Interest Areas

Match Your Professional Goals

Our program provides courses that support your professional development goals.  

You may select three or four courses within an interest area to meet the elective requirements, or you may mix and match courses within each interest area to match your goals.  

If you are completing a certificate or certification, all courses listed under that interest area must be completed to earn the certificate or certification.

 

Reading/Literacy

Reading Teacher Certification

RDGED 701 Developmental Reading K-12 (3 cr.)
RDGED 702 Reading in the Content Areas K-12 (3 cr.)
RDGED 703 Children’s Literature in the Reading Program (3 cr.)
RDGED 704 Young Adult Literature in the Reading Program (3 cr.)
RDGED 706 Assessment and Evaluation of Reading and Language Development (3 cr.)
RDGED 705 Instructional Techniques for Assisting Students with Reading Difficulties (3cr.)
EDUC 744 920 Teaching Writing with the Six Traits – K-4 (3 cr.)
EDUC 744 909 Teaching Writing with the 6-Traits – Middle School/High School (3 cr.)

E-learning and Online Teaching Certificate

E-learning and Online Teaching Graduate Certificate

EDUC 760 E-learning for Educators (3 cr.)
EDUC 762 Assessment in E-Learning (3 cr.)
EDUC 763 Instructional Design for E-learning (3 cr.)
EDUC 761 Creating Collaborative Communities in E-Learning (3 cr.)

Instructional Design Certificate

Instructional Design Certificate

EDUC 765 Trends and Issues in Instructional Design (3 cr.)
EDUC 766 Instructional Strategies and Assessment Methods (3 cr.)
EDUC 767 Designing Computer-Based Training (CBT) (3 cr.)
EDUC 768 Project Management for Instructional Development (3 cr.)

Special Needs

EDUC 744 911 Effective Classroom Management (2 cr.)
EDUC 744 957 Differentiated Instruction (3 cr.)
EDUC 744 962 Poverty in Schools (2 cr.)
EDUC 744 967 Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorders (3 cr.)
RDGED 705 Instructional Techniques Assisting Students with Reading Difficulties (3 cr.)

Elementary Instructional Strategies

EDUC 744 911 Effective Classroom Management (2 cr.)
EDUC 744 920 Teaching Writing with the Six Traits – K-4 (3 cr.)
EDUC 744 925 Bullying in Schools (2 cr.)
EDUC 744 957 Differentiated Instruction (3 cr.)
EDUC 744 962 Poverty in Schools (2 cr.)
EDUC 744 967 Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorders (3 cr.)
EDUC 744 968 Global Awareness and Collaboration across the Curriculum (2 cr.)
RDGED 703 Children’s Literature in the Reading Program (grades K-5) (3 cr.)

Middle School Instructional Strategies

EDUC 744 909 Teaching Writing with the 6-Traits – Middle School/High School (3 cr.)
EDUC 744 911 Effective Classroom Management (2 cr.)
EDUC 744 914 Methods: Teaching Middle School Math (3 cr.)
EDUC 744 925 Bullying in Schools (2 cr.)
EDUC 744 951 Teaching Information Literacy (3 cr.)
EDUC 744 957 Differentiated Instruction (3 cr.)
EDUC 744 962 Poverty in Schools (2 cr.)
EDUC 744 964 Workforce Development: Every Teacher’s Responsibility (3 cr.)
EDUC 744 966 Implementing Instructional Technology Innovations (3 cr.)
EDUC 744 967 Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorders (3 cr.)
EDUC 744 968 Global Awareness and Collaboration across the Curriculum (2 cr.)
RDGED 702 Reading in the Content Areas K-12 (3 cr.)
RDGED 704 Young Adult Literature in the Reading Program (grades 6-12) (3 cr.)

Educational Leadership

EDUC 744 966 Implementing Instructional Technology Innovations (3 cr.)

Technology and Learning

EDUC 744 928 Instructional Applications of Digital Photography (3 cr.)
EDUC 744 929 Web Design for Educators (3 cr.)
EDUC 744 951 Digital Classroom: Teaching Information Literacy (3 cr.)
EDUC 744 964 Workforce Development: Every Teacher’s Responsibility (3 cr.)
EDUC 744 966 Implementing Instructional Technology Innovations (3 cr.)
EDUC 744 968 Global Awareness and Collaboration across the Curriculum (2 cr.)
EDUC 760 E-Learning for Educators (3 cr.)
EDUC 763 Instructional Design for E-learning (3 cr.)

Differentiation and Teaching English Language Learners

EDUC 744 911 Effective Classroom Management (2 cr.)
EDUC 744 957 Differentiated Instruction (3 cr.)
EDUC 744 962 Poverty in Schools (2 cr.)
EDUC 744 967 Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorders (3 cr.)
RDGED 705 Instructional Techniques for Assisting Students with Reading Difficulties (3 cr.)

Assessment

RDGED 706 Assessment and Evaluation of Reading and Language Development (3 cr.)
EDUC 744 762 Assessment in E-Learning (3 cr.)

Mathematics

EDUC 744 914 Methods: Teaching Middle School Math (3 cr.)

Early Childhood/Middle Childhood add-on certification

(Only offered in fall and spring) Must hold a Wisconsin educator license in Early Childhood Education #70 and have passed the Praxis II content exam; requires an additional application process.

EDUC 709 Middle Childhood Education (2 cr.)
EDUC 710 Middle Childhood: Teaching Science (2 cr.)
EDUC 711 Middle Childhood: Teaching Mathematics (2 cr.)
EDUC 712 Middle Childhood: Teaching Social Studies (2 cr.)
EDUC 713 Middle Childhood: Teaching Reading/Language Arts (2 cr.)

Wisconsin Technical College Certification

Not offered each semester. Requires program director approval.

CTE 502 Principles of Career and Technical Education
CTE 640 Instructional Evaluation in Career and Technical Education
CTE 605 Methods of Teaching Career and Technical Education
EDUC 536 Multiculturalism
SCOUN 501 Introduction to Guidance
EDUC 403 Educational Psychology of the Adult Learner
CTE 438 Course Construction in Career and Technical Education
CTE 474 Adult Education