Middle and secondary education major graduates are eligible for Minnesota licensure and for assignment to upper level (grades 5-8) elementary or secondary schools of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod in their chosen subject area.  Graduates of secondary education majors in Chemistry, Life Science, and Physics are eligible to teach general science in grades 5-8 and 9-12 in their chosen subject area.   Graduates of the Vocal or Instrumental Music, Physical Education, Spanish, and Special Education majors are eligible to teach grades K-12 in their subject areas.  Students are strongly encouraged to double major by adding the elementary education major since these graduates are then eligible for assignment to K-12 WELS schools. 

In addition to the general education courses, students must complete the courses required for their chosen major or majors.  A list of required courses for each major follows.  Please consult the program plan to see how the major may be completed in four years.  Following the program plan will also ensure that the appropriate general education electives are taken.

Required Content – 14 credits
MUS4201    Lutheran Worship
SSC3210      World Regional Geography
THE3001     Christian Doctrine I
THE3002    Christian Doctrine II
THE4001     Lutheran Confessional Writings

Communication Arts & Literature – 30 credits
EDU3310     Adolescent Literature
ENG3109     Shakespeare
ENG3207     Literature of the Modern World
ENG3225     Literary Criticism
ENG3302     Creative Writing
ENG3322     Structure of English
ENG3330     Film and Mass Media
ENG3xxx      Literature Elective (Choose three)

ENG3002  American Renaissance, Realism, and Naturalism
ENG3003  American Modernism
ENG3004  Twentieth Century American Literature
ENG3102  British Authors before 1700
ENG3111  British Authors 1700-1832
ENG3112  British Authors 1832-1950

Professional Education – 22 credits
EDT3002     Teaching with Technology
EDU3344     Teaching Communication Arts in Middle & Secondary Schools
EDU4210     Curriculum & Instruction in Elementary & Middle Schools
EDU4302     Reading in the Content Areas
PSY3020      Psychology of Learning
PSY3031       Adolescent Psychology
SPE2101       Educating the Exceptional Learner

Free Electives – 7 credits
Students may take a combination of 1, 2, or 3 credit courses to meet the minimum requirement of 130 credits for graduation.

Field Experiences – 19 credits
EDU1401     Early Field Experience I
EDU2401     Early Field Experience II
EDU3401     Early Field Experience III
EDU3405     Individual Field Experiences
EDU3420    Communication Arts Clinical
EDU4353     Student Teaching in the Secondary School I
EDU4355     Student Teaching in the Secondary School II

Required Content – 17 credits
MUS4201    Lutheran Worship
SCI1102       Physical Science
SSC3210      World Regional Geography
THE3001     Christian Doctrine I
THE3002    Christian Doctrine II
THE4001     Lutheran Confessional Writings

Mathematics – 35 credits
MTH2005     Math for Educators II
MTH2010     Calculus I
MTH2011      Calculus II
MTH2012     Calculus III
MTH2013     Calculus IV
MTH2020    Elementary Statistics
MTH2021     Linear Algebra
MTH2022     Discrete Mathematics
MTH2023     College Geometry
MTH3001     Number Theory
MTH3002     History of Mathematics
MTH3003     Statistics
MTH3006     Abstract Algebra & Introduction to Topology

Professional Education – 22 credits

EDT3002     Teaching with Technology
EDU3345     Teaching Mathematics in  Middle & Secondary Schools
EDU4210     Curriculum & Instruction in Elementary & Middle Schools
EDU4302     Reading in the Content Areas
PSY3020      Psychology of Learning
PSY3031       Adolescent Psychology
SPE2101       Educating the Exceptional Learner

Field Experienced – 19 credits
EDU1401      Early Field Experience I
EDU2401     Early Field Experience II
EDU3401     Early Field Experience III
EDU3405     Individual Field Experiences
EDU3421     Mathematics Clinical
EDU4353     Student Teaching in the Secondary School I
EDU4355     Student Teaching in the Secondary School II

Entry into the Instrumental Music major requires the successful completion of a written and performance exam.  Contact the Music Division office for more information.

