Graduate Teacher Certification: Secondary Licensure

Licensure - Teaching & Learning Concentration

 

Overview:

The Teaching and Learning with Secondary Licensure track is designed for adults who already hold a bachelor’s degree and desire to become a classroom teacher at the secondary level.  The program will lead to secondary WI Teacher licensure and also a Master of Science in Education degree with an emphasis in Teaching & Learning. With this license, you will learn to enhance your impact in the classroom with the latest techniques and learning processes to provide the best experience for your students.

After completing the licensure coursework, students complete 9 additional credits in graduate education to earn their Master of Science in Education degree, in addition to their Wisconsin Teacher License. Speak to a member of the Admissions Team for more information.

The curriculum is developed to meet all Wisconsin state standards for licensure. While this course often leads to licensure, if you are outside of Wisconsin you should make sure the standards are aligned with your state.

Students can elect to take the Alternative Education (WI DPI #1952) curriculum as part of their Master of Science in Education – Teaching & Learning electives.

Area of Study Certificates
Next Start Date Start Anytime
Credits
36 - 45
Cost/Credit
$548
Total Cost
$19,728 - $24,660
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Goals / Objectives

  • Understanding of major educational philosophies and their respective approaches to curriculum development
  • Experienced in applying current educational learning theories and developing their applications for the teaching process
  • Knowledge of effective instructional strategies, utilizing Howard Gardner’s Theory of Multiple Intelligences as the philosophical foundation
  • Well-versed in the attitude, skills, and techniques needed to effectively teach at-risk students using social, personal, cultural, and community dynamics
  • Well-researched in the nature of alternative education K-12 programs in public schools and the impact on the community

Career Outlook

  • Leader in Public, Charter, Independent, or International School
  • Content Coach
  • ESL Coordinator
  • Curriculum Developer
  • Museum or Outdoor Educator

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Teaching and Learning with Secondary Licensure

Secondary Licensure Curriculum - 36 credits

Professional Foundations (EDC 560/860) - Credits: 2

Course Description

Profess ional Foundations I is the initial course of the program and examines prominent forces that have shaped formal and informal education in the Western experience. This course explores the historical, philosophical, theological, social, scientific, and technological contributions that have influenced the American educational system. From that foundation, students will be encouraged to explore contemporary issues in American education as they consider their own personal philosophy of teaching and their future role in the teaching profession.
Professional Foundations II (EDC 561/861) - Credits: 2

Course Description

Profess ional Foundations II presents the dilemmas facing the classroom teacher as they enter and continue in the profession. School law, legal rights and teacher responsibilities are examined. Relationships with parents and the community are refined, focusing on the professional role of the teacher as a role model in and outside the classroom.
Educational Psychology (EDC 563/863) - Credits: 4

Course Description

Educational Psy chology explores theories of human development, learning and motivation. The practical applications of these theories in child development, educational psychology and classroom management are explored.
Diversity in the Classroom (EDC 564/864) - Credits: 4

Course Description

Diversity in the Classroom is designed to give the learner the knowledge, tools and dispositions to effectively facilitate a diverse classroom. An emphasis in this course is on understanding how student learning is influenced by individual experiences, talents, disabilities, gender, language, culture, family and community values. Students will explore their personal attitudes and values as they consider the possibilities and challenges of teaching diverse student populations with varied historical, social, political and cultural backgrounds. Culture, language and social class will be studied as students confront group stereotypes and link theory to classroom practice. A specific focus will be the Native American tribes of Wisconsin, satisfying PI 34.15(4c). This course also introduces the education student to a study of the major characteristics of all disabilities as defined by state and federal law in order to recognize their existence in children and youth. Students will study the process and legal requirements for Special Education services, including pre-referral intervention, screening, the referral process, M-teams, and IEP’s. Students will also study characteristics of gifted children.
Teaching in the Middle School (EDC 565/865) - Credits: 4

Course Description

Teaching in the Middle School introduces middle school teaching strategies for use with the transescent student. Topics to be emphasized include an introduction and background to middle-level education, developmental concerns for transescent youth, discipline and management in the middle school classroom and methods in curriculum and instruction.
Analysis of Instruction (EDC 566/866) - Credits: 2

Course Description

Analys is of Instruction examines the structure and organization of secondary schools, as well as characteristics of exemplary secondary school instruction. The course emphasizes standards-based lesson planning, a variety of instructional strategies and introduces the student to the assessment and evaluation process.
Language and Literacy in the Content Areas ( (EDC 567/867) - Credits: 4

Course Description

Languag e and Literacy in the Content Areas provides an in-depth study of the relationship of reading, writing, speaking, listening, research, inquiry and media knowledge as it relates to the literacy demands in different content areas. Emphasis is on the practical application of reading theory to content, lesson planning and instruction.
Practicum (EDC 568/868) - Credits: 1

Course Description

Practicum provides the education student with a supervised pre-student teaching experience at the middle school grade level. As part of the regular clinical hours required by the Graduate Teacher Certification Program, practicum students will develop and teach a minimum of a 5-lesson unit in their area of licensure based on Wisconsin Model Academic Standards and the specific classroom’s curriculum. Education students pursuing certification in ESL will be required to complete an additional practicum specific to ESL.
Integrating Technology in the Classroom (EDC 869) - Credits: 3

