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☐ 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.
Minimum combined cumulative GPA required for programs with GUARANTEED program admission:
Note: If a student has a combined GPA of at least 2.75, but does not meet the minimum combined GPA for GUARANTEED admission to Elementary/Middle Education or Secondary Social Studies Education, the student will be ranked by combined GPA and admitted if space is available in their desired program. Students below the minimum outlined above, but with a 2.75 combined cumulative GPA or higher, will be considered on a competitive space available basis.
☐ Meet the Testing Requirement
Students must earn Wisconsin passing scores on all parts of the PPST (Praxis I) and/or CORE, ACT, SAT, or GRE.
☐ View the Online Orientation Video and Pass Quiz
View the Phase 1 and 2 online video meeting and pass the accompanying quiz in D2L.
☐ Complete a minimum of 30 credits by time of application
☐ 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
☐ Pass each course of the Foundations Block with a "C"/"S" or be taking courses at time of application
☐ Complete the Phase 2 Portfolio by taking
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.
The 350 hours of experiences with learners is not required effective September 7, 2011.
This Admission path is designed only for students with 120 completed credits OR who have previously completed a Bachelor's degree. For this GUARANTEED ADMISSION, students must meet all BASIC ELIGIBILITY and all GUARANTEED ADMISSION requirements below.