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 COLLEGES                  

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE COLLEGE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (CBA)

THE COLLEGE OF HEALTH, PHYSICAL EDUCATION, RECREATION & TEACHER EDUCATION (HPERTE)

SCHOOL OF EDUCATION (SOE)

THE COLLEGE OF LIBERAL STUDIES (CLS)

THE COLLEGE OF SCIENCE AND ALLIED HEALTH (SAH)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE COLLEGE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (CBA)

 

Dean - William Colclough
Associate Dean - Bruce May
Assistant to Dean - Amelia Dittman
223 Wimberly Hall; 608-785-8090

www.uwlax.edu/ba/

 

Departments/Units

Accountancy

Small Business Development Center

Economics

Finance

Information Systems

Management

Marketing

 

Degrees Offered

Bachelor of Science

Master of Business Administration

 

 

MAJORS AND MINORS

The following majors and minors are available:

 

Majors:

            Accountancy

            Economics

            Finance

            Finance with Risk and Insurance Concentration

            Information Systems

            International Business

            Management

               Tracks in:

                        General Management and Technology

                        Human Resources

                        International Management Marketing

Minors:
Accountancy
Business Administration*
Economics
Information Systems
International Business

* Not open to CBA Students.

 
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MISSION

The College of Business Administration is an institution of higher education dedicated to the personal and professional development of its students. The college’s program provides our students with an integrated business education at the undergraduate and master’s levels that prepares them for successful professional careers. Our graduates will be prepared to be effective problem-solvers, ethical decision-makers, and life-long learners in a dynamic, diverse world environment.

 

The primary purpose of the College of Business Administration is to provide education leading to baccalaureate and graduate degrees in business supplemented by appropriate research and service activities. As such, the college emphasizes academic excellence in its educational programs and emphasizes quality teaching and appropriate scholarly activities that support the educational mission of the institution. The college also offers professionals within the region opportunities for graduate education and professional development; provides professional expertise for organizations in the area; publishes regional economic data through the quarterly La Crosse Area Business and Economic Review; and cultivates a collegial, supportive organizational climate that stimulates individual achievement and contributes to the personal and professional development of students, faculty and staff. The college offers business programs that prepare graduates to enter professional fields in business and government. Specific objectives in student learning include the following:

 

1.         To provide a broad-based educational foundation in the arts, humanities, and sciences.

2.         To provide a broad understanding of world events as they relate to current social forces.

3.         To develop an understanding of business functions and their inter-relationships.

4.         To develop a broad understanding of the role of technological change and the importance of information systems.

5.         To develop an understanding of business ethics and the relationships among government agencies and business in the domestic and global economy.

6.         To develop research skills and the ability to apply quantitative and behavioral skills in the decision-making process.

7.         To develop a high level of competence in at least one field of study in business.

Additional objectives of the college are to serve the business community in western Wisconsin by offering business outreach programs, providing business consulting services, and conducting research projects. The college is committed to attracting and retaining a highly qualified faculty who are dedicated to excellence in teaching and to provide them with opportunities for continued professional development in research and service.

 

 

ADVISER ASSIGNMENT

Students are assigned to faculty advisers in the freshman year. Advisers will help students develop programs, plan schedules, discuss major and career choices and refer for assistance in the case of academic difficulties. Students are required to meet with their adviser at least once a semester. An academic adviser is also available in the Dean’s Office, 223 Wimberly Hall.

 

The final responsibility for selecting courses and meeting graduation requirements rests with the student. Students should review course prerequisites by checking course descriptions in the appropriate listings of this catalog and consult with their faculty adviser and/or seek assistance from the dean’s office. Program advising is also available on the CBA web site: http://www.uwlax.edu/ba/.

 

 

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ADMISSION TO THE BUSINESS PROGRAM

Students who desire to major in business must apply for admission to the business program in order to register for upper division (300-400 level) courses offered by the college. A separate application for admission to the business program must be completed and approved by the dean prior to the semester the business major plans to take upper division College of Business Administration course work. To be eligible for admission, a student must meet the following criteria:

 

1.         Complete the following five courses with a minimum grade of “C” in each: ACC 221, 222; ECO 110, 120; MGT 205.

2.         Earn 54 or more credits.

3.         Complete at least four of the following six pre-business courses:

            Pre-Business Courses

            BUS     230

            C-S      101 or 120

            ENG    110

            MTH    175 (or 207) and 205

            I-S       220

(Any remaining pre-business courses not taken prior to admission should be completed during the first semester after admission to the program.)

4.        Earn a 2.50 cumulative GPA at time of application.  This includes courses taken at UW-La Crosse and elsewhere.

 

Application forms for admission to the business program are obtained from the Dean’s Office, 223 Wimberly Hall. It is the student’s responsibility to make certain that appropriate approval has been received prior to registration for upper division business classes.

 

To avoid scheduling problems, pre-business students should work closely with their faculty advisers in order to complete the pre-business program within their freshman and sophomore years at UW-L.

 

Students who undertake their freshman and sophomore years of study at another university should familiarize themselves with the college’s pre-business requirements and the university’s General Education  program, and plan their program of study accordingly.

 

A guide for course sequencing pre-business and professional core requirements is as follows:

 

 
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Freshman Year

* MTH 175 (or 207): Applied Calculus

* MTH 205      Elementary Statistics

* ECO 110      Microeconomics and Public Policy

* ECO 120      Global Macroeconomics

* ENG 110      College Writing I

* C-S   101 or 120 Introduction to Computing or Software Design I

 

It is recommended that students majoring in information systems take C-S 120 in lieu of C-S 101.

 

Sophomore Year

**ACC 221     Financial Accounting Principles

    ACC 222     Managerial Accounting Principles

    MGT 205     The Legal and Ethical Environment of Business

    I-S    220     Information Systems for Business Management

    BUS 230      Business and Economics Research and Communication

 

Admission to the business program is required prior to enrollment in the junior/ senior level business courses (see previous page).

 

Junior Year

MGT   308       Behavior and Theory in Organizations

MGT    393      Production Management

MKT   309      Principles of Marketing

FIN      355      Principles of Financial Management

 

Students will also be completing their business major requirements during their junior and senior years.

 

Senior Year

MGT    449 Administrative Policy Determination

(taken final semester; requires completion of all other core requirements)

 

           

CORE/MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

All students enrolled in any program within the college must complete the business core and all requirements for the major. The College of Business Administration professional core requirements are:

Course No

Title

Credits

 ECO 

110 Microeconomics and Public Policy  3
ECO 120 Global Macroeconomics  3
MGT 205 The Legal and Ethical Environment of Business 3
ACC 221 Accounting Principles I 3
ACC 222 Accounting Principles II 3
I-S  220 Information Systems for Business Management 3
BUS 230 Business and Economics Research and Communications 3
MGT 308  Behavior & Theory in Organizations  3
MKT  309 Principles of Marketing 3
FIN 355 Principles of Financial Management 3
MGT 393  Production Management 3
MGT 449 Administrative Policy Determination  (Final Semester) 3
Total Common Core   36   
Major Requirements  21-28  

(See appropriate department listings)

Total credits required for graduation   120     

 

 
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Second Major in College of Business Administration

Business students may complete a second business major by completing all courses required for the second major as described in the catalog. Students may not use the same courses to fulfill both majors.

 

Business students seeking a second major or minor in liberal studies and science areas, including economics, may do so by completing all requirements of the major or minor they elect, as stated in the catalog.

 

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students who have demonstrated outstanding leadership qualities and have achieved scholastic excellence in the College of Business Administration program. Information may be obtained from the UW-La Crosse Foundation Office in the Cleary Alumni and Friends Center or on the Web at www.foundation.uwlax.edu.

 

Internships

Students may elect to take up to 15 College of Business Administration internship

credits upon receiving approval of the department chair and dean; however, a maximum of six will be counted toward the 120 credits required for graduation. Internship credits may be applied toward fulfilling major requirements. To be eligible for a College of Business Administration internship, a student must have a cumulative grade point of 2.50 or above and have completed the following: ACC 221, 222; BUS 230; ECO 110, 120; FIN 355; I-S 220; MGT 205; 308; MKT 309.

 

 

REQUIREMENTS FOR GRADUATION

 

Students seeking to graduate from the College of Business Administration must:

 

  1. Fulfill the university’s General Education requirements.

  2. Achieve a minimum 2.00 grade point average in the business core and major. Students majoring in accountancy must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.50 in the core and in their major.

  3. Fulfill all other university general requirements.

  4. Complete at least 60 credits outside business. (Up to nine credits of economics may be counted as outside business.)

  5. Complete at least 50% of the business course requirements in residence at UW-L.

 

 

 
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THE COLLEGE OF HEALTH, PHYSICAL EDUCATION, RECREATION AND TEACHER EDUCATION (HPERTE)

 

Dean (Interim) — Garth Tymeson

Associate Deans (Interim) — Mandi Anderson, Ron Rochon

Assistants to the Dean — Theda Holder, Sandra Keller

124 Mitchell Hall; (608)785-8156

www.uwlax.edu/HPER/index.html

 

For School of Education listings, see page 67.

 

Departments/Units

Exercise and Sport Science

Health Education and Health Promotion

Intercollegiate Athletics

Recreation Management & Therapeutic Recreation

Recreational Sports

University Graduate Studies

 

Degrees Offered

Bachelor of Science

Master of Public Health

Master of Science

 

Majors, Minors, Emphases and Concentrations:

Athletic Training

Community Health Education

Exercise and Sport Science with emphases in:

            Fitness

            Sport Management

            Physical Education

*School Health Education                    

*Recreation Management

Therapeutic Recreation

 

Concentrations in:

            Coaching Competitive Athletics

            Special Physical Education

            Strength and Conditioning

 

In addition to their major academic area, students may choose a second major, minor, emphasis or concentration from the above list. Programs outside of the college of HPERTE are also available, excluding majors in the College of Business and professional programs in the College of Science and Allied Health. See an assistant to the dean for available programs.

 

 

 
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Transfer Policy

UW-L students transferring into the College of HPERTE must have a cumulative GPA of 2.50 or higher at the time of transfer.

 

The College of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Teacher Education (HPERTE) at UW-L specializes in the preparation of professionals for careers in health education/promotion, physical education/exercise and sport sciences, recreation/leisure, and K-12 education. Programs leading to physical education, health education, and K-12 teacher certification are state, regionally, and nationally accredited. Many of the graduate programs offered by the College are also nationally accredited. For additional information on pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, elementary, middle, and secondary teacher preparation, see the School of Education section (page 67).

 

Non-teaching professional preparation programs are available for students pursuing careers in community health education and health promotion, athletic training/sports medicine, sport management, fitness leadership, recreation management, and therapeutic recreation.

 

All professional programs have strong academic foundations in General Education requirements, professional cores, and field-based experiences to best prepare students for a wide variety of careers and job opportunities. Most programs culminate with a university-supervised “on-the-job” experience such as student teaching, internship, or preceptorship.

 

Personalized advisement is a key element in the success of all students in the College of HPERTE. Each student is assigned a faculty adviser when he/she enters the college. In addition, the college has academic assistants to the dean who work with students to verify final degree requirements. The Career Services Office provides individual career counseling and job seeking support for all students.

 

Several comprehensive community service programs housed in the College of HPERTE provide students with “hands-on” experiences to supplement classroom  learning. Included among these programs are the La Crosse Exercise and Health Program, Special Populations Exercise Program, Strength and Conditioning Center, Musculoskeletal Research Center, Intramural and Recreational Sports, Intercollegiate Athletics, National Youth Sports Program, Adventure Education Ropes Course and Climbing Wall, Community Recreation Special Events, and numerous collaborative partnerships with community and educational agencies.

 

 

 

  
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 CENTER OF EXCELLENCE IN PHYSICAL EDUCATION

 

The Center of Excellence designation was awarded to the Department of Exercise and Sport Science by the Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System. The purpose of the center, which reflects the excellent reputation of the department, is to serve as a catalyst for maintaining faculty and curricular vitality while expanding the scope of comprehensive services provided to professionals in Wisconsin and throughout the nation. General goals are to provide inservice and expertise in emerging content areas and technology to physical educators and students in professional preparation programs; modify undergraduate and master’s curricula to incorporate recent trends and projected professional needs and expand research and public service components with special emphasis on assessment.

 

A three-dimensional professional preparation model was developed with the following foci: (1) enhancing life span motor development; (2) promoting the major purposes of professional preparation in physical education — prevention of injury or illness, skill enhancement, meaningful active living, and rehabilitation; and (3) developing instruments for assessment of performance and programs. Additional emphasis is placed on the importance of movement of young children and on age-related changes in active, older adults to develop and maintain efficient movement throughout the lifespan. The professional preparation programs within the Department of Exercise and Sport Science prepare graduates to assist individuals of all ages in developing meaningful, active lifestyles. Improving the level of skill in a wide variety of activities and promoting effective movement patterns will result in more active and healthy individuals in our society. For additional information regarding the Center of Excellence in Physical Education, please contact: Department Chair, Exercise and Sport Science, Mitchell Hall, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, La Crosse, WI 54601.