Course Description

Technology for Educators provides future educators with the opportunity to learn about the National Educational Technology Standards for students and teachers, as well as study and use various technologies to enhance student learning and engage in professional development. This course is focused on 21st century learning and web 2.0 technologies as they apply to the field of education.
Student Teaching Middle School (EDC 586/886) - Credits: 3

Course Description

Student Teaching-Middle School is the final phase of the experiential component to the Graduate Teacher Certification Program. Prerequisite: Approval of Director and all coursework and clinical work completed satisfactorily.
Student Teaching High School (EDC 587/887) - Credits: 3

Course Description

Student Teaching-High School is the final phase of the experiential component to the Graduate Teacher Certification Program. Prerequisite: Approval of Director and all coursework and clinical work completed satisfactorily
Clinicals (EDC 562/862)
No course description at this time.
Portfolio I (EDC 580/880)
No course description at this time.
Portfolio II (EDC 581/881)
No course description at this time.
Portfolio III (EDC 582/882 P)
No course description at this time.

Methods of Teaching in the Content Area

Choose one of the following courses according to your major or minor:

Curr & Methods of Tchg English (EDC 570/870) - Credits: 4

Course Description

Curric ulum & Met hods in the Major /Minor provides the opportunity for students to explore their specific content area in depth as it relates to effective teaching, assessment strategies, classroom management and meeting the needs of diverse learners for the secondary level. Topics which will be emphasized include curriculum planning, effective instruction methodologies and assessment strategies. Students will be grouped for this class according to their individual license areas.
Curr & Methods of Tchg Social Studies (EDC 571/871) - Credits: 4

Course Description

Curric ulum & Met hods in the Major /Minor provides the opportunity for students to explore their specific content area in depth as it relates to effective teaching, assessment strategies, classroom management and meeting the needs of diverse learners for the secondary level. Topics which will be emphasized include curriculum planning, effective instruction methodologies and assessment strategies. Students will be grouped for this class according to their individual license areas.
Curr & Methods of Tchg Math (EDC 572/872) - Credits: 4

Course Description

Curric ulum & Met hods in the Major /Minor provides the opportunity for students to explore their specific content area in depth as it relates to effective teaching, assessment strategies, classroom management and meeting the needs of diverse learners for the secondary level. Topics which will be emphasized include curriculum planning, effective instruction methodologies and assessment strategies. Students will be grouped for this class according to their individual license areas.
Curr & Methods of Tchg Science (EDC 573/873) - Credits: 4

Course Description

Curric ulum & Met hods in the Major /Minor provides the opportunity for students to explore their specific content area in depth as it relates to effective teaching, assessment strategies, classroom management and meeting the needs of diverse learners for the secondary level. Topics which will be emphasized include curriculum planning, effective instruction methodologies and assessment strategies. Students will be grouped for this class according to their individual license areas.
Curr & Methods of Tchg Business Education (EDC 574/874) - Credits: 4

Course Description

Curric ulum & Met hods in the Major /Minor provides the opportunity for students to explore their specific content area in depth as it relates to effective teaching, assessment strategies, classroom management and meeting the needs of diverse learners for the secondary level. Topics which will be emphasized include curriculum planning, effective instruction methodologies and assessment strategies. Students will be grouped for this class according to their individual license areas.
Curr & Methods of Tchg World Languages (EDC 575/875) - Credits: 4

Course Description

Curric ulum & Met hods in the Major /Minor provides the opportunity for students to explore their specific content area in depth as it relates to effective teaching, assessment strategies, classroom management and meeting the needs of diverse learners for the secondary level. Topics which will be emphasized include curriculum planning, effective instruction methodologies and assessment strategies. Students will be grouped for this class according to their individual license areas.
Curr & Methods of Tchg ESL (EDC 576/876) - Credits: 4

Course Description

Curric ulum & Met hods in the Major /Minor provides the opportunity for students to explore their specific content area in depth as it relates to effective teaching, assessment strategies, classroom management and meeting the needs of diverse learners for the secondary level. Topics which will be emphasized include curriculum planning, effective instruction methodologies and assessment strategies. Students will be grouped for this class according to their individual license areas.
Curr & Methods of Tchg Art (EDC 577/877) - Credits: 4

Course Description

Curric ulum & Met hods in the Major /Minor provides the opportunity for students to explore their specific content area in depth as it relates to effective teaching, assessment strategies, classroom management and meeting the needs of diverse learners for the secondary level. Topics which will be emphasized include curriculum planning, effective instruction methodologies and assessment strategies. Students will be grouped for this class according to their individual license areas.
Curr & Methods of Tchg Physical Education & Health (EDC 578/878) - Credits: 4

Course Description

Curric ulum & Met hods in the Major /Minor provides the opportunity for students to explore their specific content area in depth as it relates to effective teaching, assessment strategies, classroom management and meeting the needs of diverse learners for the secondary level. Topics which will be emphasized include curriculum planning, effective instruction methodologies and assessment strategies. Students will be grouped for this class according to their individual license areas.

Teaching & Learning Curriculum

9 credits. (Must take Assessment for Learning, consult academic advisor for remaining 6 credits.)

Assessment for Learning (EDG 699/887) - Credits: 3
No course description at this time.

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