Prior to submitting an application for admission, students must meet the following criteria:
Early Childhood - Elementary Admission Requirements (formerly known as EC-MC program)
Students must have completed at least 24 credits (including earned and transfer credits) prior to application. Students can only be officially admitted to the School of Education Department of Educational Studies (DES) Programs after the completion of 40 credits. Students must apply and be accepted into the program prior to registration for certain education courses.
Elementary - Middle Level Admission Requirements (formerly known as MC-EA program)
Early Childhood - Adolescence Admission Requirements
Students must have completed at least 40 credits (including earned and transfer credits) prior to application. Students can only be officially admitted to the School of Education Department of Educational Studies (DES) Programs after the completion of 40 credits. Students must apply and be accepted into the program prior to registration for certain education courses.
View the SPE Add-on requirements.
Students must have earned a cumulative grade point average, outlined in the table below, in all academic work prior to applying for admission to the teacher education program. This includes all transfer grade points averaged with residence (UW-La Crosse) grade points.
Entry into teacher education programs requires passing scores on one of the basic skills tests approved by the State Superintendent of the Department of Public Instruction. (See Basic Skills Test options memo). This requirement should be completed within the first semester on campus. Students should check their Advisement Report in Wings for Basic Skills Test documentation to ensure they meet the requirements. Students should allow eight (8) weeks for the documentation of the official test scores to be sent from the testing organization to UWL and to be recorded.
On occasion, a student may have significant extenuating circumstances that prevent them from meeting one of the admission criteria listed above. These applicants should provide a request for consideration with their online application. The request for consideration should include:
The contact information of the two references should be added to the end of the request for consideration document. The student will upload the document with the online application.
Applications are accepted to DES programs via an online survey during the first 3 weeks of the Fall and Spring semesters. An admissions committee will meet to review applications and determine who will be accepted to the program.
DES Admission Application (to be open Week 1)
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