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Student Organization - Aspiring Educators

Aspiring Educators is the student branch of WEAC, which is Wisconsin’s teacher organization and union. Our goal is to help prepare college students for their future in the classroom and help them flourish as pre-service educators within the Oshkosh community. Through meetings, socials, and volunteering, members of Aspiring Educators gain valuable experience that will benefit them in their future education endeavors. 

Looking to grow as a pre-service educator? Join Aspiring Educators of Wisconsin! This organization brings in education professionals ranging from teachers and principals to behavior specialists and other support staff. These speakers enlighten college students on the different aspects of working in education through engaging demonstrations, activities and/or presentations. On the nights a speaker is not presenting, we have socials where members can come do a craft, eat a snack, and get to know more about Aspiring Educators. In addition to meetings every other week, joining Aspiring Educators offers many professional development opportunities, including two conferences a year. Our meetings are a great way to meet other education majors, learn about the education program, and we always have food and prizes! 

 

Waitlist Policy

What To Do If the Class is Full

You want a Special Education class, but it is showing as “full” on TitanWeb. Now what?

  • Do not ask the instructor to sign you into the course, as instructors are not allowed to do this.
  • If a course is listed as full on TitanWeb when you are eligible to register, please place your name on the electronic waitlist feature on TitanWeb (Waitlist a Course). Classes with an active waitlist will display a yellow triangle next to the section(s).
     
    HELPFUL TIPS
    1. The class section must be full before the waitlist is activated.
    2. All prerequisite requirements must be met in order to waitlist a given class.
    3. Students must have an active enrollment appointment to waitlist a class.
    4. The total maximum credits allowed for waitlisting is 11.
    5. Students add them to the waitlist on a first come, first served basis.

    If and when a seat opens up in a waitlisted course, students will be contacted in order of eligibility. The notification will come via campus email and the student will have only 48 hours to respond before losing their spot on the waitlist.

  • If you have a question about a waitlisted Special Education course, please contact speced@uwosh.edu.

 

EDUCATION PROGRAM GATEWAYS

The education program gateways define a pathway for students to ensure they meet program and licensing requirements.

  • GATEWAY 1 - Admission process into the COEHS education program.
  • GATEWAY 2 - Details the program requirements that are in addition to specific coursework.
  • GATEWAY 3 - Applying for a student teaching experience must be completed at the beginning of the semester prior to when you plan to student teach.
  • GATEWAY 4 - Outlines the student teaching experience and steps to program completion.

Contact Us

Special and Early Childhood Education
Halsey Hall 319
speced@uwosh.edu
(920) 424-3421

Graduate Resources

Graduate Portfolio

Graduate students seeking a new or additional licensure will complete a portfolio in Tk20.

The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction expects that all licensed teachers are able to demonstrate competence in each of the 10 InTASC Standards. To demonstrate your competence for special education licensure, each section of your assessment portfolio will address one of the 10 InTASC Standards.

Each artifact that you include in your portfolio will be a course assignment.  The course will appear in your Tk20 account for ease of uploading.  It is your responsibility to upload a graded copy of your assignment to Tk20 for your course instructor to rate.

Field Experience evaluations will be completed directly within Tk20 by the student, university supervisor, and cooperating teacher.

 

 

Policies Procedures

Academic Standing

Each student is regarded as having one of three academic standings: full, probationary or suspended.  Periods of probation and suspension are indicated on the student's unofficial transcript.  Similarly, full academic standing when reached is noted on the unofficial transcript.  Some programs have more restrictive requirements and policies as they pertain to determining academic standing. Please consult the program for its requirements.

Full Standing - A student is in full standing when:

  1.  The student was admitted in full standing and maintains a cumulative graduate grade-point average of 3.00 or above.
  2. The student was admitted on probation and achieves full standing by earning a 3.00 cumulative graduate grade-point average after completing nine (9) graded graduate credits since the term of admission.

Probation - A student is on probation when:

  1. The student has been admitted on probation, has completed less than one full term or has completed less than nine graded graduate credits.
  2. An admitted student who was in full standing at the beginning of a term and has a cumulative overall graduate grade-point average of less than 3.00 at the end of the term regardless of the number of credits attempted/earned.

There is no probation available to special, guest and non-degree students.

Suspension - A student is on suspension when:

  1.  The student was on probation at the beginning of a term and has a cumulative overall graduate grade-point average of less than 3.00 at the end of the nine-credit probationary period.
  2. The student has been denied admission to candidacy and has completed approximately 18 graduate credits normally acceptable in the degree program.
  3. The student is classified as special, guest or non-degree and the cumulative graduate grade-point average is below 3.0 These students do not have the benefit of being on academic probation.

Suspension Appeal

The Office of Graduate Studies will place an enrollment service indicator (stop) on the record of students who are placed on suspension. Students on suspension may have their record reviewed by their degree program and the Office of Graduate Studies after one full semester of suspension (not including summer session) and upon written appeal of the suspension. Students should initiate the written appeal and direct it to the appropriate graduate program coordinator. The program coordinator along with the program faculty or others will make a written recommendation to the Office of Graduate Studies regarding the request to appeal the suspension. If the program recommends granting the appeal, a written recommendation should contain a rationale for allowing the student to return to classes and any conditions a student must meet in future enrollment periods. The Director of Graduate Services will review the recommendation of the program and its faculty and make the final decision about granting the appeal.  The Director will communicate the decision to the student and the program.

Special, guest or non-degree students should appeal in writing directly to the Director of Graduate Services, Office of Graduate Studies, following the semester of suspension.

Student Appeals Policy

To view the College of Education and Human Services student appeals policy, please visit COEHS Student Appeal Procedures.

Repeat Course Policy

Graduate courses may be repeated, without additional credit if the following conditions have been met:

  1. A grade of less than a “B” was obtained in the first and only other attempt.
  2. Permission to repeat a course needs approval from the graduate program coordinator and the Office of Graduate Studies.
  3. The student registers for the course as a "repeat.” Some courses may only be repeated one time.

Courses attempted for undergraduate credit may not be repeated by graduate students for graduate credit unless pre-approved by the graduate program coordinator within the program’s specified time frame. Dual-level courses may not be attempted under both the undergraduate and graduate numbers.

What To Do If the Class is Full

You want a Special Education class, but it is showing as “full” on TitanWeb. Now what?

  • Do not ask the instructor to sign you into the course, as instructors are not allowed to do this.
  • If a course is listed as full on TitanWeb when you are eligible to register, please place your name on the electronic waitlist feature on TitanWeb (Waitlist a Course). Classes with an active waitlist will display a yellow triangle next to the section(s).
     
    HELPFUL TIPS
    1. The class section must be full before the waitlist is activated.
    2. All prerequisite requirements must be met in order to waitlist a given class.
    3. Students must have an active enrollment appointment to waitlist a class.
    4. The total maximum credits allowed for waitlisting is 11.
    5. Students add them to the waitlist on a first come, first served basis.

    If and when a seat opens up in a waitlisted course, students will be contacted in order of eligibility. The notification will come via campus email and the student will have only 48 hours to respond before losing their spot on the waitlist.

  • If you have a question about a waitlisted Special Education course, please contact speced@uwosh.edu.

 

Contact Us

Special Education
Dr. Denise Clark
Halsey 333
 clarkd@uwosh.edu
(920) 424-3421