Middle Childhood through Early Adolescence 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.

Teacher Education Candidates shall demonstrate content area proficiency through one of the following:

Students will earn a minimum 3.0/4.0 GPA in content courses OR through obtaining a passing score on the appropriate Praxis II/ACTFL exam.

For students who neither meet the minimum GPA requirement nor pass the appropriate Praxis II/ACTFL exam after at least two attempts, a content portfolio can be submitted which parallels the content evaluated on the Praxis II/ACTFL exam. The portfolio may only be submitted once.

Students must also successfully pass 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