Required Content – 14 credits
MUSxxxx     Piano / Organ (3 semesters)
MUS4201    Lutheran Worship
PED1143/1144     Folk and Square Dance
THE3001     Christian Doctrine I
THE3002     Christian Doctrine II
THE4001     Lutheran Confessional Writings

Music – 44 credits
MUSxxxx     Applied Instrument (7 semesters)
MUS2046    Wind Symphony (7 semesters)
MUS1110      Aural Skills I
MUS1111       Aural Skills II
MUS2302     Introduction to Conducting & Rehearsal Techniques
MUS3101      Theory of Music I
MUS3102      Theory of Music II
MUS3103      Theory of Music III
MUS3104      Theory of Music IV
MUS3202      Music History: Classical through Present
MUS3314      Brass Techniques
MUS3315      Woodwind Techniques
MUS3316      Percussion Techniques
MUS3317      String Techniques
MUS3320      Music Technology
MUS4202      Musical Heritage of the Lutheran Church
MUS4303      Advanced Instrumental Conducting & Rehearsal Techniques

Professional Education – 26 credits

EDT3002     Teaching with Technology
EDU3221     Teaching Music in Elementary Schools
EDU3346     Teaching Music in Middle and Secondary Schools
EDU4210     Curriculum & Instruction in Elementary & Middle Schools
EDU4302     Reading in the Content Areas
PSY2002      Psychology of Human Growth and Development
PSY3020      Psychology of Learning
PSY3031       Adolescent Psychology
SPE2101       Educating the Exceptional Learner

Field Experiences – 19 credits
EDU1401      Early Field Experience I
EDU2401      Early Field Experience II
EDU3401      Early Field Experience III
EDU3405      Individual Field Experiences
EDU3422      Music Clinical
EDU4353      Student Teaching in the Secondary School I
EDU4280      Student Teaching Music in Elementary and Middle Schools

Entry into the Vocal Music major requires the successful completion of a written and performance exam.  Contact the Music Division office for more information.

Required Content -14 credits
MUSxxxx     Piano / Organ (3 semesters)
MUS4201    Lutheran Worship
PED1143/1144     Folk and Square Dance
THE3001     Christian Doctrine I
THE3002    Christian Doctrine II
THE4001     Lutheran Confessional Writings

Music – 44 credits
MUSxxxx     Applied Voice (7 semesters)
MUSxxxx     Choir (7 semesters)
MUS1110      Aural Skills I
MUS1111       Aural Skills II
MUS2302     Introduction to Conducting & Rehearsal Techniques
MUS3101      Theory of Music I
MUS3102      Theory of Music II
MUS3103      Theory of Music III
MUS3104      Theory of Music IV
MUS3202      Music History: Classical through Present
MUS3301      Choral Repertoire
MUS3320      Music Technology
MUS4202      Musical Heritage of the Lutheran Church
MUS4302      Advanced Choral Conducting & Rehearsal Techniques
MUS4306      Vocal Pedagogy

Professional Education – 26 credits

EDT3002      Teaching with Technology
EDU3221      Teaching Music in Elementary Schools
EDU3346      Teaching Music in Middle and Secondary Schools
EDU4210      Curriculum & Instruction in Elementary & Middle Schools
EDU4302      Reading in the Content Areas
PSY2002       Psychology of Human Growth and Development
PSY3020       Psychology of Learning
PSY3031        Adolescent Psychology
SPE2101        Educating the Exceptional Learner

Field Experiences – 19 credits
EDU1401      Early Field Experience I
EDU2401      Early Field Experience II
EDU3401      Early Field Experience III
EDU3405      Individual Field Experiences
EDU3422      Music Clinical
EDU4353       Student Teaching in the Secondary School I
EDU4280      Student Teaching Music in Elementary and Middle Schools

Note: Students that successfully complete this major also earn a coaching minor.

