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​Exceptional Education: BS Transfer Guide (Nicolet College)

School of Education, College of Professional Studies Building, UW-Stevens Point, Stevens Point, WI 54481 Telephone: (715) 346-2040 Website: www.uwsp.edu/education


UWSP's Professional Education Program is transitioning to a new curriculum for all teacher education programs.  If you are transferring to UWSP in Spring 2013 or later, please contact the School of Education, Education.Office@uwsp.edu, for updated requirements.  Updated transfer guides will be added to the Transfer Information System when requirements are finalized (late Fall 2012).
 

Admission to UW-Stevens Point

  • Application Procedure
To apply for admission to UW-Stevens Point, submit a completed UW System application form to
 
UWSP Admissions Office
102 Student Services Center
UW-Stevens Point
Stevens Point, WI 54481-3897
 
Request that your official transcripts be forwarded directly to the UWSP Admissions Office from both your high school and any colleges or universities you have attended.
 
While there is no deadline for applying to the University, early application is recommended because UW System enrollment management efforts may require us to limit our enrollment.
 
  • General Admission Requirements to the University
Students from Nicolet College who will have earned 54 or more credits by the time they transfer to UWSP are eligible for admission with a grade point average of 2.00 or higher. If you will have earned fewer than 54 transfer credits by the time you transfer, you will need to meet the admission requirements in effect at the time your application to the University is complete.
 
Admission to the University does NOT guarantee admission to the major.
 
  • When Should You Transfer?
Nicolet College students seeking a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Exceptional Education at UWSP may remain at Nicolet College for two to three semesters, depending on course availability.
 
 

Admission to the Professional Education Program

Students with majors in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, and Special Education must be admitted to this Program to register for upper-level Early Childhood, Education, and Teaching Methods courses.
Formal application to the Professional Education Program must be made. Deadlines are September 22 and February 22. Applications will be accepted up to the deadline. Late applications will be processed during the subsequent application period. Only students who meet all criteria listed below are eligible to apply. If the deadline falls on a weekend, the deadline to apply will be the Friday prior to the deadline.
Applications and questionnaires are available in the School of Education (SOE) Advising, Recruitment and Retention Office, Room 469 College of Professional Studies or at the UWSP School of Education website. Unofficial copies of transcripts from ALL post-secondary institutions must be attached to the application, along with the completed questionnaire and letter proving admission to UWSP if not currently enrolled at UWSP.

Minimum Requirements
To apply for admission to the Professional Education Program, all requirements must be met, and passing scores submitted to the SOE Undergraduate Advising Office no later than the deadline.
Requirements may change at any time.
  • Requirements to apply to the Professional Education Program are changing after the February 22, 2012 application deadline.

  • Please visit our website for CURRENT requirements and for the NEW requirements, http://www.uwsp.edu/education/Pages/CurrentUndergrad/UndergraduateAdvise/appRequire.aspx.

  • If you plan to apply to the Professional Education Program after February 22, 2012, these new requirements allow some majors to apply earlier to the Program. Due to these new rules, we make the following recommendations:

    • Take the Praxis I Reading, Writing and Math test the spring of your FRESHMAN year. For students who have already completed 12 or more college credits or AP credits prior to starting college, we recommend taking this test the summer PRIOR to their freshman year.
    • Take Communication 101 OR Education 205 OR the transfer equivalent at your campus, during your FRESHMAN year. Once of these must be completed PRIOR to applying to the Program.

    • Check out the new requirements now. Transfer students are invited to apply to the Program PRIOR to attending UWSP, if all requirements are met by the appropriate deadline.

    • Early Childhood, Elementary and Special Education majors are urged to apply as soon as they have completed 24 credits.
  • SEE DEPARTMENT OF MAJOR/MINOR FOR ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS AND INFORMATION ON ENROLLMENT CAPS. ENROLLMENT CAPS ARE IN EFFECT FOR ALL TEACHING MAJORS AND A NUMBER OF TEACHING MINORS. NOT ALL STUDENTS MEETING MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS ARE ADMITTED. ALL SECONDARY EDUCATION/K-12 DEPARTMENTS HAVE ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS. SEE THE SOE WEBSITE FOR "ENROLLMENT CAP POLICIES".

  • Enrollment caps are in effect for the Early Childhood, Elementary Education and Special Education majors. For the February 2012 deadline, students are ranked using the following criteria: 1/3-Overall GPA, 1/3-Pre-Professional Interview, 1/6-Listening Test, 1/6-PPST. . After the February 2012 deadline, students will be ranked using the following criteria: 40%-Overall GPA, 40%-Pre-Professional Interview, 20%-Praxis I.

