Steps to Licensure
Thinking about earning your teacher certification through the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh?
The following steps guide students along the degree path.
- Apply for entry into UW Oshkosh
- Complete general education and content coursework specific to your degree and major
- Take and pass the Praxis I Pre-Professional Skills Test (PPST)
- Apply for entry into the College of Education and Human Services
- Develop initial assessment portfolio
- Take and pass the Praxis II: Subject Assessments
- Develop student teaching assessment portfolio
- Complete student teaching
- Develop transition to teaching assessment portfolio
- Apply for graduation
The Undergraduate Advising Resource Center is a great place to start to learn about UW Oshkosh admission guidelines, tuition cost, admission requirements, class schedules and much more information. This site will answer questions about transfer, international and return students. You can access, download, and print University maps, driving directions and take a virtual tour.
Contact the Advising Office to schedule a meeting with an adviser.
Undergraduate Advising Resource Center
Phone: (920) 424-1268
NOTE: Admission to the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh does not guarantee admission to the College of Education and Human Services.
Students enrolled at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh spend their first two to three semesters completing general education and content coursework specific to their degree and major.
Students apply for program entry into the College of Education and Human Services after meeting the following prerequisites
- Pass the Praxis I Pre-Professional Skills Test (PPST) with the minimum score of:
- Reading - Score 175
- Writing - Score 174
- Math - Score 173
- Earn a grade of "C"or better in Fundamentals of Speech (96-111)
- Successfully completed a minimum of 40 credits
- Earned Combined Grade Point Average of 2.75
- Application and eligibility requirements are due September 15 or February 15
- Application materials and supporting evidence reviewed by faculty in candidate's major or licensure area, i.e. Art Majors reviewed by Art faculty.
- A clear Criminal Background Check and a negative tuberculosis test are required for application.
Students admitted to the college develop a portfolio aligned with the Ten Wisconsin Teacher Standards and the COEHS Educator as a Caring Intellectual Conceptual Model.
- Graded assignment from a general education course that demonstrates subject matter knowledge
- Artifacts chosen from professional course work and field experiences
Students demonstrate readiness for student teaching.
- Student teaching application due Oct 1 or Mar 1 the semester before student teaching
- Passing scores on Praxis II: Subject Assessments by date of application for student teaching
- Successful completion of all undergraduate course work
- 3.00 grade point average in combined, professional, major and minor
- Satisfactory completion of human relations requirement
- Successful completion of clinical field placement
- Portfolio artifacts provide evidence of student's reflection on and assessment of progress toward the Ten Wisconsin Teacher Standards
Teacher candidates are provided placements that correlate with their intended teacher license.
are not allowed to enroll in a January interim if student teaching in
- Students must attend a student teaching
informational meeting the semester prior to student teaching.
- Students will be enrolled in 12 credits of student teaching courses (10 credits of pass/fail teaching experience and 2 credits of graded seminar).
- Sample of student work across time and curriculum that demonstrates growth and understanding of the Ten Wisconsin Teacher Standards
- Reflects student's progress, goals, and capabilities
- Students are eligible to apply for a teaching license upon successful completion of at least a full semester of student teaching and submission of the Transition to Teaching Portfolio.
Students apply for graduation the semester before they plan to graduate. Information and applications are available online at www.uwosh.edu/registrar/graduation/appstep1.php.
Click here for a list of phone numbers, e-mail addresses and office numbers for the Dean's Office, Field Experience Office, Professional Education Office (PEP), education advisers, graduation examiner and more helpful contacts.