Middle and secondary education major graduates are eligible for Minnesota licensure and for assignment to secondary schools of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod in their chosen subject area.  Graduates of the Communication Arts and Literature, Mathematics, Sciences, and Social Studies majors are not eligible for assignment to Wisconsin Synod elementary schools.   Graduates of the Vocal or Instrumental Music, Physical Education, and Spanish 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.

Communication Arts & Literature Education Major

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
ENG3305         Advanced 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
EDU3344         Teaching Communication Arts in Middle & Secondary Schools
EDU4210         Curriculum & Instruction in Elementary & Middle Schools
EDU4302         Reading in the Content Areas
EDT3002          Teaching with Technology
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

Mathematics Education Major

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 – 36 credits
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
EDU3345         Teaching Mathematics in  Middle & Secondary Schools
EDU4210         Curriculum & Instruction in Elementary & Middle Schools
EDU4302         Reading in the Content Areas
PSY3020          Psychology of Learning
EDT3002          Teaching with Technology
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

Music Education- Instrumental Music Major

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 .5 of General Education requirement)
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      Sight Singing & Ear Training I   (fulfills Vocal / Choral requirement)
MUS1111      Sight Singing & Ear Training II  (fulfills Vocal / Choral requirement)
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
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
EDT3002          Teaching with Technology
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

Music Education- Vocal Music Major

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  (fulfills .5 of General Education requirement)
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      Sight Singing & Ear Training I  (fulfills Vocal/Choral requirement)
MUS1111      Sight Singing & Ear Training II  (fulfills Vocal/Choral requirement)
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
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
EDT3002          Teaching with Technology
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

Physical Education Major

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
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
EDT3002          Teaching with Technology
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 II

Science Education - Chemistry Major

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

MTH2003  Elements of Mathematics
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 – 33 credits
MTH2010     Calculus I
SCI1102         Physical Science
SCI2025        General Chemistry I
SCI2001        Advanced Biology
SCI2105        Geology
SCI3025        General Chemistry II
SCI4025        Chemistry of Life
SCI4105        Science in Our Society
SCIxxxx         Science Minor Elective (choose one)

SCI2015   Botany
SCI2020 Marine Ecology
SCI3003    Zoology

SCIxxxx        Science Electives (choose two)

MTH2011 Calculus II
SCI2020    Marine Ecology
SCI2101    Physics: Mechanics
SCI2102    Physics: Electricity and Magnetism
SCI2103    Astronomy
SCI3102    Physics: Light and Optics
SCI3103    Meteorology
SCI3015    Fundamentals of Ecology
SCI4102    Physics: Thermodynamics and Properties of Matter

Professional Education – 25 credits
EDU3241       Teaching Science Concepts
EDU3348       Teaching Science in Middle & Secondary Schools
EDU4210       Curriculum & Instruction in Elementary & Middle Schools
EDU4302       Reading in the Content Areas
EDT3002        Teaching with Technology
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

Science Education - Life Science Major

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

MTH2003   Elements of Mathematics
MTH2010   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
SCI2025         General Chemistry I
SCI3005         Genetics
SCI3010         Human Anatomy & Physiology II
SCI3015         Fundamentals of Ecology
SCI4025         Chemistry of Life
SCI4105         Science in Our Society
SCIxxxx         Science Minor Elective (Choose two)

SCI2015  Botany
SCI2020  Marine Ecology
SCI3003  Zoology

Professional Education – 25 credits
EDU3241         Teaching Science Concepts
EDU3348         Teaching Science in Middle & Secondary Schools
EDU4210         Curriculum & Instruction in Elementary & Middle Schools
EDU4302         Reading in the Content Areas
EDT3002          Teaching with Technology
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

Science Education- Physics Major

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

MTH2003     Elements of Mathematics
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
SCI2025         General Chemistry I
SCI2101         Physics: Mechanics
SCI2102         Physics: Electricity and Magnetism
SCI2103         Astronomy
SCI2105         Geology
SCI3025         General Chemistry II
SCI3102         Physics: Light and Optics
SCUI4102       Physics: Thermodynamics and Properties of Matter
SCI4105         Science in Our Society
SCIxxxx           Science Minor Elective (choose one)

SCI2015    Botany
SCI2020 Marine Ecology
SCI3003    Zoology

Professional Education – 25 credits
EDU3241         Teaching Science Concepts
EDU3348         Teaching Science in Middle & Secondary Schools
EDU4210         Curriculum & Instruction in Elementary & Middle Schools
EDU4302         Reading in the Content Areas
EDT3002          Teaching with Technology
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

Social Studies Education Major

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
SSC2201        Geography of North America
SSC3201        Sociology
SSC3202       Principles of Economics
SSC3210        World Regional Geography
HISxxx          History Elective (choose one)

HIS2120  History of Science
HIS3001  Survey of Art
HIS3020  Early America: Revolution & Constitution
HIS3021  The Union in Crisis
HIS3022  America’s Gilded Age and Progressive Era
HIS3023  Lutheranism in America
HIS3101  The Ancient Near East
HIS3102  The High Middle Ages
HIS3105  First Century Roman World
HIS3110  History of Modern China
HIS3121  From Despots to Nation States
HIS3125  The Arab-Israeli Conflict
HIS4101  The World in the 20th Century

Professional Education – 22 credits
EDU3349         Teaching Social Studies in Middle & Secondary Schools
EDU4210         Curriculum & Instruction in Elementary & Middle Schools
EDU4302         Reading in the Content Areas
EDT3002         Teaching with Technology
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

Spanish Education Major

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
EDU3350         Teaching World Languages
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
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

Special Education Major

Required Content – 20 credits
MTH2003     Elements of Mathematics
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
EDU3246     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