Social Studies, Broadfield Teaching Geography/History Emphasis, Comprehensive Major

Teaching (Code 500-024)

University Requirements

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS FOR BACCALAUREATE DEGREE
Credit Requirements
Minimum total for graduation 1120
Upper division credits (courses numbered 300 and higher)39
Liberal Education Core36
Academic Concentrations
Grade Point Requirements 2
Total2.00 average
Resident2.00 average
Major2.00 average
Minor2.00 average
Certificate2.00 average
University Residency Requirements 3
Minimum total30
Senior year23
Major, Standard, upper division in residence12
Major, Comprehensive, upper division in residence21
Certificate25 percent of credits
Procedures Required for Graduation
Obtain admission to the degree program and/or the College offering it.
Apply for graduation on CampS.
1

Certain programs exceed this minimum.

2

See special requirements in each College.

3

See special requirements for the College of Education and Human Sciences.

Liberal Education Core

The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire measures learning outcomes to ensure that its graduates have achieved a liberal education and prepared themselves to contribute to a complex society. Upon graduation, each undergraduate will have met the four learning goals of our liberal education core and the 11 learning outcomes they comprise. 

LIBERAL EDUCATION CORE REQUIREMENTSa minimum of 36 credits
Knowledge Goal
Knowledge Outcome 1 (K1): Natural SciencesTwo (2) learning experiences
One experience in laboratory science must be selected from either K1 or K2.
Knowledge Outcome 2 (K2): Social SciencesTwo (2) learning experiences
One experience in laboratory science must be selected from either K1 or K2.
Knowledge Outcome 3 (K3): HumanitiesTwo (2) learning experiences
Knowledge Outcome 4 (K4): Fine ArtsOne (1) learning experience
Skills Goal
Skills Outcome 1 (S1): Written and Oral CommunicationTwo (2) learning experiences
Skills Outcome 2 (S2): MathematicsOne (1) learning experience
Skills Outcome 3 (S3): CreativityOne (1) learning experiences
Responsibility Goal
Responsibility Outcome 1 (R1): Equity, Diversity, and InclusivityTwo (2) learning experiences
Responsibility Outcome 2 (R2): Global PerspectivesOne (1) learning experiences
Responsibility Outcome 3 (R3): Civic and Environmental IssuesOne (1) learning experiences
Integration Goal
Integration Outcome 1 (I1): IntegrationTwo (2) learning experiences
Service-Learning Goal
Service-Learning30 hours

College Degree Requirements

University Requirements in Teacher Education in the College of Education and Human Sciences

College Requirements for Teacher Education

All candidates for teacher education baccalaureate degrees must also meet the following:

  1. Liberal Education requirements in the College of Education and Human Sciences.
  2. Grade point requirements:
    Resident 2.75 average
    Total 2.75 average
    Major 2.75 average
    Minor (for certification only) 2.75 average
  3. Residency requirements:
    Minimum Total 30 credits
    Senior Year 23 credits
    Major, in upper division courses 12 credits
    Comprehensive Major, in upper division courses 21 credits
  4. Criteria and requirements for Professional Programs and for Admission to the Professional Semester.
  5. Specific requirements of programs offered in the College of Education and Human Sciences. (See the departmental sections of this catalog.)

Early Adolescence Through Adolescence and Early Childhood through Adolescence

(formerly Secondary Education and Special Subjects)

Liberal Education Requirements are listed in the table below
K1 (Natural Sciences)
At least one Biology course
AND at least one of Chemistry, Physics, Geography, or Geology course (one science lab required)
K2 (Social Sciences)
PSYC 260Educational Psychology3
AND another learning experience
K3 (Humanities)
One literature course AND another learning experience
K4 (Fine Arts)
One fine arts course
S1 (Written and Oral Communication)
At least one writing course from the following:
Intensive Blugold Seminar in Critical Reading and Writing
Blugold Seminar in Critical Reading and Writing
Accelerated Blugold Seminar in Critical Reading and Writing
Blugold Seminar in Critical Reading and Writing for Transfer Students
AND at least one oral communication course from the following:
Introduction to Interpersonal Communication
Fundamentals of Speech
Fundamentals of Human Communication
S2 (Mathematics)
LE approved math course
S3 (Creativity)
ES 497Field Experience Seminar (included in major)2
R1 (Equity, Diversity, Inclusivity)
ES 385Social Foundations: Human Relations (included in major)3
AND another learning experience
R2 (Global Perspectives)
One LE approved course
R3 (Civic and Environmental Issues)
One LE approved course
IL (Integration)
ES 497Field Experience Seminar (included in major)2
AND another learning experience

 NOTE: Course in Western History or Western Culture and course in Non-Western History or Non-Western Contemporary Culture is required. Check with an adviser for a list of courses meeting this requirement.