 

Note:  The Health Education and Health Promotion Department has made numerous changes to its curriculum, which are not reflected in this catalog.  The school health education program has changed as well as many course numbers, prerequisites, descriptions and credits.  The department has changed its department abbreviations as follows:

 

HED – general courses applicable to both majors.

CHE – courses applicable to community health majors.

SHE – courses applicable to school health majors.

 

Please see the health education Web site at www.uwlax.edu/hper/hehp for updated information.

 

 

 

 

 
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HEALTH EDUCATION AND HEALTH PROMOTION (HED)

 

Two majors are offered at the undergraduate level. The School Health Education major is specifically designed to prepare teachers for the school setting and related community agencies where a teaching background is desired. The Community Health Education major uses an interdisciplinary approach to prepare students for positions in national, state and local public health agencies, voluntary agencies, business and industry, health care settings and community-based organizations.

 

Two graduate degrees, Master of Science in Health Education (School Health Education and Community Health Education Concentrations), and Master of Public Health in Community Health Education, are also offered. See Health Education in the Graduate Catalog.

 

Undergraduate Health Education Curriculum:

Students desiring to major in school health education must be enrolled in the College of HPERTE, apply for admission to teacher education (see the academic assistant to the dean, 125 Mitchell for details), and satisfy the following requirements:

 

            Note:   BIO 103 or 105, CHM 100 or CHM 103 are prerequisites for all health majors or minors.

 

*    This course will also fulfill General Education will also fulfill General Education requirements.

** BIO 312-313 can be substituted for ESS 205-206.

 

School Health Education Major

 

Requirements in Health Education:                                                  29-31 Cr.

HED   

205   

  Introduction to Health and Wellness Education   

  3

HED   

210   

  Introduction to School Health Programs   

3

HED   

251   

  Consumer Health and Safety Education   

  1

HED   

252   

  Health Promotion and Disease Prevention for School Populations   

 

1  

HED   

310   

  Introduction to Curricular Processes and Instructional Techniques   

   

  2

HED   

331   

  Nutrition Education   

   3

HED   

333   

  Drugs, Society and Human Behavior

  3

HED   

335   

  Human Ecology and Environmental Health   

  2

HED   

345   

  Issues in Emotional Health   

  3

HED   

351   

  Microcomputer Applications in Health Education   

   1

HED   

354   

  Stress Management and Relaxation Skills   

  1

HED   

420   

  Sexual Health Promotion   

   3

HED   

454   

  Teaching Stress Management and Relaxation Skills   

1

HED   

460   

  Health Promotion and Preference   

  1

Electives:   

   

  One elective course in HED   

  1-3

 

 

  
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Requirements in Science:                                                                            14-15 Cr.

*   

  BIO   

 103   

  Introductory Biology   

 4

   

   

   

    or

*   

  BIO   

 105    

  General Biology   

 4

*   

  CHM   

 100   

Contemporary Chemistry   

 4

   

   

   

   or

*   

CHM   

 103   

General Chemistry I   

 5

**   

ESS   

 205   

  Human Anatomy   

 3

**   

ESS   

 206   

  Human Physiology   

 3

 

Requirements in Education:                                                                          32 Cr.

C-I   

  212   

  Level I Clinical Experience in Health Education   

 1

PSY   

  310   

  Child Development   

 

EDM   

  317   

  Educational Media   

 1 

EDM   

  318   

  Educational Media — Materials Production   

 1

ESS   

  321   

  Evaluation in Health Education and Physical Education   

 2

PSY   

  370   

  Educational Psychology   

 3

C-I   

  402   

  Clinical Fieldwork Experience in Health Education   

 1

C-I   

  403   

  Student Teaching   

 15

C-I   

  404   

  Teaching Internship   

 15

C-I   

  410   

  Curriculum Development in Health Education   

  2

C-I   

  412   

  Instructional Techniques in Health Education   

  2

C-I   

  415   

  Philosophical Foundations of Health Education   

  1

 

Statutory Requirements:                                                                                15 Cr.

RDG   

328   

Reading in the Content Areas   

3

RDG 

432   

Middle Level Reading   

3

*EFN     

205

Understanding Human Differences   

3

ESS   

231   

Introduction to Special Physical Education   

3

*ERS     

100

Introduction to Minority Cultures in the United States 

3

   

   

   or

*HIS      

306

History of Ethnic America  

3

   

   

   or

*SOC     

225

Racial and Ethnic Minorities 

3

   

   

   or

*W-S    

230 

Women’s Diversity: Race, Class and Culture

3

 

 

School Health Education Minor

 

Requirements in Health Education:                                                              24 cr.

HED   

205   

  Introduction to Health and Wellness Education   

3

HED   

210   

  Introduction to School Health Programs     

3

HED   

251   

  Consumer Health and Safety Education   

1

HED   

252   

  Health Promotion and Disease Prevention for School Populations    

1 

HED   

310   

  Introduction to Curricular Processes and Instructional Techniques    

2

HED   

331   

  Nutrition Education    

3

HED   

333   

  Drugs, Society and Human Behavior   

3

HED   

335   

  Human Ecology and Environmental Health   

2

HED   

345   

  Issues in Emotional Health    

3

HED   

420   

  Sexual Health Promotion    

3

 

 

 
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Requirements in Science:                                                                          14-15 Cr.

* BIO 103   

  Introductory Biology   

4

   

   or

* BIO 105    

  General Biology   

4

* CHM 100   

  Contemporary Chemistry   

   

   or

* CHM 103   

  General Chemistry I   

5

**ESS 205   

  Human Anatomy   

3

**ESS 206   

  Human Physiology   

3

 

Requirements in Education:                                                                              21 Cr.

C-I   

402   

  Clinical Fieldwork Experience in Health Education   

1

C-I    

403   

  Student Teaching   

15

C-I    

410   

  Curriculum Development in Health Education   

2

C-I

412

  Instructional Techniques in Health Education   

2

C-I   

415   

  Philosophical Foundations in Health Education   

1

 

 

 

Statutory Requirements:                                                                                     12 Cr.

   RDG   

328   

  Reading in the Content Areas   

3

   RDG   

432   

  Middle Level Reading   

3         

* EFN     

205

   Understanding Human Differences 

3

   ESS   

231   

  Introduction to Special Physical Education   

3

 

 

Community Health Education Major

 

Students desiring to major in community health education must be enrolled in the College of Health, Physical Education and Recreation and satisfy the following requirements:

 

Requirements in Health Education:                                                                          55 cr.

HED   

205   

  Introduction to Health and Wellness Education   

3

HED   

240   

  Community Health Education Foundations   

3

HED   

331   

  Nutrition Education   

3

HED   

333   

  Drugs, Society and Human Behavior   

3

HED   

335   

  Human Ecology and Environmental Health   

2

HED   

340   

  Epidemiology and Community Health Problems   

3

HED   

350   

  Biometry and Research Design   

3

HED   

351   

  Microcomputer Applications in Health Education   

1

HED   

420   

  Sexual Health Promotion   

3

HED   

440   

  Program Development in Community Health Education   

3

HED   

441   

  Human Disease Prevention and Control   

3

HED   

452   

  Health Aspects of Aging   

3

HED   

491   

  Senior Seminar in Community Health Education   

1

HED   

498   

  Community Health Education Preceptorship   

12

 

 

 

 
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Exploration and Competency Development Areas

Select at least nine credits from non-required Health Education courses at the 300-

and 400-levels.

 

Interdisciplinary Requirements:

* C-S   101   

  Introduction to Computing   

 4 

**ESS 205   

  Human Anatomy   

 3

**ESS 206   

  Human Physiology   

 3

   CST 250   

   Introduction to Small Group Discussion   

 3

* MTH 205   

  Elementary Statistics   

 4

   

   or

* MTH 250   

  Statistics   

 3

 

Focus Areas

Each student is encouraged to develop an area of focus within their health education major. With an adviser, the student will select a group of courses that will prepare them for a field of practice. Focus areas the student may select are:

 

Instructional Design and Educational Technologies

Environmental Health

Gerontology

Health Administration

Health Care Education and Counseling

Health Marketing

Worksite Health Promotion

 

 

EXERCISE AND SPORT SCIENCE (ESS)

 

At the undergraduate level, the exercise and sport science major has three emphases: physical education teacher certification, fitness, and sport management. The department also offers a major in athletic training.

 

Note: Students enrolled in exercise and sport science majors must earn a grade of “C” or better in all required ESS courses listed in the prescribed programs.

 

 

 
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Exercise and Sport Science Major — Physical Education Teacher Certification

 

Graduates of this teacher education curriculum are prepared to teach in K-12 physical education programs in Wisconsin and other states. To complement the broadly based program leading to a B.S. degree in physical education, students may choose a concentration or another major or minor. Concentrations are offered in special physical education (certification for physical education teacher certification majors only) and

coaching competitive athletics (open to students in the College of HPERTE, including the School of Education). The additional academic major/minor enables the student to become fully certified in other subjects as well as physical education. (See

p. 69 for detailed statement of teacher education requirements.)

 

Requirements in Exercise and Sport Science Major — Physical Education

Teacher Certification                                                             53 cr.

 

Science Core:

**ESS205   

  Human Anatomy   

3

**ESS206

  Human Physiology   

3

   ESS207

  Human Motor Behavior

3

   ESS302

  Physiology of Exercise   

2

   ESS303 

  Biomechanics 

2 

 

Teacher Preparation Core:

ESS

112   

  Fundamentals of Movement   

2

ESS   

115   

  Orientation to Exercise and Sport Science   

2

ESS   

201   

  Safety, First Aid and CPR   

1

ESS   

225   

  Management and Instruction in Physical Education   

2

ESS   

226   

  Clinical Experience in Teaching Physical Education I   

1

ESS 

312   

  Adventure Theory for Physical Educators   

2

ESS   

321   

  Evaluation in Health and Physical Education   

2

ESS   

326   

  Clinical Experience in Teaching Physical Education II   

2

ESS   

412   

  Issues and Philosophies in Teaching Physical Education   

3

ESS   

422   

  Teaching Health-Related Fitness   

4

ESS   

424   

  Curriculum Development and Administration of Elementary/Secondary Physical Education  Programs   

4

   

 

Activity Core:

ESS   

113   

  Basic Swimming (see note p. 159)   

1

ESS   

120   

Outdoor Activities in Physical Education   

2

ESS   

258   

Team Sports   

3

ESS   

261   

Developmental Gymnastics   

1

ESS   

367   

Individual Sports   

4

ESS   

401   

Dance   

2

ESS   

402   

Advanced Activities   

1

ESS   

   

Aquatics Requirement (see note p. 157)   

2

 

Requirements in Education:                                                                              16 Cr.

C-I   

323   

  Methods of Teaching Elementary Physical Education   

2

C-I   

325   

  Methods of Teaching Middle/Secondary Physical Education   

2  

C-I   

403   

  Student Teaching   

12

 

 

 
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Statutory and Administrative Code Requirements:                                        15-18 Cr.

* ERS   

100   

  Introduction to Minority Cultures in the United States   

3

   

   

   or

* HIS   

306   

  History of Ethnic America   

3  

   

   

   or

* SOC   

225   

  Racial and Ethnic Minorities   

3

   

   

   or

* W-S   

230   

  Women’s Diversity: Race, Class and Culture   

3

* C-S   

101   

  Introduction to Computing   

4

   

   

   or

EDM   

275

  Microcomputers and Educational Applications 

1

   

   

   or

HED/ESS   

   

 Approved computer workshop   

1-3

PSY   

370

 Educational Psychology

3

ESS   

231

  Introduction to Special Physical Education       

3

***RDG   

330  

Reading in Performance Based Content Areas   

2

* EFN   

205   

  Understanding Human Differences   

3

 

Note: BIO 103* or 105* and PSY 100* are prerequisites for the exercise and sport

science major — physical education teacher certification emphasis. These courses will also fulfill General Education  requirements.

 

All incoming freshmen wishing to major in exercise and sport science — physical education teacher certification must enroll in ESS 112, 115 and 120 during their first

year at UW-L.

 

Students must be admitted to teacher education and have earned and maintained an overall grade point average of at least 2.50 in order to enroll in the professional teacher education core courses and students must earn and maintain a grade point average of at least 2.75 overall and in their major, minor, concentration and professional course work to gain admission to student teaching and 3.00 for a teaching internship. (See p. 69.)

 

Athletic Training Major

Students in the athletic training major receive an educational foundation in the science areas of exercise and sport science/athletic training and practical experience in the athletic training laboratories. Graduates of the program are eligible to seek NATA-BOC certification and are prepared to work in a variety of sports medicine settings.

