Education

http://www.uwplatt.edu/education

Department Chair: Alison Bunte
Office: 139 Doudna
Phone: 608-342-1131
E-mail: bunte@uwplatt.edu
Professors:
Gwendolyn Coe
Walter C. Iselin
Carol M. Lange
Tom Lo Guidice
John F. Nkemnji
Kimberly Tuescher
James J. King (Emeritus)
Associate Professors:
Alison Brooke Bunte
Rea Kirk
William McBeth
Rod Zentner
Assistant Professors:
Dominic Barraclough
David Braun y Harycki
Joseph Guenther
Becky Glasson Lee
Lectures:
Tom Antczak
Chris Bianchi
Clyde Bunte
Dave Chellevold
Troy Cobb
Pam Connolly
Ulrich Daeuber
Linda Doser
Lisa Emendorfer
Loren Finn
Jodean Grunow
Dale Henze
Vic Levy
Heather Loring
Colleen McCabe
James Nickasch
Julie Phillips
Scott Ringgenberg
Scott Soja

Teacher Licensure:

Teacher Education:

Counselor Education

Physical Education and Health:

Misson Of The School Of Education

The mission of the School of Education is to serve the pre- and in-service needs of professionals in Southwestern Wisconsin and beyond.

Baccalaureate: The undergraduate curriculum prepares candidates for initial licensure as professional educators.

Post Baccalaureate: A variety of programs (e.g., cross categorical, education administration, reading licensure) are provided to assist teachers to extend their licensure areas and build professional portfolios.

Master of Science in Education: The graduate curriculum focuses on the enrichment of the professional in current practice, based on career cycle needs.

Partnership: The School and Center of Education for the Young Adolescent are in partnership to respond to the University of Wisconsin-Platteville mission that includes specialized programs in middle school education. There are multitudes of formal and informal partnerships that exist within the university community and other agencies and industries wherein reciprocal services are provided.

Knowledge, Skill, And Disposition Statements

Domain 1: Planning and Preparation

Candidates will:

Domain 2: The Classroom Environment

Candidates will:

Domain 3: Instruction

Candidates will:

Domain 4: Professional Responsibilities

Candidates will:

Please contact the School of Education for further details regarding the assessment plan.

About The School And Majors

Undergraduate program areas within the School of Education include Physical Education/Health and Teacher Education. The school also includes graduate programs in Counselor Education and Teacher Education. Programs include:

Counselor Education
Contact Dominic Barraclough, Ph.D.
e-mail barracld@uwplatt.edu or phone 608-342-1252
Physical Education and Health
Contact Colleen McCabe,
e-mail mccabec@uwplatt.edu or phone 608-342-1573
Teacher Education
Contact Gwen Coe, Ph.D.
e-mail coe@uwplatt.edu or phone 608-342-1131

The School of Education has a rich history at UWPlatteville. The university has been preparing teachers since the first Normal School was established in 1866. The school takes great pride in this tradition and is committed to the continuation of quality in its educational offerings and programs.

The degree programs build on the School of Education theme, Best Practices Make the Difference. Best practices follow a developmental, reflective model. Best practices teachers are defined as professionals who are aware of the developmental stages of their students as well as their own professional developmental needs. Best practices teachers are growing in their skills of providing developmentally appropriate instruction and effective teacher strategies to assist students in becoming reflective thinkers. Best practices teachers are themselves reflective thinkers.

The School of Education administers professional education programs at UW-Platteville and is responsible for the preparation of teachers. The School of Education is responsible for all professional and clinical programs; serves as a resource center for students, faculty, program directors and administrators; maintains appropriate student records; and maintains appropriate records for accreditation and Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction program approval, and for National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) approval.

Center Of Education For The Young Adolescent

The School of Education is proud of its association with the Center of Education for the Young Adolescent (CEYA), a national leader in middle level education which provides professional development programs and resources for those involved with the young adolescent. The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents designated CEYA as a Center of Excellence in Middle Level Education, the only such designation in the state. CEYA's summer seminar, Teaching the Transescent, is the oldest and largest team-structured seminar for middle level educators in the United States. More information on CEYA can be obtained by calling 1-800-208-7041 or by visiting its website at http://www.uwplatt.edu/ceya.

