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Major requirements

Education

Middle and high school (grades 4 through 12)

Middle and high school (grades 4 through 12)

Students complete an academic major and coursework in professional education.

Academic Major – variable credits

Majors that are available include those in:

Courses

EDUC 125 Foundations of U.S. Education

EDUC 130 Educational Psychology

EDUC 278 Culturally Sustaining Teaching

EDUC 279 Child and Adolescent Development

EDUC 280 Supporting English Language Learning

EDUC 281 Teaching Children with Exceptionalities

SSCI 408 Social Inequalities: Race and Minority Relations

SSCI 301 Environment and Society

In addition to the courses above, a methods course associated with the academic major/content of licensure is required.

Additional requirements

Required Student Teaching
A student must successfully complete a full-day, full-semester student teaching experience in a school setting. The most common paradigm for this certification program is listed below.

EDUC 450 Student-Teaching: Early Adolescence

EDUC 455 Student-Teaching: Adolescence

Other student teaching opportunities

Music education

EDUC 469 Student-Teaching: General Music

EDUC 470 Student-Teaching: Choral Music

EDUC 475 Student-Teaching: Instrumental Music

Student teaching abroad

EDUC 477 Student-Teaching Abroad

Teacher Work Sample

All pre-service teachers, in order to be certified to teach in Wisconsin, are required to demonstrate readiness through a performance assessment. St. Norbert candidates must take and pass the Teacher Work Sample, an approved alternative to the edTPA. The Teacher Work Sample enables candidates to plan, teach and assess a 3-5 lesson sequence and to reflect on their practice.

Total Credits Required:

Kindergarten through Grade 12

Kindergarten through Grade 12

Students seeking certification in the following areas require a major in the area along with specific certification requirements. This certification requires: 1) coursework in professional education and 2) field experiences at the elementary, middle school and high school levels.

Certification in music education

This certification requires students to complete the music major and coursework in professional education. Please refer to the Music section of this catalog for a complete description of the music education major.

Certification in art education

This certification requires the student to complete the art major and coursework in professional education. Please refer to the Art section of this catalog for a complete description of the art education major.

Certification in theatre education

This certification requires the student to complete the theatre major and coursework in professional education. Please refer to the Theatre Studies section of this catalog for a complete description of the theatre major.

Certification in modern languages

French, Spanish, German (students majoring in Modern Languages and Literatures must complete an approved international immersion experience in their target language in order to be licensed).

Preparation for licenses beyond the major

A Kindergarten through grade 12 candidate may also be licensed to teach in a subject for which the student has completed a minor. Candidates should be advised that adding additional minors/majors may extend the college experience beyond four years. Depending on the student’s choice of major, certification may require completion of more than 128 credits. A student may still complete all requirements within four years by overloading one or more semesters or enrolling in interim sessions.

Broadfield social studies and broadfield science

There are certification options which allow students to teach fusion (i.e. interdisciplinary) courses in the social or natural sciences in addition to courses in the area defined by their college major (e.g. geography, history, political science, economics, psychology, sociology, chemistry or biology). In order to qualify for a license in broadfield social studies or broadfield science, an individual must complete a major in one of the subcategories under this subdivision. The social studies program or the science program shall include competencies in each of the subcategories listed in this subdivision. If interested, students should discuss the feasibility of obtaining this additional certification with their advisor or the co-chair of teacher education. Broadfield certification may require more than eight semesters to complete.

Courses

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An academic major or minor is required

Sociology

SOCI 100 Introduction to Sociology

SSCI 408 Social Inequalities: Race and Minority Relations

In addition to the above courses, two sociology courses at the 200 or higher level are required.

Political science

POLI 130 United States Politics and Government

INTL / POLI 150 Introduction to International Studies

POLI / INTL 160 Introduction to Comparative Politics

In addition to the above courses, one political science course at the 200 or higher level is required.

Economics

In addition to the above courses, two economics courses at the 200 or higher level are required.

Psychology

PSYC 100 General Psychology

PSYC 220 Lifespan Human Development

In addition to the above courses, two psychology courses at the 200 or higher level are required.

Broadfield science certification

Completion of at least one academic major in physics, chemistry, geology or biology, plus the introductory sequence (BIOL 120 and BIOL 121, CHEM 105 and CHEM 107, PHYS 121 and PHYS 122, or GEOL 105 and a GEOL 200 or higher level course) in the three other areas.

