Director of Teacher Education: Joan Whipp, Ph.D.

The early adolescence/adolescence teacher education program leads to a teaching license for grades 6 through 12. Students who select this program must meet the College of Education’s admission and retention requirements and must complete the following components:

  1. The University Core of Common Studies (UCCS).
  2. A Middle/Secondary Education major, which includes specific state-mandated education requirements.
  3. An academic major from the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences or the Diederich College of Communication.

The approved majors and minors for teaching certification through Marquette have been cooperatively developed by the College of Education and the colleges and departments of the university. All students intending to teach at the early adolescence/adolescence level must complete at least one academic major in addition to their Middle/Secondary Education major.

Students who intend to complete the teacher education program through the Marquette University College of Education are strongly encouraged to meet with the assistant dean of undergraduate advising and student services in the Office of Teacher Education as early as possible to avoid delays in their program.

Academic Majors

Klingler College of Arts and Sciences Academic Majors

  • Biology
  • Broad Field Science
  • Chemistry
  • Economics
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • History
  • Latin
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Spanish

Diederich College of Communication Majors

  • Communication Studies
  • Journalism
  • Theatre Arts

Minors for Certification at the Secondary Level

  • Biology
  • Broad Field Social Science
  • Chemistry
  • Communication Studies
  • English
  • History
  • Latin
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Theatre Arts

University Core of Common Studies / Education Core Requirements

Rhetoric (R)6
Rhetoric and Composition 1
Rhetoric and Composition 2
Contemporary Presentation
Mathematical Reasoning (MR)3
Any approved UCCS MR course
Individual and Social Behavior (ISB)3
Any approved UCCS ISB course
Diverse Cultures (DC)3
Introduction to Schooling in a Diverse Society
Literature and Performing Arts (LPA)3
Any approved UCCS LPA course
Histories of Cultures and Societies (HCS)6
Growth of Western Civilization to 1715
Growth of Western Civilization since 1715
And
Survey of Latin America
Africa
East Asia
Science and Nature (SN)6-8
Major Concepts in Modern Science 1
And
Major Concepts in Modern Science 2
Or
Biology for Non-Science Majors
And
Earth and Environmental Physics
Human Nature and Ethics (HNE)6
Philosophy of Human Nature
Theory of Ethics
Theology (T)6
Introduction to Theology
One additional approved second-level UCCS T course
Foreign Language0-8
Foreign Language competence through the elementary college level (1001 and 1002)
Fine Arts3
Wisconsin DPI requirement
Total Credit Hours45-55

Middle/Secondary Education Major

To be eligible for an early adolescence/adolescence teaching license, students must complete the following courses in the College of Education:

EDUC 1210Introduction to Schooling in a Diverse Society3
EDUC 1220Psychology of Human Development in Children and Adolescents in a Diverse Society3
EDUC 2227Introduction to Learning and Assessment3
EDUC 3240Critical Inquiry into Contemporary Issues3
EDUC 4037Literacy in the Content Areas3
EDUC 4217Children and Youth with Exceptional Needs3
EDUC 4297Teaching in the Middle School4
EDUC 4540Philosophy of Education3
EDUC 4965Student Teaching: Middle/Secondary15
And one advanced methods course in their teaching major/minor.3
Total Credit Hours43

Students must check with their advisers in the College of Education in regard to sequence and admission requirements. EDUC 4965 Student Teaching: Middle/Secondary, is the last course to be completed in the program. Students must apply and be approved by the Office of Teacher Education to student teach.

Typical Program for Early Adolescence/Adolescence Majors

Freshman
First TermHoursSecond TermHours
ARSC 1020 or BIOL 1009 (UCCS (SN))4ARSC 1021 or PHYS 10094
ENGL 1001 (UCCS (R))3ENGL 1002 or COMM 1100 (UCCS (R))3
FOLA I - Foreign Language I 4FOLA II - Foreign Language II4
THEO I UCCS (T)3HIST 1301, 1401, or 15013
EDUC 1210 (UCCS (DC) requires fieldwork)3EDUC 12203
 17 17
Sophomore
First TermHoursSecond TermHours
HIST 1001 or 1002 (UCCS (HCS))3UCCS (ISB)3
MATH UCCS (MR)3PHIL 1001 (UCCS (HNE))3
Major3Major3
Major3Major3
EDUC 2227 (requires fieldwork)3Elective3
Field Experience I  
 15 15
Junior
First TermHoursSecond TermHours
PHIL 2310 (UCCS (HNE))3Literature (UCCS (LPA)) - any approved lit3
THEO Second-level (UCCS (T))3Major3
Major3Major3
Major3EDUC 4297 (requires fieldwork)4
EDUC 4037 (requires fieldwork)3EDUC 45403
EDUC 4217 (requires fieldwork)3Junior Level Practicum 
Field Experience II  
 18 16
Senior
First TermHoursSecond TermHours
Fine Arts elective3EDUC 4965 (requires fieldwork)15
Major3 
Major3 
EDUC 32403 
Advanced Methods (requires fieldwork)3 
Elective, if needed to reach 128 credits  
Field Experience III  
 15 15
Total credit hours: 128

Note: Some majors may require more major courses than the number of courses listed.