 

Students who desire to major in athletic training must apply for candidacy for entrance into the athletic training program. Final selection for entrance into the CAAHEP-accredited program is limited. Applicants must meet selection and retention criteria as outlined on p. 157 and meet the technical standards for admission to the athletic training educational program as published on the program web page (uwlax.edu/hper/ess/at) and student athletic trainer handbook. This is a competitive process and not all who apply will be accepted. Application materials may be obtained from the director of the athletic training program.

 

 

 
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Requirements in Athletic Training Major                                                                62 cr.

 

ESS   

181   

  Introduction to Sports Medicine   

3  

ESS   

201   

  Safety, First Aid and CPR   

1

**ESS   

205   

   Human Anatomy   

3

**ESS   

206   

   Human Physiology   

3

ESS   

207   

  Human Motor Behavior   

3

ESS   

282   

  Sports Medicine Laboratory I   

3

ESS   

302   

  Physiology of Exercise   

2

ESS   

303   

  Biomechanics   

2

ESS   

349   

  Psychology of Coaching   

2

ESS   

378   

  Athletic Injury Assessment Techniques —Lower Extremity   

3   

ESS   

379   

  Athletic Injury Assessment Techniques —  Upper Extremity   

3   

ESS   

382   

  Sports Medicine Laboratory II   

3

ESS   

450   

  Exercise and Sport Science Internship   

8

ESS   

481   

  Therapeutic Principles of Rehabilitation in Athletic Training   

3  

ESS   

482   

  Sports Medicine Laboratory III   

3  

ESS   

483   

  Administration of Athletic Training Programs   

3

ESS   

484   

  Rehabilitation Techniques for Athletic Injuries   

3

ESS   

485   

  Current Readings & Research in Athletic Training   

3  

 

Interdisciplinary Requirements:

* HPR

105

  Creating a Healthy, Active Lifestyle 

3

HED

230   

  Nutrition for Fitness and Health 

2

PSY

212   

  Life Span Development 

3

 

 

Note:

Athletic training majors are required to take BIO 103* or 105*, MTH 205* or 250*, and PHY 104 to meet prerequisites for advanced courses.

 

Exercise and Sport Science Major with Fitness Emphasis

 

Students in fitness are prepared to assume positions requiring expertise in fitness  testing/assessment, program design, and instruction in a wide variety of fitness related programs. Courses in health, exercise and sport science, gerontology, and business administration strengthen graduates’ professional preparation.

 

Students who desire to major in fitness may apply to the program after completing (or be in the process of completing) 45 semester credits, including five pre-admission core courses. Final selection for entrance into the fitness emphasis is limited. Students must meet selection and retention criteria, complete a semester internship and satisfy complete a semester internship and satisfy the requirements listed on p. 158.

 

 

Requirements in Exercise and Sport Science Major with

Fitness Emphasis                                                                               60 cr.

 

 

ESS 

115   

  Orientation to Exercise and Sport Science

2

ESS 

201   

  Safety, First Aid and CPR

1

**ESS 

205   

  Human Anatomy 

3

**ESS  

206   

  Human Physiology

3

ESS   

281   

  Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries 

2

ESS   

302   

  Physiology of Exercise 

2

ESS   

303   

  Biomechanics 

2

ESS   

320   

  Field Experience in Fitness/Sports Management

3

ESS   

323   

  Nutrition and Sport   

2

ESS   

344   

  Introduction to Fitness Assessment

3

ESS   

355   

  Methods of Exercise Leadership

3

ESS   

368   

  Strength Training Techniques and Programs

2

ESS   

410   

  Legal Implications of Sport and Activity   

2

ESS 

442   

  Aging and Physical Activity

2

ESS  

443   

  Youth and Family Fitness

3

ESS  

447   

  Administration in Fitness and Sport

3

ESS  

449   

  Seminar: Fitness/Sports Management

1

ESS 

450   

  Internship

12

 

 

 
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Interdisciplinary Requirements:

MKT

309   

  Principles of Marketing

3

CST 

260   

  Professional Communication  

3

   

   

   or

MGT

300   

  Business Communications

3

 

Electives: (3 credits required)

ESS 

100   

  Lifeguard Training  

1

ESS  

100   

  Aerobic Dance  

1

ESS  

100   

  Jogging and Fitness  

1

ESS  

100   

  Cross Country Skiing  

1

ESS  

100   

  Swim Fitness  

1

ESS  

100   

  Water Exercise  

1

ESS  

100   

  Tennis  

1

ESS  

100   

  Fitness Walking   

1

ESS  

100   

  Golf  

1

ESS  

100   

  In-Line Skating 

1

ESS  

100   

  Cycling  

1

ESS  

116   

  WSI  

2

HED   

342   

  Health Promotion and Wellness Methods  

2

HED   

354   

  Stress Management and Relaxation Skills  

1

HED   

433   

  Alcohol, Health and Behavior  

1

HED   

452   

  Health Aspects of Aging  

3

HED   

454   

  Teaching Stress Management and Relaxation Skills 

1

HED   

456   

  Biofeedback, Meditation and Your Health  

1

MGT   

205   

  The Legal Environment of Business   

3

MGT   

308   

  Behavior & Theory in Organizations 

3

MGT   

385   

  Human Resources: Employment  

3

MKT

365

   Promotion 

3

MKT

444 

   Sports and Recreation Marketing  

3

 

Workshops:

In addition to the above elective courses, a maximum of three credits of approved workshops may be applicable to the Fitness Emphasis.

 

Note:

            Exercise and sport science majors with fitness emphasis are required to take

BIO 103 or 105 and C-S 101 to meet prerequisites for advanced courses and/or for admission to the emphasis. These courses will also fulfill General Education

requirements.

 

 

 
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Exercise and Sport Science Major with Sport Management Emphasis

 

Students in sport management become highly trained managers who find success in complex and varied sports settings. The program incorporates a broad base of course work in many disciplines, including exercise and sport science, business and communication skills.

 

Students who desire to major in sport management must apply to the program after completing (or be in the process of completing) 45 semester credits, including five pre-admission core courses. Final selection for entrance into the sport  management emphasis is limited. Students must meet selection and retention criteria, complete a semester internship and satisfy the requirements listed on p. 158.

 

 

Requirements in Exercise and Sport Science Major with

  Sport Management Emphasis                                                                      58 Cr.

 

ESS 

115   

  Orientation to Exercise and Sport Science   

2

ESS 

201   

  Safety, First Aid and CPR  

1

**ESS 

205   

   Human Anatomy 

3

**ESS 

206   

   Human Physiology 

3

ESS 

302   

  Physiology of Exercise  

2

ESS

303   

  Biomechanics 

2

ESS 

320   

  Field Experience in Fitness/Sport Management  

3

ESS

410   

  Legal Implications of Sport and Activity   

2

ES

445   

  Planning Facilities for Physical Activity & Sport  

3

ESS

447   

  Administration in Fitness and Sport   

3

ESS

448   

  Promotion and Development of Fitness & Sports Programs   

2

ESS

449   

  Seminar: Fitness/ Sport Management   

1

ESS

450   

  Internship   

12

 

Interdisciplinary Requirements:

ACC

221

Financial Accounting Principles

3

MKT

309  

Principles of Marketing

3

MKT 

444 

Sports and Recreation Marketing 

3

MGT

300 

Business Communications 

3

   

  

or  

  

CST   

  260 

Professional Communication  

3

   

  

or  

  

ENG 

307  

Writing for Management, Public Relations and the Professions

3

MGT

308 

Behavior & Theory in Organizations  

3

 

Electives: (4 credits required)

ESS 

281   

  Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries 

2

ESS 

323   

  Nutrition and Sport  

2

ESS 

349   

  Psychology of Coaching Competitive Athletics  

2

ESS 

368   

  Strength Training Techniques and Programs   

2

ESS 

442   

  Aging and Physical Activity   

2

ECO   

320   

  Economics of Sport and Entertainment  

3

HED   

354   

  Stress Management and Relaxation Skills   

1

HED   

452   

  Health Aspects of Aging   

3

HED   

454   

  Teaching Stress Management and Relaxation Skills   

1 

FIN 

355   

  Principles of Financial Management  

3

MGT   

205   

  The Legal and Ethical Environment of Business 

3

MGT   

305   

  Business Law   

3

MGT   

385   

  Human Resources: Employment   

3

MKT 

365   

  Promotion

3

REC 

305   

  Operation and Management of Swimming Pools and Spas  

2   

   

 

 
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Workshops:

In addition to the above electives, a maximum of three credits of approved workshops may be applicable to the sport management emphasis.

 

Note:  

            Exercise and sport science majors with sport management emphasis are required

            to take BIO 103 or 105; C-S 101; and ECO    110 to meet prerequisites for advanced courses and/or for admission to the emphasis. These courses will also fulfill General Education requirements.

 

 

RECREATION MANAGEMENT AND THERAPEUTIC RECREATION

 

This undergraduate curriculum prepares students for professional recreation positions. Two majors are offered: recreation management and therapeutic recreation. A recreation minor is also offered. Other majors and minors for recreation students are available upon adviser’s approval.

 

Note:

Students enrolled in either of the two recreation majors must earn a grade of  “C” or better in all required recreation (REC and RTH) courses listed in the prescribed programs.

 

Recreation Management —

Students are prepared to assume positions of responsibility within a wide range of commercial, tourism, governmental, and not-for-profit recreation and parks agencies where supervision or administration may be combined with program planning or leadership responsibilities. The recreation management curriculum prepares individuals for positions at a middle management or supervisory level. All students majoring in recreation management must complete a full semester internship at an approved agency. All majors, prior to enrollment in REC 449, also must complete the 25-hour underclass pre-professional experience requirement and the junior-level 50-hour experience requirement. These are non-class field experiences at recreation management agencies.

 

Therapeutic Recreation —

Students are prepared to assume positions as therapeutic recreation specialists. These professionals provide treatment, leisure education, and recreation participation

programs for persons with illnesses, disabilities, or special needs. All students majoring in therapeutic recreation must complete a full semester internship at an approved agency.

 

Recreation Management Major (REC)

 

Requirements for Major in Recreation Management                               53 crs.

(Must earn a grade of “C” or better in all REC/RTH courses

required for major.)

 

REC 

100   

  Foundations of Recreation 

3

REC 

200   

  Program Leadership of Recreation Activities

3

REC 

300   

  Program Planning in Recreation  

3

REC 

302   

  Recreation Leadership and Supervision

3

REC

304   

  Maintenance of Park and Outdoor Recreation Areas 

3

REC

305   

  Operation and Management of Swimming Pools and Spas

2 

REC

320   

  Enterprises in Commercial Recreation and Tourism  

3 

RTH

325   

  Recreation for Persons with Special Needs  

2

REC 

340   

  Evaluation Methods and Practices  

3

REC 

400   

  Planning for Park and Recreation Facilities   

3

REC 

401   

  Management in Park and Recreation Resources   

3

REC 

402   

  Risk Management in Leisure Service Organizations

3

REC

420   

  Commercial Recreation Management   

3

REC 

449   

  Internship/Professional Preparation 

1

REC

450   

  Internship 

12

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Electives: 3 credits required: Choose from REC 202, 375, 380, 381; RTH 474.

 

Interdisciplinary Requirements:

* C-S

101  

Introduction to Computing 

4

* POL

102 

State and Local Government

3

ENG 

307   

  Writing for Management, Public Relations and the Professions

3

PSY

212   

  Life-Span Development   

3

ACC 

221   

  Financial Accounting Principles 

3

   

   

   or

ACC

235   

  Introduction to Fund Accounting

3

* ECO

110   

  Microeconomics and Public Policy

3

* GEO

200   

  Conservation of Global Environments

3

   

   

   or

GEO   

324   

  Conservation of Natural Resources

3

   

   

   or

* ENV

201   

  Introduction to Environmental Studies

3

* MTH

205   

  Elementary Statistics

4

   

   

   or

* MTH

250   

  Statistics 

3

 

 

Therapeutic Recreation Major (RTH)

 

Pre-professional core requirements                                                                              38-39 crs.

* BIO 

103   

  Introductory Biology 

4

   

   

   or

* BIO

105   

  General Biology  

4

* C-S

101   

  Introduction to Computing   

4

* CST

110   

  Essentials of Speech Communication   

3

* ENG

110   

  College Writing I   

3

* MTH

205   

  Elementary Statistics 

4

   

   

   or

* MTH

250   

  Statistics 

3

* PSY

100   

  General Psychology 

3

ESS

205   

  Human Anatomy 

3

PSY

212   

  Life-Span Development 

3

REC

100   

  Foundations of Recreation

3

REC

200   

  Program Leadership of Recreation Activities

3

RTH 

250   

  Introduction to Therapeutic Recreation 

3

RTH

326   

  Therapeutic Recreation Populations I

3

   

   

   or

RTH

327   

  Therapeutic Recreation Populations II 

3

 

 

 
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Professional core requirements                                                                                    48-54 crs.