Required Content – 14 credits
MUS4201     Lutheran Worship
SSC3210       World Regional Geography
THE3001     Christian Doctrine I
THE3002     Christian Doctrine II
THE4001      Lutheran Confessional Writings

Physical Education – 32 credits
PED11xx      Seven Activity Courses
PED120x     First Aid
PED2010     Foundations of Physical Education
PED2015      Coaching Theory
PED3002     Motor Learning
PED3004     Care & Prevention of Athletic Injuries
PED3005     School and Personal Health
PED3006     Principles of Coaching
PED3007     Organization & Administration of Athletics
PED3008     Assessment and Evaluation in Physical Education
PED4002     Applied Kinesiology
PED4003     Physiology of Exercise
SCI2010        Human Anatomy and Physiology I

Professional Education – 26 credits

EDT3002     Teaching with Technology
EDU3225     Teaching Physical Education
EDU3347     Teaching Physical Education in Middle & Secondary Schools
EDU4210     Curriculum & Instruction in Elementary & Middle Schools
EDU4302     Reading in the Content Areas
PSY2002      Psychology of Human Growth and Development
PSY3020      Psychology of Learning
PSY3031       Adolescent Psychology
SPE2101       Educating the Exceptional Learner

Free Electives – 2 credits
Students may take a combination of 1, 2, 0r 3 credit courses to meet the minimum requirement of 130 credits.

Field Experiences – 19 credits
EDU1401      Early Field Experience I
EDU2401      Early Field Experience II
EDU3401      Early Field Experience III
EDU3405      Individual Field Experiences
EDU3423      Physical Education  Clinical
EDU4353      Student Teaching in the Secondary School I
EDU4281      Student Teaching Physical Education in Elementary and Middle Schools

Required Content – 16/17 credits
MTHxxxx     Mathematics Elective (choose one)

  MTH2005  Math for Educators II
MTH2011  Calculus II
MTH2020  Elementary Statistics
MTH2023  College Geometry

MUS4201    Lutheran Worship
SSC3210      World Regional Geography
THE3001    Christian Doctrine I
THE3002    Christian Doctrine II
THE4001     Lutheran Confessional Writings

Science – 27 credits
MTH2010    Calculus I
SCI1102         Physical Science
SCI2001        Advanced Biology
SCI2015        Botany
SCI2025       General Chemistry I
SCI2105        Geology
SCI3003        Zoology
SCI3025        General Chemistry II
SCI4025        Chemistry of Life
SCI4105         Science in Our Society
SCIxxxx         Science Electives (choose two)

MTH2011  Calculus II
SCI2101    Physics: Mechanics
SCI2102    Physics: Electricity and Magnetism
SCI2103    Astronomy
SCI3102    Physics: Light and Optics
SCI3015    Fundamentals of Ecology
SCI4102    Physics: Thermodynamics and Properties of Matter

Professional Education – 25 credits

EDT3002       Teaching with Technology
EDU3241       Teaching Science Concepts
EDU3348       Teaching Science in Middle & Secondary Schools
EDU4210       Curriculum & Instruction in Elementary & Middle Schools
EDU4302       Reading in the Content Areas
PSY3020        Psychology of Learning
PSY3031        Adolescent Psychology
SPE2101        Educating the Exceptional Learner

Field Experiences – 19 credits
EDU1401       Early Field Experience I
EDU2401       Early Field Experience II
EDU3401       Early Field Experience III
EDU3405       Individual Field Experiences
EDU3424       Science Clinical
EDU4353       Student Teaching in the Secondary School I
EDU4355       Student Teaching in the Secondary School II

Required Content – 16/17 credits
MTHxxxx     Mathematics Elective (choose one)

MTH2005   Math for Educators II
MTH2011   Calculus I
MTH2020   Elementary Statistics
MTH2023   College Geometry

MUS4201     Lutheran Worship
SSC3210       World Regional Geography
THE3001     Christian Doctrine I
THE3002     Christian Doctrine II
THE4001     Lutheran Confessional Writings

