Thank you for your interest in the Professional Education Program at UW-Stevens Point. We are excited that you are exploring the idea of becoming a teacher through our teacher certification programs. Our staff in the School of Education Academic and Career Advising Center is happy to assist you with your college search.
There is nothing quite like a campus visit. It is the best way to discover why so many students think UW-Stevens Point is the ideal fit. Daily visits through the Office of Admissions are offered regularly when classes are in session. We recommend that students interested in teaching also schedule an appointment with a School of Education adviser while they are on campus for a daily visit. Appointments with a School of Education adviser can be made by calling our School of Education Academic and Career Advising Center, 715-346-2040. Both in-person and virtual visits are available. ViewPoints are comprehensive visit programs where you and other prospective students learn more about campus. Presentations include information on admissions, financial aid, student life, and career services. Students and families have the opportunity to meet with academic departments during the visit.
For the second year in a row, the education program at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point has been ranked second in the nation according to Study.com.
We receive numerous requests by high school students wanting to visit a School of Education class. Due to the small class size of education courses at UW-Stevens Point and in order to respect the learning environment for our students, we cannot accommodate these requests.
University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point graduates in the School of Education typically have some of the highest career outcome rates in full-time teaching jobs within their first year after graduation in the UW System. Job placement for teaching graduates is at an all-time high.
Applications for the Professional Education Program are 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. Decision letters are emailed from our Education.Office@uwsp.edu account within 4 weeks of the application deadline. Students who are denied admission are eligible to appeal the decision.
The following requirements must be met BEFORE applying to the Professional Education Program.
Students who have been denied from the Program and those who have missed the deadline to apply to the Program have the ability to submit an appeal. The department of the major will have final approval on appeals submitted to the School of Education. Once the appeal deadline is past, the School of Education will send the major department a copy of their students’ appeals. If an appeal is granted, students will be allowed to enroll in courses requiring admission. (Appeals do not count against the limit of 2 program applications.)
Appeal Deadlines: April 1 and Nov. 1 by 4 p.m.
If a deadline falls on a Saturday or Sunday, appeals are due no later than 4:00pm the Friday prior to the deadline.
Students who are denied admission can choose to submit a Letter of Appeal that includes the following:
Students who are applying late to the program through the appeal process must submit the following:
Appeal deadlines vary, however, students who are denied admission will be notified of the appeal deadline in their letter of denial. Late Letters of Appeal will not be accepted.
Students who meet the following criteria you may apply for an exception of the 2.60 grade point requirements by using the Exception Application available in the School of Education Academic and Career Advising Center. Students who are granted an exception are allowed to apply to the Professional Education Program without meeting the application requirement.
The Department of Public Instruction limits us to granting exceptions to 10% of our PEP admitted student population.
The deadlines to submit an Exception Application are Sept. 11 and Feb. 7. If a deadline falls on a weekend, the applications are due the Friday prior.
Results will be emailed/mailed within 5 working days of deadlines. Requests with incomplete paperwork will not be processed.
NOTE: If the English Education Committee requires further information about your application, then an interview with members of the committee may become part of the application process.
Students are encouraged to have completed all the requirements for the English major prior to taking the English methods courses.
Applicants must meet the minimum requirements for admission to the Professional Education Program as set by the School of Education.
Before you apply for the Professional Education Program you must be currently enrolled in or have completed Family and Consumer Sciences 190 (formerly FCS 290).
Additional requirements to apply to the Professional Education Program-Required by the Music Department:
Natural Science Majors
Applicants applying to the Science Education Program must:
Prospective transfer students should obtain a credit evaluation from the School of Education Academic and Career Advising Center in order to determine remaining coursework, Professional Education Program application requirements, and required assessments. Students can apply to the program the semester prior to transferring, if they meet all requirements. To request a credit evaluation, please email the following information to email@example.com.
*If UW-Stevens Point was the last/only institution you attended, you can provide us with your UWSP student ID number instead of providing transcripts.
Individuals who are unable to email the information can send materials to SOE Academic and Career Advising Center, 469 College of Professional Studies, Stevens Point, WI 54481.
Credit evaluation requests will be processed within two weeks of receipt. A School of Education adviser will provide prospective students with a summary of credits remaining, a curriculum planning sheet indicating courses already completed and Professional Education Program application materials. After reviewing the materials, prospective transfer students are strongly encouraged to meet with a School of Education adviser to review the credit evaluation and plan for the future. Appointments can be made by calling the School of Education Academic and Career Advising Center, 715-346-2040.
The School of Education advising staff recommends applying to UW-Stevens Point 7-9 months prior to transferring.
Students who have been admitted to UW-Stevens Point through the Admissions process and have completed all requirements asked of them will be invited by the Office of Admissions to sign up for an advising appointment with an appropriate adviser. Advising sessions begin in March for fall admission and October/November for spring admission. Students are strongly encouraged to apply, and follow directions received from UWSP Admissions and be advised and registered as quickly as possible. Students will be required to attend their mandatory “Teaching Intent Meeting” at their earliest convenience and will receive invitations to sign up for these meetings immediately. Teaching Intent Meetings are designed to inform our students of additional requirements to earn their teaching license, explain how the Professional Education Program Application works and answer questions pertaining to student teaching.