Title II Reporting

Amendments to the Higher Education Act signed into law October 1998 require that institutions of higher education and state departments of education supply data to the United States Secretary of Education to be used in an annual report card on teacher preparation. In compliance with reporting requirements, UW-Platteville provides the following information:

UW-Platteville offers teacher education programs leading to certification in early childhood, elementary, middle, and middle/secondary education, and in PK-12 special fields. During the 2002-2003 academic year, 403 students who had been admitted to the School of Education were enrolled in education programs at the university. Of these 403 teacher candidates, 163 participated in supervised practice teaching, which required an average of 700 hours to complete. The 163 teacher candidates were supervised by 50 faculty, which resulted in a student to faculty ratio of 18.13 to 1.

Teacher Licensure Requirements

The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) makes periodic changes in teacher licensure requirements that may affect teacher education programs. It is the responsibility of all students to contact the Office of the Director of the School of Education to make certain that they have the most current information to ensure proper planning. All students enrolled in teacher preparation programs must proceed through three steps:

  1. Admission to the School of Education
  2. Admission to Student Teaching
  3. Licensure

Note:

(A.) Any student seeking teaching licensure who has been convicted of a criminal offense must contact the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction to discuss eligibility for a teaching license.

(B.) The Department of Public Instruction regularly changes licensure requirements. Any requirement changed after publication of this catalog will still be required of the student to be licensed. Students should check with their advisors regularly to determine needed changes in their programs due to changes in licensure rules.

Admission To The School Of Education

Level 1 Benchmark

All students intending to become teachers in elementary, middle or secondary school should take the Pre-Professional Skills Test (PPST) in their freshman year. All students should file application for admission to the School of Education by their sophomore year at UWP.

Note: Only students who have been admitted to the School of Education may enroll in restricted education courses.

Transfer students must earn a minimum of 15 credits at UWP before admission to the School of Education. Transfer students may apply for admission during their first semester on campus and complete interview(s) and other requirements that semester.

To be eligible for admission, teacher candidates must meet the following minimum requirements:

  1. Satisfactory completion of the Pre-Professional Skills Test (PPST). Passing scores for PPST are reading 175, writing 174 and mathematics 173. Teacher candidates should take the PPST during their freshman year.
  2. Have grades of "C" or better in the following courses: English composition (1130 and 1230), Speech (2010 is strongly recommended though 1010 will satisfy the speech requirement), 1230 Intro to Ed or 2320 Intro to Phy Ed, and 2010 Computer Apps in Ed.
  3. Attend and have written verification that the teacher candidate attended the STEPS presentation during Intro to Ed/Intro to Phy Ed class.
  4. Be recommended for admission by two people (other than friends, relatives, or UWP faculty) who can assess the student's potential to be a teacher.
  5. Have earned 40 semester credits in an accredited college of which at least 15 credits have been earned at UWP.
  6. Have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.65 or better.
  7. Prepare an admission portfolio and submit it to the interview committee during Pre-Professional Days.
  8. Be recommended for admission by an SoE interview committee during Pre-Professional Days.
  9. Satisfy tutoring requirement for students in early childhood/middle childhood (birth to age 11) program.

A student may be denied admission to the School of Education on the basis of either a low grade point average (GPA) or unsatisfactory scores on any subsection of the Pre-Professional Skills Test (PPST). In addition, a student might be denied admission based on faculty assessment of the applicant's capacity to complete successfully the requirements of a professional teacher education program and to carry out the responsibilities of beginning teachers.

A student who has been denied admission on the basis of any of the established criteria may file an appeal with the chair of the Teacher Education Committee.

Level 2 Benchmark

After admission to the School of Education, students complete course work that includes the Professional Semester, a block of courses, including methods courses and pre-student teaching field assignments, which give students the opportunity to demonstrate content knowledge, teaching skills and professional dispositions. Students must submit a Level 2 Portfolio as evidence of their competencies.

