Literature and Cultures (P1 CCD)
English 165, Readings in Race and Gender (H1 CCD)
English 226, Africa: Literature and Culture of Its Many Nations (H2 CCD)
English 255, Postcolonial Literature (P1 CCD)
Environmental Science 138, Cultural Geography
Environmental Science 160, World Regional Geography
History 108, Understanding Our Contemporary World (H1)
History 110, The History of Modern China
Politics 201, Politics of the World's Nations
Religious Studies 106, Understanding Religion (P1)
Religious Studies 200, Religions of the Contemporary World (P1)
Religious Studies 306, Asian Religions
Sociology 110, Cultural Anthropology (S1 CCD)
A non-Western NCEP course approved by the education program

Elementary Educational Studies Major (49-50 credits)
Bachelor of Science

Students in this major complete all requirements for the Elementary Education Major as shown above, except for the student teaching semester. Additional requirements for Elementary Educational Studies include:

  • Education 248, Home, School, and Community Relationships,
  • An Early Childhood Field Experience, and
  • Education 400, Principles, Theory and Practice in Elementary Educational Studies

The Educational Studies major culminates with a research inquiry experience involving a thesis or major project connecting the Education Program's Guiding Principles with experiences in an educational practicum setting other than a PK-12 school.
Application deadlines for the practicum coincide with applications for the student teaching semester. Application procedures are available in the Education Department Office.

DPI-Approved Teaching Minors - Elementary
A student majoring in Elementary Education must complete one of the elementary minors listed below. Each elementary minor requires a minimum of 22 credits of coursework.

Caution: The course requirements in most elementary DPI-Approved teaching minors are different from those listed in the catalog for Carroll University minors in the same areas. Therefore, students are strongly advised to obtain information on course requirements in DPI minors from www.carrollu.edu/programs/education or the Education
Office.

The DPI teaching minors certify the Elementary Education Major to teach either at the early childhood through middle childhood level (ages birth through 11) or at the middle childhood through early adolescence level (ages 6 through 12 or 13):
     Early Childhood Education        Teaching license includes early childhood through middle childhood level

The following minors license students to teach at the middle childhood through early adolescence level (the student teaching semester must include placement at both the elementary and middle school levels to complete eligibility for the license):
    Language Arts
    Mathematics
    Science
    Social Studies

The following licenses require successful completion of PRAXIS II Content Knowledge Exam in addition to the PRAXIS II Middle School Content Knowledge Exam.
    French
    German
    Health
    Spanish

Adaptive Education Minor (23 credits)
The following licenses require successful completion of PRAXIS II Content Knowledge Exam in addition to the PRAXIS II Middle School Content Knowledge Exam.
Courses in the Minor
Education 261, Education of the Exceptional Child
Education 312, Field Experience in Adaptive Education (1 credit)
Education 330, Introduction to Diagnostic Assessment of Students with Exceptional Needs
Education 332, Instructional Strategies for an Inclusive Classroom
Education 334, Language Development and Disorders of the Exceptional Child
Education 336, Collaborating with Families of Students with Disabilities (3 credits)
Education 338, Career Development & Vocational Education Development for Students with Exceptional Needs (3 credits)

Early Childhood Education Minor (22 credits)
Students who complete coursework for the Elementary Education Major elect the Early Childhood Education Minor to be licensed to teach pre-kindergarten through grade 6 (early childhood through middle childhood level).
Courses in the Minor
Education 246, Development, Observation, and Assessment in Early Childhood
Education 248, Early Childhood Education: Home, School, and Community Relationships
Education 341, Integrated Curriculum in Early Childhood I: Physical and Logico-Mathematical Knowledge (5 credits)
Education 342, Integrated Curriculum in Early Childhood II: Social and Socially Constructed Knowledge (5 credits)
Education 347, Seminar in Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood Education

