Admission to the Professional Program

Admission to the Professional Program for ELME and MISE majors occurs during the sophomore year, after completing EDUC 2227 Introduction to Learning and Assessment.

Criteria for Admission:

  • Completion of 40 undergraduate credits
  • 2.750 cumulative GPA
  • Successful completion of Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators test or equivalent
  • Successful completion of EDUC 2227 Introduction to Learning and Assessment, including field experience
  • Completion of level 1 Portfolio
  • Student completion of dispositional self-assessment
  • Review by the Admission and Advancement Committee

Admission to Student Teaching

Application for admission to student teaching must be made the semester before student teaching occurs in the senior year. At the beginning of the semester preceding the student teaching semester, students must attend a Student Teacher Information Session. At this meeting, the Director of Field Placement and Licensure reviews the Student Teaching Handbook and provides other pertinent information. Students must complete student teaching application forms and submit them to the Director on or before the designated due date. Student teaching assignments are made in the Milwaukee area only.

Criteria for Admission to Student Teaching:

  • Admission to the Professional Program
  • 2.750 cumulative GPA
  • 2.750 GPA in major/minor areas of certification
  • 2.750 GPA Education sequence
  • Successful completion of all courses in major/minor areas and professional education sequence
  • Successful completion of all courses in the Education sequence with a final grade of “C” or better
  • Successful completion of the appropriate Praxis Subject Assessment content area examination
  • Successful completion of Foundations of Reading test (Elementary/Middle majors only)
  • Successful completion of performance assessments for Portfolio – Level 2 Assessment
  • Approval by major department (EA-A candidates)
  • Satisfactory criminal background check
  • Documentation of a negative tuberculin skin test, or if results are positive, results of a chest x-ray
  • Successful review of the e-portfolio by the Admission and Advancement Committee

Licensure Recommendations

Licensure recommendation occurs at the conclusion of student teaching when candidates make application and are formally endorsed by the College of Education for teacher licensure in the state of Wisconsin.

Criteria for Licensure Recommendations:

  • Bachelor of Science degree
  • Successful completion of the full semester of student teaching experience including attendance at weekly student teaching seminar
  • 2.750 GPA (cumulative, major/minor areas of certification, education sequence)
  • Successful completion of Level 3 performance assessments
  • Successful completion of Level 3 e-portfolio
  • Successful completion of EdTPA
  • Submission of the following:
    • Midterm and final evaluations from cooperating teachers
    • Midterm and final evaluations from university supervisors
    • Evaluation of Cooperating Teacher form
    • Evaluation of University Supervisor form
    • Student Teacher Exit Interview Questionnaire

Students should consult the College of Education Undergraduate Handbook located on the EDUC Current Students website for more information regarding requirements.