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Admission to the program is a two-step process. The first step is to be admitted as a candidate. Step two is final admission to the program. Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission as a program candidate.

Applications for candidacy must be completed and submitted near the beginning of each semester for admission starting the next semester. The priority deadline for Spring 2025 applications is October 11, 2024. Admission decisions are made twice annually following the application deadline and are made prior to the start of registration for the following term.

1 Application Requirements

To be considered for acceptance as a Professional Program in Education candidate, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Apply and be accepted to UW-Green Bay.
  • Complete a minimum of 28 university credits with a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.75.
    • For transfer students: if you have not been enrolled in college for at least two years, you can use the cumulative GPA from all college coursework ever attempted OR the GPA earned after the two-year break, if that recent coursework includes at least one full-time semester (a minimum of 12 credits).
  • Complete EDUC 208, FNS 211 or DJS 200 with a grade of "C" or better. The completion of EDUC 206 with a grade of "C" or better is strongly recommended at the time of application.
  • Meet ONE of the following test requirement/course competency options*:
    • Option 1: 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 2: 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,
        ENGLISH 236, ENGLISH 264. **Transfer students: English Literature courses from other institutions may satisfy this requirement with approval from the Education Department.
    • Option 3: the options listed above are most common; however, other options may exist. Please email the education office if you have questions.

*Photocopies of test scores cannot be accepted.

Complete Application for Candidate Status

It is your responsibility to make certain the Application for Candidate Status form is complete. Incomplete applications 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.

2 Application Process

Admission criteria are designed to encourage a holistic view of your 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 is committed to nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action in its admissions procedures.

If you are accepted as a Candidate to the UW-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.

Amy Bartelme

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If you have questions about the admission process for our education program, Amy Bartelme, Certification Officer and Academic Coordinator, can help.

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