Teaching Licensure Requirements - EA-A Licensure

Program Options B and C

These program options are organized around content majors and education courses and are designed to prepare teachers for early adolescence through adolescence (EA-A) teaching or for early childhood through adolescence (EC-A) teaching in selected areas. Each program requires the student to complete:

  1. a comprehensive major (at least 60 credits) or a standard major (at least 36 credits) plus one of the following: another standard major (at least 36 credits), or a minor (at least 24 credits), or a certificate (12-18 credits).  Students choosing another major or minor may choose from the approved majors and minors listed in the table below. The approved majors and minors lead to additional certification.
  2. a professional sequence consisting of teaching methods and related courses. Advising is done through the content major department.

Upon admission to program, candidates are assigned an adviser in education as well.

Option B: EA-A

Early Adolescence through Adolescence Licensure

Professional Sequence
ES 212Initial Teaching Experience in Elementary, Middle, and High School Settings2
ES 312General Methods of Teaching2
ES 317Middle Level Methods and Curriculum2
ES 318Teacher Assisting1
ES 328Content Area Reading and Study Strategies2
ES 385Social Foundations: Human Relations3
Prescribed special methods course(s) (see approved majors and minors below)
ES 445
ES 470
Student Teaching in Middle Level Education
and Student Teaching in Secondary Education
12
or ES 446 Internship Teaching in Middle Level Education
or ES 475 Internship Teaching in Secondary Education
ES 490Historical, Legal, and Philosophical Foundations of Education3
ES 497Field Experience Seminar2
SPED 300Inclusive Practices for Secondary Educators2

NOTE: Although majors must be from the approved list below, the second plan may be from the approved list. Students pursuing EA-A licensure are not required to elect a second plan that leads to a teaching license.

Approved Majors and Minors for Option B

Comprehensive Majors Code Prescribed Methods Course Additional Requirement Praxis II Content Test Required
English 540-006 ENGL 319, ENGL 419 ETS 5038
Earth and Space Science 160-0151 ES 359 (F) ETS 5435
Mathematics 180-002 ES 357 ETS 5061
Physical Science1 240-004 ES 359 (F) BIOL 180 or GEOG 178 ETS 5435
Physics-Mathematics1 ETS 5161 and ETS 5435 (regardless of emphasis)
Physics Emphasis
210-003 ES 357 (Sp) and ES 359 (F) BIOL 180 or GEOG 178
Mathematics Emphasis
210-004 ES 357 (Sp) and ES 359 (F) BIOL 180 or GEOG 178
Social Studies 500-XXX ES 356 ECON 103, BIOL 180 or GEOG 178 ETS 5081
Majors Code Prescribed Methods Course Additional Requirements Praxis II Content Test Required
Biology1 080-205 ES 367 (Sp) BIOL 180 or GEOG 178 ETS 5435
Chemistry1 100-204 ES 359 (F) BIOL 180 or GEOG 178 ETS 5435
Economics 360-204 ES 356 ECON 103, BIOL 180 or GEOG 178 ETS 5081
English 540-210 ENGL 319, ENGL 419 ETS 5038
Geography 140-213 ES 356 ECON 103, BIOL 180 or GEOG 178 ETS 5081
History 380-206 ES 356 ECON 103, BIOL 180 or GEOG 178 ETS 5081
Mathematics 180-207 ES 357 ETS 5161
Physics1 230-205 ES 359 (F) BIOL 180 or GEOG 178 ETS 5435
Political Science 420-203 ES 356 ECON 103, BIOL 180 or GEOG 178 ETS 5081
Minors Code Prescribed Methods Course Additional Requirements Praxis II or ACTFL Content Test Required
Biology 080-403 ES 367 (SP) BIOL 180 or GEOG 178 ETS 5435
Chemistry 100-406 ES 359 (F) BIOL 180 or GEOG 178 ETS 5435
Coaching 971-403 KINS 492 no addt'l exam
Economics 360-404 ES 356 BIOL 180 or GEOG 178 ETS 5081
English 540-408 ENGL 319, ENGL 419 ETS 5038
French 260-404 ES 366 (F) in language Study abroad WPT and OPI or OPIc
Geography 140-413 ES 356 ECON 103, BIOL 180 or GEOG 178 ETS 5081
Geology 160-402 ES 359 (F)
German 280-404 ES 366 (F) Study abroad in language WPT and OPI or OPIc
History 380-404 ES 356 (SP) ECON 103, BIOL 180 or GEOG 178 ETS 5081
Learning Disabilities 950-471 ETS 5146
Mathematics 180-407 ES 357 ETS 5161
Physics 230-403 ES 359 (F) BIOL 180 or GEOG 178 ETS 5435
Political Science 420-403 ES 356 ECON 103, BIOL 180 or GEOG 178 ETS 5081
Sociology 480-404 ES 356 ECON 103, BIOL 180 or GEOG 178 ETS 5081
Spanish 320-405 ES 366 (F) Study abroad in language WPT and OPI or OPIc
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) 550-408 ES 405 (F) 1 yr college level foreign language ETS 5362
Theatre Arts 601-424 ES 361 (F) ETS 5641
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Broadfield Science add-on certification is available with these majors and requires ES 359 (fall only) and ES 367 (spring only). Students should contact their advisor to discuss their intention to add the Broadfield Science certification.

