Social Studies, Broadfield Teaching Economics Emphasis, Comprehensive Major

Teaching (Code 500-018)

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
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.

Applicability of Credits Toward Graduation

Junior College or Two-Year College Credits. A maximum of 72 semester credits earned in a junior college or two-year college will be accepted as degree credits at UW-Eau Claire.

Extension Credits. Credits earned in credit outreach courses offered by UW-Eau Claire are treated as resident credits. Credits earned in extension courses offered by other units of the University of Wisconsin System are treated as transfer credits. All other (non-UW) extension and correspondence credits are normally limited to one-fourth of the total required for graduation from any curriculum.

WTCS Credits. A maximum of 72 semester credits earned in college parallel programs at Madison Area Technical College, Milwaukee Area Technical College, Nicolet Area Technical College, or Chippewa Valley Technical College may be accepted as degree credits at UW-Eau Claire. A set number of general education courses will be accepted from other technical schools. Occupational and technical courses may also be considered for transfer if the quality and content of the course work from the technical college is judged to be comparable to course work at UW-Eau Claire. Refer to the Transfer Credit Wizard or contact the UW-Eau Claire Admissions Office for information about the current transfer policy.

USAFI Credit. UW-Eau Claire will accept up to 32 semester credits for work done through the United States Armed Forces Institute, under the provision for non-UW correspondence credit (see Extension Credits above).

Activity Credit (band, chorus, drama, KINS 100-184 courses) Students may count toward graduation no more than one credit of KINS 110-184 courses. Students may count toward graduation no more than four credits earned in any single activity course and no more than 12 credits resulting from any combination of activity courses (excluding KINS 110-184 courses). 

Other Restricted Credits. For other University restrictions, see the following: Cooperative Education; Credit by Examination; Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory Registration; Transfer of Credits. College or departmental restrictions may also be placed on Independent Study (399-499 courses), Directed Study (395-495), and other types of credits.

APPLICABILITY OF CREDITS TOWARD GRADUATIONCredit Restrictions
Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory
Total degree creditmaximum 12
Major, Standardmaximum 1 course
Major, Comprehensivemaximum 2 courses
Credit by Examination
Total degree creditmaximum ¼ of total
Major or minormaximum ½ of total
Two-Year College Credits
Total degree creditmaximum 72 credits
Activity credit (band, chorus, drama, KINS 100-184)
Total KINS 100-184maximum 1 credit
Total Band, chorus, dramamaximum 12 credits
Single course band, chorus, dramamaximum 4 credits
Extension credits
UW-Systemno maximum
Other extension/correspondencemaximum ¼ of total
USAFI
USAFImaximum 32 credits

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
K2 (Social Sciences)
PSYC 260Educational Psychology3
AND another learning experience
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
I1 (Integration)
ES 497Field Experience Seminar (included in major)2
AND another learning experience

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, but are not required to do so. Students pursuing EA-A licensure are not required to elect a second plan that leads to 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 advisor 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

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 360 (F) ETS 5435
Mathematics 180-002 ES 357 ETS 5061
Physical Science1 240-004 ES 360 (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 360 (F) BIOL 180 or GEOG 178
Mathematics Emphasis
210-004 ES 357 (Sp) and ES 360 (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 360 (F) BIOL 180 or GEOG 178 ETS 5435
Chemistry1 100-204 ES 360 (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
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 360 (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 360 (F) BIOL 180 or GEOG 178 ETS 5435
Chemistry 100-406 ES 360 (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 360 (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 360 (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

Admission Requirements

Admission to Professional Education Programs

Major Requirements

Teaching (Code 500-018)

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

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.

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

Single-concentration Emphasis: The Broadfield Social Studies major with the single-concentration emphasis leads to certification to teach fusion social studies courses and courses in the area of concentration.

Sixty semester credits, including:
1. A 36-credit concentration in Economics36
Courses taken to fulfill this requirement must be those specified as constituting a teaching major in the appropriate department
2. Required Courses
IDIS 285Integrating the Social Sciences: The Social Studies3
POLS 110American National Politics3
POLS 301State and Local Politics3
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
HIST 114United States History to 18773
HIST 115United States History Since 18773
HIST 124World History to 15003
HIST 125World History Since 15003
HIST 210African American History 1865 to Present3
or HIST/AIS 240 American Indian History
POLS 122Introduction to World Politics3
POLS 260Introduction to Comparative 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/WGSS 202Sociology of Gender3
CRMJ 103Survey of the Criminal Justice System3

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

Students with a single-concentration emphasis will receive certification in broadfield social studies and one area of concentration.

Students who also choose to include in their program a certifiable minor in a subject outside of social studies (in addition to the Broadfield Social Studies major) shall demonstrate content area proficiency in that subject.

For advising, see an advisor in the area of concentration.

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 demonstrate content proficiency through GPA requirements or the Praxis II social studies exam. If the minor is outside of social studies, students will need to demonstrate content proficiency through GPA requirements or the Praxis II content exam in the minor.