  • For additional information on all enrollment cap policies, please visit our website at http://www.uwsp.edu/education/Pages/CurrentUndergrad/EnrollmentCap/default.aspx
 

Exit Exam

All students applying for a teaching license will be required to pass the appropriate state mandated Praxis II exam(s) and/or ACTFL Oral and Written Proficiency exams (ACTFL is required for French, German and Spanish teaching majors and minors) at least one semester prior to applying to student teach and submit an acceptable web-based portfolio on the Ten Wisconsin Teaching Standards during the student teaching semester. More information on these requirements can be found in the "student handbook" section of the School of Education website, http://www.uwsp.edu/education/Pages/CurrentUndergrad/UndergraduateAdvise/default.aspx.
 

UW-Stevens Point General Degree Requirements

  • * Denotes courses not directly equivalent to UWSP requirement, but acceptable in lieu of requirement for this major.
  • "P" in front of a course number indicates that student must be accepted into the Professional Education Program in order to enroll in the course.
The following courses meet both UWSP General Degree Requirements (GDRs) and Department of Public Instruction requirements.
 
1.   Freshman English -- 3-6 credits required
 
UW-Stevens Point Requirement Nicolet College Equivalent
English ​101 
And 102
COMSK 801-102, 195 or 219 
And COMSK 801-223
or English 150 None

 

2.   Writing Emphasis -- 6 credits required
 
UW-Stevens Poi​nt Requirement Nicolet College Equivalent
"P" - Education 310 None
Elective Out of Major Any course designated as meeting the
writing emphasis GDR OR transfer 
60 credits or more and 3 credits will be waived.

 

3.   Communication -- 2  credits required
 
UW-Stevens Point ​Requirement Nicolet College Equivalent
Communication 101 COMSK 801-198 or SPEECH 810-201

 

4.   Mathematics -- see below
 
UW-Stevens Point Re​​quirement Nicolet College Equivalent
Math 90 (if needed) Math 804-110, 114 or 115 (if needed)
Math 100 - 3 credits (if needed) Math 804-116, 118, 170, 195, 197 or 220 (if needed)
Math 228 - 3 credits Math 804-227
Math 338 - 3 credits (pre-req: Math 228 if taken at UWSP) Math 804-237
Note: Math 228 (Math 804-227 at Nicolet College) will not meet the math GDR at UWSP unless the student majors in Elementary Education, Early Childhood Education, or Exceptional Education.
Note: Math 338 (Math 804-237 at Nicolet College) will meet the math GDR at UWSP for Fall 2002 and later.

 
5.   Natural Science -- 12-15 credits required
Choose one from each area. Maximum of one course numbered 100 at UWSP (designated as 100(#)). At least two courses must be 4-5 credit labs.
 
UW-Stevens Point Requirement Nicolet College Equivalent
Physical Science: (choose one from this area)
Chemistry 100, 101 NATSCI 806-134*, 240*, 241, 242*, 245*, 249*,
Physics 100, 101 NATSCI 806-154*, 170*, 192*, 271,* 276*, 286*
Astronomy 100, 205, 206, 311 NONE
   
Earth Science: (choose one from this area)
Geography 100, 101 NATSCI 806-207*, 208*
Geology 100 NATSCI 806-230*, 231*
   
   
Life Science: (choose one from this area)
Biology 100, 101 NATSCI 806-114, 140*, 177*, 195*, 197*, 201, 209*, 210*, 213*, 218*, 222*

 
6.   Minority Studies and Non-Western Culture 
At least one course you take must be designated "Minority Studies", and at least one course you take must be designated "Non-Western Culture". Students should try to take Humanities Area 1 or 3 courses that also fulfill these requirements.
 
UW-Stevens Point Requirement Nicolet College Equivalent
Minority Studies (MNS)​ See advisor or Transfer Information System (TIS).
Non-Western Culture (NWC) See advisor or Transfer Information System (TIS).

 

7.   History -- 6 credits required (courses in parentheses are course numbers prior to Fall 2008)
 
UW-Stevens Point Requirement Nicolet College Equivalent
Select one (3 credits): History 176 (211), 285 (385*), 292 MNS (382*), 393 (388*) (Hist 379* is no longer offered)
(*does not meet the History GDR requirement for other majors)
MUST BE HISTORY 176 (211) FOR B.A. DEGREE.
History 803-215, 230 (MNS), 236 (MNS), 240 (MNS)
History 177 (212) History 803-219
 

 
8. Humanities and Social Science -- (Combined total of 18 credits)

Humanities - 6-9 credits required
Humanities is divided into 4 areas as follows: Area 1 (history and appreciation of art, communication, dance, theatre and music); Area 2 (literature); Area 3 (philosophy, political theory and religious studies); Area 4 (civilization, area studies and interdisciplinary courses).
 
