Announcements ​


 Exceptions Application Deadlines

​Exception applications are processed two times a year. 

Fall Deadline: Sept. 9, 2016
Spring Deadline: Feb. 7, 2017

Applications are available outside 469 College of Professional Studies or online.​ 

 Professional Education Program Application Deadlines

​​Applications to the Professional Education Program are processed two times a year.

Fall Deadline: Sept. 22, 2016
Spring Deadline: Feb. 22, 2017

Applications are available outside 469 College of Professional Studies or online. Students must meet all application requirements prior to applying to the Professional Education Program.​


 Praxis II Name Change

​​Educational Testing Services (ETS) has changed the name of the Praxis II test series. This series is now called the Praxis Subject Assessment.

During the spring semester, the School of Education Advising, Recruitment and Retention Office will begin transitioning our advising materials and website to reflect the new name of this test series. During the next few semesters, you will see the test referred to by both names: Praxis Subject Assessment (formerly Praxis II) in order to avoid confusion.

 ACT Scores for Admission to Professional Education Program


Rules regarding acceptable ACT scores for admission to the Professional Education Program have changed.

The Department of Public Instruction is now allowing us to accept ACT scores that are 10 years old or less, instead of the previous rule of 5 years old or less, as long as you meet the additional requirements to apply to the Program.  
DPI has also identified a new mimimum score for students who took the ACT Plus Writing exam. Previously, DPI did not make a distinction between students who took the regular ACT test and the ACT Plus Writing test.
Students who do not meet this requirement are still required to pass the Praxis CORE test prior to applying to the Professional Education Program.

 ​Elementary Education Major Changes


This is an important message for elementary majors who have not taken Music Education 381 and/or Art Education 322. 

  • Take out your graduation plan immediately and make these two changes. These changes start this coming fall 2016.  

    • ​Music Ed 381 – this course will be 2 credits instead of 3 credits. 

    • Art Ed 322 - now EDUC 322 & this course will be 2 credits instead of 3 (this course can be found in the EMB-Elementary Methods Block semester on your graduation plan) 

  • ​Things to know:  

    • ​You are required to take 3 credits of “ARTS-GEP” coursework to graduate. 

    • If you take both Music Ed 381 and EDUC 322 (formerly Art Ed 322), you will have completed 4 crs in the ARTS-GEP category and will meet this requirement. 

    • If you take Music Ed 381 for 2 credits and end up changing your major, you must take/have already taken at least one additional ARTS-GEP course to graduate.


 Elections 2016/2017 Student Council for Exceptional Children


Below are listed open positions for the 2016/2017 academic year. Officer positions are open to full-time or part-time UW-Stevens Point students with a minimum GPA of 2.5.

Email a short description stating your qualifications for an intended position to Natalie Frank (nfran671@uwsp) by April 13.

Current SCEC officers will cast their votes between April 18-24th. Notification to newly elected officers will be made by April 26th.

President Elect

SCEC’s president elect position is open to a student with at least two more years on campus. As president elect, you begin to learn how to fill the president’s role in addition to planning events, such as, elections for the following year. After a year, you will become SCEC’s president.

Vice President

The vice president of SCEC serves in the place of the president when absent. This position asks of the officer to co-organize general meetings throughout each semester as well as the Spread the Word to End the Word t-shirt sale during second semester.


The main job of the secretary is to take minutes at each meeting and distribute to other officers and advisors. The secretary is also responsible for keeping track of speakers and ensuring they receive a thank-you card. The secretary will assist the officers in finding speakers and emailing a quick overview of the meeting to our members. This position also works with the president to plan SCEC’s participation in the Polar Plunge.

Sponsored by UWSP Student Council for Exceptional Children

Public Relations Chair

The roles and responsibilities of the public relations chair include creating and distributing flyers and posters to advertise events and meetings sponsored by SCEC. PR also creates brochures describing SCEC and officer positions that will be handed out at meeting and events; and updates the Facebook page and bulletin board on the fourth floor of the CPS.

Membership Chair

As the membership chair, a student would keeps record of SCEC membership numbers, records membership attendance at general meetings, as well as updates the organization’s email list. This position works alongside the treasurer to ensure payment for membership is received. At the end of the year, the membership chair creates a certification of membership to be distributed to paid members.


SCEC’s treasurer is responsible for our financial account and purchases made throughout the year. The treasurer attends a mandatory treasurer meeting once per semester to learn about budgeting and our financial expenses. The treasurer co-organizes Spread the Word To End the Word t-shirt sale second semester.


 School of Education Winterim/Summer offerings

​Future Summer and Winterim Offerings
Please read the online timetable to find additional courses and course times and dates.
Education 385/585 – Every Winterim
Education 370: Nature & Needs of Gifted - Every Winterim
Education 381 - Every Winterim
Education 382 - Every Winterim
Education 200 – Every Summer
Education 300 – Every Summer
Education 331 - Every Summer
Education 351 – Every summer
Education 385 – Every Summer​

P ED 302 - Every Summer


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