Criteria and Procedures for Application and Admission to Department of Educational Studies Teacher Education Programs
Applications must be submitted
by 4:00 PM of the third week
of the Fall or Spring Semesters
Certification Developmental Ranges
Early Childhood-Middle Childhood Certification (ages birth
Required: Minor in ECE
Middle Childhood-Early Adolescence Certification (ages six
Required: Certifiable Minor
Early Childhood-Adolescence (ages birth through twenty-one)
Required: Major in Art, Music, French, German, or Spanish
Eligibility Criteria for Application
Students must be accepted into the program prior to registration for certain education courses. Although students apply after 24 course credits are earned, students can only be officially admitted to the School of Education DES Programs after the completion of 40 credits.
Prior to submitting an application for
admission to the teacher education programs, students must
Pre-Professional Skills Test (PPST)
- The PPST is to be taken during the first
semester on campus. Students must earn
passing scores in Reading (175), Mathematics
(173), and writing (174), to be eligible
for program application. Passing scores are set by the State Superintendent of Public Instruction.
Please check your AR for PPST documentation recorded. Allow eight (8) weeks for documentation to be sent to UWL and recorded.
Preliminary Course Work
- Candidates seeking licensure in EC-MC &
MC-EA must have a minimum
of 24 credits in which grade points have been earned. Candidates seeking licensure in EC-A must have a minimum of 40 credits in which grade points have been earned.
Cumulative Grade Point Average
- Candidates must have earned a cumulative
grade point average of 3.00
in all academic work taken prior to applying
for admission (includes transfer grade
with residence grade points).
Applications are accepted during the first three weeks of the Fall or Spring semesters. Students who meet the criteria described above may fill out an online admissions form using the link below.
Teacher Education Admissions Form
will not be accepted after 4:00 PM on the Friday of the third
week of the Fall or Spring semester.