School of Education, Professional & Continuing Education
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Services for student success
- There are many services and resources on campus to empower students for success.
Use this handy tool to find out when subjects you're interested in offer tutoring help. Use the checkboxes to select your subjects and pick a day to find a time that works for you.
Murphy Learning Center (MLC)
Tutoring, Writing Center, Public Speaking. All UW-La-Crosse students can receive free tutoring services in a variety of courses, as well as utilize the Writing Center and the Center for Public Speaking at the MLC. In addition to on-site tutoring they can also direct you to tutoring offered by other campus departments.
The OMSS peer tutoring program provides free course specific tutoring to multicultural UWL undergraduate students upon request.
Student Support Services (SSS)
SSS provides academic, personal, career, and financial advising and support services to low income and first generation college students, as well as students with disabilities.
The ESL Institute at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse endeavors to help students develop the necessary academic skills, English language skills, and cross-cultural competence to be successful in a university setting.
Handshake: Internship & Employment, Determine Career Goals, Resumes, Cover Letters & Interviewing
Eagle Alert allows instructors to provide feedback during the 5th week of classes regarding academic progress. The student receives an email and can access the feedback through WINGS after an instructor and/or advisor provides feedback.
Each course syllabus will contain statements about, or a link to our legal obligations to you relating to sexual harassment, religious accommodation, accessibility accommodations, and veterans and military personnel.
- Assist with course selections and schedule planning for one or more semesters.
- Advice on progression toward graduation (Gen Ed requirements, major, minor, college requirements).
- Discuss opportunities such as undergraduate research and creativity, job shadowing, internships, study abroad programs
- Need the name of your faculty advisor? Check your Student Center in WINGS.
College Academic Services
Your major determines which of the following colleges you are in:
- College of Business Administration (CBA)
- College of Liberal Studies (CLS)
- School of Arts and Communication (SAC)
- College of Science and Health (CSH)
- School of Education (SOE)
Each college office provides extensive academic services:
- Process program (change of major) change forms.
- Perform credit checks and degree verifications.
- Ensure accuracy of the Advising Report (AR) report.
- Interpret academic policies and procedures
- Advise incoming transfer students and assist with transfer credits.
- Approve off-campus courses for transfer credit.
- Notify and advise students who are ineligible or on probation
- Advise students without a declared major who are following health-related pre-professional tracks OTHER than pre-PT or pre-OT (those students should contact the Academic Advising Center)
Academic Advising Center
Visit the Academic Advising Center Website
- Advise students in the College of Science & Health (SAH) and the College of Liberal Studies (CLS) without a declared major, including students following a pre-PT or pre-OT track.
- Students without a declared major who are following other pre-professional tracks in health should contact the SAH College Office.
- Assist students with exploring alternative majors, transferring schools, or researching graduate school and careers.
Are you ...
- Choosing a major?
- A student without a declared major and registering for next semester?
- Changing your major?
- Getting the most out of advising?
- Looking for ways to be more academically successful?
- Having trouble with WINGS?
- A student with a declared major and registering for next semester?
- Concerned about Advisement Report (AR) accuracy?
- Planning for Commencement?
- Making post-graduation plans?
- A student with other questions about advising, registration, grades or transcripts?
Important Steps to the Teaching Profession:
These tests are required by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. In order to enter the teacher education program, you must have successfully passed the Praxis I(PPST) and have documentation received in the Office of Certification.
For information about the admission application process, visit the SOE admissions process page.
You will need to complete a criminal background check prior to participating in a field experience. Instructions on how to complete the criminal background check will be sent to registered students by the Office of Field Experience. More information available on the Teacher Candidate webpage.
Information on announcements and important dates as well as application forms can be found on the Teacher Candidate webpage.
Students must maintain a minimum academic standard in order to continue at UWL. Based on grades earned at UW-La Crosse, a student will be assigned a Good Standing, Warning, Probation, or Suspension status. These standards are defined in the UWL Catalog in the Academic Regulations and Student Conduct section under the subsection of Retention, Probation, and Suspension.
If you are suspended from continuing at the end of the semester, you have the right to appeal the decision. Read instructions below for further information.
Students in suspension status may write a letter addressed to the members of the School of Education Dean’s Office to appeal their status. To write a letter of appeal, please follow the guidelines below.
- Letters of appeal should be no more than one page in length and address the following questions:
- What factors beyond your control contributed to your poor academic performance?
- What specific steps will you take to improve your performance this coming semester?
- What major and/or academic program do you intend to pursue?
- Letters should be sent as soon as possible to email@example.com from your UWL email account (preferred).
If the Dean’s office approves your appeal, you will be readmitted to the University and your academic standing will be changed to “Probation.”
If the members of the Dean’s office deny your appeal, you have the right to bring your original appeal before the Committee for Academic Policies and Standards (CAPS). This faculty committee will hear appeals made in-person by students in the Faculty Senate Chambers (325 Graff Main Hall). This is the final level of appeal. If CAPS denies the appeal, you will remain suspended and will be eligible to apply for readmission after your period of suspension has ended.
Any questions or concerns regarding academic eligibility and or/ the appeals process should be directed to the School of Education office at 608-785-8127.
Who should I contact about advising and certification?
Academic Services Director and Certification Officer, School of Education
145 Graff Main Hall
Ashley works with students admitted to Department of Educational Studies programs, second undergraduate degree candidates and students enrolled in graduate programs in the Department of Educational Studies. As the certification officer, Ashley endorses program completers for licensure in states requiring this documentation.