Level 3 Benchmark

Students must pass the appropriate Praxis II Content test(s) prior to student teaching. Student teaching is the final component of the teacher education program and is scheduled for a full semester based on the local school calendar. Normally student teaching is completed in a school district within a 100-mile radius of Platteville. Upon completion of student teaching, students must submit a Level 3 Portfolio.

Intern Teaching

A limited number of students are permitted to complete an internship in lieu of regular student teaching. Intern candidates must have a minimum GPA of 3.0. Intern candidates are carefully screened by faculty and are interviewed by school districts as part of the selection process. The intern works in a team relationship with one or more teachers in the school system, spends a full semester under contract with the school district, is licensed by the Department of Public Instruction, and receives compensation for duties performed. Contact the Coordinator of Clinical Experiences for more information.

Licensure

To become licensed to teach in the state of Wisconsin students must complete the following steps before an application form is submitted to the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction or other state.

  1. Complete the teacher education program with the minimum required grade point average in the major, minor and professional education courses.
  2. Meet the minimum overall GPA of 2.75 required to complete the program.
  3. Be judged as meeting all required performance standards reflected in the Wisconsin Teacher Standards and the knowledges, skills and dispositions of the UW-Platteville School of Education program. Initial teacher candidates must have evidence of successful review of a portfolio of artifacts reflecting their teaching performance and passing of the appropriate Praxis II content test(s).
  4. Obtain a license application from the Certification Officer of the School of Education.
  5. Pay the required fee and submit the completed application to the Certification Officer of the School of Education.

After transcripts have been reviewed, the Certification Officer may recommend licensure to the Department of Public Instruction.

Students who seek licensure in states other than Wisconsin should contact the Certification Officer of the School of Education for information on how to obtain the appropriate application form.

Note: Some states may require a background character verification such as that required by the State of Wisconsin.

Approved Licensure Programs

All licensure programs require the completion of a major and a professional education component.

Approved comprehensive majors, academic majors and minors are listed below. More detailed information on individual majors and minors (and the course descriptions) can be found by looking under the department or school that houses the major or minor. The listing will also include the college in which the department is housed.

Approved Comprehensive Majors

Approved Majors

Approved Minors

Approved Concentrations

Statutory And Administrative Code Requirements

Conservation

Teachers of science, social studies, early childhood, elementary and agriculture education programs are required to complete course work in environmental education. GEOGRPHY 3330 Environmental Conservation partially fulfills this requirement. A specified field experience completes this requirement.

Cooperatives

Wisconsin statutes specify that "in granting certificates for the teaching of courses in economics, social studies and agriculture, adequate instruction in cooperatives shall be required." AGINDUS 2500 Producer and Consumer Cooperatives fulfills this requirement. Also, HISTORY 1430 History of the U.S. since 1877 includes a unit on cooperatives which satisfies this requirement for social studies teachers.

Reading

For teachers in B-11 programs, Wisconsin requires course work in the teaching of reading and language arts using appropriate instructional methods, including phonics.

Minority Relations

Wisconsin requires that all students completing teacher preparation programs demonstrate knowledge and understanding of minority group relations including all of the following:

  1. The history, culture, and tribal sovereignty of American Indian tribes and bands located in Wisconsin.
  2. The history, culture, and contributions of women and various racial, cultural, language and economic groups in the United States.
  3. The philosophical and psychological bases of attitude development and change.
  4. The psychological and social implications of discrimination, especially racism and sexism in American society.
  5. Evaluating and assessing the forces of discrimination, especially racism and sexism on faculty, students, curriculum, instruction, and assessment in the school program.
  6. Minority group relations through direct involvement with various racial, cultural, language, and economic groups in the United States.

In addition, students must demonstrate knowledge of conflict resolution including all of the following:

  1. Resolving conflicts between pupils and between pupils and school staff.
  2. Assisting pupils in learning methods of resolving conflicts between pupils and between pupils and school staff, including training in the use of peer mediation to resolve conflicts between pupils.
  3. Dealing with crises, including violent, disruptive, potentially violent or potentially disruptive situations that may arise in school or activities supervised by school staff as a result of conflicts between pupils or between pupils and other persons.

