Health Education Add-On Certification (910)

ApplyThe School of Education at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point offers a 100% online program for teachers licensed in Wisconsin who wish to complete the Wisconsin 910 Add-on certification in Health Education. UW-Stevens Point has been approved by the Department of Public Instruction to offer Health Education PK-12.

The program consists of a total of 12 graduate credit hours and can be completed over the course of two summers. Students can step into the program at any time and the courses are not sequential.

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). 
Content Knowledge Requirement
Upon completion of the four-course learning cohort, participants must demonstrate content knowledge by either 1) obtaining a 3.00 or higher in each teaching major and teaching minor or 2) submit passing scores on the required Praxis Subject Assessment exams. Students must meet one of the above requirements for teacher licensure.  For information on Praxis Exam, please see pages 9-10 in the School of Education Advising Guide.
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.

Applying for your Add-On License

Upon completion of the UW-Stevens Point Health Education Add-on program teachers can complete their DPI licensing application by following this link: Apply for your add-on license through the UW-Stevens Point School of Education


Professional Certification/Licensure Disclosure (NC-SARA)

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.

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