Minors are defined as either “studies in the discipline” or as “teaching.” Teaching minors are those approved by the State Department of Public Instruction for licensure. Requirements for teaching minors include an education major, passing score on the content exam for the minor, portfolio evidence of competence in the Wisconsin Teacher standards and the minor’s content, and student teaching experience in the minor field. Contact the School of Education for information regarding teaching minors. Approval forms and minor program plans are available from the School of Education office and the department offices offering the minor.
UW-Stout offers professional development certificate programs in addition to its traditional majors and minors to meet the needs of those who wish to obtain additional knowledge and skills needed for personal growth and professional advancement.
While not a substitute for a degree or diploma, the certificate is an alternative credential for individuals seeking to obtain new knowledge and skills or to update their knowledge and skills in a specific area. Typically, a certificate is earned by completing a set of limited, well-defined learning outcomes focused on new or emerging processes or new knowledge and principles applied to practical problems or issues.
These course sets lead to a certificate only. If you’re interested in a bachelor’s degee, please refer to the degree programs found elsewhere in this bulletin.
Additional information about professional development certificate programs is available online at www.uwstout.edu/programs/pdc.