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​Exceptions Application Deadline

Exception applications are processed two times a year.  

Fall Deadline: Sept. 11, 2018 
Spring Deadline: Feb. 7, 2018

Applications are available outside 469 College of Professional Studies or online.  

Professional Education Program Application Deadline

Applications to the Professional Education Program are processed two times a year.

Fall Deadline: Sept. 21, 2018 

Spring Deadline: Feb. 22, 2018

Applications are available outside 469 College of Professional Studies or online. Students must meet all application requirements prior to applying to the Professional Education Program.

Pre-Professional Interview  

This Pre-Professional interview is required for all students majoring in early ehildhood education, elementary education, physical education and special education. This one-on-one interview lasts approximately 30 minutes. The fee is $35.00. 

Dates and times for interviews are available at the beginning of each semester and prior to the Professional Education application deadlines. Interviews will be available every month except July. 

How to register: Current UWSP students should bring $35 to the School of Education Academic and Career Advising Center, 469 College of Professional Studies. Students not currently registered at UWSP may call the Center, 715-346-2040, to register. 

UW System Math Placement Exam (NEW)

The Department of Mathematical Sciences is offering the UW System Math Placement Exam for free on the following dates and times. Registration is required by calling 715-346-2120.
  • Wednesday, October 25 at 1 p.m. in A109 Science Building
  • Friday, October 27 at 12 p.m. in A201 Science Building
Students who register for the exam must bring a student id, pencils, and a non-graphing calculator. 

Basic Skills Standardized Test Requirement Dropped for Program Admission 

The School of Education, with DPI approval, has eliminated the “basic skills standardized test” requirement to apply to the Professional Education Program (Praxis Core, ACT, SAT, GRE). The updated list of requirements and application for the Professional Education Program can be found online.  

Content Knowledge Requirement Changes 

The School of Education, with DPI approval, has made significant adjustments to the content test requirement for student teaching and teacher licensure. These changes refer to the Praxis Subject Assessment exam (formerly Praxis II) and do not impact the requirement for the ACTFL OPI and WPT exams for Spanish, French and German teaching majors/minors.

Previously, students were required to demonstrate content knowledge by passing a state-mandated standardized exam (Praxis Subject Assessment). As of June 29, 2017, students may demonstrate content knowledge by either: 
  • Obtaining a 3.00 or higher in each teaching major and teaching minor OR 
  • Submit passing scores on the required state Praxis Subject Assessment exams
Students must meet one of the above requirements for teacher licensure.

NOTE: The changes to the content test requirements does not impact Spanish, French and German teaching majors and minors. Any student seeking a teaching license in one of these areas will still be expected to pass the ACTFL OPIC and WPT exams.

Changes to Literarture Options for Secondary/K-12 Education

Secondary/K-12 education majors must take a literature course in order to be licensed to teach in Wisconsin.  The literature course also meets the Humanities General Education category.

English 286: Literature and Film, is no longer recommended for secondary/K-12 majors and should be removed from your planning sheets. English 286 meet was changed to meet the ARTS General Education requirement. If you have not yet taken a literature course, please remove English 286 from your planning sheet and plan to take a different course.

Summer/Winterim Course Offerings in the School of Education 

Please read the online timetable to find additional courses and course times and dates.  

Course offered every Winterim

  • Education 385/585
  • Education 370: Nature & Needs of Gifted
  • Education 381 
  • Education 382

Courses offered every summer

  • Education 200 
  • Education 300
  • Education 331 
  • Education 351 
  • Education 385
  • PHED 302
  • PHED 360 
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