Undergraduate Teacher Education (Initial License) Programs

Please see the Graduate and Add-on program information page for graduate admission/completion info.

All students must be admitted to the School of Education and their Teacher Education program in order to enroll in professional education courses. Meeting the eligibility criteria* does not guarantee admission into the Teacher Education Programs. Limited availability of resources impacts the number of students admitted. For more information, please refer to specific admission requirements for each program (see below).

* The WI Department of Public Instruction (DPI) requires that candidates for admission to a teacher education, administration, or pupil services program successfully pass a criminal background check (CBC) as one criterion for admission. By applying for admission to one of these programs, candidates agree to provide the necessary personal information to UWL in order to initiate their CBC, and to complete their portion of the process prior to the deadline specified in their admission letter.  Teacher candidates are responsible for all costs associated with their criminal background check(s). 

Teacher candidates who are admitted to the School of Education are required to have an iPad that meets SOE specifications. As part of the admissions process, students are provided information on how to purchase the appropriate iPad through the SOE iPad order survey.  Teacher candidates who purchase their own device outside of the SOE process and without pre-approval do so at their own risk. All teacher candidates are required to have the specific iPad version that is approved by SOE as a condition of admission.

Benchmark Assessments (testing) requirements

Program completion requirements

Admission Guidelines and Electronic Application* Links

* Spring applications open Jan. 28, 2019, and close at 4:00 pm on Feb. 15, 2019

Department of Educational Studies (DES):

EC-MC Admission information Apply to EC-MC
MC-EA Admission information Apply to MC-EA
EC-A (Art, Music, World Languages) Admission information Apply to EC-A
Special Education (minor) Admission information Apply to SPE

Secondary Teacher Education Program (STEP)

STEP programs Admission information

Phase I application

Phase II application

Physical Education Teacher Education (PETE) and Adapted Physical Education (APE):

PETE/APE Admission information Apply to PETE 
(includes APE minors and
PETE/SHE dual majors**)

School Health Education (SHE)

SHE  Admission information Apply to SHE**

** PETE/SHE dual majors: Apply through the PETE application