Children With Disabilities (CWD)

All applicants for teaching licenses must meet the code requirements with regard to CWD learners. TEACHING 3320 Psychology of Learning Encompassing the Exceptional Child meets this requirement.

School Setting Field Experiences

Effective teacher preparation demands that pre-service teachers have laboratory experiences with children/adolescents during their preparation. These experiences are designed to acquaint teacher candidates with a variety of schools and settings and to encourage them to connect educational theories with practice. Experiences are developmental, structured, and supervised by university and school faculty. Teacher candidates will spend more than 150 hours in school settings prior to student teaching.

Many laboratory experiences are included as requirements in professional education courses such as TEACHING 1230 Introduction to Education and TEACHING 3320 Psychology of Learning Encompassing the Exceptional Child.

Teacher Education Programs

Students seeking teaching licensure must be sure that courses taken for university general education requirements also satisfy the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) requirements. The following are general guidelines. Specific requirements and suggestions are included with the licensure areas that follow this section.

General Requirements

Communication Skills

Mathematics

Students must complete mathematics courses as required by various programs.

Physical Education

Students must complete an approved wellness class (1-3 credits) and an approved physical activity class (1 credit).

Humanities

Education students must complete four approved courses (12 credits) satisfying the following humanities guidelines:

  1. There must be at least one course from each of the three areas of Humanities, Fine Arts, and Historical Perspectives. HISTORY 1020 satisfies the DPI non-western culture requirement and the Historical Perspectives requirement. A literature course is required to fulfill the Humanities requirement.
  2. Students must complete a second course from one of the three areas listed above.

Social Sciences

Students must complete three approved General Education Social Sciences courses (9 credits) satisfying the following:

  1. Students must complete a course in state, local and national government. POLISCI 1230 satisfies this requirement.
  2. Students in early childhood, elementary, elementary/middle, middle level programs, agriculture, any science major/minor or any social sciences major/minor must complete a course in environmental conservation. GEOGRPHY 3330 Environmental Conservation partially satisfies this requirement. A specified field experience completes this requirement.
  3. All students must complete a second course in one of two disciplines selected for this area.

Natural Sciences

All students must complete a 4-5 credit course in physical science and a 4-5 credit course in biological life science (for a 9 credit total). Both must be lab courses.

International Education

Students must complete an approved course in International Education (3 credits). HISTORY 1020 satisfies this requirement.

Ethnic/Gender Studies

Students must complete an approved course in Ethnic/Gender Studies: TEACHING 3630 Ethnic & Gender Equity in Education (3 credits).

Early Childhood/Middle Childhood Education (B-Age 11)

The curriculum in the Early Childhood through Middle Childhood Education program is designed to develop resourceful, creative and competent teachers to work with young children in educational settings. The program, which integrates theory and practice, meets the requirements for birth through age 11 teaching licensure for the State of Wisconsin. Academic course work is enriched by involvement with children and families beginning in the sophomore year, with observation/participation experiences in the UWP Children's Center. Graduates are employed as preschool, kindergarten and elementary teachers; administrators of child care centers; curriculum specialists; and resource and referral specialists within private corporations and the public sector.

General Requirements

Bachelor of Science Degree

Total for graduation: 129-130 credits
General Education: 48-57 credits
Elementary Education Major: 27 credits;
Minor Studies: 24 credits
Professional Education: 31 credits
Licensure requires a GPA of at least 3.00 in major, minor and professional education; 2.75 overall.

General Education (B-11) (48-57 credits)

Overall GPA 2.75 or better

Communication (C's or better required) (8 credits)

Math (C's or better required) (8 credits)

Physical Education (2 credits)

Humanities, Fine Arts, & Historical Perspective (12 credits)

Social Sciences (9 credits)

Natural Sciences (9 credits)

International Ed./Ethnic and Gender Studies (6 credits)

Elementary Education B-11 Major (27 credits)

GPA 3.00 or better and grade of C or better in all courses listed below:

B-11 Early Childhood Minor (24 credits)

GPA 3.00 or better

Professional Education B-11 (31 credits)

GPA 3.00 or better

Special Education/Inclusion Minor

The special education/inclusion minor will lead to adaptive education licensure, which means the holder of a regular education license will also be certified to address children with disabilities (CWD) in the "regular" education classroom.

