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Admission/Graduation Requirements

Students seeking admission to the College of Education and Human Services must meet the minimum requirements as listed below. Additional criteria for selecting students for various licensure programs may be required. Admission to the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh does not guarantee admission to the Professional Education Program (PEP) in the College of Education and Human Services. There are a limited number of students admitted biannually. Direct questions to the Director of PEP, N/E 113.

Any student, undergraduate or graduate, seeking admission to any program in the College of Education and Human Services with a field experience component must submit a disclosure statement and a receipt for a criminal background check, with the application materials before being permitted to enter the field.

The Professional Education Program (PEP)

Consists of Admission, an Initial Portfolio, an Admission to Student Teaching Portfolio, Student Teaching, a Transition to Teaching Portfolio, Certification for Teacher Licensure and Graduation. Students must complete all requirements at each level. Current requirements are found in “A Handbook for Candidate Assessment Professional Education Program”, which students purchase at University Books and More in Reeve Union the semester they make application to the college.

Admission to the College of Education

Admission application materials are accepted two times during the academic year and are due to the PEP Office in N/E 113 on either September 15 or February 15. If these dates fall on a weekend, materials are due on the preceding Friday before September 15 or February 15. All requirements must be completed and submitted by the due date.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Enrollment in coursework at UW Oshkosh or University of Wisconsin Colleges during the term in which application is made

  • Licensure areas declared

  • Application for Admission to COEHS

  • 2.75 combined grade point average on 28 units (crs) or more

  • Grade of “C” or better in Fundamentals of Speech

  • Passing scores on Praxis I Test:
    Reading - 175, Writing - 174, Mathematics - 173

  • Disclosure statement regarding criminal history

  • Receipt permitting Criminal Background Check

  • A clear TB Test within one year of application for admission

  • Application Form

Praxis I Exceptions Policy:

To be considered for the DPI allowable 10% exceptions, a student must meet all requirements listed below:

  • Documentation for status as a student with an identified disability or an educational disadvantage

  • Earned 2.75 Combined Grade Point Average

  • Take the part(s) of the test not passed a minimum of two times

  • Show a deviation on any test(s) not passed of no more than four points from the mandated state-set pass rate

  • A brief cover letter providing student contact information and stating under which exception(s) they are requesting to use this policy

  • Copies of all scores received on Praxis I tests

  • Copy of student's STAR

  • A written statement listing the resources and services used in preparation for the test(s) 

  • Evidence that offsets the deficit area(s) by demonstrating competency in math, writing and/or reading

Documentation must be submitted with the Application for Admission to the COEHS by the September 15 application deadline. The Culture and Diversity Committee shall determine admissibility. Contact the Professional Education Program (PEP) Office at (920) 424-0115 for more information.  

Initial Portfolio, Admission to Student Teaching Portfolio and Transition to Teaching Portfolio: 

To ensure that all COEHS teacher education students, upon completion of their program, have gained a solid understanding of the Ten Wisconsin Standards for Teacher Development and Licensure, students complete a portfolio designed around those standards. Portfolios begin with Admission and follow through Transition To Teaching. They provide a sample of student work across time reflecting their progress, goals and capabilities toward developing proficiency in the knowledge, skills and dispositions defined in Wisconsin’s Ten Standards for Teacher Development and Licensure and aligned with the College of Education and Human Services Conceptual Model of the “Educator as a Caring Intellectual”.

Portfolios are assessed at three distinct points in the Professional Education Program to determine readiness to move to the next level.  These assessment points are identified as “Initial Portfolio”, “Admission to Student Teaching Portfolio” and “Transition To Teaching Portfolio”.

All professional courses are aligned with the Ten Wisconsin Standards for Teacher Development and Licensure and course syllabi indicate which of the standards are addressed and assessed in course assignments. Portfolio artifacts can all be generated in professional education course work as the portfolio process is interwoven throughout the professional education course work.

Praxis II: Subject Assessments

Praxis II: Subject Assessment is a test that measures subject matter knowledge. It is not an exam about how you teach. It is an exam that assesses your knowledge about what you teach. Depending on major/minor, students may need to take more that one test. Passing scores for each test have been established by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI). Official documentation of passing Praxis II scores for each licensure area must be presented to the Office of Field Experiences, N/E 113 with the Application for Student Teaching by the October 1 or March 1 deadline the semester preceding the student teaching semester. Official documentation of passing Praxis II scores are also included in the Admission to Student Teaching Portfolio.           

Admission to the Practicum Semester in Special Education

The Practicum Semester is required for all Special Education and Dual Education Majors. Requirements include all of the Admission to the College of Education eligibility requirements listed above. Students make application to the Special Education Department, N/E 405. For application timelines, contact the department and check campus email for informational meeting dates.

Admission to the Human Services Leadership Program

Students will be admitted into the Human Services Leadership Internship when the following requirements have been met:

  • Major GPA of 2.75.

  • Cumulative GPA of 2.50 and 65 units (crs.) earned.

  • Completion of a minimum of three courses in the Human Services Leadership major, two of which must be Human Services 203 and 310. The third must be a program "core" course, either Human Services 320, 335 or 340.

  • Recommendation by the Human Services Admissions Committee, independent of the course grades received by the applicant.

Applications will be reviewed and acted on by the Human Services Leadership Admissions Committee in March and October. Applications are due by October 1st for Spring and March 1st for Summer and Fall.

Exceptions to the above admissions policy will be made on an individual basis by appeal to and recommendation of the admissions committee.

Admission II to the Human Services Leadership-Advanced Internship

Students will be admitted into the Human Services Leadership Advanced Internship under the following conditions:

  • Cumulative GPA of 2.75.

  • Human Services major GPA of 3.00.

  • Completion of the following courses:

    • Human Services 203 Introduction to Human Services

    • Human Services 310 Interpersonal Relations and Helping Professions

    • Human Services 320

    • Human Behavior and Strategies for Intervention

    • Human Services 325 Internship in Human Services

    • Human Services 335 Globalization in Human Services

    • Human Services 340 Social Issues, Solutions and Human Services

    • Human Services 360 Program Evaluation and Grant Writing

    • Human Services 385 Financial Sustainability in Non-Profit Organizations

    • Human Services 415 Legal and Ethical Aspects in Human Services

    • Human Services 440 Leadership and Decision-Making in Non-Profit Organizations* 

  • Recommendation by the Human Services Admissions Committee, independent of the course grades received by the applicant.

  • Applications will be reviewed and acted on by the Human Services Leadership Admissions Committee in March and October. Applications are due by October 1st for Spring and March 1st for Summer and Fall.

*May be taken concurrently with Advanced Internship.

     Comment

    The Human Services Leadership GPA will be calculated on all units (crs.) attempted in courses identified by the program as applicable to the Human Services Leadership major. Exceptions to the above admissions policy will be made on an individual basis by appeal to and recommendation of the admissions committee.

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