A special education degree prepares teachers to work with children with disabilities. Teaching special education is a professionally challenging and rewarding experience.
There are a number of requirements at different levels:
Apply to professional education during the semester you are taking your pre-block classes.
There are two emphases you can major in. Please see: Major and Minor Programs (Undergraduates). This link will take you to a description of the majors and minors. There is a link on that page which shows the four year plan for the majors and minors.
While you can take the courses associated with both emphasis, the cross categorical license allows you to teach in all three areas. If you go with a CD emphasis you can teach in EBD/LD areas and vice versa.
Yes, please see Non-Licensure Minor and Students outside COEPS
What is professional education and how do I apply?
See this page for further information on professional education: Admission to Professional Education
The university requires a lab science and a second science from a different discipline. PI-34 specifically requires a biological science and a physical science. One of which must be a lab science.
The admissions office can answer all of these questions. Here is a link to their web site: http://www.uww.edu/admissions
College of Education and Professional Studies has a lab for student use. You can find more information at Wisconsin Instructional Technology Resource Center.
For the most up-to-date answer to this question go to: http://studentaid.ed.gov/PORTALSWebApp/students/english/teachercancel.jsp
There is a national shortage of special education teachers. Upon graduation, there are many options for employment, including teaching residential and adult services. Our program has a 99% graduate placement rate.
The website for tuition information is https://uwwcost.uww.edu/
The website for financial aid is http://www.uww.edu/financialaid/
Yes. Go to https://apply.wisconsin.edu/
A transcript with an official university seal that is in a sealed envelope from the university.
To the School of Graduate Studies and Continuing Education 2013 Roseman Hall.
No. Graduate School policy dictates that only transcripts with a university seal, delivered in a sealed envelope from the university, can be considered an "official" transcript.
No. The School of Graduate Studies will order transcripts from the Registrar's Office for you.
At least, a 2.75 cumulative undergraduate grade point average; at least, a 2.90 cumulative undergraduate grade point average in the last half of the undergraduate degree program; a master's degree or higher from an institution regionally accredited at the graduate-level; or to have completed, at least, 12 graduate-level credits at UW-Whitewater with a cumulative graduate grade point average of 3.0 or higher.
There are three field experience prior to the student teaching semester. For a description, please visit: Fieldwork.
Yes indeed! See our plan on Major and Minor Programs (Undergraduates).