Additional requirements

Required student teaching
A student must successfully complete a full-day, full-semester student teaching experience in a school setting. The most common paradigm for this certification program is listed below.

EDUC 445 Student-Teaching: Middle Childhood

EDUC 450 Student-Teaching: Early Adolescence

EDUC 455 Student-Teaching: Adolescence

Other student teaching opportunities

Music education

EDUC 469 Student-Teaching: General Music

EDUC 470 Student-Teaching: Choral Music

EDUC 475 Student-Teaching: Instrumental Music

Student teaching abroad

EDUC 477 Student-Teaching Abroad

Teacher Work Sample

All pre-service teachers, in order to be certified to teach in Wisconsin, are required to demonstrate readiness through a performance assessment. St. Norbert candidates must take and pass the Teacher Work Sample, an approved alternative to the edTPA. The Teacher Work Sample enables candidates to plan, teach and assess a 3-5 lesson sequence and to reflect on their practice.

Total Credits Required:

Elementary and middle school education (kindergarten through Grade 9)

Elementary and middle school education (kindergarten through Grade 9)
Courses

EDUC 125 Foundations of U.S. Education

EDUC 130 Educational Psychology

EDUC 278 Culturally Sustaining Teaching

EDUC 279 Child and Adolescent Development

EDUC 281 Teaching Children with Exceptionalities

EDUC 311 Wisconsin First Nations

EDUC 312 Math Methods

EDUC 313 Science Methods

EDUC 326 Social Studies Methods

MATH 120 Numbers and Operations

SSCI 301 Environment and Society

SSCI 408 Social Inequalities: Race and Minority Relations

Language arts minor (required)

EDUC 200 Emergent Literacy

EDUC 280 Supporting English Language Learning

EDUC 307 Literacy Methods

EDUC 308 Intermediate Literacy

EDUC 384 Conferring with Readers and Writers

ENGL 150 Literature and Writing

ENGL 150 Literature and Writing

English as a Second Language

COME 305 Social Identity and Intergroup Communication

COME 330 Intercultural Communication

EDUC 280 Supporting English Language Learning

EDUC 384 Conferring with Readers and Writers

ENGL 290 The English Language

IDIS 310 Language Analysis and Applied Linguistics

Two semesters of foreign language study (i.e. advanced, intermediate or beginning) excluding retroactively awarded credit.

Upon successful completion of this coursework and initial WI licensure, ESL certification can be added by a) a passing score on PRAXIS II ESL exam; and b) submission of appropriate DPI paperwork to earn endorsement for additional ESL license.

IDIS 310 Language Analysis and Applied Linguistics

Additional requirements

Required Student Teaching
A student must successfully complete a full-day, full-semester student teaching experience in a school setting. The most common paradigm for this certification program is listed below.

EDUC 445 Student-Teaching: Middle Childhood

EDUC 450 Student-Teaching: Early Adolescence

Other student teaching opportunities

Music education

EDUC 469 Student-Teaching: General Music

EDUC 470 Student-Teaching: Choral Music

EDUC 475 Student-Teaching: Instrumental Music

Student teaching abroad

EDUC 477 Student-Teaching Abroad

Teacher Work Sample

All pre-service teachers, in order to be certified to teach in Wisconsin, are required to demonstrate readiness through a performance assessment. St. Norbert candidates must take and pass the Teacher Work Sample, an approved alternative to the edTPA. The Teacher Work Sample enables candidates to plan, teach and assess a 3-5 lesson sequence and to reflect on their practice.

Wisconsin Foundations of Reading Test

In order to be certified to teach in Wisconsin, teacher candidates are required to demonstrate their content knowledge, proficiency and depth of understanding of the subject of early literacy development by passing a standardized test – The Wisconsin Foundations of Reading Test (WiFORT) with a minimum score of 240.

Total Credits Required:

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Campus location

Ariens Family Welcome Center
310 College Ave.
De Pere, WI 54115

Hours of operation

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We’re also available by appointment.

Mailing address

Office of Admission
St. Norbert College
Ariens Family Welcome Center
100 Grant St.
De Pere, WI 54115

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