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
HIS3011 US History II
MUS4201 Lutheran Worship
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 – 28 credits
EDT3002 Teaching with Technology
EDU3001 Classroom Management
EDU3315 Teaching Religion 5-12
EDU3330 Multidisciplinary Teaching in Middle Schools
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 – 1 credit
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 – 14 credits
MUS4201  Lutheran Worship
SCI1102   Physical Science
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 – 28 credits
EDT3002  Teaching with Technology
EDU3315  Teaching Religion 5-12
EDU3330  Multidisciplinary Teaching in Middle Schools
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 (fulfills 0.5 of the General Education Requirement)
THE3001  Christian Doctrine I
THE3002  Christian Doctrine II
THE4001  Lutheran Confessional Writings

Music – 42 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
MUS4303  Advanced Instrumental Conducting & Rehearsal Techniques

Professional Education – 32 credits
EDT3002  Teaching with Technology
EDU3221  Teaching Music in Elementary Schools
EDU3315  Teaching Religion 5-12
EDU3330  Multidisciplinary Teaching in Middle 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 – 42 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
MUS4302  Advanced Choral Conducting & Rehearsal Techniques
MUS4306  Vocal Pedagogy

Professional Education – 32 credits
EDT3002  Teaching with Technology
EDU3221  Teaching Music in Elementary Schools
EDU3315  Teaching Religion 5-12
EDU3330  Multidisciplinary Teaching in Middle 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
SPE210  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 – 11 credits
MUS4201  Lutheran Worship
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
PED3006  Principles of Coaching
PED3007  Organization & Administration of Athletics
PED3008  Assessment and Evaluation in Physical Education

PED3009  School and Personal Health
PED4002  Applied Kinesiology
PED4003  Physiology of Exercise
SCI2010  Human Anatomy and Physiology I

Professional Education – 32 credits
EDT3002  Teaching with Technology
EDU3225  Teaching Physical Education
EDU3315  Teaching Religion 5-12
EDU3330  Multidisciplinary Teaching in Middle School
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

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 – 13/14 credits
MTHxxxx  Mathematics Elective (choose one)

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

MUS4201  Lutheran Worship
THE3001  Christian Doctrine I
THE3002  Christian Doctrine II
THE4001  Lutheran Confessional Writings

Science – 33 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 – 31 credits

EDT3002  Teaching with Technology
EDU3241  Teaching Science Concepts
EDU3315  Teaching Religion 5-12
EDU3330  Multidisciplinary Teaching in Middle Schools
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 – 13/14 credits
MTHxxxx     Mathematics Elective (choose one)

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

MUS4201     Lutheran Worship
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 – 31 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 – 13/14 credits
MTHxxxx  Mathematics Elective (choose one

MTH2005     Math for Educators II
MTH2020     Elementary Statistics
MTH2023    College Geometry

MUS4201  Lutheran Worship
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 – 31 credits
EDT3002  Teaching with Technology
EDU3241  Teaching Science Concepts
EDU3315  Teaching Religion 5-12
EDU3330  Multidisciplinary Teaching in Middle Schools
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
HIS2113  The Modern West
HIS3104  Reformation Era
HIS4110  Foundations of History
SSC2001  Social Studies I: Civics and Economics
SSC2202  Social Studies II:  Economics and Sociology
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
HIS3106  The Legacy of Ancient Greece
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.

Professional Education – 29 credits
EDT3002  Teaching with Technology
EDU3001  Classroom Management
EDU3315  Teaching Religion 5-12
EDU3330  Multidisciplinary Teaching in Middle Schools
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 – 3 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
HIS3011  US History II
MUS4201  Lutheran Worship
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 – 27 credits
EDT3002  Teaching with Technology
EDU3315  Teaching Religion 5-12
EDU3330  Multidisciplinary Teaching in Middle Schools
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

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 – 18 credits
MTH2004 Math for Educators I
MTH2005 Math for Educators II
MUS4201 Lutheran Worship
SCI1102 Physical Science
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 Developmental Disabilities
SPE3101 Learning Disabilities and Emotional/Behavioral Disorders
SPE3102 Assistive Technology in Special Education
SPE3103 Transition Planning and Collaboration in Special Education

Professional Education – 32 credits
EDT3002  Teaching with Technology
EDU3001  Classroom Management
EDU3201 Children’s Literature
EDU3205 Teaching Language Arts
EDU3210 Teaching Reading
EDU3215  Teaching Religion or EDU3315  Teaching Religion 5-12
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