Courses in this program should be taken in a set sequence by a cohort group that begins each fall semester.

Semester 1 (Fall)

Semester 2 (Spring)

Summer

Semester 3 (Fall)

Semester 4 (Spring)

Chosen from a list of approved courses that deal with topics related to exceptional needs education identified by Teacher Education and other departments and programs such as Psychology, Sociology, Counselor Education, Ehnic Studies, Women's Studies, and Physical Education.

Early Adolescence (Ages 10-14)

Credits requirement for graduation:
General Education 49-58 cr
Minor(s) 24-48 cr
Professional Education 51 cr

General Education

Overall GPA 2.65 or better

Communication (8-9 credits)

C's or better required

Foreign Language:

Students who have not averaged "C" or better in a second year high school language have not met this requirement. Check the catalog for specific requirements.

Math (9 credits)

C's or better required

Physical Education (2 credits)

Humanities, Fine Arts, and Historical Perspective (12 credits)

Social Sciences (9 credits)

Natural Sciences (9 credits)

International Ed./Ethnic and Gender Studies (6-9 credits)

Minors 24-48 cr

GPA 2.75 or better

Interdisciplinary Studies Minor or Minors in Two Academic Areas

Professional Education 51 cr

GPA 2.75 or better

Grade of "C" or better in all courses listed below:

Early Adolescence/Adolescence (Age 10-21)

Middle/Secondary Education Requirements

Credit requirement for graduation: 120 crs and up
General Education 43-49 cr
Major/Minor 36-60 cr
Professional Education 46-55 cr
Range of total credits for completion 125-162 cr

General Education 43-49 cr

Overall GPA 2.65 or better

Communication (8-9 credits)

C's or better required

Foreign Language:

Students who have not averaged "C" or better in a second year high school language have not met this requirement. Check the catalog for specific requirements.

Math (3 credits)

*at or above 1630.

Physical Education (2 credits)

*see class schedule

Humanities, Fine Arts, and Historical Perspective (12 credits)

Social Sciences (9 credits)

* required for all social science and science majors and minors

** if PSYCHLGY 3230 is to be completed as part of Professional Education or in-depth SS course

Natural Sciences (9 credits)

International Ed./Ethnic and Gender Studies (6 credits)

Major/Minor 36-60 cr

GPA 2.75 or better

See appropriate department listings for required courses.

Professional Education 46-55 cr

GPA 2.75 or better

Grade of "C" or better in all courses listed below:

Core Courses:

Must complete Option A or B

Option A 12 cr
Option B 18 cr

Early Childhood through Adolescence (B-Age 21)

Special Fields Requirements

Credit requirement for graduation: 120 crs and up
General Education 43-49 cr
Major 36 cr and up
Professional Education 37-48 cr

General Education 43-49 cr

Overall GPA 2.65 or better

Communication (8-9 credits)

C's or better required

Foreign Language:

Students who have not averaged "C" or better in a second year high school language have not met this requirement. Check the catalog for specific requirements.

Math (3 credits)

*at or above 1630.

Physical Education (2 credits)

*see class schedule

Humanities, Fine Arts, and Historical Perspective (12 credits)

Social Sciences (9 credits)

* required for agriculture and technology majors

Natural Sciences (9 credits)

International Ed./Ethnic and Gender Studies (6 credits)

Major/Minor (credits vary)

GPA 2.75 or better

See appropriate department listings for required courses.

Professional Education

37-48 cr

GPA 2.75 or better

Grade of "C" or better in all courses listed below:

Core Courses:

Must complete Option A, B, or C

Option A 7 cr

*Phy Ed/Health majors see department for sub.

Option B 12 cr

*Phy Ed/Health majors see department for sub.

