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Professional Program inEducation

Degree Requirements

Program Admission Process and Requirements
Admission to the program is a two-step process. The first step is to be admitted as a candidate. Step two is full admission to the program. Complete information about admission requirements and all application materials can be obtained from the Education Program Office.

Applications for candidacy must be completed and submitted near the beginning of each semester for admission starting the next semester. A committee of Education program faculty reviews applications and makes admission decisions based on the criteria described below. Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission as a program candidate.

The process and requirements for admission as a candidate in the Professional Program in Education are as follows:

  1. Apply and be accepted to the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.
  2. Complete a minimum of twenty-eight (28) university credits with a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.75.
  3. As of September 1, 2013, applicants must meet ONE of the following test requirements:

    • A composite ACT score of 23 or higher with a minimum score of 20 in English, Math and Reading. Test scores cannot be more than 5 years old
    • OR
    • A composite SAT score of 1070 or higher with a minimum score of 450 in Math and Verbal sections. Test scores cannot be more than 5 years old.
    • OR
    • Pass all three sections of the PRAXIS I, with a minimum score of 175 in Reading; 174 in Writing; and 173 in Mathematics.

    Photocopies of test scores cannot be accepted.

  4. Complete and submit an Application for Candidacy with supporting documentation to the UW-Green Bay Professional Program in Education.

Only students who are candidates can apply for full admission to the program. A committee of Education program faculty reviews applications and makes decisions based on the criteria described below. Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee final admission to the program.

The process and requirements for full admission to the program are as follows:

  1. Be admitted as a teacher education program candidate.
  2. Successfully complete all required courses in candidacy block including EDUC 290 Introduction to Educational Inquiry with a grade of B or better.
  3. Complete and submit an Application for Admission to the Professional Education Program.
  4. Submit the K-12 Teacher Recommendation Form to the Education Program Office.
  5. Submit the UW-Green Bay Instructor Recommendation Form to the Education Office.

Teacher Licensing Requirements and Preparation
Students planning to pursue a teaching license should contact the Education Program Office, (920) 465-2137. Teacher licensing requirements are very specific and require ample credit hours. Also, Department of Public Instruction requirements change from time-to-time, making program requirements subject to change. Students must meet any new requirements before a license will be awarded. Students are responsible for being aware of current licensure requirements.

In addition to the requirements listed here, there are regulations about time limits, grade point averages, test scores and other program completion requirements. Credit hours necessary to fulfill the requirements for specific licenses vary, depending upon the major and/or minor selected, age level licensure sought, and other factors. The Education Office can provide specific requirements.

Individuals who already hold a bachelor’s degree and are interested in pursuing a teaching license should contact the Education Office regarding special requirements that apply to them.

Following are summaries of academic program components required for each of the four teaching licenses offered at UW-Green Bay. A detailed listing of specific licensure requirements can be obtained from the Education Program Office.

Early Childhood (Ages 0-8)

  • UW-Green Bay general education requirements
  • Interdisciplinary major in Education
  • Professional education course sequence
  • Student teaching

Middle Childhood through Early Adolescence (Ages 6-12/13)

  • UW-Green Bay general education requirements
  • Interdisciplinary major in Education
  • Approved minor
  • Professional education course sequence
  • Student teaching

Early Adolescence through Adolescence (Ages 10-21)

  • UW-Green Bay general education requirements
  • Content area major
  • Interdisciplinary minor in Education
  • Professional education course sequence
  • Student teaching

Early Childhood through Adolescence (All Ages)

  • For licenses in art, music, foreign languages, theatre only
  • UW-Green Bay general education requirements
  • Selected content area major
  • Interdisciplinary minor in Education
  • Professional education course sequence
  • Student teaching
Students may study abroad or at other campuses in the United States through UW-Green Bay’s participation in international exchange programs and National Student Exchange. Travel courses are another option for obtaining academic credits and completing requirements. For more information, contact the Office of International Education at (920) 465-2413 or see http://www.uwgb.edu/international/.