SOE Newsletter: Announcements 


 Exceptions Application Deadlines

Exception applications are processed two times a year. 

Fall Deadline: Sept. 11, 2015
Spring Deadline: Feb. 5, 2016

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, 2015
Spring Deadline: Feb. 22, 2016

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.


 Kappy Delta Pi Honor Society Applications (NEW)

Kappa Delta Pi Honor Society is currently accepting applications. Application requirements include:
  • The initiate must have an overall GPA of 3.25 or higher for all coursework completed by the end of the current semester.
  • The initiate must include a letter of recommendation from a UWSP faculty member.
  • The initiate must have at least 12 credits of Professional Education courses completed, in progress, or programmed during the current semester.
  • The cost of a yearlong membership is $42 for the national fee and $14 for the chapter fee, which needs to be paid by the induction ceremony. 
  • The initiate is required to actively participate in KDP by becoming an officer, serving on program committees, or participating in at least 3 events held by KDP throughout the year.  
Applications​ along with a letter of recommendation are due in the folder outside of 473 College of Professional Studies by 4 p.m. on Monday, March 30.


 Spring Break trip to Liverpool, England


Have you ever wondered how other countries around the world teach their students and prepare their teachers? Have you wanted to experience rich, diverse learning environments in another part of the world? Come join us in exploring the Education Programme of the United Kingdom! We will visit primary, post-secondary, secondary and teacher preparation institutes while learning from experts in the British Education system. Opportunities to compare and contrast viewpoints and practice will abound. In Liverpool we will be hosted by Liverpool Hope University, an institution renowned for teacher education and home to UW-Stevens Point’s Semester in England: Liverpool program.​ 

Trip is offered over Spring Break, March 13-22, 2015. Learn my by visiting UW-Stevens Point's International Program's website​.


 Summer Trip to Namibia, Africa

Come join me, Prof. Patty Caro, in southern Africa. We work directly with school-age learners/students in an African special education school with students having no learning difficulties to students having some form of visual impairment. You will learn so much about the culture, the learners, and you. It is incredibly fulfilling, rewarding, and fun! Some quotations from prior students attending the trip are:

  • “I learned that it’s the little things that matter.”

  • “The people we met and worked with were so genuinely kind, welcoming, and grateful.”

  • “Being here and experiencing everything has helped me to become a better person.”

  • “The learners have enthusiasm for life.  I am moved by their inspirational lives and stories as well as the culture here.”   

  • “The school district just hired me for a full-time teaching job and they were so impressed with my study abroad trip to Namibia and the experiences I gained from the trip and UWSP in general. I will always be grateful for my time in Namibia.”

Namibia is just above South Africa. It is at the southern part of the African continent. Ebola has been in the northwest corner of Africa and Africa is a huge continent. No Ebola cases have been reported in Namibia or countries around Namibia. 

Please join me on this amazing trip. This will be my fourth trip to this school and my fifth trip to Namibia. We are going from May 25-June 23, 2015. I encourage you to come see me in CPS 472  You can also email me at​. The deadline for applying to the trip is February 16, 2015. On the trip, we have fun on the weekends, as well. We will go on a safari, sightsee, and visit other schools. We will meet a few times before going so that everyone knows everyone else and we are prepared for the trip.  

I would be happy to meet with you individually. 

 Future Winterim/Summer course 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 other winterim, January 2017, 2019, 2021
Education 382 - Every other winterim, January 2017, 2019, 2021
Education 200 – Every Summer
Education 300 – Every Summer
Education 351 – Every summer
Education 385 – Every Summer


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