Jul 24, 2021  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Middle Level Science (Teaching) (MLSC) - Minor

42-46 S.H.

2.75 GPA required.

Letter grade required in all minor courses unless otherwise noted.

Must be accompanied with a Teacher Education Licensure major - admission required.

MLSC Advisors: Jennifer L. B. Anderson (Geoscience ) and Andy Ferstl (Physics )


In cooperation with the science departments in the College of Science and Engineering and the College of Education, this minor provides a pathway to a middle school (5-8) science endorsement approved by the Minnesota Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board (PELSB). Students should be aware that the program described below may continue to change as PELSB considers changes to the Science Licensure programs. Students will need to work closely with their academic advisor to ensure that they will be able to graduate with a PELSB-approved degree.

Successful completion of the minor will enable a student to apply for licensure in 5-8 General Science upon achieving passing scores on the Minnesota Teacher Licensure Examination (MTLE) basic skills, content, and pedagogy tests.

This minor meets Minnesota teacher certification requirements. Wisconsin certification may require minor modifications. Students preparing for certification in other states should consult with the MLSC advisors to learn of any additional modifications. Teaching majors must apply for admission to the Teacher Education Program before they can enroll in Professional Education Sequence courses. Teaching majors must take all courses in the Professional Education Sequence in addition to the courses in the content area listed below. Be aware that some of these courses need to be taken together.

Teacher Education Licensure Program Information

Students must be admitted to the Teacher Education Unit before taking Professional Education courses. This process is competitive; the number of students admitted each semester is limited. Admission is based on grades (2.75 GPA), passing Basic Skills Exams and other measures. For more information on this Admission process, visit the Teacher Education Program Admissions page.

All Winona State University Teacher Education Licensure Programs  are continuously updated to reflect new licensure requirements from the Minnesota Board of Teaching. Please contact your program advisor 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.

Required Courses (32-36 S.H.)

Course(s) Unique to Minor

WSU policy requires a minor contain at least one course unique to the minor and not used in major or additional requirements. See DARS for details.


◎ = Oral Intensive

◆ = Math/Critical Analysis Intensive

△ = Writing Intensive

✽ = Physical Development and Wellness Graduation Requirement

= Civic Engagement and Service Learning