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The Master of Science in School Health Education prepares professionals to become licensed health education teachers and coordinators in educational settings. Participants in our program who are currently licensed educators for another subject area will enhance their teaching by becoming updated on current content and skill development within the field of health education. Additionally, those who are not currently licensed educators can use the program to move toward teacher certification in school health education. 

Courses within our program are geared to support the following standards:

Professional Standards for Health Education Teacher Preparation – these standards align with the Areas of Responsibilities for Entry-Level Health Education and include:

Area I: Assessing Needs, Assets and Capacity for Health Education 
Area II: Planning Health Education 
Area III: Implementing Health Education 
Area IV: Conducting Evaluation and Research Related to Health Education 
Area V: Administering and Managing Health Education 
Area VI: Serving as a Health Education Resource Person 
Area VII: Communicating and Advocating for Health and Health Education

Source: National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. (NCHEC), Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE), American Association for Health Education (AAHE). (2010a).A competency-based framework for health education specialists - 2010. Whitehall, PA: Author.

(please link title with Web-address: http://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/EJ763584.pdf )

National Health Education Standards (K-12 Educational Standards) (please link title with web-address: http://www.cdc.gov/healthyyouth/sher/standards/ )

EdTPA – Teacher candidate support assessment program, which aligns with InTASC and NCATE/CAEP Standards (please link title with web-address: http://edtpa.aacte.org/ )

Graduates Are Employed In: 

  • Public and private schools
  • Regional education agencies
  • State education agencies
  • Public and private agencies 

Currently there is a rolling admissions into this program.

Note: We are currently revising our program to be offered as hybrid degree program during 2016. This will include Fall and Spring on-line courses, as well as two weeks of face-to-face trainings during two consecutive summers.

Use the following link to learn more about the School Health Education 910 Add-on Program.

Graduate students in the College of Science and Health can have many of their questions answered online at the Graduate Advising Website.

Additional information for HEHP Graduate Students may be found in the 2013-2014 Graduate Student Guidebook.

Contact:

Dr. Lori Reichel
Director of Master of Science Program in School Health Education
UW-La Crosse 
Health Education & Health Promotion 
200 Mitchell Hall 
1725 State Street 
608.785.6788
lreichel@uwlax.edu
 
HEHP Department Information 
608.785.8162 
FAX 608.785.6792 

 

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School Health Education Portfolios

The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) requires that each candidate who prepares for a teaching career must have a portfolio of evidence documenting that the standards required for a teaching license have been met (PI 34.13). The Teacher Education faculty firmly believes that a Portfolio is a reflective process, and therefore encourages an environment of mentoring, reflecting and goal-setting through the portfolio system. Please see the links below for School Health Education portfolio guidelines and rubrics.

Preparing to Teach Portfolio (should be completed prior to student teaching)

Preparing to Teach Portfolio Guidelines

Preparing to Teach Portfolio Rubric

Student Teaching Portfolio (should be completed towards the end of student teaching)

Student Teaching Portfolio Guidelines 

Student Teaching Portfolio Rubric