PSY 

304   

  Abnormal Psychology  

3

PSY 

343   

  Group Dynamics  

3

REC

302   

  Recreation Leadership and Supervision

3

RTH

326   

  Therapeutic Recreation Populations I

3

RTH

327   

  Therapeutic Recreation Populations II

3

(whichever was not completed for pre-professional

requirement)

RTH

355   

  Medical Language  

3

RTH

452   

 or 203 or 204 

2-3

RTH

456   

  Program Design & Administration of Therapeutic Recreation

3

RTH

462   

  Inclusive Recreation Program Administration

2-3

RTH

470   

  Facilitation Techniques in Therapeutic Recreation

4

RTH

476   

  Assessment and Treatment Planning in Therapeutic Recreation

3

RTH

480   

  Leisure Education 

3

RTH

493   

  Therapeutic Recreation Trends and Issues 

3

RTH

496   

  Orientation to Internship in Therapeutic Recreation

1

RTH 

498   

  Internship in Therapeutic Recreation  

12 or 16

 

 

Electives — 5-6 crs.

One course must be in RTH; choose from ESS 430, 442, HED 333, 342, 445, 452, PHL 339, PSY 310, 311, 312, 330, 401, 417, 426, REC 430, SOC 321, 322, 325, 420, 422, 429, RTH 330, 332, 333, 345, 474, 483, 490, 491. (Approval from the therapeutic recreation director should be received prior to enrollment in RTH 491.)

 

A.        Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.50 or greater to enter the program.

 

B.         Students should obtain a therapeutic recreation faculty adviser as early as possible while taking pre-preprofessional courses.

 

C.        Before enrolling in professional courses for the therapeutic recreation major, the

following minimum requirements must be met:

1.      All pre-professional course requirements must be completed with a grade of  “C” or better;

               2.      Cumulative GPA of at least 2.50;

3.      50 hours of pre-professional volunteer therapeutic recreation experience must be documented.

D.        Therapeutic recreation majors must pass all required professional core courses and required electives with a grade of “C” or better.

 

E.         Appropriate RTH 490 or 491 workshops will apply. Approval from the therapeutic recreation director must be received prior to enrollment.


F.             Transfer students with associate degrees should consult the therapeutic recreation program director to ensure             fulfillment of requirements.

 

 

 

 
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SCHOOL OF EDUCATION (SOE)

 

 

 

Director - Ronald Rochon (Interim)

235 Thomas Morris Hall

608-785-8122

Assistant to the Dean - Sandra Keller

220 Thomas Morris Hall

 

http://www.uwlax.edu/hper/soe/

 

 

Accreditation

UW-L teacher education programs are:

Accredited by:

            North Central Association

            National Council for Accreditation of TeacherEducation (NCATE), continuous since the 1960s

Approved by:

            Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, since 1937

 

Departments/Units

            Educational Studies

            College Student Development and Administration

 

Degrees Offered

            Bachelor of Science

            Master of Science in Education

            Master of Education-Professional Development

 

Certification Programs Offered

Elementary/Middle Level Education

     Early Childhood-Middle

          Childhood (birth - 11 yrs)

          *Requires completion of the Early Childhood Education minor

     Middle Childhood-Early

          Adolescence (6-13 yrs)

          *Requires completion of a certifiable minor including:

Biology

Chemistry

Computer Science

Earth Science

Economics

English

French

General Science

Geography

German Studies

History

Instructional Media

Mathematics

Physics

Political Science

Psychology

School Health Education

Social Studies

Sociology

Spanish

Special Education

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

 

Middle Level-Secondary Education

     Early Adolescence - Adolescence

          (10 - 21 yrs)

          *Areas of study include:

Biology

Broadfield Science

Broadfield Social Studies

Chemistry

Computer Science

English

Mathematics

Physics

    

     Early Childhood - Adolescence

          (Birth - 21 yrs)

          *Areas of study include:

Art

French

German Studies

Music-General

Music-Choral

Music-Instrumental

Spanish

 

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SOE Mission

The major goal of teacher education is to prepare professionals for the schools of an ever-changing society.  Teacher education candidates are engaged in consideration of common values held by the teaching profession.  These values include respect for the dignity and autonomy of the learner and the commitment of schools to prepare citizens for life in a democratic society.  Teacher education candidates are involved in a series of clinical experiences that provide an understanding of children, youth, and other learners in the development of teaching skills.

 

Teacher education programs are performance-based; that is students must demonstrate their growth and development in the requisite knowledge, skills, and dispositions that teachers need to possess.  Students must create professional portfolios that document their proficiency relative to each of the standards that guide their programs.

 

Teacher Education Council

As the primary policy-making body for professional education programs at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, the Teacher Education Council oversees the professional education unit.  It consists of representatives from teacher education programs across campus and faculty from departments in liberal studies and sciences.  Public school professionals and students in professional education programs are also members.

 

Conceptual Framework

School of Education programs are designed around the following conceptual framework: teachers and other education professionals exiting UW-L programs should be:

            1)  Thoughtful learners

            2)  Thoughtful leaders

            3)  Thoughtful inquirers

            4)  Thoughtful community members

 

SOE Professional Standards

Standard #1:  The teacher understands the central concepts, tools of inquiry, and structures of the discipline(s) he/she teaches and can create learning experiences that make these aspects of subject matter meaningful for students.

Standard #2: The teacher understands how children learn and develop, and can provide learning opportunities that support their intellectual, social and personal development.

Standard #3: The teacher understands how students differ in their approaches to learning and creates instructional opportunities that are adapted to diverse learners.

Standard #4: The teacher understands and uses a variety of instructional strategies to encourage students' development of critical thinking, problem solving, and performance skills.

Standard #5: The teacher uses an understanding of individual and group motivation and behavior to create a learning environment that encourages positive social interaction, active engagement in learning, and self-motivation.

Standard #6: The teacher uses knowledge of effective verbal, nonverbal, and media communication techniques to foster active inquiry, collaboration, and supportive interaction in the classroom.

Standard #7: The teacher plans instruction based upon knowledge of subject matter, students, the community, and curriculum goals.

Standard #8: The teacher understands and uses formal and informal assessment strategies to evaluate and ensure the continuous intellectual, social and physical development of the learner.

Standard #9: The teacher is a reflective practitioner who continually evaluates the effects of his/her choices and actions on others (students, parents, and other professionals in the learning community) and who actively seeks out opportunities to grow professionally.

Standard #10: The teacher fosters relationships with school colleagues, parents, and agencies in the larger community to support students' learning and well-being.

Standard #11: The teacher develops the sense of responsibility for his/her own professional growth and development as a career-long principle.

Standard #12: The teacher develops the knowledge and understanding of how bureaucratic/large organizations function and the skills to work in such organizations to a degree adequate to give the teacher a solid sense of organizational efficacy.

Standard #13: The teacher develops leadership and motivation skills to an adequate level to manage and control a classroom-sized group both in and outside the classroom successfully.

Standard #14: The teacher develops a degree of historical and sociological understanding of the profession and reform initiatives so as to understand and be able to function within the political realm influencing his/her work life.

Standard #15: The teacher understands the nature of knowledge as in process and bound by moral and ethical considerations.

 

SOE Graduate Student Standards

Standard #1: Students will acquire advanced knowledge and skills and demonstrate their knowledge and skills by applying them when providing leadership in their professional and educational communities.

Standard #2: Students shall demonstrate awareness of, respect for, and responsiveness to individual differences, all forms of human diversity, and the special needs of exceptional persons.

Standard #3: Students will become lifelong learners who will continually seek and engage in professional development.

Standard #4: Students will demonstrate an understanding of the role of their profession/discipline in addressing societal needs, problems, and issues.

Standard #5: Students will acquire advanced knowledge of human learning and development so that they can provide services and opportunities that support the learning and development of the individuals they serve.

Standard #6: Graduate programs shall prepare students for ethical practice in their specific educational roles.

Standard #7: Students and faculty will collaborate with other disciplines and community organizations and will develop relationships which will enhance the effectiveness of graduate programs and community services.

 

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SOE Resources

Several resources for education students, university faculty, and area teachers are provided through the School of Education.

 

Alice Hagar Curriculum Resource Center

- contains many teacher education materials and references for teaching all grade levels

- located on the upper floor of Murphy Library

 

Center for Cultural Diversity and Community Renewal

- created in response to our commitment to the value of diversity, need to recruit and retain students of color in teacher education programs

- Center works to establish positive relationships with communities of color in La Crosse and Milwaukee

- encourages young people to come to UW-L to pursue a career in teacher education

Rhea Pederson Reading Center

- provides reading resources for UW-L students and area teachers

- located in 335 Thomas Morris Hall

 

Reading Evaluation and Development (R.E.A.D.) Clinic

- located in Health Science Center

- provides assessment and tutoring services in reading and math for children and adolescents in area schools

 

NASA Educator Resource Center

- located in Thomas Morris Hall

- regional distribution site for comprehensive collection of NASA developed teaching materials

- houses a collection of reference materials for planning environmental and science education instruction

- materials are made available for minimal or no cost to teachers by the sponsorship of the NASA-Glenn Research Center, Cleveland, OH

- assists and supports the offering of environmental education and science teaching workshops and courses

 

Admission to Teacher Education

All students must be admitted to Teacher Education in order to enroll in professional education courses. Meeting the eligibility criteria does not guarantee admission into the Teacher Education Program.  Resources available limit the number of students admitted.

 

Any student who has been convicted of a criminal offense must contact the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) to discuss eligibility for teacher licensure. A copy of the DPI Conduct and Competency Code is available in the Office of the Director in Thomas Morris Hall.

 

    

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Eligibility Criteria for Application

Prior to filing for admission to Teacher Education, SOE students must meet the following criteria:

1)  Pre-Professional Skills Test (PPST)-The PPST is to be taken during the first semester on campus.  Students must earn passing scores in mathematics (173), reading (175), and writing (174), to be eligible for program admission.  Passing scores are set by the State Superintendent of Public Instruction.

2)  Preliminary course work-SOE students must complete 40 semester credits of General Education courses (30 credits for music education students) before applying to the Teacher Education Program.  These 40 credits must include the following: ENG 110, CST 110, EFN 205.  Students also must complete PSY 212, which is not a General Education course.

3)  Communication proficiency-Students must complete both ENG 110 and CST 110 with a minimum grade of "B".  Students who fail to meet this grade requirement must earn a "C” or better in another 200-level writing or public speaking course prior to application for student teaching. (The General Education program states that students receiving less than a grade of "C" in CST 110 must repeat the course.)

4)  Grade point (GPA)-Students must have earned a cumulative grade point average of 2.75 in all academic work taken prior to entering the Teacher Education Program. (This includes transfer grade points averaged with residence grade points when applicable.)

5)  Required introductory education courses-Students must take two courses:

            a) EFN 210-minimum grade of "C".  -passing PPST and minimum GPA of 2.75 are prerequisites

            b) C-I 211-Students must pass this course and receive a recommendation to continue in the program from the Clinical Faculty Review Committee.

 

 

Application Procedures

Students who meet the criteria described above may obtain an application in 220 Thomas Morris Hall.  Students must be accepted into the program prior to registration for certain education courses.  Applications must be submitted by August 15 and January 15. 

 

August 15 applicants approved will be permitted to take courses requiring admission during the following spring semester. January 15 applicants approved will be permitted to take courses requiring admission during the following fall semester.

 

Applications are accompanied by a personal statement, a professional growth paper from EFN 210/C-I 211, a current transcript (second degree candidates only), PPST scores, clinical experiences, evaluations, and a letter of recommendation from someone who has knowledge of the applicant's potential to be an effective educator.  In addition, a standards-based portfolio will be submitted.  The portfolio includes documentation of experiences with education, children and community service.

 

Retention in Teacher Education

Students may be retained in the Teacher Education Program as long as they maintain a 2.75 GPA (3.00 for graduate students), show proficiency in oral and written communication, and are otherwise in good standing with the university and the School of Education.

 

Admission to Student Teaching & Internships

The student teaching experience is generally completed during the final semester in residence.  Applications for student teaching may be obtained in the Student Teaching Office, 220 Thomas Morris Hall. Completed applications must be returned to that office by early February for fall semester placement, or by early October for a spring semester placement. 

 

Students teach for a full semester, as calculated according to the calendar of the cooperating school.  Most cooperating schools are located approximately within a 40-mile radius of La Crosse, though students may apply to teach in larger urban settings outside that radius.

 

To be eligible for student teaching, students must:

1)  have and maintain 2.75 cumulative,  major, minor, concentration, and professional sequence grade point averages

2)  meet prerequisites specified for ECE 400, ECE 401, C-I 403, or C-I 409

3)  declare the major(s), minor(s), and/or concentrations for which they are seeking certification at the time of admission to student teaching.

