APPLICATION DEADLINES: Applications for the Professional Education Program are processed two times a year - February 22 and September 22. Applications are due the Friday prior to the deadline if the deadline falls on a Saturday or Sunday.
Email complete application packet to: SOE.Academic.and.Career.Advising.Center@uwsp.edu
Decision letters are emailed from our Education.Office@uwsp.edu account within 4 weeks of the application deadline. Students who are denied admission are eligible to appeal the decision.
The following requirements must be met BEFORE applying to the Professional Education Program.
- Criminal Background Check - You must submit either a or b at the time of application:
a) Request, print and attach a Wisconsin Department of Justice (Wisconsin DOJ) background check. We will accept a previous check that is no older than 6 months from the date you turn in your application. There is a small fee associated with this. It may take a few days to get this. Make sure to use the option that you can get the results online immediately and not the option to have them mailed to you as this has taken as long as 3 weeks for some students. Directions
b) If you have worked in a child care center and have had the DCF (Department of Children and Families) background check performed, including electronic fingerprints, you can attach your “letter of eligibility” from DCF if it is dated within the last 6 months from the date you turn in the application.
- Major/Minor Department Requirements
Each department, outside of the School of Education, has the ability to establish their own, additional admission requirements. It is the student's responsibility to see the department of major(s) and minor(s) for additional requirements.
be aware that you will be asked to self-disclose previous
conduct-related matters during the School of Education application
process. The existence of on-campus behavioral issues and/or a criminal
record do not constitute an automatic bar to admission and will be
considered only as it/they substantially relate(s) to the duties and
responsibilities of the program and eventual licensure.
strongly recommended that students seeking admission to the Professional
Education Program practice positive role-modeling behavior early in,
and consistently throughout, their student career. It is important to
note that students are responsible for their own behavior, as well as
the behavior of their guests on campus.
Students with multiple,
recent, and/or serious conduct histories may be required to meet with a
committee in the Professional Education Program to discuss their
behavior in order to determine admission status.
Students admitted to the Professional Education Program will be expected to meet disposition expectations throughout the academic program.