Approved Licensable Minors

Licensable minors

Elementary Education majors should select a minor that will enhance their knowledge base and marketability and also fulfill Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction license requirements. Choose from History, Mathematics, Coaching, Dramatic Productions, English, Science, Learning Disabilities, and Social Studies. Each minor will give you additional expertise in a specialized area that will help you become an even more competent teacher.

PI 34 of the Wisconsin Legislative code requires an elementary educator (MC-EA) to have a minor coupled with a major. PI 34 also stipulates what minors can be licensed and which unlicensable minors are acceptable. Below are listed the licensable  minors that are approved.


Approved minors

Dramatic Productions (License 1325)

RequirementsHours
Minimum24
Fundamentals of Oral Interpretation 22
Dramatic Productions 13
Dramatic Productions 23
Script Writing3
Introduction to Acting2
Techniques in Makeup2
Directing Children’s Productions2
Private Instruction-Dramatic Productions1
Private Instruction with Program-Drama. Prod.2
Electives4
Scenic Design for Stage3
Stage Lighting and Sound2
Costuming2
Debate3

English (License 1300)

RequirementsHours
Minimum24
American Masterpieces3
Classical Literature3
Shakespeare3
Advanced Grammar & Linguistics3
Advanced Writing3
Adolescent Literature3
Teaching English3
Choose one3
British Literature Survey to 17893
British Literature Survey: 1789 to Present3

History (License 1725)

RequirementsHours
Minimum24
The Modern World3
Ancient Civilizations3
United States History 13
United States History 23
Historical Method & Philosophy3
History Electives3
East Asian History3
Native American History3
Electives:6
Early American Political Thought3
History of England3
Renaissance & Reformation3
20th Century History3
Civil War & Reconstruction3
Recent & Contemporary America3
Modern European History3

Mathematics (Elementary) (License 1400)

RequirementsHours
Minimum22
Math for the Elementary Teacher 1
(If ACT Math < 21)
3
Math for the Elementary Teacher 2
(If ACT Math < 21)
3
Math for the Elementary Teacher 1&2
(If ACT Math >= 21)
3
College Algebra3
Probability & Statistics3
Number Theory2
Teaching Mathematics3
Electives5 (If you take Math for the Elementary Teacher 1 and Math for the Elementary Teacher 2)
or
8 (If you take only Math for the Elementary Teacher 1&2)
Precalculus3
Calculus 15
Advanced Geometry3
Abstract Algebra3
Linear Algebra3
Foundations of Mathematics2

*Students with an ACT Math score 21 or higher may enroll in ELED228 which is a 3 credit course in place of ELED 118 amd ELED218. Students who take ELED 228 will take 8 hours of electives.


Mathematics (Secondary) (License 1400)

RequirementsCredits
Minimum26
Pre-Calculus
(If ACT Math < 24)
3
Math Seminar 11
Calculus 15
Calculus 25
Probability & Statistics3
Math Seminar 21
Advanced Geometry3
Number Theory2
Teaching Mathematics3
Choose One:3
Abstract Algebra3
Linear Algebra3

Science (Broadfield) (License 1634)

RequirementsHours
Minimum24
Biology, Ecology, & Environmental Science for E. T.4
Chemistry & Physics for the Elem. Teacher4
Astonomy, Geology, Meteorolgy for E. T.4
Electives12
General Biology 14
General Biology 24
General Chemistry 14
General Chemistry 24
Anatomy & Physiology 14
Anatomy & Physiology 24
Botany3
Zoology4
Microbiology4
Geology3
Weather and Climate3
Ecology3
Adv. Physical Geography and Climate3

Social Studies (Broadfield) (License 1734)

RequirementsHours
Minimum30
General Psychology3
Introduction to Geography3
Introduction to Sociology3
Macroeconomics3
United States History 13
United States History 23
National Government3
Developmental Psychology3
State and Local Government3
Electives3
East Asian History3
Civil War & Reconstruction3
Native American History3
Recent & Contemporary America3
Modern European History3