 

Internships

To be eligible to apply, students must be formally admitted to teacher education, and must possess and maintain through graduation, a cumulative grade point average of 3.00. Interns are assigned for an entire semester to schools that are part of the Wisconsin Improvement Program. The Intern Selection Commtttee admits students to the internship program. Applications for internships may be obtained in Morris Hall. The completed application is due by early February for placement during the fall or spring semester of the subsequent year.

 

Certification to Teach

Students must maintain a 2.75 cumulative grade point average and 2.75 in all certifiable majors and minors, concentrations and professional education courses. Exit exams may be required in certifiable areas.

Students who complete all university requirements and all teacher education requirements for student teaching/internship, but who fail to successfully complete the 15 credit student teaching/internship experience, may be awarded a degree in elementary education, physical education teaching, school health education, or secondary education. This degree will not earn Department of Public Instruction endorsement for licensure. (See the Academic Assistant to the Dean for details.)

 

Background Screening

Applicants to field experiences in the School of Education are screened for physical, mental, and criminal histories which might lead to non-acceptance into programs, courses, and/or fieldwork. Having a history in these areas does not automatically deny admission to the program. Before issuing a teaching license, the State of Wisconsin conducts a criminal background check through the FBI.

 

Background checks are conducted at each level of clinical field experience and a CIB check will be conducted prior to student teaching. Students will pay the cost of the CIB at the Cashier’s Office prior to student teaching. Copies of the background check will be kept in the student’s file and on file at the clinical site if required. Questions concerning criminal background checks should be directed to the Office of Student Teaching and Field Experiences.

 

Wisconsin Application

Graduates desiring a license to teach in Wisconsin may obtain the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction’s License Application from the DPI website. Upon completion of all items appropriate to the certification desired, the application and a $100.00 check payable to the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction should be returned to Morris Hall. When all certification requirements are satisfactorily completed, the certification officer will endorse the application and forward it for approval to the State Department of Public Instruction.

 

Out-of-State Applications

We recommend that graduates seeking certification in other states request application forms and instructions from the Department of Education of the state in which certification is desired. Students should seek such information early in the professional preparation program. Most states will require institutional endorsement as Wisconsin does.

 

Statutory Requirements:

Environmental Education and Conservation-Demonstration of knowledge and understanding in environmental education and in the conservation of natural resources is required for licenses in early childhood-middle childhood, middle childhood-early adolescence, science (majors or minors), and social studies (majors or minors).  Instruction in environmental education and conservation is required for the completion of these programs.

 

Cooperatives-Demonstration of knowledge and understanding of cooperative marketing and consumer cooperatives is required for licenses in social studies (majors or minors).  Instruction in cooperatives is noted by the major and minor course listings in social studies disciplines.

 

Exceptional Education-Demonstration of knowledge and understanding of procedures used for assessing and providing education for children with disabilities, including provider roles and responsibilities and curriculum modification.

 

Human Relations-Demonstration of knowledge and understanding in the areas of "Minority Group Relations" under PI 34 3.15 (4) (c) 1-6 to be certified to teach in the state of Wisconsin.

 

Reading-Demonstration of knowledge and understanding of teaching reading and language arts including phonics, for licensure in early childhood-middle childhood and middle childhood-early adolescence.

 

Conflict Resolution-Demonstration of knowledge and understanding in:

1) resolving conflicts between pupils and between pupils and school staff;

2) assisting pupils in learning methods of resolving conflicts between pupils and between pupils and school staff, including training in the use of peer mediation to resolve conflicts between pupils; and

3) dealing with crises, including violent, disruptive, potentially violent or potentially disruptive situations, that may arise in school or at activities supervised by a school as a result of conflicts between pupils or between pupils and other persons.

 

Mathematics, Social Studies, and Science-Students complete a minimum of twelve credits in mathematics, social studies, and science with the completion of an elementary education (early childhood-middle childhood certification) or elementary/middle level education major (middle childhood-early adolescence certification).

 

Standardized Testing:

A passing score on the Pre-Professional Skills Test in mathematics, reading, and writing is required of all students in teacher preparation programs.  In addition, a passing score on the appropriate Praxis II content area test is required in order to be recommended for licensure by the certification officer. The State Superintendent of Public Instruction determines passing scores.

 

Notice

Students should be aware that the Department of Public Instruction is specific in its requirements about the content of both general education and professional education; therefore, prospective teacher education candidates should work closely with an adviser from the outset of their studies at the university. Completion of Department of Public Instruction requirements for licensure may take longer than four academic years.

 

 

 

Elementary/Middle Level Education

 

Certification Option 1: Elementary Education (Early Childhood through Middle Childhood Licensure)

By completing the following requirements, plus the Early Childhood Education minor, students may be certified to teach students from birth - 11 years. Students are required to create a portfolio showing their competence in meeting the Teacher Education Professional Standards and fulfill assessment requirements in order to meet Department of Public Instruction’s (PI34) standards for licensure.

 

Requirements in General Education

Students take specific courses from General Education to meet administrative code requirements for training in the areas of human relations, environmental education, and conservation. General Education check sheets listing required courses are available in Morris Hall. The two-year transfer policy does not exempt students from these

requirements.

 

Requirements in Allied Fields — 13 credits

            MTH            125            Mathematics for Elementary Teachers            4

            PSY              212            Lifespan Development                                   3

            PSY              370            Educational Psychology                                 3

            GEO             200*          Conservation of Global Environments             3

                                    (*required for certification; taken as a general education course)

 

 

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Requirements in Professional Education — 44 credits

Final admission to teacher education is required for enrollment in most professional education courses. Applications for admission may be obtained in Morris Hall.

 

  Courses not requiring Admission to Teacher Education

                                                                                                              Credits

EFN     210            Introduction to Education                                              2

C-I       211            Level I Clinical Experience                                            1

EFN     303            Foundations of Public 

                                    Education in the

                                    United States                                                          2

EDM/ENG 310/510 Children’s Lit.                                                            3

EDM    319            Technology for Teaching and Learning                          2

ESS     327            Physical Education for

                                    the Elementary Classroom Teacher                          2

 

Courses requiring Admission to Teacher Education                          Credits

C-I       301            Methods in Music:

                                    Elementary/Middle Level                                         2

C-I       313            Methods and Practices

                                    in Art: Elementary/Middle Level                               2

SHE     407            Health Education in the

                                    Elementary School                                                   3

SPE    401/501      Introduction to Exceptional Individuals                            3

C-I     302/502       Level II Clinical Experience                                           1

C-I     334/534       Curriculum and Methods

                                    in the Language Arts                                                3

C-I     354/554       Curriculum and Methods

                                    in Mathematics                                                        3

RDG  324/524       Elementary Level Reading                                              3

RDG    432            Middle Level Reading                                                    3

C-I     335/535      Curriculum and Methods in Elementary/

                                    Middle Science                                                        3

C-I     336/536       Curriculum and Methods in the Social Studies                3

C-I     381/581       Environmental Education Methods                                 1

C-I     445/645       Refining Teaching Skills/ Level III Clinical

                                    Experience                                                               2

 

 

 

Student Teaching — 16 credits

            C-I            409            Student Teaching:  

                                               Elementary                                                   15

                                                or

            C-I            404            Teaching Internship                                      15

            C-I            492            Student Teacher/Intern Seminar                     1

 

Minor Requirements

Every elementary education major must complete the early childhood education minor. Those requirements are as follows.

 

Early Childhood Education Minor — 22 credits plus student teaching

 

Courses not requiring Admission to Teacher Education

                                                                                               Credits

ECE     213            Introduction to Early

                                    Childhood Education                               3

ECE   316/516       Administration of Early

                                     Childhood Programs                               2

ECE   322/522        Early Childhood Education: Infancy and

                                      Toddlerhood                                          2

ECE  324/524         Early Childhood  Education: Preschool          3

ECE  326/526         Early Childhood Education:

                                        Kindergarten                                         3

ECE  327/527         Field Experience:

                                        Kindergarten                                        1

 

Courses requiring Admission to Teacher Education

                                                                                                  Credits

ECE  430/530        Creative Experiences for

                                       Children: Art, Music, Drama                   3

ECE  440/540        Language and Literacy

                                       Development of Young  Children            3

ECE  490/590        Seminar:Relationships with

                                       Children, Families and  Professionals       2

   

Early Childhood Education Student Teaching — 12 credits

ECE     400            Student Teaching:  Early Childhood........          4

ECE     401            Student Teaching:  Kindergarten                       8

 

 

 

Certification Option 2: Elementary/Middle Level Education (Middle Childhood through Early Adolescence Education Licensure)

By completing the following requirements, plus a certifiable minor, students may be certified to teach students from 6-13 years. Students are required to create a portfolio showing their competence in meeting the Teacher Education Professional Standards and fulfill assessment requirements in order to meet Department of Public Instruction’s (PI34) standards for licensure.

 

Requirements in General Education

Students take specific courses from General Education to meet administrative code requirements for training in the areas of human relations, environmental education, and conservation. General Education check sheets listing required courses are available in Morris Hall. The two-year transfer policy does not exempt students from these

requirements.

 

Requirements in Allied Fields — 13 credits

            MTH           125             Mathematics for Elementary Teachers           4

            PSY            212              Lifespan Development                                  3

            PSY            370              Educational Psychology                                3

            GEO            200*           Conservation of Global Environments            3

                                    (*required for certification;  taken as a general education

                                    course)

 

Requirements in Professional Education — 47 credits

Final admission to teacher education is required for enrollment in most professional education courses. Applications for admission may be obtained in Morris Hall.

 

Courses not requiring Admission to Teacher Education:

                                                                                               Credits

            EFN            210            Introduction to Education            2

            C-I              211            Level I Clinical Experience          1

            EFN            303            Foundations of Public

                                                     Education in the United States  2

           EDM/ENG 310/510       Children’s Lit.                             3

           EDM            319            Technology for Teaching

                                                      and Learning                           2

           ESS              327            PE for the ElemTeacher               2

 

Courses requiring Admission to Teacher Education:

                                                                                                        Credits

C-I       301            Methods in Music: Elementary/Middle Level            2

C-I       313            Methods and Practices

                                    in Art: Elementary/Middle Level                         2

SHE     407            Health Education in the Elementary School               3

SPE   401/501       Introduction to Exceptional Individuals                      3

                              (waived for special education minors)

C-I   302/502        Level II Clinical Experience                                      1

C-I   334/534        Curriculum and Methods 

                                    in the Language Arts                                          3

C-I   354/554        Curriculum and Methods

                                    in Mathematics                                                   3

RDG 324/524        Elementary Level

                                    Reading                                                             3

RDG    432            Middle Level Reading                                              3

C-I    335/535       Curriculum and Methods in Elementary/

                                     Middle Science                                                 3

C-I   336/536        Curriculum and Methods in the Social Studies           3

C-I   381/581         Environmental Education Methods                           1

C-I   445/645         Refining Teaching Skills/ Level III Clinical

                                    Experience                                                         2

EFN 460/560         Transescent Education                                             3

 

Student Teaching — 16 credits

            C-I            409            Student Teaching:

                                                   Elementary                                         15

                                                           or

            C-I            404               Teaching Internship                             15

            C-I            492               Student Teacher/Intern Seminar             1

 

 

Minor Requirements

Every Elementary/Middle Level major must complete a certifiable minor (see p. 63 for a listing of certifiable minors.)

 

 

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MINORS IN THE SCHOOL

OF EDUCATION

 

Special Education Minor — Students majoring in Elementary/Middle Level education may complete special education certification in Cross-Categorical Special Education-Middle Childhood/Early Adolescence.  Students enrolled in Middle Level/Secondary programs may complete special education certification in Cross-Categorical Special Education-Early Adolescence/Adolescence.

 

Special Education certification requires the completion of the following:

1) All Core Courses

2) At Least one Certification Option

a. Cross-Categorical Special Education

            Middle Childhood/Early Adolescence

b. Cross-Categorical Special Education -

            Early Adolescence/Adolescence

3) Special Education Professional Practice (a separate 9-credit student teaching experience) and a combined age level seminar, SPE 430/530.

