Apr 17, 2021
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) 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 Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board. 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.
Criteria required semester before completing online application:
- 30 college level credits completed with no more than 4 credits of pass/no credit courses
- Cumulative G.P.A. of at least ≥ 2.75 based on 30 most recent credits including all credits per semester
- B grade or better in a 3-credit college level writing course (ENG 111 if taken at WSU)
- B grade or better in a 3-credit college level speech course (CMST 191 or 192 if taken at WSU)
- C grade or better in a 3-credit college level math course (Math 202 is required for Elementary and Early Childhood majors)
- Early Clinical experience; clinical hours ≥ 15 hours:
- Can be met by taking college level course(s) with clinical hours (including courses enrolled in the semester of the TE Admission application). Syllabus/clinical hour evaluation needed if non-WSU course.
- Can be met through a comparable work or volunteer experience completed after high school graduation. Complete Early Clinical Form with supervisor and return to 212 Cathedral.
Required Courses (32-36 S.H.)
Additional Requirements (10 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