Elementary Education, Major

Middle Childhood/Early Adolescence (Code 940-206)

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

Program Option A

This program option offers pedagogical studies in the basic areas of reading, language arts, social studies, science, and mathematics, and in special subjects such as art, music, children’s literature, health, speech and communication, physical education, and special education. The major is designed to provide students with strong preparation in all the subjects taught in elementary and middle schools.

Students must also successfully pass the Praxis II Content Test (#5146-Middle School: Content Knowledge), the W-FORT, and the edTPA to be eligible for a teaching license in Wisconsin.

Option A: MC-EA

Approved Majors and Minors for Option A

Second Majors1 Code Prescribed Methods Course Additional Requirement ACTFL Content Test Required
French 260-203 ES 437 (Sp) study abroad in language WPT and OPI or OPIc
German 280-204 ES 437 (Sp) study abroad in language WPT and OPI or OPIc
Spanish 320-203 ES 437 (Sp) study abroad in language WPT and OPI or OPIc
Minors Code Prescribed Methods Course Additional Requirements Praxis II or ACTFL Content Test Required
French 260-405 ES 437 (SP) study abroad in language WPT and OPI or OPIc
General Science 120-403 no addt'l exam
German 280-405 ES 437 (SP) study abroad in language WPT and OPI or OPIc
Language Arts 930-402 no addt'l exam
Learning Disabilities 950-470 no addt'l exam
Mathematics 180-408 no addt'l exam
Social Studies 500-403 no addt'l exam
Spanish 320-406 ES 437 (SP) study abroad in language WPT and OPI or OPIc
Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) 550-409 ES 405 1 yr. college level foreign language ETS 5362
Theatre Arts 601-425 ES 361 (F) ETS 5641
Coaching 971-403 KINS 492 no addt'l exam

Liberal Education Requirements are listed in the table below: 

K1 (Natural Sciences)
At least one Biology course AND at least one Chemistry, Physics, Geography or Geology course (one science lab required)
K2 (Social Sciences)
Educational Psychology
AND another learning experience
K3 (Humanities)
At least 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)
Probability and Statistics in Grades 1-8 (included in major)
S3 (Creativity)
Field Experience Seminar (included in major)
R1 (Equity, Diversity, Inclusivity)
Social Foundations: Human Relations (Included in major)
AND another learning experience
R2 (Global Perspectives)
One learning experience
R3 (Civic and Environmental Issues)
One learning experience
I1 (Integration)
Field Experience Seminar (included in major)
AND another learning experience

Teacher Licensure Requirements - MC/EA Licensure

Program Option A

This program option offers pedagogical studies in the basic areas of reading, language arts, social studies, science, and mathematics, and in special subjects such as art, music, children’s literature, health, speech and communication, physical education, and special education. The major is designed to provide students with strong preparation in all the subjects taught in elementary and middle schools.

Students must also successfully pass the Praxis II Content Test (#5146-Middle School: Content Knowledge), the W-FORT, and the edTPA to be eligible for a teaching license in Wisconsin.

Option A: MC-EA

Approved Majors and Minors for Option A

Second Majors1 Code Prescribed Methods Course Additional Requirement ACTFL Content Test Required
French 260-203 ES 437 (Sp) study abroad in language WPT and OPI or OPIc
German 280-204 ES 437 (Sp) study abroad in language WPT and OPI or OPIc
Spanish 320-203 ES 437 (Sp) study abroad in language WPT and OPI or OPIc
Minors Code Prescribed Methods Course Additional Requirements Praxis II or ACTFL Content Test Required
French 260-405 ES 437 (SP) study abroad in language WPT and OPI or OPIc
General Science 120-403 no addt'l exam
German 280-405 ES 437 (SP) study abroad in language WPT and OPI or OPIc
Language Arts 930-402 no addt'l exam
Learning Disabilities 950-470 no addt'l exam
Mathematics 180-408 no addt'l exam
Social Studies 500-403 no addt'l exam
Spanish 320-406 ES 437 (SP) study abroad in language WPT and OPI or OPIc
Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) 550-409 ES 405 1 yr. college level foreign language ETS 5362
Theatre Arts 601-425 ES 361 (F) ETS 5641
Coaching 971-403 KINS 492 no addt'l exam

Admission Requirements

Admission to Professional Education Programs

Major Requirements

ES 203Exploring Schooling in Grades 1-82
ES 304Teaching and Learning Practices2
ES 305Reading Curriculum and Instruction in Grades 1-83
ES 306Mathematics Curriculum and Instruction in Grades 1-83
ES 307Language Arts Curriculum and Instruction in Grades 1-83
ES 308Science Curriculum and Instruction in Grades 1-83
ES 309Social Studies Curriculum and Instruction in Grades 1-83
ES 335Reading Assessment, Diagnosis and Remediation2
ES 381Technology for Educators2
ES 385Social Foundations: Human Relations3
ES 415Assessment and Evaluation in Grades 1-122
ES 457Integrating Literacies into the Middle Grades Curriculum3
ES 490Historical, Legal, and Philosophical Foundations of Education3
ES 497Field Experience Seminar2
IDIS 300Integrated Performing Arts Across the Curriculum3
KINS 327Movement Education for Elementary Grades2
LMED 305Children's Literature3
MATH 201Number and Operations I2
MATH 202Number and Operations II2
MATH 303Probability and Statistics in Grades 1-82
MATH 304Geometry in Grades 1-82
SPED 400Inclusive Practices for Elementary Educators3
ES 441
ES 445
Student Teaching in Elementary Education
and Student Teaching in Middle Level Education
12
OR if hired for internship choose either
Internship Teaching in Elementary Education
OR
Internship Teaching in Middle Level Education

This major leads to Middle Childhood through Early Adolescence: Regular Education licensure. Students are required to select a second major or minor from list of Approved Majors and Minors for Option A listed above. A certifiable minor is a requirement of DPI. Students may wish to pursue a second major but that is not a DPI requirement.

NOTE: No degree credit may be earned under the Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory option in required education studies unless Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory is the only grading option available for the course.

NOTE: Students must earn a 2.75 cumulative GPA and a 2.75 GPA in the major in order to be eligible for teaching certification.