 

Core Courses: 18 credits (All core courses are required for each Certification Option)

SPE     416            Introduction to Cross- Catagorical Special

                                    Education Characteristics                                           3

SPE     424            Classroom Management and Positive Behavior

                                    Interventions                                                              3

SPE     431            Language Development and Disorders                              3

SPE     440            Collaboration and Transition: School to Community           3

SPE     452            Individual Assessment                                                       3

SPE     429            Inclusive Strategies for the Classroom                               3

 

Certification Options:

Option 1: Cross-Categorical Special Education-Middle Childhood/Early Adolescence Courses: 15 credits

SPE            446/546            Methods in Cross- Categorical Special

                                                Education-Middle Childhood/Early

                                                Adolescence                                                  3

SPE            461/561          Clinical in Special Education                                 2

SPE            483/583          Student Teaching:  Cross-Categorical Special

                                                 Education-Middle Childhood/Early

                                                 Adolescence                                                 9

SPE            430/530            Seminar in Special  Education                             1

 

Option 2: Cross-Categorical Special Education-Early Adolescence/

Adolescence Courses: 15 credits

SPE            447/547            Methods in Cross-Categorical Special

                                                Education-EarlyAdolescence/Adolescence       3

SPE            461/561          Clinical in Special Education                                   2

SPE            484/584          Student Teaching:  Cross-Categorical Special

                                                Education-Early Adolescence/Adolescence       9

SPE            430/530            Seminar in Special Education                                1

 

The special education clinical, student teaching, and seminar courses occur as a block in the same semester.  SPE 461/561, Clinical in Special Education, occurs during the first five (5) weeks of the semester for a half-day experience each week.  SPE 483/583 or SPE 484/584, Student Teaching, occurs during the last nine (9) weeks of the semester for full days each week.  SPE 430/530, Seminar, runs the entire semester.  SPE 446/546 or SPE 447/547, Methods, may be taken prior to or concurrent with the clinical/student teaching block semester.

 

 

General Science Minor

(Elementary/Middle Level

Education) — 22-23 credits

 

In addition to the General Education required science courses of BIO 103 or 105 and ESC 101, the following courses must be completed:

 

            PHY/AST 155 Solar System Astronomy                      4

*          CHM        100 Contemporary Chemistry                      4

            C-I     461/661 Leadership for Elementary/Middle

                                        Science Education                            3

            PHY         103  Fundamental Physics I                          4

                                               or

            PHY          203 General Physics I                                 4

 

**Electives in Science............................7-8

 

            *            CHM 103 and CHM 104 may be taken in lieu of CHM 100.

**            Recommended Electives:

                                                PHY/AST 156: Stars and Galaxies (4 cr.)

                                                BIO 204: Plant Biology (4 cr.)

                                                BIO 303: Vertebrate Form and Function (4 cr.)

                                                BIO 307: Ecology (4 cr.)

                                                CHM 103: General Chemistry I (5 cr.)

                                                CHM 104: General Chemistry II (5 cr.)

                                                ESC 221: Introduction to Climate Systems (4 cr.)

                                                ESC 222: Landform Process and Regions (4 cr.)

                                                PHY 104: Fundamental Physics II (4 cr.)

                                                or

                                                PHY 204: General Physics II (4 cr.)

 

 

 

Social Studies Minor

(Elementary/Middle Level Education) — 22 credits

 

HIS      220            The U.S. in the Global Community       3

HIS      325            America in the Cold War                     3

HIS      321            Wisconsin History                                3

GEO    201            Geography of the United

                                      States and Canada                       3

                        or

GEO    110            World Cultural Regions.                       3

ARC    100            Archaeology:Discovering our Past        3

                        or

SOC    120            Social Problems.                                  3

POL     340            The Making of American

                                      Foreign Policy                              3

                        or

POL     202            Contemporary Global Issues                3

ECO    110            Microeconomics and

                                      Public Policy                                3

                        or

ECO    120            Global Macroeconomics                      3

EFN     200            Cooperatives                                       1

 

Instructional Media Minor (Elementary/Middle Level, Health Education,Physical Education, or Middle Level/Secondary Education) — 27 credits

 

This minor is open to students in all schools and colleges in the university. It is designed

for persons preparing for positions in school media centers and other public and private libraries.

 

*          EDM            275            Microcomputers and Educational

                                                          Applications                                  1

            EDM            301/501    Selection and Evaluation of

                                                           Instructional Materials                   3

            EDM            310/510    Children’s Literature                               3

            EDM            315/515   Adolescent Literature                              3

            EDM            319          Technology for Teaching

                                                              and Learning                              2

           EDM            335/535    Introduction to Cataloging

                                                             and Classification                         3

            EDM            402/602   Instructional Technology                           3

            EDM            403/603   Library Media Practice                             3

            EDM            433/633  Administration of School

                                                             Media Programs                          3

            EDM            461/661  General Reference                                     3

            *            C-S 101 or 224 may be taken in lieu of this course.

 

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Middle Level /Secondary Education

Certification Option 1: Middle Level/Secondary Education (Early Adolescence through Adolescence Education Licensure)

 

Requirements in Subject Area Major

Students selecting this program option must complete a major within their chosen content area. All major content area requirements and teacher education program requirements must be completed before being eligible to apply for teacher certification.

 

Requirements in Teacher Education

Students must fulfill the requirements below and one or more certifiable majors of at least 34 credits to be licensed to teach students from 10-21 years. Students are required to create a portfolio showing their competence in meeting the Teacher Education Professional Standards and fulfill assessment requirements in order to meet Department of Public Instruction’s (PI34) standards for licensure.

 

Requirements in General Education

Students take specific courses from General Education to meet administrative code requirements for training in the areas of human relations, environmental education, and conservation. General Education check sheets listing required courses are available in Morris Hall. The two-year transfer policy does not exempt students from these

requirements.

 

Requirements in Allied Fields

— 6 credits

            PSY            212            Lifespan Development               3

            PSY            370             Educational Psychology            3

 

Requirements in Professional Education — 28-33 credits

Final admission to teacher education is required for enrollment in most professional education courses. Admission information may be obtained in Morris Hall.

 

Courses not requiring Admission to Teacher Education:

                                                                             Credits

EFN     210            Introduction to Education            2

C-I       211            Level I Clinical Experience          1

EFN     303            Foundations of Public

                                    Education in the

                                    United States                         2

EDM    319            Technology for Teaching

                                     and Learning                         2

 

 

Courses requiring Admission to Teacher Education:

                                                                                                                                                             Credits

C-I            304/504            Understanding the Contexts of Classroom Practice                                            4

C-I            305/505           Clinical Experience II: Understanding the Contexts of Classroom Practice           1

**RDG     328/528            Reading in the Content Areas                                                                             3

SPE           401/501           Introduction to Exceptional Individuals                                                                3

                                                  (waived for special education minors)

RDG          432                  Middle Level Reading                                                                                        3

C-I            450/650           Clinical Experience III: Professional Development in Middle Level 

                                                    and Secondary Schools                                                                           1

EFN          460/560            Transescent Education                                                                                      3

C-I            XXX                 Prescribed Methods in major(s)/minor(s)                                                          3

 

**Music education, art education and physical education majors may substitute RDG 330/530 Reading in Performance-Based Content Areas unless completing an academic second major or minor.

 

 

Courses Required for Social Studies and/or Science Majors and Minors (as indicated):

                                                                                                                                                                   Credits

EFN     200            Cooperatives (all social studies majors/minors                                                                     1

C-I      381/581      Environmental Education Methods (all social studies and science majors and minors)           1

GEO    200            Conservation of Global Environments (all social studies and science majors and minors; 

                                        may be taken as a general education course                                                               3

 

Student Teaching — 16 credits

            C-I            403            Student Teaching:  Secondary                                                                          15

                                                or

            C-I            404            Teaching Internship                                                                                          15

            C-I            492            Student Teacher/Intern Seminar                                                                         1

 

 

 

 


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Certification Option 2:

K-12 Certification (Early Childhood through Adolescence Education Licensure)

 

Requirements in Subject Area Major

Students selecting this program option must complete a major within their chosen content area. All major content area requirements and teacher education program requirements must be completed before being eligible to apply for teacher certification.

 

Requirements in Teacher Education

Students must fulfill the requirements below and one or more certifiable majors of at least 34 credits to be licensed to teach students from birth - 21 years. Students are required to create a portfolio showing their competence in meeting the Teacher Education Professional Standards and fulfill assessment requirements in order to meet Department of Public Instruction’s (PI34) standards for licensure.

 

 

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Requirements in General Education

Students take specific courses from General Education to meet administrative code requirements for the study of human relations; Science and Social Studies minors must also complete the requirements for environmental education and conservation. General Education check sheets listing required courses are available in Morris Hall. The two-year transfer policy does not exempt students from these requirements.

 

Requirements in Allied Fields

— 6 credits

            PSY            212            Lifespan Development               3

            PSY            370             Educational Psychology            3

 

 

Requirements in Professional Education — 28-33 credits

Final admission to teacher education is required for enrollment in most professional education courses. Applications for admission may be obtained in Morris Hall.

 

Courses not requiring Admission to Teacher Education:

Credits

EFN     210            Introduction to Education              2

C-I       211            Level I Clinical Experience            1

EFN     303            Foundations of Public

                                    Education in the

                                    United States                          2

EDM    319            Technology for Teaching

                                     and Learning                          2

 

 

Courses requiring Admission to Teacher Education:

                                                                                                                                                             Credits

C-I            304/504          Understanding the Contexts of Classroom Practice                                            4

C-I            305/505          Clinical Experience II: Understanding the Contexts of Classroom Practice          1

**RDG     328/528          Reading in the Content Areas                                                                             3

SPE           401/501         Introduction to Exceptional Individuals                                                                3

                                                (waived for special education minors)

RDG          432                Middle Level Reading                                                                                        3

C-I            450/650          Clinical Experience III: Professional Development in Middle Level

                                                   and Secondary Schools                                                                          1

EFN         460/560            Transescent Education                                                                                     3

 

C-I           XXX                Prescribed Methods in major(s)/minor(s)                                                          3

                                                    (3 credit minimum)

 

 

Student Teaching — 16 credits

            C-I            403            Student Teaching:  Secondary       15

                                                or

            C-I            404            Teaching Internship                       15

            C-I            492            Student Teacher/Intern Seminar      1

 

**Music education, art education and physical education majors may substitute RDG 330/530 Reading in Performance-Based Content Areas unless completing an academic second major or minor.

 

MIDDLE LEVEL/SECONDARY PROGRAM MAJORS

Middle Level/Secondary Education students may be certified in any of the following majors, minors, and/or concentrations. Though not a requirement, election of a complementary minor(s) or an additional major is encouraged because of the demand for teachers who are certified in more than one academic discipline. Consult the index to locate complete descriptions of the requirements for the following majors and minors.

 

                                                Prescribed

Major/                                     Methods                                        Additional

Minor                                      Course                                          Requirement*

 

Art (major only, K-12)

  Broadfield                                C-I 312

                                                 C-I 313

Biology                                      C-I 469                                           GEO 200

                                                                                                         C-I    381

Broadfield Social Studies

 (see following description)

Chemistry                                 C-I 469                                           GEO  200

                                                                                                        C-I    381

Computer Science                     C-I 364

English                                      C-I 405

French (K-12)                          C-I 467

Spanish (K-12)                         C-I 467

Geography                                C-I 408                                           GEO 200

                                                                                                         EFN 200

                                                                                                         C-I   381

General Science (see following description)

 

German Studies (K-12)           C-I 467

History                                    C-I 408                                             GEO 200

                                                                                                         EFN 200

                                                                                                         C-I   381

Mathematics                            C-I 364

Choral Music (major only) (K-12)

                                               C-I 306

General Music (major only) (K-12)

                                              C-I 307, C-I 371

Instrumental Music (major only) (K-12)

                                             C-I 308

Physics                                  C-I 469                                             GEO 200

                                                                                                       C-I   381

Political                                  C-I 408                                            GEO  200

Science                                                                                            EFN 200

                                                                                                        C-I   381

Sociology                               C-I 408                                            GEO  200

                                                                                                        EFN 200

                                                                                                        C-I   381

 

 

MIDDLE LEVEL/SECONDARY PROGRAM MINORS AND AREAS OF CONCENTRATION

 

                        Note:  

                        Students seeking certification in any of the following minors should consult the

                        specific program requirements of the department offering those minors.

 

                                                                                                     Prescribed

                                              Methods                                        Additional

Minor                                    Course                                          Requirement*

 

Coaching Competitive Athletics

(concentration only)

Earth Science                        C-I 469                                               GEO 200

                                                                                                        C-I    381

Economics                            C-I 408                                               GEO  200

                                                                                                        EFN   200

                                                                                                        C-I     381

Instructional Media

  Psychology                        C-I 408

School Health 

  Education                           SHE 410

Teaching English to

  Speakers of Other

Languages                            C-I 463

 

 



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MIDDLE LEVEL/SECONDARY BROADFIELD MAJORS

Students may elect a broadfield major in the area of science or social studies. These majors are not described under specific department headings because of their interdisciplinary nature.

 

General Science —

1.   Students are required to complete a 54 semester credit major in science, including:

a.   one 22-24 credit minor in one of the following: biology, chemistry, earth science, physics

b.   14 semester credits in one additional science area;

c.   8 semester credits in each of the two remaining science areas;

d.   and if needed, 2-3 semester credits selected from any of the aforesaid sciences and/or history of science and/or philosophy of science and/or issues of science to total 54 credits.

2.   In addition to the 54 science credits required for this major, students must complete:

a.   two statutory or administrative code requirements: GEO 200 — Conservation of Global Environments, 3 credits or GEO 324 — Conservation of Natural Resources, 3 credits; and C-I 381 — Environmental Education Methods, 1 credit;

b.   and one mathematics course beyond General Education is required.