Option C 18 cr

Counselor Education

Program Contact: Dominic Barraclough
Office: 428 Warner
Phone: 342-1252
E-mail: barracld@uwplatt.edu
Professors:
Kimberly Tuescher
James J. King (Emeritus)
Assistant Professors:
Dominic Barraclough

About The Counselor Education Program

The School of Education offers a Counselor Education program which is primarily responsible for preparing students for a Master of Science in Education (MSE) degree in school, community counseling, and higher education. Undergraduate course offerings also support the teacher education curricula and are valuable to undergraduate students interested in careers working with people. More information can be obtained by calling the department or visiting its web site.

Physical Education and Health

Program Contact: Colleen McCabe
Office: 110 F Williams Fieldhouse
Phone: 342-11796 or 342-1573
E-mail: mccabec@uwplatt.edu
Associate Professor
Rod Zentner
Lecturers
Tom Antczak
Pam Connolly
Ulrich Daeuber
Heather Loring
Colleen McCabe
Scott Ringgenberg

About the Physical Education and Health Program

The School of Education offers a major in physical education with a State of Wisconsin 860 certification in adapted physical education, a minor in physical education for elementary education majors only, a minor in health education and an emphasis in health promotion.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Health and Physical Education program is three fold in nature: 1) to produce pre-service teachers ready to implement "Best Practices" in Health, Physical Education and Adapted Physical Education; 2) to produce Health Promotion Specialists ready for a wide variety of programs utilizing wellness components, such as YMCAs, youth clubs and corporate/club fitness centers; and 3) to provide all university students the opportunity to develop positive concepts of wellness and skills to participate in lifetime wellness activities.

Goals and Objectives

Graduates of the Physical Education program will demonstrate knowledge of and/or skills in:

  1. biological sciences including the structure, function, principles and effects of movement and activity on the human body as well as demonstrated competence in anatomy, physiology, biomechanics, kinesiology and exercise physiology;
  2. health-related fitness, including practical application in an authentic laboratory setting of physical education;
  3. the essential skills and the capacity to teach a wide variety of activities including fundamental motor skills, sports (lifetime, team, individual), movement (creative, rhythms, dance), aquatics and outdoor activities (recreational, experiential);
  4. teaching methods with experiences in organizing, planning, implementing, administering and evaluating a total program of physical education, including curriculum specific to physical education, intramural, recreational and interscholastic activities;
  5. budget development, and the selection, purchase, care and maintenance of facilities, equipment and supplies;
  6. safety procedures, first aid and CPR;
  7. age-appropriate physical training and injury prevention methods;
  8. liability and legal considerations (Title IX, sports law);
  9. pupil conditions which may affect performance in physical education classes including diagnostic methods, teaching techniques, and evaluation and prescriptive programming of pupils whose needs can be met by minor program modification or through specially designed individual programs;
  10. the application of behavioral and social science concepts related to physical education, including foundations, multi-cultural awareness, classroom management, conflict resolution, peer cooperation and mediation, motivational techniques, integration techniques and gender equity.

General Requirements

Bachelor of Science Degree

Total for Graduation 133 credits
General Education 48 credits
Major PE Studies 62 credits
Professional Education 23 credits

Physical Education Major

Grades of "C" or better in all courses required for physical education teaching certification. Students must have a 2.50 overall GPA for admission to teacher education and 2.75 in major and professional education courses for admission to student teaching.

Required Courses:

Science Requirements:

Professional Education Requirements:

Health Promotion Emphasis

Total for Graduation 129 credits
General Education 48 credits
Major PE Studies 69 credits
Other required courses 12 credits

An overall GPA of 2.75 is required to qualify for an internship.

Required Courses:

Other Required Courses:

And a choice of the following:

A minor must be approved by the advisor and the physical education program coordinator.

Recommended:

business administration, psychology, or health education

Required Internships:
Science Requirements:

In order to be assigned to an off-campus internship, the student must meet the following criteria:

  1. Senior standing
  2. Overall GPA of 2.75 or better
  3. Attainment of grade "C" or better in all health and physical education courses
  4. Successful completion of Level I and II internships

State of Wisconsin 860 Licensure/Adapted Physical Education

The following courses will satisfy the Department of Public Instruction requirements for an 860 Physical Education/Special Education three-year licensure (licensure in adapted physical education):

Health Education Minor (29 credits)

Science Requirements: