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UW-La Crosse's 910 Add-On Health License Program allows future school health educators to learn and explore best practices in the field of school health education. Approved for licensure in the State of Wisconsin (This program is approved for licensure in the State of Wisconsin only. If you are seeking certification within another state, you must contact your state's certification office to ensure courses/credits will be accepted.), the 15 credit program embraces the new InTASC standards and will allow participants to better understand the EdTPA assessment process. Up-to-date health information and skill development will be emphasized throughout the program. Interested participants must hold a current, Wisconsin DPI teaching license.

This blended program is designed to best serve working professionals who are unable to attend campus during the academic year. Specific on-campus learning experiences are complemented by 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. Please note specific course dates TBD by end of August.

Spring 2016 semester (online: 6 credits* total)

There are no face-to-face meetings for the following spring courses. Students are expected to access the online course materials and participate in class discussions on regular basis.

  • SHE 705 - Introduction to School Health Education (2 credits), February 6-March 11, 2016
    • This is an introductory course designed to ground students in the basic components of Comprehensive School Health Education. Content will include: basic health knowledge and concepts, tools of inquiry for health education, best instructional practices and State and National Health Education Standards. Students will also learn the role, function, and responsibility of a health education teacher as well as the history and philosophy of and theoretical approaches to the field of health education.
  • SHE 720 - Adolescent Health Issues (4 credits), March 19-May 27, 2016
    • This course will identify health issues affecting young people throughout various stages of their development. Students will explore societal institutions supporting the healthy growth and development of youth and consider strategies to enable the development of their mental, emotional, physical, social, spiritual, and environmental health. This course will also provide students without an undergraduate major in health education with the necessary background in multiple health content areas.

Summer 2016 semester (two hybrid courses: 6 credits* total)

Summer courses are currently under revision to reflect recent changes in the field of School Health Education. Check back soon for course number, name and full description.

*To make travel and accommodations more convenient for out-of-town students, the face to face portions of both courses have been combined into one week, with a morning and afternoon session for each course, respectively. 

  • SHE 715 - Health Education Curriculum and Pedagogy (3 credits), June 6-July 15, 2016
    • This course will provide graduate students with the knowledge and skills necessary to develop effective curriculum and learning strategies for school health education. 
      • Online sessions: June 6-July 8
      • *Face to Face sessions: July 11-15 (mornings: 8 am-12 pm)
  • SHE 710 - Leadership in School Health Education (3 credits), July 11-August 12, 2016 
    • This course will provide graduate students with the knowledge and skills necessary to provide leadership for health education in their schools and communities. Included will be an overview of comprehensive/ coordinated school health programs, behavioral change theory, leadership skill development, community partnership development, and program planning and administration. 
      • *Face to Face sessions: July 11-15 (12-4 pm)
      • Online sessions: July 25-August 12

NOTE: Summer enrollment opens April 11, 2016

Fall 2016 semester (one course, 3 credits* total)
  • HED 725 - Seminar/Field Experience (hybrid) begins in September
    • Face-to-face meetings at UWL in November.
    •  Additional online coursework is required.

*$25 Registration Fee and a $2/credit D2L (Desire2Learn) Fee is assessed to all students each semester. 

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

Participants will earn the 910 license by completing our entire program in the sequence listed above and successfully passing the Praxis II examination.

For any inquires, contact either the Director, Dr. Lori Reichel at or Credit Coordinator, Briana Meuer at