Admission to the School of Education

Admission Requirements
Admission Procedures
Admission Notification/Appeals
Restricted SOE Courses
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.

Requirements for Admission to the School of Education

Procedures for Application for Admission to the School of Education

Notification of Admission to the School of Education
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.

Appeals
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.

Teacher Education Committee
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.