3.   The completion of two certifiable minors is highly recommended.

 

Social Studies —

54 to 56 credit hours distributed according to the following options:

 

Option A —

1.   34-36 credit major in geography, history, political science, or sociology;

2.   20 semester credits, with a minimum of three credits, from any two of the following areas: anthropology, economics, geography, history, political science, psychology, or

      sociology;

3.   GEO 200  Conservation of Global Environments;

      EFN 200  Cooperatives;

      C-I 381  Environmental Education Methods

4.   In addition, students must complete C-I 408 Methods in History and Social Studies.

 

Option B —

1.   22-23 semester credit minor in one of the following: economics, geography, history, political science, psychology, or

      sociology;

2.   32 semester credits with a minimum of three credits from three of the other subject areas;

3.   GEO 200  Conservation of  Global Environments;

      EFN 200  Cooperatives;

      C-I 381  Environmental Education Methods

4.   In addition, students must complete C-I 408 Methods in History and Social Studies.

 

 

 

  
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THE COLLEGE OF LIBERAL STUDIES (CLS)

 

Dean — John Magerus

Associate Deans - Ruthann Benson, Charles Martin-Stanley

Assistants to the Dean: Chris Bakkum, Kathy Elgin

227 Graff Main Hall; 608-785-8113

www.uwlax.edu/LS

 

Departments/Units

English

Ethnic & Racial Studies

History

Military Science

Modern Languages

Philosophy

Political Science/Public Administration

Psychology

Sociology/Archaeology

Women’s Studies

 

Degrees Offered

Bachelor of Arts

Bachelor of Science

Master of Science in Education

Education Specialist

 

MAJORS AND MINORS

 

Humanities/Social Sciences Majors:

*Archaeology — BA/BS

*Economics — BA/BS

*English — BA

*French — BA

 French w/Business Concentration —BA *German Studies— BA

 German w/Business Concentration — BA

*History — BA/BS

*History w/Regional World Emphasis — BA/BS

*Philosophy — BA/BS

*Political Science — BA/BS

*Psychology — BA/BS

*Public Administration — BA/BS

*Sociology — BA/BS

*Spanish — BA

 Spanish w/Business Concentration — BA

 

Minors (only):

Anthropology

Creative Writing

Criminal Justice

Environmental Studies

Ethnic and Racial Studies

Professional Writing

International Studies

Latin American Emphasis

      European Emphasis

Military Science

Public History

Teaching English to Speakers of Other

Languages

Women’s Studies

 

Emphases /Programs

Child/Youth Care

University Honors

 

The College of Liberal Studies includes departments and programs in the humanities, social sciences, and interdisciplinary studies, as well as the School of Arts and Communication. CLS is dedicated to continuing the established liberal studies tradition of providing many curricula leading to the bachelor of arts or the bachelor of science degree.

CLS is dedicated to providing quality instruction and learning experiences which prepare students for future education or careers and meaningful, responsible lives by fostering a climate of intellectual curiosity and creativity.

Graduates of the College will have developed the ability to communicate effectively, to think critically, to conduct sound research, to understand global issues, to use knowledge in all aspects of life, to participate meaningfully as citizens, and to discover and apply worthwhile values.

CLS faculty and staff are committed to maintaining academic integrity and high ethical standards. CLS, through its faculty, students, and curricula, is also dedicated to advancing cultural diversity. Furthermore, by developing partnerships and encouraging professional connections, the College establishes its membership in the broader community.

The academic community within the College of Liberal Studies supports a strong General Education program, nurtures exceptional disciplinary programs, and creates innovative interdisciplinary and international programs which together promote lifelong personal and professional learning.

 

 

PROGRAMS IN THE HUMANITIES, SOCIAL SCIENCES, AND INTER- DISCIPLINARY STUDIES

 

At the heart of the College of Liberal Studies are the departments which teach the humanities and social sciences. These departments have traditionally represented the cornerstone disciplines of a university. They offer essential experiences that prepare students for lifelong learning. Courses in the humanities and social sciences introduce students to cultural, ethnic and racial diversity; international dimensions of politics, economics, language and culture; social institutions and social interactions; theories and applications of human behavior; and the great writing that develops and explores these realms of knowledge.

All students at UW-L take courses in the humanities and social sciences even though they may not major in one of these programs. Many of the skills courses and liberal studies courses of the General Education program  are offered by departments in the humanities and social sciences. The skills that are built are those that enable students to proceed with effective and efficient learning.

Courses in the humanities and social sciences provide individuals with solid reading and writing abilities, an understanding of cultural diversity, critical thinking and problem-solving skills, the ability to integrate and synthesize ideas, and a sense of personal responsibility. Courses in these disciplines help individuals learn from the past, explore the present and adapt to the future. The liberal studies program is designed to be an enriching experience that produces a well-rounded individual.

The humanities are taught in the departments of English, modern languages, history, and philosophy. The social sciences are taught in the departments of political science/public administration, psychology, and sociology/archaeology. The College of Liberal Studies also offers interdisciplinary opportunities in the departments of military science (ROTC) and women’s studies, as well as in child/youth care, criminal justice, environmental studies, honors, international studies, and ethnic and racial studies. These programs supplement and complement many others found throughout the university.

  
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SCHOOL OF ARTS AND COMMUNICATION (SAC)

 

Director - Ruthann Benson

Assistant to the Dean - Kathy Elgin

227 Graff Main Hall; 608-785-8113

www.uwlax.edu/LS

 

Departments

Art

Communication Studies

Music

Theatre Arts

 

Degrees Offered

Bachelor of Arts

Bachelor of Science

 

Majors And Minors

Arts and Communication Majors:

*Art — BA/BS

Communication Studies — BA/BS

      *Interpersonal Communication Emphasis

      *Public Relations and Organizational Communication Emphasis

      *Persuasion and Public Communication Emphasis

      *Telecommunication Emphasis

*Music — BA/BS

           *Music Theatre Emphasis

           History Emphasis

           Jazz Performance Emphasis

            Performance Emphasis

           Piano Pedagogy

           Theory Emphasis

Photography (minor only)

Theatre Arts — BA/BS

            *General Studies Emphasis

            *Performance Emphasis

            *Design/Technical Emphasis

            *Management Emphasis

           *Music Theatre Emphasis

 

            *Also offered as minors.

 

The School of Arts and Communication is dedicated to supporting and enhancing liberal studies while providing a complete pre-professional curriculum. School of Arts and Communication programs strive to develop the knowledge, freedom and spontaneity which underlie creative expression in its highest forms. Classes focus on establishing the foundations for creative work through the study of technical, historical, and artistic dimensions in the arts. The primary activity involves hands-on experience, so students spend much of their time in laboratories, studios, and rehearsals developing the skills, processes, and attitudes necessary for success. Students in these programs specialize in a particular art or communication discipline as they acquire general knowledge through the liberal studies core. Upon completion of their program, they have a wide range of occupational and educational choices. Some graduates begin careers in the fine or performing arts or the mass media. Others enter graduate schools, specializing in some aspect of their previous study or in some related field. Still others choose from a wide range of occupations where their creative and communicative skills serve them well. Whatever the career and whatever the future, graduates of the School of Arts and Communication are flexible, adaptable, and disciplined communicators who understand process, problem solving, and commitment.

 

COLLEGE OF LIBERAL STUDIES DEGREE OPTIONS

 

A student in the College of Liberal Studies or School of Arts and Communication may earn either the Bachelor of Arts (BA) or the Bachelor of Science (BS) degree. The type of degree earned by a student (BA or BS) may be determined by the major programs elected by the student. All general university degree requirements must be met (as listed on p. 54): a minimum of 120 credits (40 of which must be 300/400 numbered courses), General Education program requirements, (as listed on pp. 49-52), college core requirements, and major program requirements.

 

ADVISING

 

All students in the College of Liberal Studies are assigned to faculty advisers. Advisers provide guidance and assistance to those students who are undecided on major fields of study and assist those with clearly defined goals to develop plans for post-college experience. Students and their advisers are provided with computerized degree audits (SNAP reports) that assist them in monitoring progress in meeting degree requirements. Degrees are verified in the Office of the Dean. Students are encouraged to come to the office to review progress toward the degree during their junior year

 

COLLEGE CORE

REQUIREMENTS

 

The core requirements of the College of Liberal Studies enhance the student’s experience of the liberal arts tradition in higher education. Building on the General Education program, the CLS Core Curriculum emphasizes critical inquiry marked by rigor, balanced breadth, and intellectual integrity. The CLS Core Curriculum contains: I.) a common core of requirements for students majoring in CLS programs, and II.) requirements for the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees.

 

  
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I.  Common Core Curriculum

     In addition to the minimum requirements in each category of the university’s General Education program, all students in the College of Liberal Studies (CLS) must complete the following common core

     curriculum:

 

  A. History

         Complete a HIS course at the 200 or 300 level.

 B. Global and Multicultural Studies/Minority Cultures or Multiracial Women’s Studies (One course required)

     Complete a second General Education course from Minority Cultures or Multiracial Women’s Studies selected from: ECO 336; ENG/ERS 207, 210, 215; EFN 205; ERS 100; HIS 306,

         336; HON 207, 220;  POL 205; PSY 285, 318; SOC 225; W-S 100, 210, 230:

or

      Complete a second General Education Global and Multicultural Studies course selected from ART 201; ANT, ECO, GEO, HIS, POL, or SOC 202; ECO 120; ENG 208; ENV 201; FRE 220; GEO 110, 200; HIS 101 or 102 (whichever was not taken for a General Education requirement), HIS 220; MUS 201, 204; PHL 230; POL 234; PSY 280; THA 351.

 

C. Self and Society (One course required)

      Complete a second General Education course from Self and Society (from a different discipline than the student’s first General Education course in this category). Select from: ECO 110; ENG 220; ERS 110; HIS 206; HON 204, 206; POL 101 or 102; PSY 100; SOC 110 or 120; ARC 100; ANT 101.

 

D. Humanistic Studies (one course required)

     Complete a second General Education Course from Humanistic Studies (from a different discipline than the student’s first General Education course in this category). Select from: MLG 299 or HON 203 or 205 (if not selected from General Education list 1); HIS 205 or PHL 100 or POL 251 or HON 100 (if HON 203 or 205 is not taken under list I above).

 

E. Second Major, Minor or Program Option Requirement--Students must  complete one of the following options:

1.  Complete a minor (or a second major) outside of the student’s major program, consisting of at least 18 credits;

            OR

2.Complete an emphasis, program or concen   tration of at least 18 credits outside the major program. General Education courses may apply provided they are not being used to fulfill minimum General Education requirements;                                                       OR

3. Complete 18 credits in two or more departments or programs earned at the 300 or 400 level. These courses must be outside the major department and can be from any college. General Education courses may apply provided they are not being used to fulfill minimum General Education requirements.

 

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II. Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science Core Requirements

     Students majoring in English or in a modern language must earn a Bachelor of Arts degree. Students majoring in other CLS programs may choose either a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science degree. In addition to the common core requirements listed in I. above, the following courses are required for the degree the student is seeking:

 

A. For the Bachelor of Arts Degree

     Complete FRE 202 or GER 202 or SPA 202 or MLG 202 or MLG 304 or ESL proficiency score of 80 or above on the La Crosse Battery of exams for non-native speakers of English. (Contact the English as a Second Language Institute for eligibility and regulations.)

B. For the Bachelor of Science Degree (two courses required)

1. Complete a second General Education science course (from a different discipline than the student’s first General Education course in this category) selected from ANT 102; BIO 102, 103 or 105; CHM 100 or CHM 100 or 103; ESC 101; HON 290 or 295; MIC 100; PHY 103, 106, 125 or 203; AST/PHY 155; PSY 107.

OR

     Complete a second science course

     selected from ENV 201 or PHL 334.

 

2. Complete a research emphasis course or sequence of courses in the major program from the following list of applicable courses.

Research Methods Courses — Bachelor of Science Requirement

 

                     Course or course sequence

Major                     for the Bachelor of Science

Program                     Degree

 

ARC                     ARC 445, Research Methods in Archaeology

ART*                    A sequence of courses as outlined below

CST                     CST 499, Senior Project in Communication Studies

ECO                     BUS 230 or ECO 307 or POL 361

HIS                      HIS 490, History Research Seminar

MUS**                A sequence of courses as outlined below

PHL                     PHL 496, Integrative Seminar in Philosophy

POL                     POL 361, Research Methods in Politics and Government

PSY                     PSY 231 and 232, Experimental Psychology and PSY 451 Psychological

                                          Measure (PSY 420, Research Foundations also an option)

PUB ADM           POL 361, Research Methods in Politics and Government

SOC                     SOC 350, Sociological 

                              Research and one of the following: SOC 402, Clinical Sociology Careers, SOC 405, Applied Sociology, SOC 416, Qualitative Explorations, SOC 480, Comparative Sociology/Anthropology or SOC 499, Seminar in Sociology.

