Basic Eligibility and Guaranteed Requirements


ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS

*Scroll down the page to see program-specific eligibility 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. 

Minimum combined cumulative GPA required for programs with GUARANTEED program admission:

  • Elementary/Middle Education: 3.0
  • Secondary Education Social Studies Programs (Broadfield Social Studies, Economics, Geography, History, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology): 3.2
  • All other programs (except Early Childhood Education) offer guaranteed admission if a student meets the minimum 2.75 combined GPA

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.


ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION

Complete a minimum of 30 credits by time of application


ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL OTHER PROGRAMS

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.

The 350 hours of experiences with learners is not required effective September 7, 2011.



ALTERNATE GUARANTEED ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

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.

  1. For GUARANTEED ADMISSION to the Elementary Education; Middle Childhood-Early Adolescence (MC-EA) Program:
    Students must have:
    1. completed at least 120 credits with a combined GPA of 3.0 or higher in the most recent 40 credits, and
    2. earned Wisconsin passing scores on all parts of the PPST (Praxis I) and/or CORE, ACT, SAT, or GRE, and
    3. passed the Middle School: Content Knowledge Praxis II exam (test code 5146).

  2. For GUARANTEED ADMISSION to the Secondary Education Social Studies Programs, which include Broadfield Social Studies, Economics, Geography, History, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology:
    Students must have:
    1. at least 120 credits and a combined GPA of 3.25 or higher in the most recent 40 credits, and
    2. earned Wisconsin passing scores on all parts of the PPST (Praxis I) and/or CORE, ACT, SAT, or GRE, and
    3. passed the Social Studies Content Knowledge Praxis II exam (test code 5081).