Office: Winther Hall Information Desk window (main floor lobby)
Hours: 8:00am to 4:30pm, Monday through Friday
Phone: (262) 472-1101
Please see the table below for all applicaton open and close dates, contact email@example.com with any questions.
|Semester||Application Open Date||Application Close Date|
|Spring 2019||January 28th, 2019 at 8am||February 15, 2019 at 4:30pm|
|Summer 2019||May 20th, 2019 at 8am||June 7th at 4:30pm|
☐ 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.
☐ 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.
*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.
☐ View the Online Orientation Video and Pass Quiz
☐ 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
☐ Pass each course of the Foundations Block with a "C"/"S" or better
☐ 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.
Students take the Foundations Block courses prior to applying for formal Admission to Professional Education in the College of Education and Professional Studies. Students are part of a cohort group experience that includes three courses in the social and psychological foundations of education and a fieldwork placement in a diverse school. For more information about the fieldwork placement, see below.
Foundations Block Courses
Please note: The Physical Education program requires their majors to take EDFOUND 212 and EDFOUND 222 OR EDFOUND 230: Introduction to Human Development, as well as EDFOUND 243 and EDFNDPRC 210 to complete their Foundations Block.
Eligibility Requirements have changed for Spring 2018!All students entering the Foundations Block courses, including undergraduates, transfer students, and baccalaureate degree holding students, must meet the following criteria:
1. Passing scores on the PPST or CORE; OR passing scores as designated by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction on the ACT, SAT, or GRE within the last ten years OR
2. A 2.75 combined cumulative GPA (grade point average); On a minimum of 12 completed creditsAND
3. Complete the Phase 1 and 2 online video meeting and pass the accompanying quiz in D2L How to Enroll in the Foundations Block CoursesOnce you meet the eligibility requirements listed above, please visit the Educational Foundations Department in Winther Hall, room 6035, to receive permission to enroll in the Foundations Block courses.
Introduction to Education and Teaching
Observation and Participation Fieldwork Component
A central component of the Introduction course is the fieldwork requirement. Students spend 50 hours in a diverse educational setting. These hours partially fulfill the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction requirement for pre-clinical experiences and human relations.Most fieldwork placements are in Milwaukee schools, where students spend eight full days in the classrooms. Students are responsible for their own transportation to the assigned site and should make arrangements as soon as possible. The Introduction course instructors serve as university supervisors for this fieldwork experience, and cooperating teachers complete evaluations of the students.
The College of Education and Professional Studies has a multi-phase portfolio process demonstrating student proficiency on the inTASC Standards. The Foundations Block is where students complete the Phase 2 portfolio for Admission to Professional Education. This is the second component of the Introduction course, in addition to the fieldwork component above. For more information on this portfolio, please see the portfolio guide.
Orientation to Professional Education
To view the video stream, hover over the video frame below and use the lower navigation bar in the screen to play, pause, rewind, and so on.
After you finish viewing the video, you must complete the quiz referenced in D2L. In order to access the quiz, you will need to self-register for our "College of Education & Professional Studies - Advising" D2L course. This document provides step-by-step instructions on how to find and register into this course and complete the quiz. Further information and instructions will be available in D2L before you begin the quiz.
The following webpages are referenced in the video and may also be helpful:
Application Form for Licensed Teachers (pdf) (Green Form)
To be used by fully licensed teachers (provisional license, substitute, aide, and/or intern licenses are notconsidered to be fully licensed teachers).
Special Application (pdf) (Red Form)
To be used by students who are not seeking licensure from UW-Whitewater but still need to take upper level education courses.