May 26, 2024  
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog 
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog

HERS - Health Promotion - School Health (Teaching) (HPST) - BT Major

68-72 credits (no minor required)

2.75 GPA required.

Letter grade required in all major courses unless otherwise noted.

Health Promotion - School Health Major Map  

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Students completing the Health Promotion: School Health major will have the skills and experience necessary to obtain a Minnesota teaching licensure. Students are required to meet the prescribed scores on the Minnesota required basic skills, content, and pedagogy tests. Students who complete this degree and pass the MTLE tests are qualified to apply for licensure and teach in the Minnesota public school systems grades 5-12.

The HERS Department encourages its school health majors to become members of its academic club, Health Organization for Promotion and Education (HOPE).

Students majoring in Health Promotion: School Health must complete all requirements of the HERS Department, the Education Department, and all the requirements for graduation specified in the academic policies section of this catalog. Teaching majors must successfully complete all the courses in the Professional Education Sequence in addition to the school health content area. For admission into the Professional Education Sequence, students majoring in Health Promotion: School Health must refer to Teacher Education Licensure Programs section of this catalog.

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Required Courses (32-36 credits)

Teacher Education Licensure Program

Students must be admitted to the Teacher Education Unit before taking Professional Education courses. 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 academic advisor for the latest information about program requirements.

Criteria required before completing online application:

  • 30 college level credits completed with no more than 4 credits of pass/no credit
  • 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 CMST 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: Complete 15 hours of experience working with children post high school graduation

Professional Education Sequence (36 credits)

Note: Teacher education majors must complete all Professional Education Sequence courses in addition to content area courses. Refer to Teacher Education Licensure Programs  for more information.


  • EDFD 401 and 461 must be taken concurrently
  • EDFD 421 and 441 must be taken concurrently
  • EDFD 459 and 462 must be taken concurrently


◎ = Oral Intensive

◆ = Math/Critical Analysis Intensive

△ = Writing Intensive

✽ = Physical Development and Wellness Graduation Requirement