PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

A candidate seeking a Bachelors Degree in a content area will obtain the knowledge, skills and dispositions to teach students ages 10-21. The program includes a Liberal Arts Sequence, Teacher Education Core Courses, and approved content major or minor. 

YOU COULD BECOME A ...

  • Public or Private School Teacher in Wisconsin
  • Overseas Teacher
  • Museum Education Director, Guide or Assistant

YOU COULD START A
GRADUATE PROGRAM IN …

  • Master of Arts in Education (Teacher Leadership or Administrator Leadership)

FACULTY SPOTLIGHT

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angela spaeth

Assistant Professor
Education Department

Phone920-686-6380
Email: angela.spaeth@sl.edu

Program LEarning Outcomes

A degree candidate in the Secondary Education program will demonstrate competency in the Interstate Teaching Assessment and Support Consortium (InTASC) Model Core Teaching Standards for children ages 10–21.

  1. Students will understand the developmental growth, motivation and differences in learners at the Secondary Education license level.
  2. Students will possess a deep understanding of the content knowledge required for curriculum planning for learners at the Secondary Education license level.
  3. Students will demonstrate skills in effective curriculum planning, instructional strategies and assessment for learners at the Secondary Education license level.
  4. Students will demonstrate the professional dispositions of an effective educator.
  5. Students will espouse servant leadership in reflective practice for learners at the Secondary Education license level.

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

PROGRAM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS

  • Cumulative GPA of at least 2.75 on a 4.0 scale on 30 semester credits of college work.
  • Acceptable basic skills in math, reading and writing as detailed in the Teacher Education Handbook.
  • Completion of Background Verification Check and TB screening.
  • Portfolio I requirements met.
  • Grade of "B" or better in EDU165 Orientation to Teacher Education.
  • Recommendation of the School of Education.

RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS

  • A minimum of one-third of the required courses must be completed through Silver Lake College of the Holy Family.
  • Students with a bachelor’s degree seeking teacher licensure must complete six credits at Silver Lake College of the Holy Family prior to student teaching.

CRITERIA FOR ADMISSION TO STUDENT TEACHING

  • Successful completion of clinical experiences (at least a "B- grade").
  • Cumulative GPA of at least 2.75 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Satisfactory completion of liberal arts requirements, professional core courses, and major/minor content courses prior to student teaching.
  • Portfolio II requirements met.
  • Personal interview with the Dean of the School of Education, Program Director and Major/Minor Advisor (and if possible, a local school administrator).
  • Demonstrate acceptable content area knowledge by end of semester prior to student teaching.
  • Recommendation of the School of Education.

PROGRAM EXIT AND LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS

  • Satisfactory completion of student teaching experiences (at least a “B-” grade).
  • Satisfactory completion of Portfolio III.
  • Passing score on Teacher Performance Assessment (edTPA).
  • Candidates must complete all requirements for Wisconsin Teacher Licensure. 

Program Curriculum

Silver Lake College offers Wisconsin certification in the following majors/minors; Biology, Computer Science, English, History, Mathematics, Natural Science, Psychology and Social Science. In addition Art and Music have programs as well.

To be licensed in Wisconsin, you will complete a major and/or minor in one of the content areas. For specific details on your content area, please see the specific pages about that subject and also complete the following education courses.

CORE Courses – Required of Education Majors 44 credits
EDU 163 Educational Foundations 3
EDU 165 Orientation to Teacher Education 1
EDU 203 Technology and Media in Education 3
EDU 269 Differences in Development 3
EDU 270 Educational Psychology 3
EDU 271 Curriculum and Methods 3
EDU 359 Clinic (3 required) 3
EDU 360 Teaching Reading and Writing 3
EDU 361 Professional Seminar 1
EDU 335 Classroom Assessment and Adaptations 3
EDU 420 Classroom and Behavior Management 3
___ 453 Student Teaching in content area 12
PSY 274 Life Span Development 3

 

Secondary Education Courses 2-4 credits
___ 443 Curriculum and Methods in content major

2

___ 443 Curriculum and Methods in content minor 
(if taking additional minor)
2
BIO 180 Environmental Education

(required for biology, science, history, social studies, psychology)

0

 

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