Basic Eligibility and Guaranteed Requirements

Achieve the Minimum Combined Cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA)

Students must achieve a combined GPA of at least 2.75 to apply for admission to Professional Education. Combined GPA is calculated from all graded UW-Whitewater coursework and all transferable credits earned from regionally accredited post-secondary institutions at the undergraduate and graduate level.

*Early Childhood Education (dual license) admits based on a competitive application process due to the unique cohort model. Students pursuing this program must achieve the minimum combined cumulative 2.75 GPA in order to apply, but a 3.0 combined GPA or above is strongly recommended to be more competitive. 

OR

Meet the Testing Requirement

Students must earn Wisconsin passing scores on all parts of the Praxis CORE (or PPST/Praxis I), ACT, SAT, or GRE.


ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION

☐ View the Online Orientation Video and Pass Quiz

☐ Complete a minimum of 30 credits by time of application

 

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL OTHER PROGRAMS

☐ View the Online Orientation Video and Pass Quiz

Complete a minimum of 40 credits by time of application

 Pass COMM 110 with a "C"/"S" or better or be taking course at time of application

  • Possible waivers or substitutions must be on official forms and signed by the Communication Department Chair for typical undergraduates or by the Licensure Coordinator for those who hold a bachelor's degree.

Pass each course of the Foundations Block with a "C"/"S" or be taking courses at time of application

  • Possible waivers or substitutions must be on official forms and signed by the Educational Foundations Department Chair for typical undergraduates or by the Licensure Coordinator for those who hold a bachelor's degree.

Complete the Phase 2 Portfolio by taking

  • All three Foundations Block courses at UW-Whitewater OR
  • If the EDFNDPRC 210 "Introduction to Education and Teaching" is transferred in from another institution, students must successfully complete the one-credit "Portfolio Development I" (EDFOUND 214) course

Note: Passing EDFNDPRC 210 "Introduction to Education and Teaching" course does not mean you have passed the Portfolio requirement. Talk to your instructor to determine if you have passed the Portfolio requirement. The "Non-Course Milestones" on your UW-Whitewater unofficial transcript must be updated to show if you passed the portfolio requirement.