The Master of Science in School
Health Education prepares professionals to become licensed health education
teachers and coordinators in educational settings. Participants in our program
who are currently licensed educators
for another subject area will enhance their teaching by becoming updated on
current content and skill development within the field of health education. Additionally, those who are not currently licensed
educators can use the program to move toward teacher certification in
school health education.
Courses within our program are geared
to support the following standards:
Standards for Health Education Teacher Preparation – these standards align with
the Areas of Responsibilities for Entry-Level Health Education and include:
Area I: Assessing Needs, Assets and Capacity for
Health Education Area II: Planning Health Education Area III: Implementing Health Education Area IV: Conducting Evaluation and Research Related to Health
Education Area V: Administering and Managing Health Education Area VI: Serving as a Health Education Resource Person Area VII: Communicating and Advocating for Health and Health
Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. (NCHEC), Society for Public
Health Education (SOPHE), American Association for Health Education (AAHE).
(2010a). A competency-based framework for health
education specialists - 2010. Whitehall, PA: Author.
(please link title with Web-address: http://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/EJ763584.pdf )
National Health Education
Standards (K-12 Educational Standards) (please
link title with web-address: http://www.cdc.gov/healthyyouth/sher/standards/ )
EdTPA – Teacher
candidate support assessment program, which aligns with InTASC and NCATE/CAEP
Standards (please link title with
web-address: http://edtpa.aacte.org/ )
Are Employed In:
Currently there is a rolling admissions into this program.
Note: We are currently revising our program to be offered as
hybrid degree program come Fall 2015. This will include Fall and Spring on-line
courses, as well as two weeks of face-to-face trainings during two consecutive
Use the following link to learn more about the School Health
Education 910 Add-on Program.
Graduate students in the College of Science and Health can
have many of their questions answered online at the Graduate Advising Website.
Additional information for HEHP Graduate Students may be found
in the 2013-2014 Graduate
Student Guidebook (pdf).
Health Education Portfolios
Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) requires that each candidate
who prepares for a teaching career must have a portfolio of evidence
documenting that the standards required for a teaching license have been met
(PI 34.13). The Teacher Education faculty firmly believes that a Portfolio is a
reflective process, and therefore encourages an environment of mentoring,
reflecting and goal-setting through the portfolio system. Please see the links
below for School Health Education portfolio guidelines and rubrics.
to Teach Portfolio (should be completed prior to student teaching)
to Teach Portfolio Guidelines
to Teach Portfolio Rubric
Teaching Portfolio (should be completed towards the end of student teaching)
Teaching Portfolio Guidelines
Teaching Portfolio Rubric
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