Science – 33 credits
SCI1102     Physical Science
SCI2001    Advanced Biology
SCI2010    Human Anatomy & Physiology I
SCI2015     Botany
SCI2025    General Chemistry I
SCI3003    Zoology
SCI3005    Genetics
SCI3010    Human Anatomy & Physiology II
SCI3015     Fundamentals of Ecology
SCI4025    Chemistry of Life
SCI4105     Science in Our Society

Professional Education – 25 credits

EDT3002     Teaching with Technology
EDU3241     Teaching Science Concepts
EDU3348     Teaching Science in Middle & Secondary Schools
EDU4210     Curriculum & Instruction in Elementary & Middle Schools
EDU4302     Reading in the Content Areas
PSY3020      Psychology of Learning
PSY3031       Adolescent Psychology
SPE2101       Educating the Exceptional Learner

Field Experiences – 19 credits
EDU1401     Early Field Experience I
EDU2401     Early Field Experience II
EDU3401     Early Field Experience III
EDU3405     Individual Field Experiences
EDU3424     Science Clinical
EDU4353     Student Teaching in the Secondary School I
EDU4355     Student Teaching in the Secondary School II

Required Content – 17 credits
MTHxxxx     Mathematics Elective (choose one)

MTH2005     Math for Educators II
MTH2020     Elementary Statistics
MTH2023    College Geometry

MUS4201     Lutheran Worship
SSC3210       World Regional Geography
THE3001     Christian Doctrine I
THE3002     Christian Doctrine II
THE4001      Lutheran Confessional Writings

Science – 36 credits
MTH2010     Calculus I
MTH2011      Calculus II
SCI2015         Botany
SCI2025        General Chemistry I
SCI2101         Physics: Mechanics
SCI2102        Physics: Electricity and Magnetism
SCI2103        Astronomy
SCI2105        Geology
SCI3003       Zoology
SCI3025        General Chemistry II
SCI3102        Physics: Light and Optics
SCI4102        Physics: Thermodynamics and Properties of Matter
SCI4105        Science in Our Society

Professional Education – 25 credits
EDT3002     Teaching with Technology
EDU3241     Teaching Science Concepts
EDU3348     Teaching Science in Middle & Secondary Schools
EDU4210     Curriculum & Instruction in Elementary & Middle Schools
EDU4302     Reading in the Content Areas
PSY3020      Psychology of Learning
PSY3031       Adolescent Psychology
SPE2101       Educating the Exceptional Learner

Field Experiences – 19 credits
EDU1401     Early Field Experience I
EDU2401     Early Field Experience II
EDU3401     Early Field Experience III
EDU3405     Individual Field Experiences
EDU3424     Science Clinical
EDU4353     Student Teaching in the Secondary School I
EDU4355     Student Teaching in the Secondary School II

Required Content – 11 credits
MUS4201     Lutheran Worship
THE3001     Christian Doctrine I
THE3002     Christian Doctrine II
THE4001     Lutheran Confessional Writings

Social Studies – 30 credits
HIS2112      The Rise of the West
HIS3024     US Government
HIS3025     American Scene to 1877
HIS3104     Reformation Era
HIS4110      Foundations of History
SSC3201     Sociology
SSC3202     Principles of Economics
SSC3210     World Regional Geography
HISxxxx     History Electives

HIS3001  Survey of Art
HIS3020  Early America: Revolution & Constitution
HIS3021  The Union in Crisis
HIS3022  America’s Gilded Age and Progressive Era
*HIS3026 Immigration & Ethnicity in US History
HIS3027  Religion in United States History
HIS3101  The Ancient Near East
HIS3102  The High Middle Ages
HIS3105  First Century Roman World
HIS3110  History of Modern China
HIS3110  Modern Russia
HIS3121  From Despots to Nation States
HIS3125  The Arab-Israeli Conflict
HIS4101  The World in the 20th Century

*Can only be used to meet one elective, either the General Education Intercultural elective or a History-Social Science elective.

