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School of Education Health Education Add-On Certification

Graduate Teaching Certification

Earn your 910 Add-on License

Are you a licensed teacher interested in adding the Wisconsin 910 Add-on Certification in Health Education to your resume? At UWSP, we have approval by the Department of Public Instruction to offer a Health Education Add-on Certification for K-12th grade.

Program Benefits  

  • courses are 100% online
  • courses offered during the summer
  • students can step into the program anytime
  • courses are not sequential
  • courses can be completed in two summers

Why choose the Health Education Add-on program at UW-Stevens Point?

Students for this program must already have a teacher license/certification in another teaching area as determined by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI).

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Add-On Program

By the Numbers

Summer Semesters
US Dollars450
Per Credit + Fees

Courses and Requirements

This program consists of four core classes, with two classes offered each summer semester. Upon completing the course work, the final certification stage is passing the Praxis II content exam. 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 students in developing 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 health and human sexuality information. 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.

How much will it cost?

Tuition rates are estimated and subject to change.
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Tuition and Costs

We recognize that cost is essential when determining which program is best for you. Tuition, segregated fees, and a distance education fee combine to determine the program’s total cost, and each item is priced on a per-credit basis. There is an additional $25 administrative fee per semester of enrollment. For questions about tuition or more information, please reach out to Student Financial Services.

Students enrolled in an add-on licensure program are considered non-degree seeking and will not be eligible for financial aid. If students combine their Add-on licensure with the master’s in education degree, they are degree-seeking and are eligible for financial aid.

Are you Ready to Apply?

To apply to this program, please follow the steps below.

  1. Apply to the School of Education and submit:
    1. All unofficial transcripts (including transfer credits)
    2. Teaching license
    3. Background check – must be from the last six months.
  2. Once you have been accepted into the program, you will apply to the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point as a non-degree seeking student. If you are adding the Master’s in Education degree, then you will apply as a degree seeking student.
  3. Once you have been accepted into the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, you will be emailed instructions to set up your student account and register for classes.
  4. Upon completing the UW-Stevens Point Health Education add-on program, you can complete your DPI licensing application by following this link: Apply for your add-on licensure/certification through the UW-Stevens Point School of Education.


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Add a Master’s in Education

Are you interested in earning your Master’s in Education? Why not use the credits from this add-on licensure/certification to count towards your degree? The M.S. in Education degree requires 30 graduate credits, and these courses can be used to count towards your degree. Learn more about our master’s degree and how you can earn both a degree and an add-on licensure/certification at the same time.

Meet your Faculty and Staff

Our instructors consistently achieve exemplary ratings and strive to utilize innovative instructional strategies in an online environment. We are available to assist our students and care deeply about their needs.
Tim Wright

Tim Wright

  • Professor – Physical Education
  • Program Coordinator – Physical Education major, Health Education minor, Adapted Physical Education Certificate
Kristi Roth

Kristi Roth

  • Professor
  • Chair – Common Council
Paul Haas

Paul Haas

  • Assistant Professor – Physical Education
Ann Hockett

Ann Hockett

  • Assistant Professor – Physical Education
  • Best Practices in Health and Physical Education Academy-Liaison, DPI and University of Wisconsin
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DPI Accreditation

UW-Stevens Point’s teacher education programs are accredited by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.

The United States Department of Education requires institutions that provide distance education to disclose information for programs leading to professional certification or licensure about whether each program meets state educational requirements for initial licensure or certification. Following is this disclosure information for this program:

  • The requirements of this program meet Certification/Licensure in the following states: Wisconsin
  • The requirements of this program do not meet Certification/Licensure in the following states: Not applicable
  • The requirements of this program have not been determined if they meet Certification/Licensure in the following states: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wyoming; District of Columbia; American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands