​School of Education Weekly Newsletter


Week of April 20, 2015

Registration continues this week. Follow the directions below if you need to be added to a waiting list for a closed course.

 
Please remember that the person you are talking to does not typically have the authority to add students, although sometimes this is the case.
  • Treat everyone with respect, as you would like to be treated.
  • Make sure you know which course and number you are requesting as well as all of the section numbers that fit your schedule. Check your catalog for department phone numbers/room numbers or call campus info at 715- 346-4242.
  • Get your name on as many waiting lists as possible. You have a better chance of adding a course if you have more than one option.
  • Call the department that is offering the course. Example: Math 228/Math Ed 228, call the Math Department, 715-346-2120. Ask them how to go about getting into one of their closed courses. Always write down time/date you call, who you talk to, and what you are told. Follow their directions completely. They may give you one of the following responses:
    • “I will put you on the waiting list.” Ask how you know whether or not you received permission.
    • “Contact the instructor.” Ask for the instructor’s best contact information or whether the person you are talking to can leave a message for the instructor. Either way, leave your name, phone number, class and section numbers that fit your schedule in your message.
    • “We do not keep waiting lists.” What is your best option for adding the class? Should you contact the instructor? Go to the first day of class?
    • “The course is closed and there will not be anyone added.”
You can watch the computer every dayto see if seats open upor if new classes/sections are added. Even though you are on waiting lists, you can still watch the computer and add a class if a “PR” has not been added to it. However, some departments like Math add “Permission Required” if they have a waiting list so that they decide who gets in once a class closes, which is why it is important to get on the waiting list. You might see a PR added to a course, but there are seats, because they add seats for the students they are taking in off of the waiting lists.

 
See either one of us during open advising, after you have gotten on the waiting lists, to see if we could adjust your graduation plan and get you into an alternative course. Do not wait to do this. You should print out your schedule off of MyPoint and bring that along with your DPR, graduation plan, and planning sheets.

 
Exceptions to the advice above
 
Health Ed 280, Music Education 381, and Physical Ed 231
  • Maggie Beeber keeps these waiting lists. For these courses, you must:
    • Register for your courses, leaving room for at least one of the sections.
    • Print your fall schedule and see Maggie during open advising with: DPR, planning sheets, graduation plan and printed fall schedule. Decisions will be made May 1, so please come in before that date.
Math/Math Ed 228, 338, and 345
  • Once you are on the waiting list, you must see Maggie Beeber as the math department lets our department decide who gets into these courses.
  • Register for your courses, leaving room for at least one of the sections.
  • Print your fall schedule and see Maggie during open advising with: DPR, planning sheets, graduation plan and printed fall schedule. Decisions will be made May 1, so please come in before that date.
We hope your registration process is as smooth as possible. Previous emails have given you directions that should assist you in making that happen.

 
John Gaffney and Maggie Beeber
  • John Gaffney's Open Advising

  • Maggie Beeber's Open Advising

  • Appointment Directions

  • Principal Panel - April 21

  • Safe Zone Workshop and SCEC elections - April 27

  • WI Project Learning Tree Early Childhood Workshop - May 2 

Announcements


  • Professional Education Application Deadlines  
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  • Exceptions Application Deadlines

  • Math Placement Test 

  • 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  

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