Admission Requirements

Admission to Professional Education Programs

Major Requirements

Single Concentration Advisors: W. Carroll (Economics), E. Zeitler (Geography), O. Chamberlain (History), R. Freitag (Political Science), or P. Forman (Sociology).
Dual Concentration Advisor: R. Freitag (Political Science).

The comprehensive major in Broadfield Social Studies prepares education students to teach fusion social studies courses and subject specific social studies courses in their area or areas of concentration.

This major is restricted to students in the College of Education and Human Sciences: Education Studies: Option B and leads to licensure to teach fusion social studies courses in Early Adolescence through Adolescence classrooms and also courses in discrete subjects in which 24 credits are completed.

After admission to the Education Professional Program, all Broadfield Social Studies majors must pass the Praxis II Social Studies examination (Exam #5081). This examination is prepared by the Educational Testing Service and tests content from all social studies subject areas.

Students will choose one of two emphases available within the Broadfield Social Studies major.

Dual-concentration Emphasis: The Broadfield Social Studies major with the dual-concentration emphasis leads to certification to teach fusion social studies courses, history courses, and courses in the second area of concentration.

Sixty semester credits, including:
History Concentration
HIST 114United States History to 18773
HIST 124World History to 15003
HIST 125World History Since 15003
HIST 288Introduction to Research Methods and the Profession3
Select from the following:
United States History Since 1877
American Women's History
African American History 1865 to Present
American Indian History
At least 9 additional credits in History at the 300 or 400 level, with one course from United States History and one course from non-U.S. History 19
1. A 24-credit concentration in Geography24
Courses taken to fulfill this requirement must be those specified as constituting a teaching minor in the appropriate department
2. Required Courses
IDIS 285Integrating the Social Sciences: The Social Studies3
POLS 110American National Politics3
Select one of the following:
Principles of Microeconomics
and Principles of Macroeconomics
Introduction to Political Economy (if not included in the concentration)
3. Remaining credits to total 60 in the major. The 60 credits will be from at least four subject areas
The remaining credits will be chosen from the following (if not included in the concentration):
ECON 321Money and Banking3
GEOG 111Human Geography3
GEOG 325Geography of the United States and Canada3
GEOG 379Geography of Wisconsin3
POLS 122Introduction to World Politics3
POLS 260Introduction to Comparative Politics3
POLS 301State and Local Politics3
POLS 305Survey of U.S. Constitutional Principles3
SOC 101Introduction to Sociology3
SOC 164Family and Intimate Relationships3
SOC 242Contemporary Social Problems3
SOC 312Race and Ethnicity in the U.S.3
SOC/WMNS 202Women and Men in Society: The Sociology of Gender3
CRMJ 103Survey of the Criminal Justice System3
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 See History Department for course listings.

NOTE 1: In addition to the 60-credit major, students must complete GEOG 178 or BIOL 180 and PSYC 260.

NOTE 2: In category 3, students with a Geography concentration will choose only from among ECON 321; POLS 301, POLS 305; or SOC 312.

Students who complete the dual-concentration emphasis will receive broadfield social studies, history, and discrete subject certification in the social studies subject in which they complete 24 credits.

Students who also choose to include in their program a certifiable minor in a subject outside of the social studies (in addition to the Broadfield Social Studies major) will take the appropriate Praxis II examination in that subject as well as the social studies examination.

After initial advising, students will then be assigned two advisors, one in the Department of History and one in the other subject in which they elect to complete 24 credits.

As an alternative to the Broadfield Social Studies major, students may select a teaching major (36 credits) in Economics, History, or Political Science in conjunction with a certifiable minor (24 credits). This program leads to certification to teach courses in the major and minor subjects, but not fusion social studies courses. These students must take the Praxis II social studies exam and also, if the minor is outside of social studies, the Praxis II content exam in the minor.