Broad Field Science Major with Minors in Biology, Chemistry or Physics

A person with a Broad Field Science license may teach any science class at the early adolescence – adolescence level, up through grade 10, and any basic or fusion science class in grades 11-12 that is not: A) a semester-long discrete course in a science subcategory – e.g. life and environmental science; B) an honors, IB, or advanced placement course; C) part of the college preparatory sequence and/or an elective course with more depth of content than basic courses. To teach a course under the criteria in A, B, or C (above), the candidate must hold a license in that subject area.

Interested students should see the chairs of biology, chemistry, or physics, their advisers, and the College of Education director of undergraduate advising.

Students completing all of the course work earn a broad field science major and a  minor in the specific science area of study.

Required courses for all broad field science majors are:

BIOL 1001General Biology 13
BIOL 1002General Biology 23
BIOL 2001Principles of Biological Investigation3
CHEM 1001General Chemistry 14
CHEM 1002General Chemistry 24
CHEM 2111Organic Chemistry 14
or CHEM 2113 Organic Chemistry for Majors 1
PHYS 1001General Physics 14
or PHYS 1003 General Physics with Introductory Calculus 1
or PHYS 1013 Classical and Modern Physics with Calculus 1
PHYS 1002General Physics 24
or PHYS 1004 General Physics with Introductory Calculus 2
or PHYS 1014 Classical and Modern Physics with Calculus 2
PHYS 1009Earth and Environmental Physics3
BIOL 4101Biochemistry and the Molecular Basis of Biology3
Total Credit Hours35

Biology minor for teaching certification requirements:

CHEM 2112Organic Chemistry 24
or CHEM 2114 Organic Chemistry for Majors 2
CHEM 3201Quantitative Analysis4
BIOL 2201Genetics3
BIOL 4101Biochemistry and the Molecular Basis of Biology3
One additional BIOL course3
MATH 1410Calculus for the Biological Sciences3
or MATH 1450 Calculus 1
One additional MATH or COSC course3
Total Credit Hours23

Chemistry minor for teaching certification requirements:

CHEM 2112Organic Chemistry 24
or CHEM 2114 Organic Chemistry for Majors 2
CHEM 3201Quantitative Analysis4
MATH 1410Calculus for the Biological Sciences3
or MATH 1450 Calculus 1
BIOL 4101Biochemistry and the Molecular Basis of Biology3
COSC 1000Introduction to Computer Science3
Total Credit Hours17

Physics minor for teaching certification requirements:

PHYS 2005Modern Physics: The States of Matter3
PHYS 2005Modern Physics: The States of Matter3
MATH 1450Calculus 14
MATH 1451Calculus 24
MATH 2450Calculus 34
Total Credit Hours18

 

Broad Field Social Science Minor

The Interdisciplinary Minor in Broad Field Social Science is open only to students majoring in education with a second major in history, political science (only Concentration I: Politics, according the Political Science section of this bulletin), psychology or sociology. This minor allows students to prepare for the license extension offered by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction for Broad Field Social Studies and one additional area of licensure. In order to complete the minor, students must complete five of the required courses (15 credits) and then choose four courses (12 credits) from one of the concentrations. Courses completed for the concentration cannot be in an area that corresponds with the student’s major.

Required Courses
ECON 1001Introduction to Economics3
or ECON 1103 Principles of Microeconomics
or ECON 1104 Principles of Macroeconomics
EDUC 1220Psychology of Human Development in Children and Adolescents in a Diverse Society3
or PSYC 3101 Developmental Psychology: Conception Through Adolescence
HIST 1001Growth of Western Civilization to 17153
or HIST 1002 Growth of Western Civilization since 1715
POSC 2201American Politics3
or POSC 2401 Comparative Politics
or POSC 2601 International Politics
SOCI 1001Principles of Sociology3
Complete one of the following concentrations:12
ECON Concentration
Principles of Microeconomics
Principles of Macroeconomics
Two ECON Upper Division Electives
HIST Concentration
Introduction to American History
Survey of Latin America
Africa
East Asia
Two HIST Upper Division Electives
POSC Concentration
Two of the following:
American Politics
Comparative Politics
International Politics
And two POSC Upper Division Electives
PSYC Concentration
General Psychology
Three PSYC Upper Division Electives
Total Credit Hours27

A person with a Broad Field Social Studies license may teach any social studies class at the early adolescence-adolescence level, up through grade 10 and any basic or fusion social studies class in grades 11-12 that is not: A) a semester-long discrete course in a social studies subcategory – e.g. psychology; B) an honors, IB, or advanced placement course; C) part of the college preparatory sequence and/or an elective course with more depth of content than basic courses. To teach a course under the criteria in A, B, or C (above), the candidate must hold a license in that subject area.

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