​SOE Application Requirements


APPLICATION DEADLINES: Applications for the Professional Education Program are only processed two times a year - February 22 and September 22. Applications are due the Friday prior to the deadline if the deadline falls on a Saturday or Sunday. 

ATTENTION: The School of Education has implemented enrollment caps for every teacher certification program. Due to these enrollment caps, students may be denied admission into the Professional Education Program even if they meet the minimum requirements.

Enrollment caps may be implemented or adjusted at any time. Decision letters are emailed within 4 weeks of the application deadline. Students who are denied admission are eligible to appeal the decision. Data regarding the number of students denied from each program and the average GPA of admitted students is available on the application

The following requirements must be met BEFORE applying to the Professional Education Program. 

  • 24 Credits completed

    Pass/fail credits, and courses below the 100 level are not included in the 24 credit requirement. Advanced Placement (AP), CLEP, retroactive credits and credits by exam are included in the 24 credit requirement (if approved at UWSP). Students under 40 credits are granted “conditional admission” and are required to submit report cards until 40 credits are attained.

  • 2.75 Cumulative GPA from all accredited institutions attended

    Students who do not meet this requirement should read the exception policy

  • Current enrollment at UWSP

    Students not currently enrolled at UWSP must include proof of admittance to UWSP with the application. 

  • Freshman English Requirement

    • Receive a B- or better in English 101 or 150 OR

    • Receive a 2.50 in English 101/102 or 101/202 OR

    • Receive a B- or better in English 250 OR

    • Test out of English 101 through department test-out exam or receive credit by examination. This does not include AP credit given for English 101 if English 150 is required. OR

    • Receive a passing score on the Reading and Writing portion of the Praxis I test and receive grades of at least a B in two Writing Empasis courses OR

    • Complete the required work in the Professional Competency Program - Writing. See personnel in 469 CPS to register. 

  • Communication Skills Including Emerging Technology

    • Receive a passing grade in Education 205 lecture portion (or transfer equivalent) OR
    • Receive a passing grade in Communication 101 (or transfer equivalent)
One of these courses must be completed in order to apply to the program. Courses “In Progress” do not meet the application requirement.

  • Basic Skills Standardized Test Requirement 

    View Test options​ for this requirement.

    ​​​Not required for communicative disorders majors

    Students who do not meet this requirement should read the exception policy​.
  • Pre-Professional Interview

DESCRIPTION: The Pre-Professional Interview is a personal, tape-recorded, structured interview designed to measure personal style, attitudinal traits, and “teacherness” talents of prospective education students.

The interview is ONLY required of students seeking admittance into Early Childhood, Elementary Education, Exceptional Education and Physical Education majors. A score of 15 or higher is required (Max score of 26). You may retake the Interview once if you have a score below 15.

Appointments are available during the academic year and in June. Students should complete the interview one semester prior to applying to the Professional Education Program. There is a fee involved. See personnel in room 469 CPS for an appointment.

Students who do not meet this requirement should read the exception policy.
  • Major/Minor Department Requirements

Each department, outside of the School of Education, has the ability to establish their own, additional admission requirements. It is the student’s responsibility to see the department of major(s) and minor(s) for additional requirements and information on enrollment caps. All teaching majors and some teaching minors have enrollment caps. 

  • Conduct Disclosure

Please be aware that you will be asked to self-disclose previous conduct-related matters during the School of Education application process. The existence of on-campus behavioral issues and/or a criminal record do not constitute an automatic bar to admission and will be considered only as it/they substantially relate(s) to the duties and responsibilities of the program and eventual licensure.

It is strongly recommended that students seeking admission to the Professional Education Program practice positive role-modeling behavior early in, and consistently throughout, their student career. It is important to note that students are responsible for their own behavior, as well as the behavior of their guests on campus.

Students with multiple, recent, and/or serious conduct histories may be required to meet with a committee in the Professional Education Program to discuss their behavior in order to determine admission status.

  • Disposition Expectations

Students admitted to the Professional Education Program will be expected to meet disposition expectations throughout the academic program.

 

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