Mathematics, Major - Teaching

Teaching (Code 180-207)

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.

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

Admission Requirements

Admission to Professional Education Programs

Major Requirements

Thirty-six semester credits, including:
MATH 114Calculus I4
MATH 215Calculus II4
MATH 216Calculus III4
MATH 324Linear Algebra and Matrix Theory4
MATH 330Modern Geometry4
MATH 345Introduction to Probability and Mathematical Statistics 14
MATH 425Abstract Algebra I3
Additional credits to be chosen from mathematics courses numbered above 305
Technology requirement for licensure:
Teaching Mathematics with Technology
OR
Computing for the Sciences and Mathematics 2

This major is restricted to students in the College of Education and Human Sciences: Education Studies: Option B and leads to licensure to teach Mathematics in Early Adolescence through Adolescence classrooms.