UW-Stevens Point Requirement Nicolet College Equivalent
Select one (Area 2): English 211, 212, 213, 214​ Any literature course that transfers as HUM2*
One Area 1 course (may be an Area 3 or 4 course if student has already completed a course in art, dance, drama, music, or theatre.) Any course that transfers as a HUM1
Elective in humanities (or social science) Any course that transfers as a humanities
 

9. Social Science - 9-12 credits required
 
UW-Stevens Point Requirement Nicolet College Equivalent
Psychology 110 (Pre-req. to HD 261) SOCSCI 809-251
Psych 260 or HD 261 or HD 265 SOCSCI 809-160, 188 or 255
Political Science 201 OR Political Science 101 HISTORY 803-227
Elective in social science (or humanities) Any course that transfers as a social science
 
10. Environmental Literacy -- 3 credits required

UW-Stevens Point Requirement Nicolet College Equivalent
"P" - Natural Resources 370 NATSCI 806-215* or 229* (student must also take Natural Resources 310 - one credit at UWSP during the month of May)
 
11. Wellness -- 3 credits required 
Complete at least 1 credit of Aerobic Activity and 1 credit of Health Enhancement and a third credit in either area.
 
UW-Stevens Point Requirement Nicolet College Equivalent
Aerobic Activity (1-2 credits) See advisor or TIS.
Health Enhancement (1-2 credits) See advisor or TIS*.


 

Professional Education Requirements

UW-Stevens Point Requirement Nicolet College Equivalent
  • Communicative Disorders 367 - 3 credits - Spring
None
  • "P" - Education 200 - 1 credit
None
  • Education 205 - 1 credit lecture/discussion
None
  • "P" - Education 300 - 1 credit
None
  • "P" - Education 302 - 3 credits
None
  • "P" - Education 309 - 3 credits
None
  • "P" - Education 310W - 3 credits - Spring
None
  • "P" - Education 314 - 2 credits - Spring
None
  • "P" - Education 351 - 3 credits - BLOCK I
307-187
  • "P" - Education 356 - 3 credits - Special Ed Block II
None
  • "P" - Education 362 - 3 credits - Special Ed Block III
None
  • "P" - Education 368 - 3 credits -Special Ed Block II
None
  • "P" - Education 378 - 3 credits - Special Ed Block III
None
  • "P" - Education 381 - 3 credits - BLOCK I
None
  • "P" - Education 383 - 3 credits
None
  • "P" - Education 397 (110 hours) -1-3 credits - Fall
None
  • "P" - Education 398 - Student Teaching - 12 credits
None
  • "P" - Education 400 - Seminar on Teaching - 1 credit ( taken during student teaching)
None
  • "P" - Education 331 - 3 credits - BLOCK I
None
  • Math Education 228 - 1 credit (Math Ed 229 for transfer students who have completed Math 228 at another institution - Fall)
None
  • Math Education 338 - 1 credit (Math Ed 339 for transfer students who have completed Math 338 at another institution - Fall)
None

Areas of Specialization
Options (select one):
 
  1. Elect one teaching specialization to complete the major; grades K-12 in ED, LD, or CD. Student teaching must be at both the elementary and secondary levels.
  2. Elect two teaching specializations (CD, ED, LD) to complete the major for either elementary (K-9) OR secondary (6-12). Student teaching must be in both areas of specialization, at the same grade level.


Emotional Disturbance (ED)

UW-Stevens Point Requirement Nicolet College Equivalent
"P" - Education 364 - 3 credits - Special Ed Block II None
"P" - Education 369 - 3 credits - Special Ed Block III None


Learning Disabilities (LD)

UW-Stevens Point Requirement Nicolet College Equivalent
"P" - Education 364 - 3 credits - Special Ed Block II None
"P" - Education 369 - 3 credits - Special Ed Block III None


Mild-Moderate Cognitive Disabilities (CD)  

UW-Stevens Point Requirement Nicolet College Equivalent
"P" - Education 364 - 3 credits - Special Ed Block II None
"P" - Education 369 - 3 credits - Special Ed Block III

None

 

Competencies

UW-Stevens Point Requirement​ Nicolet College Equivalent
  • Education 370, Subtitle: Transforming Conflict - Required for all students who have taken Educ 381 at another institution OR have taken Educ 381 at UWSP prior to Fall 1995. Call 715-346-3801 to be put on the mailing list for this course.
None
  • Document 290 clock hours of pre-student teaching experience working with children and youth (200 hours in the regular classroom and 90 hours with special needs. Of the 290 hours, 50 hours must be involved with designated social, cultural, and language groups.) Requirements in courses listed above will meet this mandate.
  • A 2.75 GPA in the major is required for student teaching.

Note: Sequence of courses: Block I must be completed first. Special Ed Block II must be completed prior to Special Ed Block III. You must be admitted to the Professional Education Program for 3 semesters prior to student teaching to complete this major. Unless otherwise noted, these blocks will be offered EVERY semester and must be completed in sequence.
 
For more information, see the School of Education Web page or contact the School of Education Undergraduate Advising Office at (715) 346-2040. 
 
Updated: 11/09​
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