Students interested in completing a teacher education program at UW-La Crosse may declare a teacher education major and be assigned an advisor in their program at any point in their career at UW-La Crosse.  However, students must apply for and be accepted into the program in order to register for certain education courses, progress to a degree, and complete licensure requirements.

  • Applications are accepted to DES and SPE programs via an online survey during the first 3 weeks of the Fall and Spring semesters. 
  • Late/incomplete applications are not considered. 
  • A confirmation email will be sent to applicants when they successfully complete their application survey.  
  • An admissions committee will meet to review applications and determine who will be accepted to the program.
  • Admission decisions will be sent to the applicants via e-mail by Friday of the eighth week of the semester. 
  • Any applicant who changes major or licensure track must reapply for admission. Readmission will be based on current admission criteria.

Students should apply to the EC-MC, MC-EA and EC-A programs using the following link:

DES Admission Application 

Applications accepted in Fall 2018: Sept. 4-Sept. 21 (closes at 4:00 PM Sept. 21)

  1. Applicants must meet minimum criteria in order to apply – please follow this link to the catalog to view these criteria
  2. Additional factors may be considered in admissions decisions
  3. Request for an admission waiver:  Applicants who have significant extenuating circumstances that prevent them from meeting the GPA admission criterion may apply for an admission waiver – see catalog for details on how to request the waiver

Questions about admission requirements?