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School Health Education 910 Add-on Program

About the Program

The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse is offering a 15 credit program for people seeking the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction 910 Add-On Health License. Interested participants must hold a current, Wisconsin DPI teaching license. This program is approved for licensure in the State of Wisconsin only and is not intended for licensure in any other state.

This program is designed to better serve the needs of professionals who are unable to come to campus during the regular school year. It will combine traditional on-campus learning experiences with online coursework so that participants may complete a portion of the program from home.  An outline of the required coursework and the sequence of experiences are listed below:

Spring 2014 Semester (6 credits, taught separately)

  • SHE 705 – Essentials of Health & Wellness (online) begins March 10, 2014
    • Meeting Dates: online course, self-paced learning experience
  • SHE 720 – Adolescent Health Issues (hybrid) begins April 12, 2014
    • Meeting Dates: hybrid course, face-to-face in La Crosse for 2 weekends = April 12 & 13 and May 10 & 11, plus online course work

Summer 2014 Semester (6 credits, taught together)

  • SHE 710 – Leadership in Health Education (hybrid)
  • SHE 715 – Curriculum & Instructional Methodology (hybrid)
    • Meeting Dates: face-to-face in La Crosse for 3 partial weeks = June 23-25; July 14-16 and July 28-30, plus online course work

Fall 2014 Semester (3 credits) Begins September 2

  • HED 725 – Seminar/Field Experience (hybrid)
    • Meeting Dates: face-to-face in La Crosse = November 15 & 16, plus online course work

In order to earn the 910 license, participants must complete the entire program in the sequence listed above and successfully pass the Praxis II examination.

For additional program information contact:

Tracy J. Caravella, Ph.D.
Graduate School Health Program Director
Health Education & Health Promotion Department
1725 State Street
La Crosse, WI  54601
tcaravella@uwlax.edu

The tuition plateau does not apply to students enrolling in undergraduate or graduate credit courses through the  Office of Continuing Education and Extension.

Application Procedures

Step 1

The following are required for admission to the SHE 910 Add-on Licensure Program:

  1. application form (FYI: This is a link to a single-page electronic application form);
  2. a letter of interest explaining your goals for graduate work in school health;
  3. a 3.0 cumulative grade point average (gpa) is preferred (candidates with a lower gpa may be considered for admission if space is available);
  4. official transcripts (if you are currently enrolled in another program at UWL, you may send an unofficial transcript); and
  5. a copy of your current teaching license; (NOTE: if you are currently student teaching, then you will need an official letter stating that you will successfully complete all graduation requirements before June 20, 2014.)

Send completed applications to: Tracy Caravella (see address above)

All complete applications received by January 7, 2014, will receive full consideration for admission. Applications received or completed after that date will be considered on a space-available basis.

Step 2

After being accepted into the SHE 910 Program, candidates must then apply online for admission to the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. There are two options listed below:

  1. Graduate Non-degree/Special Students (www.uwlax.edu/admissions/html/gradmis.htm)
  2. MS degree seeking students will complete the UW-La Crosse Graduate Studies application form (there is a $56 application fee, see www.uwlax.edu/admissions/html/gradmis.htm).

For more information contact:

Brandon Schaller, Student Status Examiner
UW-La Crosse Admissions Office
142 Cleary Center
1725 State Street
La Crosse, WI 54601
bschaller@uwlax.edu
608.785.8941

PRAXIS II test information

Candidates may take the subject assessment after they have completed SHE 705 Essential of Health and Wellness. Official passing scores must be received by the UW-La Crosse Teacher Certification Office prior to seeking licensure in health education.

For information about the test and testing locations visit the ETS Website: www.ets.org/praxis/prxwi.html.

Preparing for the Test

  1.  See the ETS PRAXIS Series Test at a Glance information: www.ets.org/praxis/prxwi.html
  2. Satisfactory completion of all Health Education content coursework is recommended prior to taking the test
  3. Work through a PAXIS II Study Manual—available from most booksellers and at Murphy Library
  4. Receive tutoring from a counselor—contact the UW-L Counseling and Testing Center

Official Scores

Scores are only considered official if they are received in the Teacher Certification Office, 145 Graff Main Hall directly from the Education Testing Service (ETS).

Wondering if UW-L Received Your Scores?

  1. PRAXIS II score verification is recorded on the UW-La Crosse computer record system as scores are received from the Educational Testing Service (ETS).
  2. Inquire about your scores with the Teacher Certification Office, 260 Morris Hall, 608.785.5454.

Licensure process

You are invited to apply for licensure upon completion of all course, clinical, and PRAXIS II test requirements.
Please visit the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction licensing website in order to download the PI-1602-IS application: http://tepdl.dpi.wi.gov/files/forms/pdf/pod1602-is.pdf. Please refer licensing questions directly to the Wisconsin DPI staff.

Submit your completed license application and fee to:

UW-La Crosse Teacher Certification Office
260 Morris  Hall
1725 State Street
La Crosse, WI 54601

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