Admission to the School of Education
Students intending to become teachers should file application for admission to the School of Education during their sophomore
year at UW-P. Note:
Students are not permitted to take education courses on the restricted list
until they have been admitted to the School of Education.
Transfer students must earn at least 15 credits at UW-P before they will be admitted to the School of Education. Transfer students may apply for admission to the School of Education during their first semester on campus and complete other requirements that semester.
- Satisfactory completion of the
Pre-Professional Skills Tests (PPST). Passing scores for PPST are: reading 175, writing 174, and mathematics 173. Students should take the PPST during their freshman year.
- Have grades of “C” or better in English Composition (ENG 1130 and 1230) and Speech (Speech 2010 is strongly recommended, though Speech 1010 will satisfy the speech requirement), 1230 Intro to Ed or 2320 Intro to Phy Ed, and 2010 Computer Apps in Ed.
- Have earned 40 semester credits in an accredited college of which 15 semester credits have been earned at UWP. Transfer students may file an application while earning their first 15 credits here.
- Have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.65 or better.
- Note: A higher minimum GPA based on coursework in the major, minor, concentration and professional education sequence is required for admission to student teaching.
- Prepare an admission portfolio and submit it to the Interview Committee during Pre-Professional Days.
- Be recommended for admission by a School of Education Interview Committee during Pre-Professional Days.
- Satisfy tutoring requirement for students in early childhood/middle childhood (birth to age 11) program.
- Complete and submit the Application for Admission to School of Education (available from the Office of School of Education, 139 Doudna Hall, or as a downloadable document in Word format or as a PDF fill-in document). Note: Applicants must be admitted to UW-Platteville before filing an application for admission to the School of Ed.
- Complete the Pre-Professional Skills Test (PPST) and have scores submitted to UW-Platteville. Consult the Office of the School of Education, 139 Doudna Hall, for dates and application materials or the Educational Testing Service.
- Complete other requirements for admission listed above.
When all requirements have been met, applications are sent to the Teacher Education Committee (see below) for final approval. Students are notified by letter of the committee action. Students should not consider themselves admitted to the School of Education until they receive such a letter.
Students who have been denied admission to teacher education may file an appeal with the chair of the Teacher Education Committee (see below). They may present appeals in person or they may be presented in writing. Exceptions to the established passing score on PPST/CBT and the minimum cumulative grade point average, may be granted to no more than 10% of the total number of students admitted to the program during each admission period. Note: Students may request a waiver for only ONE failed requirement, such as, failing ONE portion of the PPST test or not meeting the minimum grade point average.
The Teacher Education Committee (TEC) is a group of faculty members responsible for monitoring the screening procedures used to select and retain candidates for admission to the SOE and admission to student teaching. This committee is responsible for approving or denying applications for admission to the School of Education and for student teaching.
The committee consists of nine university faculty members—five from the School of Education; four from other departments—elected at large for three-year terms. Ex officio members are the Dean of the College of Liberal Arts & Education, the Director of the School of Education, the Coordinator of Clinical Experiences, and the Registrar.