The four graduate courses below satisfy certification requirements
for teachers with an undergraduate degree and teacher certification in
another certifiable teaching area as determined by the Wisconsin
Department of Public Instruction (DPI). The final stage of the 910
certification is passing the Praxis II content exam. Please visit the
DPI website for licensing information and the Praxis II website for exam
HLED 700 Current Health Issues and Trends in Health Education
course will provide students, who do not have an undergraduate degree
in health education, with the necessary background in health content
areas (nutrition, physical activity, personal health, safety and injury
prevention, stress, violence/abuse, substance use and abuse, disease
prevention, environmental health, aging, death and dying, consumer and
community health, and mental and emotional health).
HLED 701 Curriculum and Resources in Teaching Comprehensive School Health Education
course will provide graduate students with the knowledge and skills
necessary to develop effective curriculum and learning strategies for
education. Students will become comfortable applying the Wisconsin
Standards of Health Education with psychosocial skills to assist student
in the development of life skills. The course will provide a "hands-on"
atmosphere where knowledge is used and skills are practiced.
HLED 703 Teaching Methods in Health Education
course is designed to have students engage in an analysis of effective
approaches to teaching health education to children, primarily utilizing
prevention theory. Students will engage in the application of teaching
methods, strategies, techniques and assessments in health education,
constructing a series of "hands-on" learning opportunities.
HLED 705 Sexuality Education: Content and Programming for K-12 Schools
course will provide students with a review of current information on
health and human sexuality. Emphasis is given to biological,
psychosocial and educational aspects of human sexuality, with special
emphasis on instructional activities related to interpersonal
communication, decision-making and clarification of values. Students
will review Wisconsin law and curriculum expectations, working through
abstinence-based and abstinence only curricular approaches, while
gaining a healthy appreciation of the controversial issues surrounding
the teaching of this content in K-12 schools.
NOTE: Students must complete all four courses to attain certification. Attendance is MANDATORY at all sessions of each course. Independent Study will not be granted in any of these four courses.
Please note that you will need access to, and comfort with,
electronic technology to successfully complete this certification, as
all four courses are taught using Desire2Learn (UWSP's course management
Upon completion of the four-course learning cohort, a minimum grade
point average of 3.0 is required to attain DPI certification and
licensure. Participants will be required to pass the Praxis II content
exam to obtain certification.
This program is offered based on the number of professionals
seeking add-on certification in health education. A minimum enrollment
must be reached in order for these courses to be offered. If that number
is not reached the courses will be rescheduled for the following