2017-18 Catalog

Publication date June 2017

Computer Science Education (Early Adolescence-Adolescence Certification) - Bachelor of Science (BS)

Admission requirements for STEP Program

(Teacher certification program: early-adolescence-adolescence certification)

43 credits (52 total credits including MTH requirements)

Major Core
CS 120Software Design I4
CS 220Software Design II4
CS 225Discrete Computational Structures 13
CS 270Introduction to Assembler Programming, C Programming and Computer Organization3
CS 340Software Design III: Abstract Data Types4
CS 341Software Design IV: Software Engineering3
CS 370Computer Architecture3
CS 421Programming Language Concepts3
or CS 441 Operating System Concepts
MTH 421Teaching and Learning Mathematics and Computer Science in the Secondary School4
Electives12
Total Credits43
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 May substitute MTH 225 for CS 225.

The 43 credits must include no less than 19 credits of 300/400 level courses (excluding MTH 421). PHY 335, MTH 317 and/or MTH 371 may be used as part of the 43 credit major.

In addition to the 43 credits, MTH 207 and MTH 208 are required.

Every student must complete the computer science major field test. This test is used for program assessment not individual assessment.

Additional teacher education requirements are listed in the STEP program core.

All teacher education students must complete the general education, School of Education, major/minor, and university degree requirements in order to qualify for a degree. The easiest way to track all of these requirements is to refer to the Advisement Report (AR) found in the Student Information System (WINGS) Student Center. All enrolled students have access to the AR.

Baccalaureate degree requirements

Candidates for the Bachelor of Arts or the Bachelor of Science degrees must accomplish the following:

  1. Fulfill the general education requirements.
  2. Complete at least one ethnic studies (diversity) course.
  3. Complete the courses prescribed by the Undergraduate Curriculum Committee for the degree desired in the respective school or college. (No substitutions for graduation may be made in course requirements for a major or minor after the fourth week of the last semester of the senior year.)
  4. Earn a minimum of 120 semester credits with at least a 2.00 cumulative GPA.1 At least 40 credits must be earned in 300/400 (senior college) level courses. Courses earned at the 100/200 level that transferred to UWL as 300/400 level courses do not apply to this requirement nor do courses from two-year schools.
  5. Complete major and minor requirements with at least a 2.00 GPA1 in each major and minor (and concentration or emphasis, if selected).
  6. A minimum of 30 semester credits in residence at UWL is required for graduation. (See undergraduate resident requirement.)
  7. Submit an application for graduation via the "Apply for Graduation" link in the WINGS Student Center as soon as the student has registered for his or her final semester or summer term in residence. December and winter intersession graduates should apply by May 1. May and summer graduates should apply by December 1.
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Grade point average requirements for some programs will be considerably higher than 2.00. Re-entering students may be required to earn credits in excess of the 120 needed for graduation in any curriculum in order to replace credits earned in courses in which the content has changed substantially in recent years. Each case will be judged on its own merit.

No degree will be awarded unless all requirements are fulfilled and recorded within 30 days after the official ending date of each term.

Below is a sample degree plan that can be used as a guide to identify courses required to fulfill the major and other requirements needed for degree completion. A student's actual degree plan may differ depending on the course of study selected (second major, minor, etc.). Also, this sample plan assumes readiness for each course and/or major plan, and some courses may not be offered every term. Review the course descriptions or the class timetable for course offering information.

The sample degree plans represented in this catalog are intended for first-year students entering UWL in the fall term. Students should use the Advisement Report (AR) in WINGS and work closely with their faculty advisor(s) and college dean’s office to ensure declaration and completion of all requirements in a timely manner.

General Education Program
The general education curriculum (Gen Ed) is the common educational experience for all undergraduates at UWL. Sample degree plans include Gen Ed placeholders to ensure completion of the general education requirements. Courses may be rearranged to fit the needs or recommendations of the student’s program of study. Gen Ed courses may be taken during winter term (January between the semesters) and summer to reduce the course load during regular terms (fall and spring). Students should consult with their advisor and/or the assistant to the dean of their college for assistance with course and schedule planning. Refer to the general education requirements for more specific details.

Note: at least 40 credits of the 120 credits required must be earned at the 300/400 level.

This sample degree plan does not establish a contractual agreement. It identifies the minimum requirements a student must successfully complete, to qualify for a degree, in a format intended to assist the student plan their academic career. Actual degree plans may differ.

Year 1
FallCreditsSpringCredits
CS 120 (Gen Ed Lang/Logical Systems)4CS 2204
MTH 151 (Gen Ed Math)4CS 2253
CST 110 (Gen Ed Literacy-Oral)3MTH 207 (Gen Ed Math)5
EDS 203 (Gen Ed Self & Society)3ENG 110 or 112 (Gen Ed Literacy-Written)3
 14 15
Year 2
FallCreditsSpringCredits
CS 2703Apply for admission to the STEP Program by 4th Monday of the semester.1 
MTH 2084CS 3404
EDS 206 (Gen Ed Minority Cultures)3EDS 3092
Gen Ed Physical Science (ie PHY, CHM, ESC)4HIS 101 or 102 (Gen Ed World Hist)3
Gen Ed Arts2-3BIO 100 (Gen Ed Natural Lab Science)4
 Gen Ed Health & Well-Being3
 16 16
Year 3
FallCreditsSpringCredits
CS 3413CS 441 or 4213
CS 3703EDS 3514
PSY 2123CS 300/400 Elective3
Gen Ed Hum-Lit3CS 300/400 Elective3
Gen Ed Global Studies3PSY 3703
 15 16
Year 4
FallCreditsSpringCredits
MTH 4214Pre-requisite for student teaching includes GPA of 2.75 in each: combined cumulative, major, minor, and professional education sequence; and a passing score on the Praxis II content test.2 
CS Elective 3EDS 4921
CS 300/400 Elective3EDS 49412
EDS 3192 
SPE 4013 
Gen Ed Arts2-3 
Complete CS major field test3  
 17 13
Total Credits: 122
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See the STEP admissions website for details.

2

See the Office of Field Experience for details about applying to student teaching.

3

Every student must complete the computer science major field test during their senior year. This test is used for program assessment, not individual assessment.

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