SSCxxxx     Social Science Electives

SSC2201   Geography of North America
SSC3030  Introduction to Philosophy

Professional Education – 22 credits
EDT3002     Teaching with Technology
EDU3349     Teaching Social Studies in Middle & Secondary Schools
EDU4210     Curriculum & Instruction in Elementary & Middle Schools
EDU4302     Reading in the Content Areas
PSY3020      Psychology of Learning
PSY3031       Adolescent Psychology
SPE2101       Educating the Exceptional Learner

Free Electives – 10 credits
Students may take a combination of 1, 2, or 3 credit courses to meet the minimum requirement of 130 credits.

Field Experiences – 19 credits
EDU1401      Early Field Experience I
EDU2401     Early Field Experience II
EDU3401     Early Field Experience III
EDU3405     Individual Field Experiences
EDU3425     Social Studies Clinical
EDU4353     Student Teaching in the Secondary School I
EDU4355     Student Teaching in the Secondary School II

Required Content – 14 credits
MUS4201     Lutheran Worship
SSC3210       World Regional Geography
THE3001     Christian Doctrine I
THE3002    Christian Doctrine II
THE4001     Lutheran Confessional Writings

Spanish – 33 credits
SPN2001     Intermediate Spanish I
SPN2002    Intermediate Spanish II
SPN2011     Intermediate Spanish III
SPN2012    Communicating Christ in Spanish
SPN3001    Latin American Culture & Civilization
SPN3011     Advanced Spanish Conversation
SPN4000    Spanish & Latin American Literature
SPN4001     Selected Topics in Spanish I
SPN4002     Selected Topics in Spanish II
SPN4011      Spanish Immersion I

Professional Education – 25 credits
EDT3002     Teaching with Technology
EDU3352     Teaching World Languages & Culture
EDU4210     Curriculum & Instruction in Elementary & Middle Schools
EDU4302     Reading in the Content Areas
PSY2002      Psychology of Human Growth and Development
PSY3020      Psychology of Learning
PSY3031       Adolescent Psychology
SPE2101       Educating the Exceptional Learner

Free Electives – 1 credit
Students may take a combination of 1, 2, or 3 credits courses to meet the minimum requirements of 130 credits.

Field Experiences – 19 credits
EDU1401       Early Field Experience I
EDU2401       Early Field Experience II
EDU3401       Early Field Experience III
EDU3405       Individual Field Experiences
EDU3426       World Languages Clinical
EDU4282       Student Teaching Spanish in Elementary and Middle Schools
EDU4353       Student Teaching in the Secondary School I

Required Content – 20 credits
MTH2004     Math for Educators I
MTH2005     Math for Educators II
MUS4201      Lutheran Worship
SCI1102         Physical Science
SSC3210        World Regional Geography
THE3001      Christian Doctrine I
THE3002      Christian Doctrine II
THE4001      Lutheran Confessional Writings

Special Education – 24 credits
SPE1101     Foundations of Special Education
SPE2101    Educating the Exceptional Learner
SPE2102    Diagnosis and Assessment of Students with Special Needs
SPE2103    The IEP Process and Professional Practice
SPE2104    Intellectual, Developmental and Physical/Health Disabilities
SPE3101    Learning Disabilities and Emotional/Behavioral Disorders
SPE3102    Assistive Technology in Special Education
SPE3103    Transition Planning and Collaboration in Special Education

Professional Education – 29 credits
EDU3201     Children’s Literature
EDU3205     Teaching Language Arts
EDU3210     Teaching Reading
EDU3247     Teaching Mathematics in Pre-K – 8th Grade
EDU3351     Teaching Special Education
EDU4210     Curriculum & Instruction in Elementary & Middle Schools
EDU4302     Reading in the Content Areas
EDT3002      Teaching with Technology
PSY2002      Psychology of Human Growth and Development
PSY3020      Psychology of Learning

Field Experiences – 20 credits
EDU1401     Early Field Experience I
EDU2401     Early Field Experience II
EDU3401     Early Field Experience III
EDU3405     Individual Field Experiences
EDU3411      Literacy Clinical
EDU3427     Special Education Clinical
EDU4268     Student Teaching Special Education in Elementary and Middle Schools
EDU4354     Student Teaching Special Education in Secondary Schools