School Health Education Wisconsin 910 add-on license

About our 'blended format' program

UW-La Crosse's 910 Add-On Health License Program allows future school health educators to learn and explore best practices in the field of school health education. Approved for licensure in the State of Wisconsin* our 15 credit program embraces the new InTASC standards and will allow participants to better understand the EdTPA assessment process. Up-to-date health education information and skill development will be emphasized throughout the program. Interested participants must hold a current, Wisconsin DPI teaching license.

This blended program is designed to best serve working professionals who are unable to attend campus during the academic year. In addition, specific on-campus learning experiences in the summer (and one weekend in the fall) are complemented by online coursework so that participants may complete a portion of the program from home. Participants will earn the 910 license by completing our entire program in the sequence listed below and successfully passing the Praxis II examination.

An outline of the required coursework and the sequence of experiences are listed below.

First semester (online: 6 credits* total)

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

SHE 705 - Introduction to School Health Education (2 credits)
February 4–March 10, 2019 (fully online)

  • This introductory course is designed to ground students in the basic components of Comprehensive School Health Education. Content will include: basic health knowledge and concepts, tools of inquiry for health education, best instructional practices and State and National Health Education Standards. Students will also learn the role, function, and responsibility of a health education teacher as well as the history and philosophy of and theoretical approaches to the field of health education. The InTASC Standards and edTPA Tasks are also introduced.

SHE 720 - Adolescent Health Issues (4 credits)
March 18–May 24, 2019 (fully online)

  • This course will identify health issues affecting young people throughout the various stages of their development. Students will explore societal institutions supporting the healthy growth and development of youth and consider strategies to enable the development of their mental, emotional, physical, social, spiritual, and environmental health. This course will also provide students without an undergraduate major in health education with the necessary background in multiple health content areas.

Second semester (two hybrid courses: 6 credits* total)

There is one full week of face-to-face meetings for the following summer courses. Students are also expected to access the online course materials and participate in class discussions on regular basis.

SHE 715 - Health Education Curriculum and Pedagogy (3 credits)
June 9–July 12, 2019 (online portion)
July 8–July 12, 2019 (face-to-face portion) | 8 a.m.–Noon

  • This course will provide graduate students with the knowledge and skills necessary to develop effective curriculum and learning strategies for school health education. 

SHE 710 - Leadership in School Health Education (3 credits) 
July 8–August 16, 2019 (online portion)
July 8–July 12, 2019 (face-to-face portion) | 12–4 p.m.

  • This course will provide graduate students with the knowledge and skills necessary to provide leadership for health education in their schools and communities. Included will be an overview of comprehensive/ coordinated school health programs, behavioral change theory, leadership skill development, community partnership development, and program planning and administration. 

Third semester (one hybrid course, 3 credits* total)

HED 725 - Seminar/Field Experience (3 credits) 
Fall 2019: This course will be conducted both face-to-face and online. Exact dates and times for each will be determined based on specific scheduling needs of registered participants.

  • This independently arranged field experience/seminar serves as the culminating opportunity for students to apply the concepts learned in SHE 705, 710, 715, & 720. Students will participate in a hybrid learning experience (i.e., field experience location, online discussion, and a meeting on campus). The Wisconsin Teacher Standards and the National Health Education Standards will be utilized within this course.
    • *Face-to-face meetings at UWL: 12–4 p.m.
    • Additional online coursework is required.

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

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

*This program is approved for licensure in the State of Wisconsin only. If you are seeking certification within another state, you must contact your state's certification office to ensure courses/credits will be accepted.