UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

Degree Requirements

Elementary Education Major

Elementary Education Major: 65 Total Credits

Education Foundation: 12 credits
TED 100 Introduction To Teaching 3 cr.
TED 250 Educational Psychology 3 cr.
TED 252 Foundations of Diversity and Equity in Education 3 cr.
SPED 330 Introduction to Special Education 3 cr.

Specific Elementary Major Content Coursework: 17 credits
ART 250 Child Art 2 cr.
ESM 300 Environmental Education 3 cr.
HEAL 361 Methods and Materials in Health for the Elementary Teacher 3 cr.
MATH 247 Mathematics for Elementary Teachers II 4 cr.
MUS 350 Music for Elementary Teachers 2 cr.
TED 255 Children's and Adolescent Literature or ENGL 250 Literature for Children 3 cr.

Elementary Block Methods Program: 24 credits
(all classes must be taken ttogether durng the same semestser)

Block I
TED 312 Techniques in Elementary Education: Science 4 cr.
TED 315 Techniques in Elementary Education: Mathematics 4 cr.
TED 317 Reading Practicum 4 cr.

Block II
TED 310 Techniques in Elementary Education: Language Arts 4 cr.
TED 311 Techniques in Elementary Education and Middle School Social Studies 4 cr.
TED 316 Developmental Reading 4 cr.

Student Teaching 12 credits
TED 421 Student Teaching Seminar 2 cr.
AND
TED 472 Student Teaching: - Initial 10 cr.
or
TED 479 K-12 Internship Teaching 5 cr.
AND
TED 474 Student Teaching - COST 5 cr.

Required Supproing Courses which may be applied toward General Education: 16 cr. hrs.
COMS 101 Foundatons of Oral  Communication 3 cr.
ART 100 Introducaton to Visual Arts 3 cr.
MUS 100 Understanding Music 3 cr.
HIST 100 Themes in US History 3 cr.
MATH 246  Mathematics for Elemetnary Teachers I 4 cr. 

 

Department of Teacher Education

257 Walker Wyman Education
715-425-3230
www.uwrf.edu/TED/

 

Admission to the Educator Preparation Program (EPP) is required the semester prior to enrolling in the Block courses. See the Degree Requirements by College for a complete list of requirements for admission.

The techniques blocks give students the opportunity to spend approximately 300 contact hours, three days per week, for two semesters in public schools with this innovative instructional program. The Blocks consist of the following courses:
Block I: TED 312 (science), TED 315 (math), TED 317 (reading) 12 cr. hrs.
Block II: TED 310 (language arts), TED 311 (social studies), TED 316 (reading) 12 cr. hrs.

The four-year curriculum is designed to prepare a student for a bachelor's degree in Elementary Education.  The program consists of a minimum of 132 semester hours that give students a broad general education, professional preparation for effective teaching at the elementary education level, and special preparation in an academic minor. Upon completion of these requirements, the elementary education major is licensable in Wisconsin to teach Middle Childhood - Early Adolescence, Regular Education. The addition of the Early Childhood minor meets requirements for an Early Childhood through Middle Childhood, Regular Education license in the state of Wisconsin.