​School of Education Weekly Newsletter


Week of April 18, 2016

Welcome to week twelve of the semester.  

Registration for summer and fall 2016 began this week.  We recognize that this can be a stressful time of the year.  We also know that it can be overwhelming if classes close or something doesn’t go the way you thought it would. We would like to share with you some guidelines on getting into closed courses. It is important to follow these guidelines instead of listening to what your friends tell you. 

Please remember that the person you are talking to does not typically have the authority to add students, although sometimes this is the case. 
  • ​Treat everyone with respect, as you would like to be treated.
  • Make sure you know which course and number you are requesting as well as all of the section numbers that fit your schedule. Check your catalog for department phone numbers/room numbers or call campus info at 715- 346-4242.
  • Get your name on as many waiting lists as possible. You have a better chance of adding a course if you have more than one option.
  • Call the department that is offering the course. Example: Math 228/Math Ed 228, call the Math Department, 715-346-2120. Ask them how to go about getting into one of their closed courses. Always write down time/date you call, who you talk to, and what you are told. Follow their directions completely. They may give you one of the following responses:
    • ​“I will put you on the waiting list.”   Ask how you know whether or not you received permission.
    • “Contact the instructor.” Ask for the instructor’s best contact information or whether the person you are talking to can leave a message for the instructor. Either way, leave your name, phone number, class and section numbers that fit your schedule in your message.
    • “We do not keep waiting lists.” What is your best option for adding the class? Should you contact the instructor? Go to the first day of class?
    • “The course is closed and there will not be anyone added.”
You can watch the computer every day to see if seats open up or if new classes/sections are added. Even though you are on waiting lists, you can still watch the computer and add a class if a “PR” has not been added to it.  However, some departments like Math add “Permission Required” if they have a waiting list so that they decide who gets in once a class closes, which is why it is important to get on the waiting list.  You might see a PR added to a course, but there are seats, because they add seats for the students they are taking in off of the waiting lists.

See either one of us during open advising, after you have gotten on the waiting lists, to see if we could adjust your graduation plan and get you into an alternative course. Do not wait to do this. You should print out your schedule off of MyPoint and bring that along with your DPR, graduation plan, and planning sheets.

Exceptions to the advice above
 
Health Ed 280, Music Education 381, and Physical Ed 231 
  • ​Maggie Beeber keeps these waiting lists. For these courses, you must:
    • Register for your courses, leaving room for at least one of the sections.
    • Print your fall schedule and see Maggie during open advising with:  DPR, planning sheets, graduation plan and printed fall schedule.  Decisions will be made May 1, so please come in before that date.
Math/Math Ed 228, 338, and 345  
  • ​Once you are on the waiting list, you must see Maggie Beeber as the Math Department lets our department decide who gets into these courses.
  • Register for your courses, leaving room for at least one of the sections.
  • Print your fall schedule and see Maggie during open advising with:  DPR, planning sheets, graduation plan and printed fall schedule.  Decisions will be made May 1, so please come in before that date.
We hope your registration process is as smooth as possible. Have a great week.

Maggie Beeber and John Gaffney
  • John Gaffney's Open Advising

  • Maggie Beeber's Open Advising

  • Appointment Directions

  • AEYC April Meeting - April 19 

  • Math Education Spring Seminar - April 21

  • AEYC May Meeting - May 10

Announcements


  • Exceptions Application Deadline

  • Professional Education Application Deadlines 

  • Praxis II Series Name Change 

  • Changes to Elementary Education major 
     
  • ACT Scores for admission to the Professional Education Program - Rule and score change 

  • Student Council for Exceptional Children Officer positions for 2016/17

  • Summer/winter education courses 

  • Pre-Professional Interview Options 

  • Praxis Core - Test Information

  • Praxis Subject Assessment (formerly Praxis II)/ACTFL - Test Information

  • Praxis Subject Assessment (formerly Praxis II) Study Group for ECE, Elementary & Special Ed majors & minors  

  • Professional Competency Program 

  • Praxis Subject Assessment (formerly Praxis II) Flashcards (Now available for all teaching majors and minors)

  • Praxis Subject Assessment (formerly Praxis II) Online Preparation available for ECE, Elementary, Special Education majors/minors and Secondary English, Math, Science, and Social Science

  • Foundations of Reading Test for Wisconsin Workshop 

Job/Volunteer