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2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog 
2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Education Studies

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152 Gildemeister Hall
507.457.5350, Fax: 507.457.5354
Education website
James W. Reineke, Chairperson


Dana Brigson, Assistant Professor; BS, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater; ME-PD, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse; PhD, Capella University-Minneapolis; 2007 -
Jane Morken, Assistant Professor; BS, MA, Iowa State University; 2007 -
Jerry Redman, Associate Professor; BS, ME-PD, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse; PhD, Iowa State University; 2013 -
James Reineke, Associate Professor; BA, BS, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities; PhD, Michigan State University; 1996 -
James Schul, Assistant Professor; BS, MEd, Miami University; PhD, University of Iowa; 2013 -
Rhea Walker, Associate Professor; BS, MA, University of Northern Iowa; PhD, Iowa State University; 2004 -

Nicholas Wysocki, Assistant Professor; BA, MA, Western Illinois University; PhD, University of Iowa; 2009 -

Note: All Winona State University teacher education programs are continuously updated to reflect new licensure requirements from the Minnesota Board of Teaching. Please contact your program advisor and refer to the Teacher Education Addendum for the latest information about program requirements whether you are (1) applying to a teacher education program, or (2) currently enrolled in a teacher education program.

You may also join the WSU Pre-Education majors group on Facebook or follow EFRT on Twitter (@WSU_PreEd) regularly for current program/licensure requirement and program updates.

Education Studies Overview

Education Studies offers courses in the Foundations of Education (EFRT), Business Education (BUED), and Physical Education and Sports Science (PESS). Business Education (5-12 teaching licensure) prepares students to become middle and/or high school business teachers. Courses integrate technology, business, and teaching methodology to prepare students for future success teaching in a Business classroom. Select the BUED link to learn more about this exciting career.

Foundations of Education (EFRT) offers undergraduate courses in the psychological, social, and philosophical foundations of education. These courses make up the professional education sequence and provide experiences that help education majors from all education licensure programs understand (1) the role and purpose of public education in a democratic society, (2) contemporary theories of human learning and development and their implications for classroom instruction, and (3) the construction and interpretation of teacher-generated and standardized assessments. EFRT courses help students understand the contexts from which students come, in which they learn, and to which they return; these courses also help WSU students become critical consumers of educational research.

In addition, EFRT offers undergraduate courses in the effective use of technology in classroom instruction. These courses explore the impact of technology on human learning and behavior, particularly its ability to expand students’ access to information, reduce the cognitive requirements of classroom tasks, and enable students to demonstrate understanding using various media.) (Go to course descriptions and filter for courses with the prefix EFRT and EDST.)

Note: The Professional Education Sequence requirements outlined in the “Teacher Education Licensure Programs ” section are subject to change as Minnesota Board of Teaching licensure rules change. Students should check with their program advisor, join the pre-Education major Facebook group, and/or follow EFRT on Twitter (@WSU_PreEd) regularly for current program/licensure requirements.

General Education Intensive Requirements

Students may use intensive courses to satisfy both General Eduation Program and major requirements. Intensive courses will usually be in the student’s major or minor program. The Education Studies Department offers the following intensive courses in the General Education Program:


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Intensive courses that can be used to satisfy education major/minor requirements are identified in the lists of required courses and electives in this section.

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