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Coursework

You must maintain a 3.00 GPA in all coursework completed for this program.

Academic Life Experience

Evidence of relevant, applicable academic life experience may be submitted in lieu of any course requirement identified during the transcript review. Although you will be credited with completion of academic life experience courses, they will not go on your transcript nor count as credits towards license renewal.

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Compacted Courses

Compacted courses are available to our Add-On Program candidates in the EC-MC, MC-EA or Music Education licensure areas. Since these are UW Oshkosh courses, registration must be completed through the Center for Additional Teaching Licenses.

EC-MC License

There are three compacted early childhood courses  (7 credits) available to our EC-MC license candidates in lieu of the typical, undergraduate six early childhood block courses (12 credits). Two of these courses (6 credits) are offered back-to-back in a hybrid format during the summer with the remaining course/credit offered in a hybrid format during the fall.

EC-MC and EC-EA License

There are two compacted advanced methods’ courses (6 credits) available to our EC-MC and MC-EA candidates in lieu of the typical, undergraduate 8 methods courses (21 credits). These courses are interdependent and are taught in a hybrid fashion on a fall/spring rotation.

Music Education 

There are two compacted courses offered for candidates seeking to add music licensure.  Each is offered on campus in a two-week summer workshop format:

Choral Music Methods, Pedagogy, and Techniques (5 credits)
A 5-credit course for practicing Wisconsin music educators currently licensed in instrumental or general music and pursuing choral licensure. Participants refine competencies associated with exceptional choral conducting, rehearsal techniques, instructional methods, and vocal pedagogy in the PK-12 choral setting. Progressive techniques for developing independent musicianship and music literacy are practiced and assessed within the context of music content standards.

General Music Methods, Pedagogy, and Techniques (5 credits)
A 5-credit course for practicing Wisconsin music educators currently licensed in choral or instrumental music and pursuing general music licensure. Participants refine competencies associated with exceptional teaching in PK-12 classroom music. Introductory experiences in the approaches of Kodály, Orff, Dalcroze, and Gordon, plus integrated use of classroom instruments, the voice, piano, guitar, and recorder are practiced. Curriculum development and assessment, early childhood music, adaptive techniques for exceptional learners, student composition, and technology integration in general music are also addressed.

Content Knowledge

Add-On candidates holding a 3.0 or higher cumulative GPA upon admission to our program and maintaining a 3.0 or higher cumulative GPA in courses taken towards their additional license will be credited with the demonstration of proficient content knowledge.
 
Add-On candidates who do not hold and maintain a 3.0 or higher cumulative GPA must pass the Praxis II subject assessment in the licensure area of their additional license(s) or the appropriate ACTFL exam in order to demonstrate content knowledge proficiency.
 
PRAXIS II Exams 
WI License Test Code Test Name Qualifying Score
Early Childhood-Middle Childhood 5018 Elementary Education:  Content Knowledge  157
Middle Childhood-Early Adolescence 5146

 

Middle School:  Content Knowledge

 

 146

American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) – Foreign Language Majors and Minors are required to take the ACTFL tests for Teacher Licensure. Language Testing International administers these tests.

Course Searches

  • You may fulfill your individualized coursework requirements at any two or four year accredited institution and in any available format (i.e. face to face, online, etc).
  • Your Program Coordinator must approve all courses, other than those offered through UW Oshkosh, prior to enrollment in the course.
  • Any transcript, documenting the successful completion of a course from institutions other than UW Oshkosh, must be submitted to the Center for Additional Teaching Licenses.
  • Below are some suggested links for online, hybrid or alternative delivery courses in education or content areas.
    Please remember that all courses need to be approved prior to enrollment! 

Contact Us

Center for Additional Teaching Licenses
Sage 1615
addon@uwosh.edu
(920) 424-3330
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