Admission to Professional Education

We are pleased that you are interested in the College of Education and Professional Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater as the place to pursue your education. This website provides important information to help you reach your goal of obtaining an initial Wisconsin teaching license. These requirements apply to everyone seeking endorsement from UW-Whitewater. 

The contents of this website are subject to change by the College of Education and Professional Studies and/or the Department of Public Instruction (DPI). Students are responsible for consulting with their advisors, the Advising Assistance Center, or staff at the Winther Hall Information Desk regularly and participating in information or other orientation meetings to learn of changes that may apply to them. Updated information will be posted on the College of Education and Professional Studies' Facebook page and/or on the digital sign by the Winther Hall Information Desk.

If you would like further information on material provided here, please contact the Winther Hall Information Desk at (262) 472-1101 or email

Most child care facilities, school districts, counseling centers, and other organizations now require a criminal background check prior to allowing university students to volunteer or to complete experiences required in their programs (e.g., field work, student teaching, practicum). It is highly likely that you will be subject to such a procedure prior to graduation.

Anything negative in your criminal background may prevent you from participating in our mandatory field experiences, prevent you from obtaining a degree and/or disqualify you for a teaching license.

If you have concerns about what might show up in your criminal background check, we suggest you seek legal counsel prior to declaring an education major.

2016-2017 Admission to Professional Education Dates

Fall Regular Admission:  Sept. 12 - Sept. 30, 2016 (Results due Oct. 14, 2016)
Fall Continuous Admission:

Nov. 7, 2016 - Jan. 9, 2017
(Results due 1-2 weeks after submitting application)

Spring Regular Admission: Jan. 30 - Feb. 17, 2017 (Results due March 3, 2017)
Spring Continuous Admission:

March 27 - May 1, 2017
(Results due 1-2 weeks after submitting application)

Summer Regular Admission: May 22 - June 9, 2017 (Results due June 23, 2017)
Summer Continuous Admission:

June 26 - Aug. 14, 2017
(Results due 1-2 weeks after submitting application)

* Click Here for Information About the Differences Between Regular and Continuous Admission *

Most education programs conduct admission every semester (fall, spring, and summer), EXCEPT:

  • Early Childhood (only admits in the fall)
  • Early Childhood (ECE4U) Online Cohort (only admits in the summer)
  • Elementary/Middle (only admits in the fall and spring)