College Requirements

College of Education and Professional Studies

To obtain a degree in the College of Education and Professional Studies, students must acquire a minimum of 120 semester hours. In order to complete a degree in four years, students need to take approximately 15 appropriate credits per semester. Students are encouraged to use advanced placement credits and transfer credits to provide flexibility in their programs and to expand their educational backgrounds. The College of Education and Professional Studies advisers and faculty will assist students to maximize their educational opportunities in an efficient manner.

Specific majors and programs may have additional graduation requirements and program admission policies. Please consult with each department individually for additional information. 





Communication Sciences and Disorders

Emphases in the Minor:

  • Early Childhood
  • School Age Adult


Elementary Education


Recommended Minors for additional teacher licenses:

Other Acceptable Minors:

Health and Human Performance


Secondary Education

Approved Minors Notes:
1-Cooperatives. Wisconsin law requires that teachers of economics, social studies and agriculture complete adequate instruction in consumers’ cooperatives and cooperative marketing. Students in agriculture can satisfy this requirement by successful completion of AGEC 240 or 355. Students in economics and social sciences can satisfy this requirement by successful completion of TED 433 or AGEC 240 or 355.

2-If you are interested in teaching economics, geography, history, political science, psychology or sociology, please see Social Science, Broad Field.


Grade 4 - 12 Teacher Licensing Majors

Comprehensive Majors:



Grades K - 12 Teacher Licensing 

Comprehensive Majors:



Social Work


  • BSW degree program