2018-2019 Catalog

Publication date June 2018

School Health Education Major - Bachelor of Science (BS)

The School Health Education (SHE) major facilitates the learning of candidates for a pre K-12 teaching licensure in School Health Education (Early Childhood – Adolescence EC-A). SHE graduates can be pre K-12 teachers, able to prepare, plan and coordinate school health curriculum.  SHE graduate can also be developers of health promotion and wellness activities for the community. 

The Wisconsin Teacher Standards, evolving from the National Teacher Standards, are the framework which directs instruction for the school health candidates and constitutes the assessment process for graduating students.


(Teacher certification programs)

Admission, retention, and advancement

In addition to the admission requirements for the Department of Health Education and Health Promotion and School of Education's teacher education requirements, school health education majors are required to complete the following:

  1. Apply for admission to teacher education;
  2. Achieve a minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA to be admitted to teacher education;
  3. Achieve a minimum 2.75 combined cumulative GPA and a 2.75 GPA in professional preparation courses and major or minor course sequence to student teach;
  4. Achieve a combined cumulative 2.75 GPA and successful completion of departmental exit portfolio reviewed by school health education faculty to be licensed by the state to teach.


82 credits, including interdisciplinary requirements and student teaching

Health education and school health education requirements
HED 210Foundations of Health Education3
HED 345Issues in Mental and Emotional Health3
HED 409Stress Management and Relaxation Skills1
HED 425Violence and Injury Prevention3
HED 469Drugs, Society and Human Behavior (Offered Spring)3
HED 472Sexual Health Promotion3
PH 340Epidemiology and Human Disease Prevention3
or MIC 130 Global Impact of Infectious Disease
SHE 310Introduction to Curricular Processes and Instructional Techniques 14
SHE 410Application of Curriculum Processes and Instructional Techniques 16
SHE 415School Leadership for Health Educators (Taken with SHE 410) 13
SHE 492Student Teaching Seminar in School Health Education1
HED 474Nutrition Education3
or NUT 200 Human Nutrition
Interdsciplinary/general education requirements
EDS 203School, Society, and Teachers 1, 23
EDS 206Multicultural Education 23
PSY 212Lifespan Development3
PSY 370Educational Psychology3
SPE 401Introduction to Exceptional Individuals 1, 33
HPR 105Creating A Healthy, Active Lifestyle 23
or HED 207 Youth Health Issues
BIO 100Biology for the Informed Citizen 24
or BIO 105 General Biology
or MIC 100 Microbes and Society
Select one of the following course sequences:6-8
Human Anatomy and Physiology for Exercise Science I
and Human Anatomy and Physiology for Exercise Science II
Human Anatomy and Physiology I
and Human Anatomy and Physiology II
Electives (approved by program advisor) 43-5
Student teaching/internship requirement
SHE 494Student Teaching in School Health Education: Early Childhood-Adolescence3-15
or SHE 495 Teaching Internship

School health education majors should review the teacher education policies in the School of Education's section of the catalog, as they apply to students in all teacher certification programs. Teacher education information is also listed on the School of Education website.

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.

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 college academic services director in their college/school 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
CST 110 (Gen Ed Literacy - Oral)3ENG 110 or 112 (Gen Ed Literacy - Written)3
BIO 100, 105, or MIC 100 (Gen Ed Natural Lab Science)4HED 2103
HPR 105 or HED 207 (Gen Ed Health & Well-Being)3Gen Ed Math4
HIS 101 or 102 (Gen Ed World Hist)3POL 101 or 102 (Gen Ed Self & Society)3
Gen Ed Arts2-3EDS 203 (Gen Ed Self & Society)3
Meet with faculty advisor to discuss admission requirements for the School Health Education (SHE) Program.1  
 15 16
Year 2
ESS 2053ESS 2063
NUT 200 or HED 4743PSY 2123
EDS 206 (Gen Ed Minority Cutures)3Gen Ed Arts2-3
Gen Ed Hum - Lit3Gen Ed Natural Lab Science (physical science)24
Gen Ed Global Studies3Gen Ed Elective3
 Apply for admission to SHE Program--see WINGS Advisement Report for instructions.1 
 15 15
Year 3
SHE 3104HED 4693
HED 3453HED 4723
HED 4091SPE 40133
HED 4253PSY 3703
PH 340 or MIC 1303Gen Ed Lang/Logical Systems3-4
Gen Ed Arts2-3 
 16 15
Year 4
SHE 4106SHE 4921
SHE 4153SHE 494512
SHE Elective--choose any CHE/HED/SHE course.43 
University Elective3 
 15 13
Total Credits: 120
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