How do I declare my major? expanding section

Use this form if you are changing majors/minors within the SoE or changing to a SoE major from another college or school at UWL. This form allows you to declare your major and be assigned an advisor aligned with your major.  You will still need to apply to your School of Education program (see Admission to SOE Programs below).

Please note: You must apply for admission to your new School of Education program even if you were already admitted to your previous SoE program.  

Faculty advisors are assigned by departments/programs based on a student’s declared major and/or minor, thus completing the “Change of Program/Plan” form may also change the student’s faculty advisor assignment. Students are not allowed to change their major during the published registration period each semester.

To change your major to another college or school at UWL you should go to the Dean’s Office of that college or school. You can check here to find out how/where to change your major to another college.

Last modified: 12/20/2019

Admission to SoE Programs expanding section

Students who have declared a School of Education major must apply for and be admitted to their program in order to participate in professional coursework and complete program requirements.  Specific admission policies and procedures can be found by following the links below:

Last modified: 09/26/2018

UWL Policies on Academic Standing expanding section

Academic standing is determined twice each year, once at the end of the fall semester and once at the end of the spring semester. An academic semester refers to the fall or spring semester, not to winter or summer sessions.

The policies linked below outline progressive university response to situations when students’ GPAs fall below the minimum standard.

UWL policies on academic standing

Last modified: 09/26/2018

When/where/how do I register? expanding section

Students can find this information by logging into the Self Service Center in WINGS.  There will be a blue box to the right of the screen that is labeled “Enrollment Dates” and students should locate the subheading “Enrollment Appointment” and click on the “Details” hyperlink in that section.

Last modified: 05/30/2019

Where/how do I pay my bill? expanding section

This information can be found on the Cashier’s Office website 

Last modified: 02/21/2020

What is an override and how do I use it? expanding section

An override is when an instructor provides a student with permission to enroll in an already full course section.  If a student receives a notice that he/she has been approved for an override, he/she will simply log into Schedule Planner in WINGS and add the course as he/she would during registration.  The override would have already been set in WINGS by the instructor to allow the student to add the course without receiving an error message.  If the student still receives an error message, then he/she should contact the course instructor for further guidance.

Last modified: 05/30/2019

How do I get on a wait list and what and what happens if I can't get into that class? expanding section

The UWL Records Office provides detailed instructions on how to be added to a course’s waitlist:  If students are unable to get into a waitlisted course, they are encouraged to contact the course instructor to request an override or the student should select an alternative course.

Last modified: 12/21/2020

How do I get credit for a course I plan to take at a different institution? expanding section

Please fill out the following form and return it to the location listed.

Transfer Course Pre-Approval and Evaluation form

Last modified: 07/30/2020

I am ready to graduate, what do I do? expanding section
  • When you submit your student teaching application, you should apply to graduate in your WINGS student center. It is located in the same drop-down menu as your Academic Requirements (AR) report. 
  • Upon receipt of student teaching applications, the Academic Services Director/Teacher Certification officer in the SOE Dean's office will complete a credit check of all students who have applied to student teach.  You will be contacted via email If you are found to be missing required courses, missing required benchmark assessments, or needing to appeal GPA(s).
  • At any time in your career at UWL if you have any questions regarding degree completing contact the Dean's Office (260 Morris Hall, 785-8706). While your faculty advisor can also check your status, the Academic Service Director/Teacher Certification Officer in the Dean's office is the person who will complete your official degree verification when you are all done with your student teaching experience.  

Last modified: 03/24/2021

Can I participate in the May/December commencement ceremony if I am a Summer/Winter degree candidate graduate? expanding section
  • Yes.  If you are a Winter Intercession degree candidate, you may participate in the December commencement ceremony and if you are a Summer degree candidate, you may participate in the May commencement ceremony. 
  • General information about commencement can be found here. 

Last modified: 03/24/2021

Who should I contact about advising and certification?

 Ashley Cree

Academic Services Director and Certification Officer, School of Education 
145 Graff Main Hall 
Telephone: 608.785.8127

Ashley works with students with declared majors and minors in the Department of Educational Studies, Secondary Teacher Education Program (STEP), Physical Education Teacher Education, and School Health Education candidates. As the Certification Officer, Ashley endorses program completers for licensure in states requiring this documentation.

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