THA                     THA 490, Senior Project

 

*ART   A sequence of courses including three Art History courses from ART 351, 352, 353, 354. In addition one course from ART 303, 400, 405, 408, 410, 413, 414, 415, 416, 421, 440 will be completed.

 

**All B.S. music majors are required to take an eight-semester sequence of course work in music history and music theory. The courses involve students in learning and practicing basic research methods and research problem solving in the discipline, including bibliographic, primary and secondary research on composers, historical periods, etc., and research writing. In addition, students apply the research they conduct in these courses in parallel applied music course work sequences. The courses involved are: MUS 201 & 202, MUS 301 & 302, MUS 235 & 236, and MUS 335 & 336. As seniors, all BS music majors also take independent study, in which research is an integral part of individual projects.

 

  
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THE COLLEGE OF SCIENCE AND ALLIED HEALTH (SAH)

 


Dean - Michael Nelson

Associate Dean - Ronald Rada

Interim Associate Dean - Karen Palmer-McLean

Assistant to the Dean - Carla Burkhardt

105 Graff Main Hall; (608)785-8218

www.uwlax.edu/sah/

science@uwlax.edu

 

Departments/Units

Biology

Chemistry

Clinical Sciences

  Clinical Laboratory Science

  Nuclear Medicine Technology

  Occupational Therapy

  Physician Assistant Studies

  Radiation Therapy

Computer Science

Geography/Earth Science

Mathematics

Microbiology

Physical Therapy

Physics

 

Degrees Offered

Bachelor of Arts

Bachelor of Science

Master of Software Engineering

Master of Science Physical Therapy

 

MAJORS AND MINORS

*Biology — BA/BS

            Aquatic Science Concentration

            Biomedical Science Concentration

            Cellular and Molecular Concentration

            Environmental Science Concentration

Biochemistry— BS

*Chemistry — BA/BS

            ACS Certification

            Business Concentration

            Environmental Science Concentration

Clinical Laboratory Science— BS

*Computer Science— BS

*Geography — BA/BS

            Applied Geography Concentration

            Environmental Science Concentration

*Mathematics — BA/BS

            *Statistics Emphasis

Microbiology — BA/BS

            Biomedical Concentration

            Environmental Concentration

              Occupational Therapy — BS

Physician Assistant Studies— BS

*Physics — BA/BS

            *Astronomy Emphasis

            Computational Physics Emphasis

            Optics Emphasis

            Biomedical Concentration

            Business Concentration

Physics/Engineering: Dual Degree Program

Radiation Science-Nuclear Medicine Technology—BS

Radiation Science-Radiation Therapy—BS

 

*Also offered as minors.

 

The following minors are also offered within the college:

            — Computational Science Minor

            — Earth Science Minor

            — Geoarchaeology Minor

            — Geographic Information Science Minor

 

The College of Science and Allied Health houses high quality major and minor programs in the natural and physical sciences, mathematics and computer science, and in selected allied health professions. The college’s combination of programs provides both applications for the sciences and a strong science base for the allied health offerings. These programs also collectively provide many scientific literacy offerings within the university’s General Education program.

All major programs offer undergraduate research experiences and/or professional internship experiences through collaborative agreements with external agencies.

Sequences and requirements are listed in the Undergraduate Program and Course Description section of the catalog.

In addition to the major and General Education requirements, all students in the College of Science and Allied Health must complete a core curriculum which emphasizes diverse in-depth study outside of the major.

 

Core Curriculum

All B.S. and B.A. students graduating from the College of Science and Allied Health are required to take two natural laboratory science courses selected from the General Education laboratory science category (II.C.) and from BIO 204, BIO 210, CHM 104, ESC 221, ESC 222, PHY 104, or PHY 204, and they must take either two mathematics courses or one math course and one computer science course from the math/logical systems category of the General Education requirements (I.B.). One of the two science courses must be from a department outside of the student’s major department.

 

(Note: Math courses can be pairs, i.e. 150 & 151; MTH/C-S majors can use 2 science courses from same department.)

 

In addition:

1.                  For the Bachelor of Science degree, students must complete

A.                a major from the college plus a minor (or a second major) from any college

or

B.                 a major from the college plus 18 credits at the 300 or 400 level in courses outside the major department from any college. Internship credits generally do not count toward this college core option.

2.                  For the Bachelor of Arts degree, students must complete a major from the college plus proficiency in a foreign language at the 202 level or an ESL proficiency score of 80 or above on the La Crosse Battery of exams for non-native speakers of English. (Contact the English as a Second Language Institute for eligibility and regulations.)

and

A.                a minor in the College of Liberal Studies

or

B.                 15 credits at the 300 level or above in the College of Liberal Studies. Internship credits generally do not count toward this college core option.

3.                  Students who receive a degree in Chemistry with a Business Concentration, Clinical Laboratory Science, Occupational Therapy, Physician Assistant Studies, Radiation Science-Nuclear Medicine Technology, or Radiation Science-Radiation Therapy may satisfy the college core requirements for the bachelor of science degree by completing the special core requirements approved for the major.

 

 

 

  
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PRE-PROFESSIONAL CURRICULA

Students are provided the opportunity to complete requirements in a variety of pre-professional fields on the campus prior to applying to other colleges and universities for admission to their professional programs. Pre-professional program requirements vary widely; some require a degree while others do not. Students are expected to be aware of the requirements of the school to which they plan to apply; therefore, they need to select their course work carefully. Pre-professional advisers on the campus can be of assistance to students in designing a curriculum in such programs. Pre-professional advisers and their contact information can be found at:                                   www.uwlax.edu/sah/html/pre-pro-programs.htm

or by inquiring at the College of Science and Allied Health Office, 105 Graff Main Hall.

 

Pre-Architecture

Study in pre-architecture should provide a broad informational base. Students are encouraged to gain experience in mathematics, the physical and social sciences, the humanities and the fine arts. Because design depends on skills as well as information, students should also be concerned with developing skills in the areas of mathematics (through calculus), probability and statistics, computer science and verbal and visual communication.

 

Pre-Engineering

Most of the basic mathematics, chemistry and physics courses that the prospective engineer needs in the first two years of an engineering curriculum can be taken at UW-L, and a wide choice of electives is also available. In the first two years, every pre-engineer should complete three semesters of calculus, two semesters of chemistry and two semesters of physics. Since requirements vary with the engineering school and the particular major, students should see the pre-engineering adviser in the physics department as early as possible. The adviser can furnish information about specific majors within engineering schools. Engineering curriculums require four or more years of study; therefore, students spending the first two at La Crosse will need to spend two or more years at an engineering school to complete degree requirements.

 

Pre-Forestry (Natural Resources, Conservation, Wildlife Management)

A curriculum is available to meet the needs of the majority of students who will later major in such diverse fields as wildlife management, forestry and conservation education. However, students entering one of these fields are reminded that most forestry schools set their own requirements for admission, and thus it is imperative that exact requirements be obtained from current catalogs of the schools to which students plan to transfer to complete their professional training. Generally, the requirement for admission with junior standing to professional school is 60 semester hours.

In some cases students will find it advantageous to earn a bachelor’s degree before entering the professional program. Students may do so by continuing for two more academic years at UW-L and fulfilling requirements prescribed for that degree. Students electing to follow this plan should allow extra years to complete graduate work in the professional school. Students are urged to contact the university’s pre-forestry adviser early in their first semester.

 

Pre-Chiropractic

Pre-chiropractic students enroll at UW-L for at least two years (60 credits) before being admitted to professional chiropractic schools; however, most students entering chiropractic programs have more than 60 credits, and many chiropractic college strongly recommended a bachelor’s degree. Students should sample liberally from the General Education curriculum with some emphasis in biology and chemistry. Minimal academic qualifications include one year of biology, one year of general chemistry, one year of organic chemistry, one year of physics, one year of English, one semester of social science or humanities.

 

Pre-Dentistry

    The usual pre-professional education requirements for admission to dental school stipulate two academic years of liberal arts study; however, many of the dental schools in the United States require three years of college education, and most prefer baccalaureate degree candidates.

Dental school requirements in pre-professional curricula vary but a freshman year basically includes: Chemistry 103 and 104; Biology 105 and 303; English 110; Physics 103 and 104 or 203 and 204 and a course in mathematics.

The pre-dentistry adviser should be  consulted as to full curriculum requirements. Admission to dental school is based on grade point average, interviews, aptitude tests and letters of recommendation. An aptitude test is taken in the year preceding application to dental school.

 

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Pre-Medicine

    Minimal academic requirements to qualify for admission to medical school include a number of courses as part of, or in addition to, a regular academic major leading to a baccalaureate degree.

Pre-medicine requirements include eight semester hours in biology (general and advanced zoology); 16 semester hours of chemistry including one year of general and eight semester hours of organic; one semester of mathematics; eight semester hours of physics; and six semester hours of English. Academic preparation in all of these areas is available at UW-L. Although the majority of pre-medical students major in chemistry, biology or microbiology, the student may major in any field of interest as long as the minimal requirements are satisfied.

Admission to medical school is highly competitive, and admission decisions are based on factors such as overall grade point average, grade point average in the required science courses, performance on the national Medical College Admission Test (MCAT), usually taken in the spring of the junior year, non-academic credentials (activities and work experiences), letters of evaluation from faculty, and a personal interview.

 

Pre-Nursing

Students may take pre-nursing courses at UW-La Crosse in preparation for transfer to a school that offers a nursing program. Pre-nursing students need to be aware of the requirements of the nursing program to which they plan to transfer. See:   uwlax.edu/nursing for more information and links to area schools of nursing.

Starting in the fall of 2003, UW-Madison, in conjunction with Gundersen-Lutheran Medical Center in La Crosse, will begin offering the professional nursing curriculum in La Crosse to students selected to attend UW-Madison’s “Western Campus.” More information on this program is available at the Web site above and at

gundluth.org/web/ptcare/westnursingcampus.nsf

 

Pre-Optometry

Students should plan to spend at least two years in undergraduate study; most successful applicants have three or four years of undergraduate work. A typical program includes Chemistry 103 and 104, Biology 105 and 303, Physics 103 and 104, or 203 and 204, English 110 and a course in mathematics. Additional courses may be needed for a pre-optometric program. Consult the adviser for complete undergraduate curriculum requirements. The Optometry Admission Test (OAT) must be taken before or during the semester in which students apply for admission to a school of optometry.

 

Pre-Osteopathic Medicine

The statement in the section on pre-medicine applies equally to pre-osteopathic medicine. Medical school and osteopathic curricula are now nearly identical, and the practice of medicine by graduates of either type of school is essentially identical. Osteopathy is best considered an alternative within medicine rather than an alternative to medicine.

 

 

  
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Pre-Pharmacy

Most pharmacy programs offer the “Doctor of Pharmacy” degree. The programs involve a pre-pharmacy curriculum of about 70 credits that can be taken at UW-L. The professional program that is taken at the College of Pharmacy is an additional four years. The pre-pharmacy curriculum is set by the individual colleges of pharmacy but generally consists of Chemistry 103, 104, 303, 304 and 305, Biology 105, 312, 313, 306 or 315, Physics 103 and 104, Math 207, plus non-math, non-science General Education courses.

It is very important to work with the pre-pharmacy adviser as program requirements change frequently.

 

Pre-Physical Therapy

Undergraduate students interested in physical therapy must declare an undergraduate major. However, they may select pre-professional physical therapy as a secondary area of interest. General admission requirements for the UW-La Crosse physical therapy graduate program include: 1) an undergraduate degree or completion of an undergraduate degree within the semester of application; 2) completion of all core requirements as listed in the Graduate Catalog under Physical Therapy; 3) attainment of at least a 3.00 cumulative GPA; and 4) completion of required volunteer experiences.

 

Pre-Podiatry

A podiatrist is a medical specialist who has unlimited licensure to practice on the ankle and foot. Requirements for admission to a school of podiatric medicine are the same as those listed in the pre-medicine section.

 

Pre-Veterinary

The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse offers programs which will satisfy the requirements for admission to any college of veterinary medicine. The requirements include courses in biology, chemistry, physics, English composition, economics, and mathematics as well as others in the social sciences and humanities. Some schools have special requirements for admission. A “pre-vet” adviser will provide information concerning such requirements. The internship programs of the Office of Cooperative Education in cooperation with local veterinarians offer opportunities for students to fulfill the requirements for knowledge of and experience in the veterinary medical profession. Applicants to a veterinary college are also required to take both the Veterinary Aptitude Test (VAT) and/or the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).

 

 

  
  
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This catalog is a record of undergraduate programs, courses, policies, staff and facilities as of April 1, 2001. Edited by Kathy Hollon and Sharyn Lehrke, Records and Registration
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