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Application Process and Requirements

The priority deadline for Fall 2024 applications is February 9th, 2024

Click here to complete and submit the Application for Candidate Status Form.


If you have questions regarding the Education Program or our application requirements, please contact us at 920-465-2137 or for more information or to schedule an advising appointment.

Returning Students (who have already completed a bachelor’s degree): If you are a returning student who has already obtained a bachelor's degree, the admission requirements may vary. Please contact the Education department at to meet with an advisor & discuss program requirements.


Professional Program in Education admission criteria are designed to encourage a holistic view of each student’s file. They include elements of preparedness for rigorous academic work, evidence of ability to work with children in educational settings, and a predisposition to the reflective practice of a teacher’s life. In compliance with federal and state regulations, the Professional Program in Education of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is committed to nondiscrimination, equal opportunity, and affirmative action in its admissions procedures.

Admission decisions are made twice annually following the application deadline. Admission decisions are made prior to the start of registration for the following term. The Admissions Committee, comprised of Education faculty and staff, reviews applicant files, basing admission decisions upon the criteria listed below. A limited number of students are admitted each admission period. Admission to the Education Program is competitive and selective.


Obtaining Candidate status is a highly competitive process. Please note that meeting the minimum requirements (below) does not automatically qualify a student as a Candidate.

To be considered for acceptance as a Professional Program in Education Candidate students must meet the following requirements:

Be admitted as a UW-Green Bay studentApply and be admitted to the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.If you are not already admitted as a UW-Green Bay student, please contact the University Admissions office at (920) 465-2111.
Credits and GPA:Completed at least 28 semester credits of university coursework with a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.75 or higher.The cumulative grade point average will be based on all courses completed for graded credit at UW-Green Bay and other institutions recognized for transfer credit to UW-Green Bay.

TRANSFER / RE-ENTRY STUDENTS: Students who have not been enrolled in college for at least two years may choose to use the cumulative GPA from all college course work ever attempted OR the GPA earned after the two-year break, if that recent course work includes at least one full-time semester (a minimum of 12 credits). Students seeking certification must have a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher.

Required coursework:Before applying for candidacy, students should have completed EDUC 208 OR FNS 211 OR DJS 200. You can apply if you are currently taking one of these courses.
Students are strongly encouraged to take EDUC 206 prior to applying, but can apply before completing this course.In addition, admitted students seeking certification are required to have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 and maintain a 2.75 GPA or higher in all major/minor coursework.
Must meet ONE of the following test requirement/course competency options:
* Photocopies of test scores cannot be accepted.
Option 1: *ACT
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 10 years old.
Option 2: *ACT Plus Writing
A composite ACT Plus Writing score of 22 or higher with a combined English/Writing score of at least 20 and a Math score of at least 20.
Test scores cannot be more than 10 years old.
Option 3: *SAT
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.
Option 4: *PRAXIS Core
Pass all three sections of the PRAXIS Core Academic Skills for Educators (CORE). Minimum score of 156 in Reading, 162 in Writing and 150 in Mathematics.
Option 5: Course Competencies
Grade of “C” or better in:

WF 100 (formerly ENG COMP 100) or a qualifying higher level course in English Composition, AND

MATH 099 or above, or MATH 100, or PSYCH 205 (formerly COMM SCI 205), or EDUC 281, AND

**ENGLISH 104 or one of the following: ENGLISH 206, ENGLISH 214, ENGLISH 215, ENGLISH 216, ENGLISH 217, ENGLISH 218, ENGLISH 219,
**Transfer students: English Literature courses from other institutions may satisfy this requirement with approval from the Education department.
Option 6: Combination of CORE and Courses
A sufficient combination of Option 4 and Option 5. For example, a student would meet competency levels by passing the CORE Writing test, receiving a math placement of MATH 101, and earning an "A" in ENGLISH 217.

It is the students responsibility to make certain the Candidate Application File is complete. Incomplete application files will not be reviewed for admission.

The Department of Public Instruction can and may change program requirements at any time. Any changes or new certification requirements must be met prior to licensure.


Please be aware that, upon acceptance as a Candidate to the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Professional Program in Education, you will be required to undergo a Caregiver Background Check and TB Risk Assessment. Information is provided upon acceptance as a Candidate.

PHONE: 920-465-2137