​School of Education Weekly Newsletter


Week of May 16, 2022

Good luck to everyone on a successful finals week! To those of you who are graduating, or completing a program, congratulations. We are so very proud of you!  For the rest of you, we can’t wait to see you this summer or next fall. Make sure you all take time this summer to rest, relax and have fun 😊

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR EVERYONE:  Here are a few highlights of things to do and know:
  • Not registered yet or still need to get into classes?  See below for helpful directions.
  • You are required to read your email through the summer and all breaks. Remember, if a class is cancelled, you get an email asking you to enroll in something else. No one calls you. Others may also be trying to reach you.
  • Student Teaching next spring 2023? You must sign up for a mandatory student teaching application meeting taking place in September -sign up was required by May 13.  We do quite a bit of work in the summer to prepare for this meeting and you must be signed up for a meeting in order for us to do this on your behalf. You received an email from the Field Experiences Office asking you to take care of this on May 4. If you forgot to do this, email them immediately asking them if they will still allow you to sign up field.experiences.office@uwsp.edu
  • Review the advising guide this summer – We recommend reviewing the advising guide at the start and end of every semester. Make sure you are meeting expectations and assess yourself on where you land on the disposition expectations at the end of the guide.
  • Log your experiences – remember, you must keep a log of all of your experiences. Examples:  Organizations you are involved in, jobs or volunteer work you have done, pre-clinical experiences for your courses. We recommend keeping track of when you did this work, who you worked with, how many hours you put in, and what kind of work you did.
  • SOE Advising office is open all summer – don’t forget we are here throughout the summer if you need any assistance or need to talk through anything.
  • Requirements to apply to the Professional Education Program are changing this fall – an email was sent out from my email address on Wednesday with the new policies.
  • Spring grading deadline – all grades are required to be entered into accesspoint by 2:00pm Thursday, May 26th.  Do not rely on canvas for your final grade. Make sure you check your grades in accesspoint.
Everyone should now be registered for summer and fall classes. Please read this newsletter carefully if you need assistance in registering. Waiting list directions for those who run into closed courses are later in this newsletter. Please follow them carefully if you need to get into a closed course.

How to Get Into Closed Courses - Waiting List Directions – Undergraduate Courses

#1 - We recommend that you first try to see if there is a different section of the same course or different course that is open and works for you and register immediately.
  • Our department does not use the waiting list function in accesspoint for waiting lists. Waiting lists for closed courses within the School of Education (undergraduate courses with these prefixes- ECED, EDUC, HLED, PEX, PHED): Call the SOE Academic and Career Advising Center, 715-346-2040, as soon as you see your course fills to get on the waiting list. You can also stop by our office, 469 CPS to fill out a wait list card. We will need to know the course(s) you need and ALL of the section #s that fit your schedule, not just the one you want the most, in order of preference. If another section/course works for you, register for that one. Waiting list decisions will be made May 9.  Please do not wait to get on a waiting list.  If we have enough people on a wait list we may be able to add a new section earlier.
NOTE:  Graduate courses in our department use the waiting list function in accesspoint.
  • Math 228, 338, 345 – you must be on the waiting list through accesspoint at the time you register.  Then, you must call Maggie Beeber,715-346-2040, so she can see if she can change your grad plan or get you a seat. The Math Department asks Maggie to prioritize who has to have it and who can wait. Waiting list decisions were made May 9. If you still need one of these courses, call Maggie right away.  
  • Music Ed 381 – They do not use the waiting list through accesspoint. Call Maggie Beeber,715-346-2040, so she can see if she can change your grad plan or get you a seat. The Music Department asks Maggie to prioritize who has to have it and who can wait. Waiting list decisions were made May 9. If you still need one of these courses, call Maggie right away. 
  • Natural Resources 370 – email the instructor for the discussion section of NRES 370 with your name, ID#, course and all of the sections that would work for you, with a note that it is closed and you would like to be on the waiting list. Once you do that, call Maggie Beeber, 715-346-2040, so she can see if she can change your grad plan or get you a seat.  You must be on their waiting list first. Natural Resources asks Maggie to prioritize who has to have it and who can wait. Waiting list decisions were made May 9. If you still need one of these courses, call Maggie right away. 
  • Most other departments do use the waiting list function in accesspoint.  Make sure to indicate that you want to be on a waiting list if a course is closed when you register.
  • If the class you need does not have a waiting list option in accesspoint, please contact that department directly.
  • Watch your email diligently now and over summer.  Some departments email students asking them to enroll and they may give you a very short deadline to do so.  

Get Involved

We highly recommend that all teaching intent students are involved in at least one student organization involved in teacher education each year.  You will be invited to their meetings through this newsletter and some through your email as well.  This is a great way to stand out among your peers when you are applying for jobs.  Many students are involved every year they are in school and that is your competition!  Most meet one hour per month.

Get Help If Needed

Maggie Beeber’s Open Advising hours are posted in this newsletter weekly, along with a list of materials you are expected to bring with you.  No appointment needed.  If there is no way those times/days work for you, please call, 715-346-2040, or stop by our office, 469 College of Professional Studies for an appointment.  Appointments will not be made via email as it is not an efficient way to do this.  You might want to save that link as a favorite so you always have access to these hours.


Have a great week!

Maggie Beeber

Undergraduate Advising Coordinator 
& Teacher Certification Officer
School of Education
469 College of Professional Studies
UW-Stevens Point

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