​School of Education Weekly Newsletter

Week of December 8, 2014

Welcome to week 15 of the semester.
It is hard to believe that we are in the final week of classes. We hope everyone has a great week and that your preparation for finals is going well. 

Praxis Core Preparation
Students who have not already met the Basic Skills Standardized Test Requirement​ to apply to the Professional Education Program must take the Praxis Core test. This is a test that we strongly recommend student take time to prepare for well in advance of taking the test. Winter break will be a great time to refocus yourself and begin preparing for this test. The following resources are recommended.
  • Praxis Core for Dummies: This study guide is available at the Reserve Desk of the UW-Stevens Point LRC. Students can check it out for three days at a time. The study guide is also available for purchase online. It is extremely well-written and prepares students well for the test.
  • Tutoring Support: The UW-Stevens Point Tutoring-Learning Center has agreed to provide tutoring support for all three sections of the Praxis Core exam - reading, writing and math. For Praxis Core assistance from the TLC, please contact them directly at 715-346-3568.
  • Online Videos: Mometrix Media has developed videos to help students prepare for the Praxis Core.
Have a great final week of classes!

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

  • Maggie Beeber's Open Advising
  • Appointment Directions

  • Project Learning Tree Conference for secondary science and social science majors - Dec 9 

  • Live Webcast with NASA experts on Midwest Climate Change - Dec. 11

  • WEAC Winter Professional Issues Conference - Jan. 23-25 (NEW) 


  • Professional Education Application Deadlines  
  • Waiver Application Deadlines

  • Salvation Army donations needed 

  • Spring Break trip to Liverpool, England 

  • New Winterim Course: Ed 370/570

  • Praxis II Changes

  • Future 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