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Become an Instructor

Plan ahead! Submit your application in plenty of time, during the academic year, to allow for all levels of approval before you plan to teach. You should allow for approximately two months to complete the approval process and additional time to have your orientation with your liaison and finalize the curriculum before teaching the course.

Applications received over the summer will slower to process and may not be approved in time to teach for the fall semester.  We will do what we can to get the process done as quickly as possible, but cannot guarantee. Please contact us with any questions.

CAPP courses are college-level courses, so departments use the same criteria to evaluate proposals from prospective instructors of these courses as used to hire faculty to teach courses on the UW Oshkosh campus.

Apply Online

Apply online using our unique CAPPlink site:

NOTE: No new Math applications will be accepted at the current time. The Department is at capacity with current instructors.

You will be required to upload copies of your official undergraduate and graduate transcripts (redact SSN before uploading), resume, and a sample syllabus for each course you intend to teach.

You will also enter your Principal’s information, after which they will be sent a link to submit their recommendation letter for your application.

Apply by Mail

A complete paper application to become a CAPP/UWO adjunct will include the following:

  • The Adjunct Application Form
  • Copies of your official undergraduate and graduate transcripts (Please do NOT send electronic transcripts directly from your University. Electronic scanned documents of the officials are fine)
  • Current resume
  • Letter of recommendation from your principal
  • Proposed syllabus for CAPP course or example of other equivalent course
  • In addition, at some point, we may request that you submit other materials to help determine your eligibility.
**Adjunct applying to teach Special Education are further required to submit a Letter of Interest outlining their qualifications and experience and 3 letters of recommendation.


Teachers with a master’s degrees or higher in their subject area are eligible to teach college CAPP courses. Upon approval by the UW Oshkosh academic department/program, a teacher will be appointed as an adjunct instructor at the University and work cooperatively with professors to implement the college course(s).

Teachers with a master’s degrees out of subject area with 18 graduate credits in their subject area are also are eligible to teach college CAPP courses. Teachers without 18 graduate credits in their subject are still encouraged to apply as the CAP Program can help to defray the cost of additional graduate credits required for federal/HLC compliance.  Additionally, some teachers without their 18 graduate credits in subject area may meet individual department’s “tested experience” pathway towards full adjunct status.  Tested experience pathways take into consideration the educator’s breadth and depth of experiences outside of the classroom, in real-world situations, that are relevant to your discipline.  These pathways are defined by each department in a fashion unique to the subject area.

For teachers without a master’s degree, UW Oshkosh offers several courses and programs to help achieve content-related graduate credits. Teachers cannot be fully approved to teach without a Master’s Degree. Any exceptions to this are noted in the adjunct eligibility requirements linked below.

View department CAPP adjunct eligibility requirements.

Click here for graduate credit options that are approved by our program.

Need a Master’s degree or additional graduate credits? Check out our MSE graduate program.

Send Any Paper Application Materials to:

UW Oshkosh
800 Algoma Blvd.
Oshkosh, WI 54901

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Contact Us

Phone: (920) 424-3003
Fax: (920) 424-3125

UW Oshkosh CAPP

Hours: M–F 7:45 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

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Mailing Address

University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
800 Algoma Blvd
Oshkosh, WI 54901