The School of Education has identified courses that may be taken only by teacher candidates that have been admitted to the program. Please review the list of teaching restricted classes and the health and human performance courses.  Typically, students will be enrolling in restricted classes the beginning of their junior year.

Applications will be due November 1 for the fall semester or April 1 for the spring semester.

Students can be enrolled in coursework/credits upon submitting their application.  Transfer students may be granted permission to enroll in courses that require admission to School of Education for one semester. 

Applications will be reviewed by a committee and students will be notified of their admission status upon review and/or upon verification of grades/credits.

Admission requirements

  1. Cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.750 or higher. This is based on UW-Platteville coursework only.
  2. 30 earned or in progress accredited college credits.
  3. Complete or be in progress with the following courses with a “C” or better.
    • ENGL 1130 College Writing I
    • ENGL 1230 College Writing II
    • SPEECH 1010 or SPEECH 2010 (preferred) or equivalent
    • MATH 1620 or above general education math course
    • TCHG 1230 Intro to Education
    • TCHG 2130 Human Growth & Development or PSYCH 2730, 3130, or 3230
    • TCHG 2170 Foundations of Ed Technology (starting spring 2023 applications)
  4. Resume which highlights experiences with children/youth or other relevant experience.
  5. Sign the professional disposition form.
  6. Complete criminal background check through CastleBranch.
  7. Submit an essay to questions 1 and 2. Question 3 is optional. 
    • Essay 1: The mission statement of the Education program is shown below. Please identify a part of this mission statement and describe why it is important to you. You may want to relate this importance to a specific experience working with children or your own experience as a pupil. (300 words maximum)
      The mission of the School of Education is to provide knowledge, skills and experiences that will prepare a teaching workforce responsive to the needs of rural schools and communities and creates equitable educational experiences for all students.
    • Essay 2: What do you not know about teaching, children, or schools, and hope to learn in the teacher education program? Describe an experience working with children that led you to this conclusion. (300 words maximum)
    • Essay 3 (Optional): If there are semesters when your grades were uncharacteristically low and/or if there are gaps in your resume as a result of a serious life event or negative experience, please explain the circumstances here so we can take it into account during the admissions process. (200 word maximum.) This essay is not required, and we do not expect most students to submit it.