​School of Education Weekly Newsletter

Week of August 31, 2015

Welcome to the fall 2015 semester! We hope everyone had a great summer.

UW-Stevens Point offers many opportunities to help you become the best teacher you can be. It is up to you to take advantage of these opportunities. Each week the School of Education Newsletter provides you with resources, campus events/meetings, and information vital to your growth as a student and future teacher. Taking a few minutes each week to familiarize yourself with the information found in the newsletter will go a long way in your success.

A few updates and reminders:
  • While you receive this Newsletter via email each week, it is always available online. We recommend saving the Newsletter to your online favorites.
  • Good students ask questions. Remember, we are here to help. To schedule an appointment to see an adviser (either John Gaffney or Maggie Beeber), contact the School of Education Advising, Recruitment and Retention Office at 715-346-2040 or stop into 469 College of Professional Studies. For quick questions, stop in during Open Advising (first come, first served). Appointments cannot be made via email.
  • Open Advising hours are available online weekly. Students who call for Open Advising times will be referred back to this Newsletter. This saves our staff time to better assist students. Again, students find it helpful to save this link as a favorite.
  • Stay connected to the School of Education by following "UWSPSOE" on Facebook and Twitter and "UWSPCPS" on Instagram and YouTube.

Have a great first week. Don't forget to take advantage of all of the events happening around campus!

John Gaffney and Maggie Beeber

  • John Gaffney's Open Advising

  • Maggie Beeber's Open Advising

  • Appointment Directions

  • Practicum Fair - September 16 and 17(NEW)


  • Exceptions Application Deadline

  • Professional Education Application Deadlines  
  • Math Placement Exam (NEW)

  • Foreign Language Placement Test (NEW)

  • Teacher Education Subcommittee members needed (NEW)

  • Summer/winter education courses 

  • Pre-Professional Interview Options 

  • Praxis Core - Test Information

  • Praxis II/ACTFL - Test Information

  • Praxis II Study Group for ECE, Elementary & Special Ed majors & minors  

  • Professional Competency Program 

  • Praxis II Flashcards for ECE, Elementary & Special Ed majors & minors 

  • Praxis II Online Preparation available for ECE, Elementary, Special Education majors/minors and Secondary English, Math, Science, and Social Science

  • Foundations of Reading Test for Wisconsin Workshop