STEM Middle Childhood-Early Adolescence - Ages 6-12/13, B.S.

The curriculum in the STEM middle-childhood through early-adolescence education program is designed to develop resourceful, creative, and competent teachers to work with children in primary through middle level educational settings. This innovative program integrates theory and practice with integrated learning design and project based learning.  Graduates will meet the requirements for teaching grades 1-8, with licensure in middle childhood - early adolescence education (MC-EA) for the state of Wisconsin.

Beginning in the sophomore year, academic coursework is enriched by involvement with children and families, through observation/participation experiences in surrounding schools. As students progress through their professional coursework, they are engaged in three consecutive and progressive field experiences prior to student teaching, providing a rich and authentic application of theory in their practice.  Additionally, all graduates of the MC-EA program will graduate with a minor in an approved area of study.  Graduates of this program are employed as elementary or middle-level educators in grades 1-8.

General Requirements:  Bachelor of Science Degree

Course Title Credits
Credit requirement for graduation (non-duplicated credits, 120 needed to graduate)117 credits and up
General Education46-52 credits
Minor(s)24-30 credits
Professional education70-71 credits
Course Title Credits
General Education - (MC-EA)
ENGLISH 1130College Writing I 13
ENGLISH 1230College Writing II 13
Entry Year Experience1
Select one of the following:2-3
Oral Communication for Professionals (acceptable) 1
Speech Communication for Teachers (recommended) 1
Foreign Language:
1 semester on campus or 1 year of high school in same language with C or better0-4
MATH 1030Mathematics for Educators I 23
MATH 2030Mathematics for Educators II 23
MATH 3030Mathematics for Educators III 23
Health and Human Performance:
HHP 1000Fitness Assessment and Management (Satisfied by course HHP 2040)1
HHP XXXXPhysical Activity (see HHP class listing)1
Humanities, Fine Arts and Historical Perspective:
Fine arts course (recommended):3
Art and Children's Literature for Teachers
Art and Social Studies for Teachers
Humanities literature course3
HISTORY 2020World Civilization II3
Social Sciences:
POLISCI 1230Introduction to American Government3
GEOGRPHY 3330Environmental Conservation3
Natural Sciences:
Biological science lab course4-5
Physical science lab course: select from chemistry, geography, geology, physics or physical science4-5
International Education/Ethnic and Gender Studies:
HISTORY 2020World Civilization II (double counts as historical perspective and international education)3
TEACHING 3630Ethnic and Gender Equity in Education (counts for both ethnic and gender studies plus professional education)3
Bachelor of Science degree: Natural Science, Mathematics or Social Science course(s) in addition to courses listed above3
Approved Minor(s) 324-30
Professional Education 4
TEACHING 1230Introduction to Education2
TEACHING 2010Educational Media Theory2
TEACHING 2130Human Growth and Development3
or PSYCHLGY 3130 Child Psychology
TEACHING 3320Introduction to Inclusion3
TEACHING 3630Ethnic and Gender Equity in Education3
TEACHING 4020Educational Media Application2
Student Teaching 10-14
and Student Teaching Elementary
or TEACHING 4760 Internship in Teaching
EdTPA Final Portfolio Submission 5
Elementary Core Classes 4
HHP 2040Methods in Health, Nutrition, and Physical Education4
ART 1230Art and Children's Literature for Teachers3
or ART 1240 Art and Social Studies for Teachers
or MUSIC 3160 Elementary Music Methods for Non-Music Majors
TEACHING 3040Reading, Literacy, and Literature I3
TEACHING 3730Assessment and Management3
TEACHING 4000Elementary Practicum (Grades 1-3)2
TEACHING 4040Reading, Literacy and Literature II3
TEACHING 4080Practicum-Grades 4-62
TEACHING 4160Teaching Elementary & Middle Science3
TEACHING 4170Teaching Elementary Mathematics3
TEACHING 4190Teaching Elementary & Middle Social Studies3
TEACHING 4250Senior Seminar2
TEACHING 4730Working with Families2
Middle Level Courses 4
TEACHING 3140Key Concepts and Characteristics in Middle Level Education3
TEACHING 3540Upper Elementary-Integrated Science Methods2
TEACHING 4180Practicum - Middle grades 6-82
MATH 3040Mathematics Seminar for Middle School Teachers3-4
or TEACHING 3530 Teaching History and Social Studies at the Middle and Secondary Schools
or ENGLISH 4730 Teaching of English in Middle and Secondary Schools