Requirements for Program Application

  Requirements Minimum/Maximum Points
1. Completion of 30 earned college credits No points assigned
2. Passing scores for Pre-Professional Skills Test (PPST) 3-10
3. 2.75 combined cumulative GPA. You may use one of these calculators to estimate your future GPA. 5-20
4. GPA in Foundational Courses--BIO 103/105 or MIC 100, HPR 105, ESS 112, ESS 118, and ESS 225 1-25
5. Fitness Assessment and Reflection Paper 1-15
6. PK-12 Teaching/Physical Activity Leadership Reflection Paper 1-15
7. Up-to-date Resume (2-page maximum) No points assigned
8. Interview with Faculty Committee 1-15
Total Possible Points: 100

View Application Guidelines and Criteria

Application Cover Sheet

Application Process

  • Application deadlines are the first Fridays of October, January, February, and June (4:00 pm).
  • Submit your complete application packet to Dr. Kristi Mally, Program Director, 210 Mitchell Hall—submitting items piece by piece is not acceptable.
  • Candidates meeting all minimum criteria will be contacted to arrange an interview with the faculty.
  • Action letters announcing admission decisions will be mailed approximately one month following the application deadline.
  • The College of SAH Dean’s Office will be notified of candidates approved for admission and will formally admit students to the Teacher Education Program as ESS-Teaching majors.
  • Those denied admission will be invited to discuss their questions and concerns with a member of the Admission Committee.

You need to know...

  • Application deadlines are the first Fridays of October, January, February, and June (4:00 pm).
  • A total of 60 students will be admitted each year during the fall, spring, and summer review periods.
  • Only complete applications at the admission deadlines will be accepted for review.
  • The application process is competitive and meeting minimum requirements does not guarantee admission.
  • Candidates are limited to two application attempts during their academic career at UW-La Crosse.