Wisconsin DPI Health Education Add-On Certification (910)

​Required Courses

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 information.

HLED 700 Current Health Issues and Trends in Health Education
(3 credits, 100% online, offered even year summers)
This 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
(3 credits, 100% online, offered even year summers)
This course will provide graduate students with the knowledge and skills necessary to develop effective curriculum and learning strategies for health 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
(3 credits, 100% online, offered odd year summers)
This 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
(3 credits, 100% online, offered odd year summers)
This 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. 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 online course management system). 
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 calendar year.
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