Geography Education Major (40 Credits)
Early Adolescence-Adolescence Certification

Teacher Certification programs

In addition to the requirements below, candidates are also required to required to take EFN 200 (1 credit), and GEO 200 (3 credits) to fulfill statutory licensing requirements. (Credits do not count toward the Geography Education major).

Additional teacher certification requirements can be found through the School of Education and the Department of Educational Studies.

General Requirements: All courses required

Course Number             Course Title Credits
ESC 101 Earth Environments 4
GEO 110 World Cultural Regions 3
GEO 201 Geography of United States and Canada 3
GEO 204 Geography of Wisconsin 3
GEO / ESC 250 Fundamentals of Cartography 3
GEO 300 Population Geography 3
GEO 306 Economic Geography 3
GEO 309 Urban Geography 3
GEO 401 Focus on Geography: A Capstone Course 1
GEO 408 Teaching and Learning History and Social Studies in the Secondary School 4

Electives: 10 Credits Required

GEO 102 Maps and Society 3
GEO 202 Contemporary Global Issues 3
GEO / ESC 270 Geographic Themes 1 - 3
GEO 304 Geography of Europe 3
GEO 307 Political Geography 3
GEO 312 Geography of Africa 3
GEO 318 Geography of Latin America and the Caribbean 3
GEO / ESC 323 Geomorphology 3
GEO 328 Geography of East and Southeast Asia 3
GEO 331 Geography of the Middle East, Central and South Asia 3
GEO / ESC 345 Remote Sensing of the Environment 3
GEO / ESC 385 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems 3
GEO / ESC 390 Field Methods 3
GEO / ESC 422 Meteorology and Weather Forecasting 3
GEO / ESC 425 Biogeography 3
GEO / ESC 426 Soil Morphology and Genesis
GEO / ESC 427 Water Resources 3
GEO / ESC 430 Fluvial Geomorphology 3
GEO / ESC 440 Geographic Interpretation of Aerial Photographs 3
GEO / ESC 445 Advanced Remote Sensing 3
GEO / ESC 450 Geography Internship 3 - 12
GEO / ESC 455 Applied Map Design and Production in Cartography and GIS 3
GEO / ESC 460 Environmental Hazards and Land Use Planning 3
GEO / ESC 470 Special Topics in Geography / Earth Science 1 - 3
GEO / ESC 476 Geography / Earth Science Topics for Teachers 1 - 3
GEO 485 Advanced Geographic Information Systems 3
GEO 488 Spatial Data Analysis 3
GEO / ESC 490 Independent Study 2 - 3
GEO / ESC 495 Seminar in Geography / Earth Science 1 - 3
GEO / ESC 499 Undergraduate Research 1 - 3