Secondary Education Minor (44-46 credits)
Students complete the Secondary Education Minor and one of the approved majors listed for the license for early adolescence through adolescence level. This qualifies the student to teach school subjects related to their major in grades 6 to 12 (early adolescence through adolescence level - approximate ages of 10 through 21). Students who complete the Secondary Education Minor with an approved major in art, music, physical and health education, theatre arts, or Spanish and who have placements in both elementary and secondary school settings during the student teaching semester are eligible for licensure in their subject area in pre-kindergarten through grade 12 (early childhood through adolescence level - a wide range of all ages in public schools).
Courses in the Minor
Education 100, Introduction to Education (2 credits)
Education 203, Educational Psychology
Education 209, Education in an Intercultural Context
Education 210, Field Experience in Education I (1 credit )
Education 261, Education of the Exceptional Child
Education 265, Applying Educational Technology to K-12 Instruction
Education 301, Democracy, Schools, and Society
Education 304, Methods in Middle/Secondary Schools
Education 306, Literacy in Middle/Secondary School Content Areas (2-3 credits)
Education 311, Field Experience in Education II (1 credit)
Education 353, Special Methods in Teaching Secondary School Subjects (2 credits) or
   Education 355, Special Methods in Teaching Elementary and Secondary Subjects:
Modern Languages (required for languages - 3 credits)
Education 409, 410 Student Teaching (12 credits)

Required Core and General Distribution Program Area Courses
Students should consult with their Education advisor to select courses that meet the GE1 and GE 2 course sequence requirements, the Cross-Cultural Designation course and Cross-Cultural Experience. Distribution courses are determined by the student's major area; however, additional courses in Distribution Areas may need to be completed to fulfill DPI requirements.
English 170, Writing Seminar
Competency in Math: BA degree – MAT 106 or higher; BS degree – either MAT 112, or MAT 140 or higher
Computer Science 107
One physical lab science course (Chemistry, Environmental Science or Physics) from and one laboratory course in Biology    (meeting N1, N2 or elective)
Students planning to teach in a science or social science subject must take
Environmental Science 120, Conservation and Environmental Improvement (N1), and one lab course in Biology, Chemistry,    Environmental Science or Physics
One English Literature course (P1)
Any Art, Music or Theatre course (F1)
History 105 or 106 (H1)
One course meeting a general education distribution requirement or an elective course must be a Non-Western course from:
Art 103, Art History (F1)
English 164, American Indian Literature and Cultures (P1 CCD)
English 165, Readings in Race and Gender (H1 CCD)
English 226, Africa: Literature and Culture of Its Many Nations (H2 CCD)
English 255, Postcolonial Literature (P1 CCD)
Environmental Science 138, Cultural Geography
Environmental Science 160, World Regional Geography
History 108, Understanding Our Contemporary World (H1)
History 110, The History of Modern China
Politics 201, Politics of the World's Nations
Religious Studies 106, Understanding Religion (P1)
Religious Studies 200, Religions of the Contemporary World (P1)
Religious Studies 306, Asian Religions
Sociology 110, Cultural Anthropology (S1 CCD)
A non-Western NCEP course approved by the education program

DPI-Approved Teaching Minors - Secondary
Students can increase the number of subject areas in which they are licensed and enhance their employment prospects by completing either an additional DPI-approved secondary minor or a set of approved courses, which lead to a DPI Broad Field License. Broad Field licensure is available in either social studies or science. The course requirements for broad field licensure are available from the Education office.

Caution: Since many secondary DPI-approved teaching minors must be matched with particular Carroll University majors, students should also contact the Education faculty for advice regarding selection of teaching minors and course requirements. Students majoring or minoring in any natural science subject, or in any social science subject, which they intend to teach, must take ENV 120. Students seeking licensure in a minor must also successfully complete the PRAXIS II Content Knowledge Exam for that area prior to application to student teach.

DPI-approved secondary minors may be chosen from those listed below:


Biology Health Education1
Chemistry History
Communication (Speech Education) Mathematics
Earth and Space Science Physics
English Politics
Environmental Studies Psychology
French Sociology
Geography Spanish
German Theatre Arts
Any education course taken more than seven years prior to enrollment at Carroll
University will be subject to the approval of the department chair.

DPI-Approved secondary minors may be chosen from those listed below:

Biology
Chemistry
Communication (Speech Education)
Earth and Space Science
English
Environmental Studies
French
Geography
German

Health Education*
History
Mathematics
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Sociology
Spanish
Theatre Arts

*Any education course taken more than seven years prior to enrollment at Carroll University will be subject to the approval of the area chair.

 
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